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Former chief of staff to Michelle Obama talks girls’ education, local politics

Former chief of staff to Michelle Obama talks girls’ education, local politics

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Alumni, Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Girls’ education is the key to global peace and security, said Tina Tchen (Law ’84), the chief of staff to former first lady Michelle Obama. Tchen spoke Tuesday to a crowd of about 100 in Harris Hall for the 2017 Barry Farrell Lecture hosted by the department of political science. Her talk focused...

Students, panelists discuss mental health at Alpha Epsilon Pi event

Students, panelists discuss mental health at Alpha Epsilon Pi event

Aaron Boxerman, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Greek, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Panelists urged students to seek genuine and honest conversations about mental health with their peers during a panel hosted by the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity Tuesday. The event was held in honor of Scott Boorstein, a Northwestern student and member of AEPi who took his own life on Sept. 2. Three speak...

Northwestern professor discusses law reforms to support sexual assault survivors

Northwestern professor discusses law reforms to support sexual assault survivors

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Pritzker School of Law Prof. Deborah Tuerkheimer spoke Tuesday about law reforms that are necessary to increase support for sexual assault survivors as a guest speaker for Take Back the Night. Tuerkheimer, who previously worked in the Special Victims Bureau of the Manhattan District Attorney’s...

Women’s Soccer: Northwestern falls to Mexican U-20 national team in spring exhibition

Women’s Soccer: Northwestern falls to Mexican U-20 national team in spring exhibition

Max Schuman, Digital Managing Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer For Northwestern, accustomed to the comforts of Big Ten soccer, Tuesday’s matchup against Mexico’s under-20 national team was something new. “They were a great team — very fast, very quick and very creative on the ball,” rising junior midfielder Marisa Viggiano said. ...

Closson: Use of N-word at A&O Ball representative of greater campus issues

Troy Closson, Assistant Opinion Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I didn’t go to A&O Ball. And after hearing stories from friends, I was more than happy I didn’t. This year, the concert was co-sponsored by A&O Productions and For Members Only, Northwestern’s primary black student organization. Jeremih and Aminé were chosen to perform, in part, because they ful...

Schwartz: Want to live better? Have less ‘stuff’

Alex Schwartz, Columnist
April 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Whenever Earth Day rolls around, I’m usually not in a celebratory mood. I mainly feel a deep concern for our deteriorating environment, guilt for that time I accidentally left the lights on in my room and just a little twang of gratefulness for everything Mother Nature gives us. Mixed in is some frustration...

Letter to the Editor: Negative reactions to Kipnis book don’t take into account reporting process, other nuances

April 25, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

In response to the statement about my book, “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus,” by the Northwestern Philosophy Graduate Student Association: I understand these are painful subjects to air, but it’s also important to keep in mind that a professor lost his career over these a...

Baseball: Northwestern looks for another win against Chicago State

Baseball: Northwestern looks for another win against Chicago State

Talia Hendel, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball Northwestern is on a hot streak, having won seven of its last 10 games — a complete turnaround from a 2-10 start to the season — but can’t afford to let up. The Wildcats are currently in 10th place in the Big Ten standings and the end of the conference season — and opportunities...

Leadership Evanston celebrates 25th anniversary

Leadership Evanston celebrates 25th anniversary

Amelia Langas, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

After 25 years of providing leadership classes for local residents and workers, community program Leadership Evanston honored some of the people who best characterized its ideals. Among those recognized as emblematic of the program’s past, present and future was SESP junior John Wylie, who volunteers...

Fitzgerald, Collins sign lengthy contract extensions

Fitzgerald, Collins sign lengthy contract extensions

Cole Paxton and Ben Pope
April 25, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

CHICAGO — Northwestern announced contract extensions for football coach Pat Fitzgerald and men’s basketball coach Chris Collins at a news conference Tuesday at the Under Armour Brand House. Fitzgerald will be under contract through 2026, while Collins’ extension runs through the 2024-25 season,...

Women march to Springfield, demand progressive legislation

Women march to Springfield, demand progressive legislation

Edmund Bannister, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, State, Top City Stories, Top Stories

More than a thousand activists gathered Tuesday outside the state capitol as part of Illinois Women March on Springfield, an effort to pressure lawmakers to adopt more progressive legislation. A large coalition of elected officials, political activists and advocacy groups demonstrated for progressive...

EPL board defends director, acknowledges lack of diversity

EPL board defends director, acknowledges lack of diversity

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

The Evanston Public Library’s Board of Trustees released a statement Tuesday in support of director Karen Danczak Lyons, who has faced criticism for disciplinary actions taken against a popular librarian. The statement follows a public protest last week over a disciplinary hearing for head of adult services Lesley Williams, who said she has been on paid administrative leave since April 18. Library offi...