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A weekend of youth-led street painting: “BLACK LIVES MATTER,” “DEFUND EPD” painted on major Evanston streets

Evanston youth began painting early Sunday afternoon. When Evanston police arrived with a hose, they decided to stay and guard the letters until the paint dried. Evanston police have since begun hosing the paint away.

Binah Schatsky, Reporter

July 5, 2020

More than five weeks after George Floyd’s death, which has spurred nationwide protests against racial injustice and calls to defund the police, the holiday weekend of July 4 was a weekend of anti-racist street painting in Evanston. The Evanston Township High School basketball team painted “BLACK...

Kellogg program helps Evanston small businesses thrive during COVID-19

The Kellogg School of Management Global Hub, 2211 Campus Drive.

Wesley Blaine, Reporter

July 5, 2020

A new small business advisory initiative from the Kellogg School of Management is offering marketing, financial planning and human resources support to small businesses in Evanston. The program connects local business owners to Kellogg students and alumni through StartupTree, a software provider that...

Mural celebrates Northwestern graduates, throws love to the world

Fifteen purple hearts and a little girl decorate a wall at 829 Foster St.

Rayna Song, Reporter

July 5, 2020

A little girl in Evanston throws 15 purple hearts out of the window every day, even when it rains. The girl is painted on the side of 829 Foster St., part of a new mural. Artist Ryan Katz said she painted the mural as a way to celebrate love and the Northwestern class of 2020. “(The hearts) were...

NU Recreation launches virtual personal training program

As Henry Crown Sports Pavilion stays closed, its trainers are transitioning their fitness training online.

Ellen O'Brien, Reporter

July 2, 2020

With the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion closed for training, Northwestern Recreation is offering virtual personal training workouts for clients to complete at home. Those interested in the virtual personal training program can purchase three, six or 12 training sessions online with a master or staff...

Northwestern researchers develop synthetic material that mimics living creatures

The Technological Institute, home to many chemistry classes. Chemistry Prof. George Schatz led the computer simulations for a team of NU researchers that developed a hybrid material that mimics living creatures when exposed to light.

Vivian Xia, Reporter

July 2, 2020

Northwestern researchers recently developed a hybrid material that mimics living creatures when exposed to light. Composed of hydrogel polymers, peptide-based molecules known as peptide amphiphiles and small, light-absorbing molecules known as photoswitches, this material can contract like muscles...