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Nina Barrett tackles famous Chicago murder story in new book

Nina Barrett tackles famous Chicago murder story in new book

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Literature

The story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb — two Chicago teenagers who became famous for the 1924 murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks — has been told again and again in books, movies, musicals, plays and TV shows. Nina Barrett (Medill ’87) is doing it differently. “What I'm trying to do...

Mario Treto named deputy city attorney

Mario Treto named deputy city attorney

Kristina Karisch, Summer Web Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Mario Treto has been named the new deputy city attorney for transactions, corporation counsel Michelle Masoncup announced in a Monday news release. Treto, who previously served as assistant city attorney, replaces Masoncup in her old role. She was promoted to corporation counsel from deputy city attorney in late June. In the announcement, Masoncup said the city is advertising an o...

Evanston Preservation Commission votes to make former Foster School building historic landmark

Evanston Preservation Commission votes to make former Foster School building historic landmark

Wilson Chapman, Reporter

July 16, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories

The Evanston Preservation Commission passed a motion to support the designation of the former Foster School building as an Evanston landmark during a meeting last week. The Foster School building, located at 2010 Dewey Ave., housed the only school in the historically-black 5th Ward until it was closed...

Midsommer Flight brings Shakespeare to Chicago’s parks for seventh year

Midsommer Flight brings Shakespeare to Chicago’s parks for seventh year

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

July 16, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories, Theater, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Theater company Midsommer Flight is bringing Shakespeare to Chicago parks for the seventh year with a comedy that has a slight modern day twist. Founded by Northwestern alumna Beth Wolf (Communication ‘03) in 2012, Midsommer Flight produces “high quality, accessible performances of Shakespeare’s...

Police conclude investigation into Angel Wilson’s death

Police conclude investigation into Angel Wilson’s death

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded Monday that Angel Wilson’s June death was a suicide, Evanston Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew told The Daily in an email. Wilson, a Weinberg senior from Los Altos, California, died June 22 in her off-campus residence. She was involved in Greek life on campus, Refresh Dance Crew, Northwestern Community Development Corps and the UNIT...

Wrestling: Storniolo signs contract extension

Wrestling: Storniolo signs contract extension

Joseph Wilkinson, Digital Projects Editor

July 16, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Wrestling

Wrestling Wrestling coach Matt Storniolo has signed a multi-year contract extension, Northwestern Athletics announced Thursday. Details of the extension were not disclosed. Storniolo has led a minor turnaround in his three years leading the Wildcats’ wrestling program. After taking over as interim h...

Evanston breaks ground on new Robert Crown Community Center project

Evanston breaks ground on new Robert Crown Community Center project

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 16, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Evanston residents and city officials gathered Friday for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the new Robert Crown Community Center. The ceremony, which was held on the fields of the Robert Crown Community Center, featured speeches from Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty, parks,...

Northwestern senior Hannah Whitehouse awarded grant to study El Sistema worldwide

Northwestern senior Hannah Whitehouse awarded grant to study El Sistema worldwide

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Summer Editor

July 16, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, Top Stories

Hannah Whitehouse had never left the United States before she started school at Northwestern. The Bienen and SESP senior said international travel always seemed like a far-fetched idea, but the Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant is making it possible for her to study music education in six countries...

Evanston native Kweku Collins precedes Pitchfork performance with new single

Evanston native Kweku Collins precedes Pitchfork performance with new single

Rachel Kupfer, Reporter

July 13, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

For producer and artist Kweku Collins, Pitchfork Music Festival is, and has been, his big thing. “That was the festival I went to in high school and, after I graduated, that’s my hangout when it comes summertime,” the 21-year-old said. “That’s the one I rush to get tickets for. Like, ‘Pitchfork...

Kathleen Hagerty named interim dean of Kellogg

Kathleen Hagerty named interim dean of Kellogg

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Kellogg Prof. Kathleen Hagerty has been named the interim dean of the Kellogg School of Management, the University announced in a Thursday news release. Hagerty, who currently serves as the senior associate dean of faculty and research, will begin her new position September 1. She succeeds Sally Blount...

Evanston sees decrease in part one crimes

Evanston sees decrease in part one crimes

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 12, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Part one crimes in Evanston have decreased by 20 percent in for the first six months of 2018 compared to the same time period in 2017, according to a Wednesday news release. Part one crimes include assault, burglary and murder. Of those crimes, burglaries decreased most, the release said. There have...

Police locate suspect in man with gun incident

Police locate suspect in man with gun incident

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Police determined the cause of the call of a man with a gun on Northwestern’s campus to be a part-time Northwestern student with a wooden toy gun, University spokesman Bob Rowley told The Daily in an email. The man was taken into custody Tuesday evening, several hours after police got a call that...