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Northwestern partners with University of Illinois on research institute

Northwestern partners with University of Illinois on research institute

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern will partner with the University of Illinois System to create a $1.2 billion research institute in downtown Chicago, a news release announced Thursday. The Discovery Partners Institute will be a research facility for faculty and students in various fields –– including agriculture,...

Football: Wind plays role in Northwestern’s decision-making against Iowa

Football: Wind plays role in Northwestern’s decision-making against Iowa

Max Schuman, Gameday Editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under Football, Gameday, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Football Northwestern battled with Iowa on the ground Saturday. But above it, the Wildcats had to contend with an invisible foe — a strong wind that played a large role in coaching decisions throughout the game. Blowing toward Ryan Field’s north end zone, the gusts played havoc with the k...

Football: Northwestern’s defense shines again, smothers Iowa

Football: Northwestern’s defense shines again, smothers Iowa

Tim Balk, Gameday Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Gameday, Latest Stories, Sports

Football In the low-scoring slugfest many expected between Northwestern and Iowa on Saturday, the Wildcats’ defense blinked last. “We knew this was going to be a battle,” coach Pat Fitzgerald said. “We knew it was going to be a struggle. We were going to have to fight for every inch...

One Book One Northwestern author discusses modern relevance of Declaration of Independence

One Book One Northwestern author discusses modern relevance of Declaration of Independence

Wilson Chapman, Reporter

October 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Author Danielle Allen said her experiences teaching people with limited access to education inspired her book “Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality,” which was required reading for all Northwestern first-year students this year. Allen, a professor...

Students lead teach-in on Mexican politics after devastating earthquakes

Alan Perez, Reporter

October 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Events, Latest Stories

Students gathered in Crowe Hall on Thursday to learn about the aftermath of the recent earthquakes in Mexico and the national government’s response. SESP sophomore Christina Gutierrez and Weinberg sophomore Erykah Nava led the teach-in on indigenous political movements and criticized the Mexican...

Men’s Basketball: McIntosh, Lindsey named to preseason All-Big Ten team

Men’s Basketball: McIntosh, Lindsey named to preseason All-Big Ten team

Tim Balk and Jonah Dylan

October 20, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Senior guards Bryant McIntosh and Scottie Lindsey were named to the preseason All-Big Ten team, the conference announced Thursday. McIntosh joined Wisconsin forward Ethan Happ and Michigan State forward Miles Bridges as a unanimous selection. Last season, McIntosh earned second-...

CTSS to host panel of acclaimed journalists

CTSS to host panel of acclaimed journalists

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

October 19, 2017


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

The Contemporary Thought Speaker Series will host a panel of three journalists — Doreen St. Félix, Rembert Browne and Wesley Morris — at an event Oct. 26, CTSS announced Thursday. The event, titled “Journalism in the 21st Century: Politics, Pop Culture and Protest,” will be moderated by Chicago-based...

Faculty, students criticize Trump’s response to hurricane in Puerto Rico

Faculty, students criticize Trump’s response to hurricane in Puerto Rico

Sophie Davis, Reporter

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Events, Latest Stories

Director of the Latina and Latino Studies program Frances Aparicio and second-year graduate student Zorimar Rivera Montes discussed how colonialism affected the response to Hurricane Maria at an educational event Tuesday. Aparicio and Rivera Montes gave a presentation to roughly 50 people about Puerto...

Ta-Nehisi Coates comes to ETHS, urges country to confront its past

Ta-Nehisi Coates comes to ETHS, urges country to confront its past

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates said at a Wednesday discussion that the first step in dismantling white supremacy is through truthful representation of history. At a public event hosted by Evanston Township High School, Coates told more than 1,400 audience members that false narratives and...

Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers reflects on career in political, academic settings

Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers reflects on career in political, academic settings

Elizabeth Cameron, Reporter

October 19, 2017


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

Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers compared his roles in politics and academia at an annual department of economics lecture Wednesday. Summers, who served as director of the White House National Economic Council under former President Barack Obama, spoke about his different careers with Kellogg...

Safety forces rescue boat passengers near Dempster Street Beach

Safety forces rescue boat passengers near Dempster Street Beach

Rishika Dugyala, City Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Local safety forces rescued three individuals in the water off Dempster Street Beach on Wednesday after receiving a call that two sailboats had overturned. Evanston Fire Department officers, U.S. Coast Guard officers and an Evanston lifeguard responded to the incident, which occurred just before 5...