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Sole supplier of historic Tallmadge streetlights likely to shut down

Sole supplier of historic Tallmadge streetlights likely to shut down

Ryan Wangman, City Editor

January 17, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories

The future of Evanston’s unique Tallmadge streetlights looks dimmer after their sole supplier announced in December that its plant will likely close this year. Union Metal, based in Canton, Ohio, sent a letter to Canton’s city council in December stating that it may lay off approximately 339 employees...

2017 Good Neighbor Fund donation to center youth initiatives

2017 Good Neighbor Fund donation to center youth initiatives

Julia Esparza, Assistant City Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

City manager Wally Bobkiewicz told The Daily on Tuesday that Evanston has received Northwestern’s 2017 Good Neighbor Fund donation, which can now be directed toward implementing youth-centered initiatives. Roughly two-thirds of this year’s donation has been allocated to supporting youth initiatives in the community through park and facility improvements, job training programs and the Youth and Young Adult divisio...

Men’s Tennis: New-look Wildcats start season against North Carolina State, Boise State

Men’s Tennis: New-look Wildcats start season against North Carolina State, Boise State

Benjy Apelbaum, Assistant Sports Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Tennis

Men's Tennis Last year, a 6-1 win over North Carolina State came at the peak of Northwestern’s season in February. It gave the team the best start in Wildcats history with a 10-0 record and a season-high No. 7 ranking. However, NU would lose six of its next seven matches and its season came to a close in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, sooner than seemed likely after that match ...

Company co-founded by Nobel Prize winner launches nanotechnology-based cosmetics

Company co-founded by Nobel Prize winner launches nanotechnology-based cosmetics

Alane Lim, Reporter

January 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Nobel-Prize-winning chemist Prof. Fraser Stoddart is part of a team selling cosmetics based on nanotechnology. PanaceaNano, a nanotechnology company co-founded by Stoddart and Dr. Youssry Botros launched a line of anti-aging skincare products under the brand NOBLE in December. NOBLE features the company’s...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern hopes to even out record against Purdue

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern hopes to even out record against Purdue

Cassidy Jackson, Reporter

January 16, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Northwestern is a third of the way into its Big Ten schedule and sitting at a pivotal crossroads. The Wildcats (9-10, 2-3 Big Ten) have had an uneven season, but Thursday’s game at Purdue (12-7, 3-2) is what several players called an opportunity for NU to turn its year around. Jun...

Men’s Basketball: Reeling Wildcats looking for upset victory

Men’s Basketball: Reeling Wildcats looking for upset victory

Joseph Wilkinson, Sports Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Northwestern is looking for answers. The Wildcats were supposed to be good. They opened the season ranked No. 19 in the country. They returned their five leading scorers from last year’s NCAA Tournament team, which won 24 games, the most in program history. But NU has struggl...

Fencing: Northwestern goes undefeated at Western Invitational

Fencing: Northwestern goes undefeated at Western Invitational

Peter Warren, Assistant Sports Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Fencing, Latest Stories, Sports

Fencing After more than two months of not fencing in a collegiate competition, Northwestern did not appear to skip a beat in its return to action. The Wildcats went undefeated at Sunday’s Western Invitational in Palo Alto, California, marking the second time NU went undefeated at a tourname...

Northwestern alum seeks greater heights for cancer research

Northwestern alum seeks greater heights for cancer research

Caitlin Chen, Reporter

January 16, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

The weather looked great 13,000 feet up. Alexander Pancoe (Weinberg ’09) and his mountaineering group, expecting to reach the summit of Antarctica’s Mount Vinson the next day, had brought enough freeze-dried food to last a couple of days. Suddenly, a storm blew in, and with the 60 mph winds,...

Medill alumnus wins New York Times trip

Medill alumnus wins New York Times trip

Alexis White, Assistant Campus Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern alumnus Tyler Pager (Medill ’17), a former editor-in-chief of The Daily Northwestern, won a reporting trip abroad through New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s win-a-trip contest. Pager graduated in 2017 as valedictorian of the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated...

Diverse Communities United 2018 focuses on black women, black LGBTQ voices

Diverse Communities United 2018 focuses on black women, black LGBTQ voices

Julia Esparza, Assistant City Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Prompted by the current political atmosphere, this year’s Diverse Communities United 2018 performance focused on amplifying the voices of black women and black members of the LGBTQ community. Students from Evanston elementary, middle and high schools created original performances at the event to...

Former U.S. senator talks Trump, American democracy’s future

Former U.S. senator talks Trump, American democracy’s future

Anamaria Sayre, Reporter

January 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers

Former Wisconsin Sen. Russell Feingold told a crowd of students in Scott Hall on Friday that the state of American politics saddens him, as he offered steps that could be taken to revive it. “I can’t start without saying how sad I feel today,” Feingold explained as he opened with his thoughts...

Women’s March co-chair reflects on career in activism

Women’s March co-chair reflects on career in activism

Adrian Wan, Reporter

January 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers, Top Campus Stories

Carmen Perez, the national co-chair of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, said she never regarded herself as an activist. Instead, she described her role as more of a “bridgekeeper” seeking to connect marginalized groups, she said. “(Bridgekeepers are) those that create bridges between...