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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 »

After 150 years, free tuition grants at Northwestern still honored

After 150 years, free tuition grants at Northwestern still honored

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 22
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

When Northwestern was first looking for funding in the 1850s, it sold bonds guaranteeing free tuition for students. Today, the descendants of those original bond holders can still attend the university for free. “Perpetual scholarships,” which guarantee free tuition to descendants of some of the... Read more »

Softball: Wildcats fall to ranked opponents at Big Ten-ACC Challenge

Softball: Wildcats fall to ranked opponents at Big Ten-ACC Challenge

Fathma Rahman, Web Editor
February 22
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball The Wildcats dropped four games this weekend in Tallahassee, Florida, where they faced two ranked opponents in No. 1 Florida State and No. 20 Pittsburgh at the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. Despite eventually going winless, Northwestern (1-8) opened its weekend slate with a strong early-game sh... Read more »

Evanston Public Library receives grant to support growth of STEM programs

Stavros Agorakis, Reporter
February 21
Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

A new research project will bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics initiatives to the Evanston Public Library and the rest of the city, promoting efforts to increase interest in science among local children. The project follows a $717,000 grant awarded to Loyola University of Chicago... Read more »

Evanston Mayoral Debate presented by The Daily Northwestern and Political Union

February 21
Filed under 2017 Mayoral Election, City, Latest Stories, Multimedia, Video

Voting for the Evanston mayoral primary lasts for one more week. Election Day is Feb. 28, and the top two candidates will move on to the general election on April 4, unless one gets more than 51 percent of the vote the first time around. Watch candidates Ald. Brian Miller (9th), businessman Steve ... Read more »