The Daily Northwestern

Campus Kitchens partners with Evanston restaurant to ease hunger in city

Chelsea Corbin

February 20, 2012

Filed under Business, Politics

The Campus Kitchen at Northwestern picked up about 100 pounds of donated food from Pret A Manger for the first time Tuesday and Wednesday, initiating a new Evanston partnership to reduce hunger in the city. Pret A Manger, a sandwich...

Northwestern students intern for Evanston city officials

Jia You

February 18, 2012

Filed under City, Politics

On his first day with Ald. Jane Grover (7th), Weinberg freshman Wilson Shirley found himself and the alderman knitting together at Unicorn Cafe while discussing issues in her ward. Shirley is interning in the alderman's offic...

Northwestern creative writing majors teach poetry to ETHS students

Rebecca Schechner

February 14, 2012

Filed under Academic, Politics

Seven Northwestern creative writing majors were selected by the English Department to participate in the Poetry and Poetics Colloquium and Workshop's new student mentor program, which launched Thursday at Evanston Township Hi...

Evanston Police ramp up surveillance at Evanston 1st Liquors

Marshall Cohen

February 6, 2012

Filed under Local, Politics

In recent weeks, the Evanston Police Department has ramped up surveillance at Evanston 1st Liquors, 1019 Davis St., in an attempt to root out underage purchasing of alcohol. "There will be random checks at various times to monitor to see if u...

Nominations underway for city’s annual volunteer award

Jia You

February 5, 2012

Filed under Local, Politics

Nominations underway for city's annual volunteer award The City of Evanston is now accepting nominations for its annual Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award. The City of Evanston, Northwestern University, Evanston Township Hig...

Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional

Stephanie Haines

February 5, 2012

Filed under Campus (Archived), Politics

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled California's prohibition of same-sex marriage unconstitutional Tuesday, likely driving the case to the Supreme Court. Members of the Northwestern community said this decision, though r...

Northwestern and Beck’s hold book drive for District 65

Stephanie Yang

January 31, 2012

Filed under Business, Campus (Archived), Local, Politics

Northwestern partnered with Beck's Book Store and Foundation 65 for the first time to host a book drive at Thursday's men's basketball game against Nebraska. The donated books will go to students in the District 65 school di...

Community Cafe brings together Evanston, NU women to tackle gender issues

Amanda Gilbert

January 31, 2012

Filed under Campus (Archived), Local, Politics

The Evanston/North Shore YWCA and the Northwestern Women's Center sponsored a Community Cafe lunch for women to meet and discuss women's issues on campus in Parkes Hall on Thursday. The event was one in a series of city-wide c...

Evanston resident hopes to bring Mosaic diversity program to Northwestern

Sammy Caiola

January 29, 2012

Filed under Local, Politics

Evanston resident Pamela Cook is looking to bring her "one-woman show" to Northwestern, using custom-designed interactive workshops to spread a message of openness and acceptance toward racial issues in Evanston and beyond. Mosaic Experienc...

Northwestern students help low-income residents with tax returns at LIFT-Evanston

Chelsea Corbin

January 25, 2012

Filed under Local, Politics

Free tax preparation services for low-income Evanston residents will be available at LIFT-Evanston this tax season. The local chapter of the national organization, which combats poverty by providing job and health support to low-in...

Evanston energy saving competition extended through February

Chelsea Corbin and Chelsea Corbin

January 23, 2012

Filed under Local, Politics

The chance to win a year of free electricity through an Evanston energy saving competition has been extended until the end of February to allow more residents the chance to participate. Evanston's Big 7 Savers Challenge was sched...

Tenants’ rights meeting addresses resident-landlord relationships

Sammy Caiola

January 23, 2012

Filed under Local, Politics

About 20 Evanston residents and Northwestern students gathered in the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center on Tuesday to learn about the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords under the Evanston city code. The meeting, ...