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‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins to speak at Northwestern

‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins to speak at Northwestern

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
March 28
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers, Top Stories

Barry Jenkins, director of the Academy Award-winning movie “Moonlight,” will speak at Northwestern on April 1, A&O Productions announced Tuesday evening. A&O, in partnership with Rainbow Alliance, Inspire Media and the Contemporary Thought Speaker Series, will screen the movie in Ryan Auditorium,...

Holmes apologizes after using city email for candidate endorsement

Holmes apologizes after using city email for candidate endorsement

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
March 28
Filed under 2017 Mayoral Election, City, Latest Stories, Politics

Ald. Delores Holmes (5th) publicly apologized for using a city email to announce her endorsement of Robin Rue Simmons for 5th Ward alderman at a City Council meeting Monday night. Her apology follows allegations of ethics violations leveled at Holmes and Simmons throughout the election campaign by...

Student Enrichment Services creates form to centralize scholarships, funds

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
March 28
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Student Enrichment Services launched a website in early March to streamline the application process for various scholarships, including funds for Dance Marathon and Alternative Student Breaks. The One Form portal allows students to enter their financial need information only once, which will save...

Free digital financial aid tools available to Northwestern students, alumni

Free digital financial aid tools available to Northwestern students, alumni

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
March 27
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern students and alumni can now access a suite of digital tools to help them better manage their finances both before and after graduation, University administrators said in a news release. A partnership between NU and American Student Assistance –– a nonprofit organization that aims...

Fountain Square renovation to begin next week

Fountain Square renovation to begin next week

David Fishman, City Editor
March 27
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

After years of planning, Evanston will kick off its Fountain Square renovations next week with an estimated completion date for the end of the year. The project, which has been in the works for at least two years, will cost about $6.6 million and begin on April 3 with sidewalk replacements, Public...

Lacrosse: Northwestern evens record with standout sophomore play

Lacrosse: Northwestern evens record with standout sophomore play

Dan Waldman, Assistant Sports Editor
March 27
Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports

Northwestern has struggled all season to hold onto leads and separate from its opponents. But a spark Saturday from the Wildcats’ sophomore class may have solved that issue. No. 16 NU (5-5, 1-0 Big Ten) got past Louisville (9-4, 1-2 ACC) in a 12-8 back-and-forth contest that followed the script...

Men’s Tennis: Depth powers Northwestern in 2-0 start to Big Ten season

Men’s Tennis: Depth powers Northwestern in 2-0 start to Big Ten season

Garrett Jochnau, Reporter
March 27
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports

Northwestern’s star senior trio made waves entering the 2016-17 season, but with Sam Shropshire sidelined for the opening of Big Ten play, the Wildcats found decisive boosts from younger contributors in recent matches against Purdue and Indiana. After a historic 10-0 start to the season, NU struggled...

Evanston Civic Center sees most ballots during first week of early voting in Cook County

Syd Stone, Reporter
March 27
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center had the most ballots in Cook County during the first week of early voting, according to a tweet from Cook County Clerk David Orr. Orr wrote in the tweet that 1,837 ballots had been cast at the Civic Center since early voting opened March 20. Evanston City Clerk Rodney Greene told...

City releases statement following allegations it delayed depositing millions in cash, checks

City releases statement following allegations it delayed depositing millions in cash, checks

David Fishman, City Editor
March 26
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Evanston officials confirmed and refuted some parts of a former city employee’s letter, which reported finding $3 million to $5 million worth of undeposited money in a municipal office and criticized the city’s financial accountability system. Assistant city manager Marty Lyons — who is also...

Jeff Smith endorses Mark Tendam for mayor

Jeff Smith endorses Mark Tendam for mayor

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter
March 24
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Former mayoral candidate Jeff Smith endorsed Ald. Mark Tendam (6th) on Thursday ahead of the April 4 general election. Smith became the second former candidate to do so, joining Gary Gaspard — a former Evanston Township supervisor and mayoral contender — who declared his support for Tendam just...

Linda Larkin named executive director of Evanston Chamber of Commerce

Syd Stone, Reporter
March 23
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Chamber of Commerce publicly named Linda Larkin as executive director on Wednesday, according to a news release. Larkin has been a chamber member for 12 years and has lived in Evanston her whole life. She is the owner and co-founder of Lawrence Communications, Inc., an advertising and...

Furious Spoon ramen shop to open in Evanston

Furious Spoon ramen shop to open in Evanston

David Fishman, City Editor
March 23
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

It’s a homecoming of sorts for Chef Shin Thompson, a former Evanston resident who is bringing his ramen joint to the city’s burgeoning restaurant scene. Chicago-based ramen shop Furious Spoon will open at 1700 Maple Ave., the former space of Red Robin Burger Works, this fall. The 2,000 square...