The Daily Northwestern

Men’s Basketball: Star recruit Jordan Lathon’s admission to Northwestern revoked

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Jordan Lathon, a heavily recruited member of Northwestern’s incoming freshman class who committed to the school a year ago, will not be coming to NU in the fall, according to a University spokesman. “Northwestern University has revoked its offers of admission and an athletic...

Folk artists Amen Dunes, Lisa/Liza to perform at Philfest on Monday

Folk artists Amen Dunes, Lisa/Liza to perform at Philfest on Monday

Maddie Burakoff, Print Managing Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Amen Dunes — the folk-rock project of artist Damon McMahon — will be the headliner for this year’s Philfest, A&O Productions announced Friday. McMahon originally began the project as a collection of improvised songs, and has since released a variety of work as Dunes, from spoken word to...

Daughter of Salvadoran woman seeking refuge in Evanston will not be immediately deported

Daughter of Salvadoran woman seeking refuge in Evanston will not be immediately deported

Julia Esparza, Copy Chief

May 25, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

A Salvadoran 21-year-old who was separated from her family members before they found refuge in an Evanston church will be able to remain in the U.S. until her case is reviewed by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Yesica, who has been held in a Houston detention center for more than a year after att...

EPD encourages citizens to stay vigilant at 8th Ward meeting

EPD encourages citizens to stay vigilant at 8th Ward meeting

Kristina Karisch, Development and Recruitment Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

In response to a recent spike in crime and gun violence in the 8th Ward, Evanston police officers and Ald. Ann Rainey (8th) said Thursday that residents should be aware and report all suspicious behavior to the Evanston Police Department. Speaking at an 8th Ward meeting at the Levy Senior Center,...

Commission emphasizes need for equity in budget survey

Commission emphasizes need for equity in budget survey

May 25, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Equity and Empowerment Commission members discussed Thursday the city’s priority-based budgeting survey, expressing a desire to have an active role in the drafting of the 2019 budget. Facing another multi-million dollar budget deficit, city staff released the survey on May 10, asking residents to rank their top 10 and bottom 10 budgeting priorities using a list of 46 items. Ald. Mel...

Economics department may gain STEM recognition, pending Department of Homeland Security approval

Economics department may gain STEM recognition, pending Department of Homeland Security approval

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern’s economics department could be classified as a science, technology, engineering and mathematics major as soon as Friday, International Office director Ravi Shankar said. The department voted unanimously to classify as a STEM major in April, but students and faculty did not expect the change to be officially approved for months. But the process...

MFA student adapts German play about adolescence, generational conflict

MFA student adapts German play about adolescence, generational conflict

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

A&E When MFA student Alex Mallory decided she wanted to bring German play “Spring Awakening” to Northwestern, she read through several English translations before deciding none of them were quite right. So, she took it upon herself to produce her own translation of the three acts. Her adap...

New charges filed against ex-priest accused of sexually assaulting boy in Evanston hotel

New charges filed against ex-priest accused of sexually assaulting boy in Evanston hotel

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Police, Top City Stories

New charges were filed Wednesday against Kenneth Lewis, the former Catholic priest who was arrested last week in connection with a 2001 sexual assault incident in an Evanston hotel. Prosecutors issued the new charges at a hearing in Cook County court related to the same alleged assault. Officials...

ASG to propose replacing residential senator seats with undergraduate school representatives

ASG to propose replacing residential senator seats with undergraduate school representatives

Maddie Burakoff and Rishika Dugyala

May 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government, Top Campus Stories

Associated Student Government leaders will submit a proposal to replace residential senator seats with a caucus that proportionately represents students by school, according to a Thursday statement. The statement said the switch would be one of “the most substantive and historic changes to the structure...

Baseball: Six decades ago, Northwestern made it to college baseball’s biggest stage

Baseball: Six decades ago, Northwestern made it to college baseball’s biggest stage

Peter Warren, Assistant Sports Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Sports Features, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

The history of Northwestern baseball features more lows than highs. Since the 1898 inaugural season of Big Ten baseball, the Wildcats have finished top three in the conference only 13 times. But there have been highs, and there has been no season with more success than the remarkable 1957 campaign. In...

New food service provider says it won’t use federal E-Verify program

New food service provider says it won’t use federal E-Verify program

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

A subsidiary of Compass Group North America said it will not participate in the E-Verify program when it takes over Northwestern food service operations in the fall. Michael Bennett, a district manager for Chartwells Higher Education, announced the decision Wednesday at an Associated Student Government Senate meeting. “We will not be doing E-Verify,” he said. “We have a broader agreement with the...

Young the Giant to headline Dillo Day

Young the Giant to headline Dillo Day

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Alternative rock band Young the Giant will headline Dillo Day, Mayfest announced Thursday. Formed in Irvine, California, the band was initially known as The Jakes but changed its name to Young the Giant in 2009. The band released its eponymous debut album in 2010. Mayfest co-chair Keaton Sullivan...