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Video: Evanston anti-gun violence march

Video: Evanston anti-gun violence march

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

June 23, 2013

The Evanston community marched against gun violence Saturday as police roll out a new strategy for the summer and City Council prepares to debate an assault weapons ban. More than 100 people showed up for the mile-long procession, which shut down the 5th Ward's busiest streets as it made its...

Photo gallery: Commencement 2013

Graduating seniors wave to their family members as they walk onto Ryan Field on Friday morning. More than 12,000 people attended Northwestern's 155th commencement ceremony, according to University officials.

Edward Cox, Assistant Summer Editor

June 21, 2013

Ballet virtuoso Mikhail Baryshnikov challenged the class of 2013 this morning to think of success on its own terms as it sets out into the post-graduate world. "Do not make your goal to be the best. 'Best' is a label. It's something someone else decides for you," Baryshnikov told more than 1,000...

Anti-Prentice demolition message crashes commencement ceremony

A banner reading

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

June 21, 2013

Thousands of Northwestern commencement attendees spotted an unexpected guest Friday morning above Ryan Field. "MORTY DON'T DEMO HISTORIC PRENTICE," read a banner attached to a propeller plane flying over a crowd University officials estimated at 12,000. The bold message was an apparent reference...

Ballet maestro Mikhail Baryshnikov to class of 2013: Be ‘better,’ not ‘best’

World-renowned ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov addresses the class of 2013 on Friday morning at Ryan Field. Baryshnikov told graduating seniors to try to

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

June 21, 2013

Ballet virtuoso Mikhail Baryshnikov challenged the class of 2013 this morning to think of success on its own terms as it sets out into the post-graduate world. "Do not make your goal to be the best. 'Best' is a label. It's something someone else decides for you," Baryshnikov told more than 1,000...

City Council to introduce assault weapons ban

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter

June 21, 2013

Evanston aldermen will start weighing an assault weapons ban Monday as they seek to pass gun control legislation before a state proposal possibly prevents them from doing so. City Council will consider an ordinance to ban the possession, transfer, sale or display of assault weapons within city limits,...