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Nonprofit organization showcases artwork of residents with physical disabilities at gallery opening

Nonprofit organization showcases artwork of residents with physical disabilities at gallery opening

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
June 16, 2017
Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories

A local organization displayed the artwork of about 10 residents with physical disabilities at its second annual resident gallery opening Thursday at Hill Arboretum Apartments. Over the Rainbow Association, which was founded over 40 years ago, started the gallery in 2014 after a renovation of its...

Captured: Commencement 2017

Captured: Commencement 2017

June 16, 2017
Filed under Captured: Photo Blog, Latest Stories, Multimedia

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around the community. You can contact the photographers by [email protected] Commencement was held Friday at Ryan Field, as the Class of 2017 gathered to celebrate th...

Commencement Notebook: Five awarded honorary degrees

Commencement Notebook: Five awarded honorary degrees

Cole Paxton, Web Editor
June 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

At Northwestern’s commencement on Friday, Billie Jean King didn’t just share her wisdom with Northwestern graduates. She took something home too. The tennis legend and equal rights advocate was one of five honorary degree recipients at commencement, earning recognition alongside professors in law...

Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with aggravated battery of a police officer

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 15, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Chicago man was arrested Wednesday night at the McDonald’s in the 1100 block of Howard Street in connection with aggravated battery of a police officer and resisting arrest, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The 28-year-old man knocked two police officers into a bathroom changing station,...

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with failure to register as a convicted sex offender

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 15, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston resident was arrested Saturday in connection with being an unregistered convicted sex offender. Though the man was originally arrested in the 1700 block of Lyons Street for a separate offense, officers at the station learned he was an unregistered sex offender, Evanston police Cmdr....

Biss joins fight to prevent denial of pre-existing conditions in Illinois

Biss joins fight to prevent denial of pre-existing conditions in Illinois

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor
June 14, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) joined other Illinois legislators in attempts to prevent health insurance companies from denying coverage or giving higher premiums to those with pre-existing conditions. Although the practice is currently not allowed, because of the uncertainty about health care...

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with assault

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 14, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston resident was arrested on Monday night in connection with a domestic dispute in south Evanston. The man’s wife stated that he was intoxicated and acting violent, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The woman said that her husband's behavior caused her and her two teenage children...

Northwestern Board of Trustees elects J. Landis Martin as new chairman

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 13, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

J. Landis Martin (Kellogg ‘68, JD ‘73) will take over as chair of the Northwestern University Board of Trustees in September, the University announced Tuesday in a news release. Martin was elected to the position by the board on Monday and will succeed eight-year chair William Osborn (Weinberg ...

D65 board approves consolidation of 8th grade algebra courses

D65 board approves consolidation of 8th grade algebra courses

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 13, 2017
Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

Responding to data which showed placing 8th grade students into separate Algebra 1 and Algebra 8 courses led to racial inequality, Evanston/Skokie District 65 school board members voted on Monday to combine the two courses. The initiative passed 5-1, and will enroll future 8th graders in Algebra 1...

Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with forgery

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 13, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A man was arrested in connection with forgery in north Evanston on Thursday, though the crime was initially reported by an Evanston woman on Feb. 17. A 62-year-old woman noticed that multiple personal checks were missing from her checkbook, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. When she called he...

NU-Q continues summer classes after several Arab countries cut off diplomatic, commercial ties with Qatar

NU-Q continues summer classes after several Arab countries cut off diplomatic, commercial ties with Qatar

Mariana Alfaro and Allyson Chiu
June 12, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Northwestern University in Qatar remains open this summer despite several Middle Eastern countries breaking diplomatic and commercial ties with Qatar, University spokesman Al Cubbage said. “We are keeping students, faculty and staff at NU-Q informed, and University officials continue to be regularly in t...

Evanston publishing climate change information on website

Evanston publishing climate change information on website

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 12, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston started publishing climate change research conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency on the city's website Sunday, community engagement coordinator Patrick Deignan announced in a news release. The research, which includes general information about the nature and causes of climate change as well as more specific data ab...