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“Your dues are political”: NU Greek Life grapples with its financial relationship to FratPAC

Many Greek life members at Northwestern first learned of the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee after seeing a viral Instagram post.

Megan Munce, Development and Recruitment Editor

August 6, 2020

“Your dues are political.” A bright yellow Instagram post with this claim on the first slide rapidly spread throughout the Northwestern Greek community in late July, representing the first time many Northwestern students had heard of the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee. Known...

Blotter: Theft at the Civic Center

Hannah Feuer, Reporter

August 6, 2020

A security guard at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center reported a radio taken from the mailroom Wednesday. The incident occurred between 6:50 a.m. and 5:30 p.m, according to the Evanston Police Department. The radio was valued at over $500. No one witnessed the theft, Evanston Police Cmdr. Brian...

Actors unable to work during the pandemic form public theatre group

People work together to move a large blue heron. Members of Art of Spontaneous Spectacle and a public audience danced with bird masks during one performance.

Jack Austin, Reporter

August 6, 2020

A loose collection of actors and musicians, unable to perform in a traditional theater setting, have banded together to form Art of Spontaneous Spectacle, an ever-changing troupe that has performed a handful of times in Loyola Park. Communication Prof. Jessica Thebus, one of the events’ organizers,...

Northwestern, Chicago-area hospitals conduct vaccine clinical trials among other preventative studies

Feinberg School of Medicine. Northwestern seeks volunteers for the AstraZeneca vaccine candidate and other preventative clinical trials.

Yonjoo Seo, Reporter

August 6, 2020

Northwestern Medicine is recruiting 5,000 adult volunteers for a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate and other preventative studies through a registry, it announced in a July 27 news release. Supported by the Feinberg School of Medicine, the Phase 3 trial of the AstraZeneca LLC vaccine...

Evanston businesses take out Payment Protection Program loans

A view of Evanston from above. Over 200 Evanston businesses have received Payment Protection Program loans to help them continue to pay their workers during the pandemic. Many of them, including Roycemore School and the Evanston Community Foundation, have benefited from these PPP loans.

Vivian Xia, Reporter

August 6, 2020

Two hundred Evanston businesses have taken out Paycheck Protection Program loans of over $150,000 to help them continue to pay their workers, including schools, nonprofits and restaurants, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Small Business Administration. PPP loans are designed...