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Philosophy professor holds ethics classes at maximum security prison

Philosophy professor holds ethics classes at maximum security prison

Catherine Kim, Reporter
February 26
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

CREST HILL, Illinois — Robert Cloutier, 53, remembers when he was sentenced to death. “You have to kill him now,” he recalled prosecutors saying. “You don’t want him back out again.” Twenty-seven years later, Cloutier sat with a group of inmates at Stateville Correctional Center, debating... Read more »

Local activists urge community to do their part to actively oppose Dakota Access Pipeline

Local activists urge community to do their part to actively oppose Dakota Access Pipeline

Syd Stone, Reporter
February 26
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

Organizers urged Evanston community members to divest from banks that support the Dakota Access Pipeline and to stand in solidarity with individuals who could be affected by the pipeline’s construction at an event Saturday. Local indigenous community organizers spoke to a crowd of about 70 people... Read more »

ETHS Board Policy Committee to review transgender policies, practices next month

ETHS Board Policy Committee to review transgender policies, practices next month

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
February 24
Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston Township High School Superintendent Eric Witherspoon affirmed the district’s commitment to protecting transgender students and announced a Board Policy Committee meeting next month to review current policies and practices. Witherspoon’s statement came two days after President Donald Trump revoked federal guidelines a... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern tops Rutgers in final home game of season

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern tops Rutgers in final home game of season

Max Gelman, Reporter
February 23
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Well, somebody had to win. In a game filled with careless turnovers, technical fouls between free throws and forgetting how much time was left on the shot clock, Northwestern (19-9, 8-7 Big Ten) managed to hold off Rutgers (6-22, 3-12) for a 60-38 win Thursday night at Welsh-R... Read more »

Stand-up comedian Jeremy McLellan discusses politics, religion during McSA event

Stand-up comedian Jeremy McLellan discusses politics, religion during McSA event

Anna Laffrey, Reporter
February 22
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Stand-up comedian Jeremy McLellan emphasized the importance of coexistence and allyship during a Muslim-cultural Students Association event Tuesday. McLellan, a Charleston, South Carolina, native who won the 2015 and 2016 Charleston Standup Comedy Competitions, kicked off McSA’s annual “Discover... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks to appear at community center fundraiser

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor
February 22
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Two Illinois-raised Chicago Blackhawks have been added to the slate of guests appearing at a cocktail party benefiting Friends of the Robert Crown Center, a citizen group fundraising for a new facility to replace the center, according to a news release. Blackhawks forwards Ryan Hartman and Vinnie... Read more »

Chemistry Prof. Thomas Meade doubles as Gettysburg tour guide

Chemistry Prof. Thomas Meade doubles as Gettysburg tour guide

Catherine Kim, Reporter
February 22
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

When chemistry Prof. Thomas Meade is not conducting research or teaching at Northwestern, he spends his weekends recreating the lives of characters alive during the Civil War with tourists at Gettysburg National Military Park. Meade joined Northwestern in 2003, focusing on bioinorganic coordination... Read more »

Evanston environmentalists push for local awareness of environmental issues under Trump administration

Evanston environmentalists push for local awareness of environmental issues under Trump administration

Victoria Cabales, Reporter
February 22
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Evanston environmentalists are urging increased local involvement in light of President Donald Trump’s appointments for the heads of the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department. Jonathan Nieuwsma, president of Citizens’ Greener Evanston, called the appointment of Scott Pruitt... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s offense bottoms out in loss to Illinois

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s offense bottoms out in loss to Illinois

Max Schuman, Digital Projects Editor
February 22
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball With little more than a minute to go in Tuesday’s game at Illinois, senior forward Nathan Taphorn took two dribbles off a screen from the top of the key and hit a pull-up 3. The play itself had no bearing on the final outcome — Northwestern (20-8, 9-6 Big Ten) trailed by 14 ... Read more »

Tisdahl: Evanston ‘on our own’ with state, federal funding

Tisdahl: Evanston ‘on our own’ with state, federal funding

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
February 22
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said Evanston was “on our own” when it comes to state and federal support at a town hall Tuesday evening. Tisdahl focused on the city’s response to state and federal policies such as the state budget crisis and continuing uncertainty surrounding funding for sanctuary... Read more »

Illinois Senators vocally oppose Trump on immigration orders

Illinois Senators vocally oppose Trump on immigration orders

Nora Shelly, City Reporter
February 22
Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Politics

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) joined 20 other senators last week in introducing legislation to repeal an executive order calling for increased deportation. The order, signed by President Donald Trump in late January, directs the Department of Homeland Security to prioritize... Read more »

New humanities, social sciences pre-orientation program to come this summer

New humanities, social sciences pre-orientation program to come this summer

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
February 22
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern will offer a new pre-orientation program this summer for incoming freshmen that will focus on critical thinking in social sciences or the humanities, said Lane Fenrich, assistant dean for first-year students and transition programs. The new offerings expand the Bridge program, which aim... Read more »