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Paul Zalmezak appointed as Evanston’s economic development manager

Maddie Burakoff, Web Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Paul Zalmezak, Evanston’s current senior economic development coordinator, has been appointed as economic development manager for the city, according to a Monday news release. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced the appointment Monday, according to the release. “Paul Zalmezak has been a...

Aldermen approve group to promote citizen oversight of police

Aldermen approve group to promote citizen oversight of police

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Aldermen voted unanimously at City Council on Monday to create a citizen working group to review Evanston Police Department policies and procedures on citizen complaints. The working group will suggest improvements to EPD’s current complaint review procedures to increase transparency. The approval...

Stanford professor gives lecture on age, its relationship to happiness

Stanford professor gives lecture on age, its relationship to happiness

Julia Esparza, Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

A Stanford University professor said the common perception of old age relating to unhappiness is misguided at a talk on campus Monday. Prof. Laura Carstensen spoke about the relationship between age and happiness at a lecture hosted by the human development and social policy program at the School...

New fellowship aims to help students engage in social justice advocacy

New fellowship aims to help students engage in social justice advocacy

Alan Perez, Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

The Social Justice Advocacy Fellowship seeks to shift the mentality of activism and teach students practical skills to engage in social justice advocacy. The fellowship, founded this year by Communication senior Matt Fulle in coordination with Director of Leadership and Community Engagement Kelly...

Schapiro, Prof. Gary Saul Morson discuss new book, applying humanities to economics

Schapiro, Prof. Gary Saul Morson discuss new book, applying humanities to economics

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Faculty, Latest Stories

University President Morton Schapiro and Slavic languages and literatures Prof. Gary Saul Morson spoke at event Monday about their new book, which discusses how the humanities and social sciences can be applied to the field of economics. About 60 people attended the event hosted by Political Union...

Penelope Peterson reflects on 2 decades leading SESP as dean

Penelope Peterson reflects on 2 decades leading SESP as dean

Ally Mauch, Reporter
May 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

When School of Education and Social Policy Dean Penelope Peterson came to Northwestern in 1997, she said she knew she wanted to lead an “innovative school” that would reform the field of education. “We’ve succeeded in becoming even more innovative,” Peterson said. “We’re still at the...

Evanston Police Department announces ‘significant arrests’

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
May 22, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

The Evanston Police Department announced three "significant arrests" from the past week in a Monday news release. The first arrest occurred Wednesday afternoon, as members of EPD’s Neighborhood Enforcement Team were patrolling in the 7700 block of Paulina Street. The officers observed a 21-year-old...

Women’s Golf: Wildcats take first place in National Championship stroke play

Women’s Golf: Wildcats take first place in National Championship stroke play

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 22, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Golf

Women's Golf One year after coming a single stroke short of the match play tournament, Northwestern ensured there would be no doubt this year, dominating from wire-to-wire and taking first place in the stroke play portion of the event. The Wildcats played the best round on the course Friday and...

Curtain Call: Outfield trio goes out with best season of their careers

Curtain Call: Outfield trio goes out with best season of their careers

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 22, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Sports Features

Two coaching staffs, 136 losses, 14 of those by 10 or more runs. Three heartbreaking walk-off losses in a senior season. And the first Big Ten Tournament appearance by the program since 2010. Joe Hoscheit, Jake Schieber and Matt Hopfner have been through a lot in the past four years of Northwestern...

Letter to the Editor: Inviting Ben Shapiro to speak disregards his attacks on trans communities

May 22, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

To begin, I advertise a content warning: this letter discusses transphobia and anti-Semitism. By inviting conservative media personality Ben Shapiro to speak, Northwestern University College Republicans are acting in an extraordinarily irresponsible manner contrary to the well-being of trans students...

Women’s Tennis: Chatt, Lipp prepare for NCAA Doubles Tournament

Women’s Tennis: Chatt, Lipp prepare for NCAA Doubles Tournament

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
May 22, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Though Northwestern’s NCAA Tournament run came to an end over a week ago, two Wildcats will continue their season this week at the NCAA Doubles Championship in Athens, Georgia. Juniors Alex Chatt and Maddie Lipp, the No. 15 doubles pair in the country, received an at-large bid to the tournament. The two competed in the tournament together last year and were the ITA Summer Nationals champion...

Rowden: Student protest against ICE representative was misguided, counterproductive

Jacob Rowden, Op-Ed Contributor
May 22, 2017
Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

At this point, most are aware of the controversial protest last week in response to sociology Prof. Beth Redbird’s invitation of a public relations officer of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to speak to her class. The protesters succeeded in their goal (according to the Facebook event) to...