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Former chairperson of the National Endowment for Arts emphasizes the importance of art

Former chairperson of the National Endowment for Arts emphasizes the importance of art

Aaron Wang, Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers

Recalling the moment after her dad passed away when she was nine, Jane Chu, the former chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts, said she didn’t have the vocabulary to fully express her grief. “I expressed my feelings through music,” Chu said. “The piano lessons I took dutifully...

Sarah Kliff talks healthcare reporting, Democratic platform for 2020

Sarah Kliff talks healthcare reporting, Democratic platform for 2020

Avi Varghese, Reporter

November 15, 2018


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

Nearly a decade after journalist Sarah Kliff moved into healthcare reporting during the passage of the Affordable Care Act, she is covering the beginnings of a new era of the political fight over healthcare. The senior correspondent at Vox spoke during a moderated talk with Medill Prof. Abigail Foerstner...

Schapiro clarifies research funding from Saudi Arabian government organization has been limited to sciences

Schapiro clarifies research funding from Saudi Arabian government organization has been limited to sciences

Nora Shelly, Editor in Chief

November 14, 2018


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

University President Morton Schapiro said Wednesday the money Northwestern professors have taken from the Saudi Arabian government has been limited to scientific research. Northwestern and other universities have come under fire in recent weeks for taking money from the King Abdulaziz City for Science...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern prepares for home game against University of Illinois-Chicago

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern prepares for home game against University of Illinois-Chicago

Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Before the season began, coach Joe McKeown knew Northwestern would have a tough non-conference schedule to get through. Despite facing two really difficult opponents, Green Bay and No. 21 Duke, last week, the Wildcats responded by passing with flying colors. NU (2-0) bea...

Volleyball: Northwestern swept by No. 4 Illinois

Volleyball: Northwestern swept by No. 4 Illinois

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Social Media Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball Before Northwestern’s third game at Welsh-Ryan Arena had even started, Illinois’ fan base was cheering so loudly for the Illini that it felt like they owned the place. The Wildcats responded with 24 of their most high-energy points of the year to keep the game tied at 12 in the f...

NU alumni join forces in Passage Theatre’s inaugural production

NU alumni join forces in Passage Theatre’s inaugural production

Charlotte Walsh, A&E Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

The Passage Theatre Company’s co-founder and artistic director Cory Hardin said he wanted to create a home for artists — a place where they can create in a safe and respectful space. In the aftermath of the Profiles Theatre scandal in 2016, in which it was revealed that the violence shown on-stage at Profiles Theatre was real and actors were being...

NU prof puts on new Steppenwolf play tackling the “familiar” subject of family

NU prof puts on new Steppenwolf play tackling the “familiar” subject of family

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

When Celeste M. Cooper was in college, she was often the only person of color in her acting classes. Cooper said she would often step into roles typically played by white actors, or roles that didn’t specify a race. Cooper is getting a different experience in her current role. As a cast member...

Fencing: NU breezes through Vassar Invitational

Fencing: NU breezes through Vassar Invitational

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Fencing, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Fencing When Northwestern makes its annual trek out to Poughkeepsie, New York— a town two hours north of New York City and on the Hudson River — the Wildcats do not expect to drop a match. NU left the Vassar Invitational with that goal reached, finishing the one-day tournament with a perf...

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern has successful weekend in Baton Rouge

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern has successful weekend in Baton Rouge

Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis In its second tournament of the season, Northwestern had a successful weekend at the LSU Tiger Fall Classic. Competing against Boston College, Louisiana State, Southern Methodist and Central Florida, the Wildcats won 24 matches, including 14 singles victories and 10 doubles win...

The Daily earns Online Pacemaker as one of nation’s best college newspaper websites

Jonah Dylan, Managing Editor

November 14, 2018


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

The Daily Northwestern won an online pacemaker for one of the best college newspapers in the country, the Associated Collegiate Press announced last month. The Pacemaker is considered the most prestigious award in college journalism. The awards are given annually by the ACP in four categories: newspaper,...

EPD efficiency report recommends staffing review, technology exploitation

EPD efficiency report recommends staffing review, technology exploitation

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

November 14, 2018


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

An efficiency report recommends that the Evanston Police Department review its supervisory and command staffing. The report — which was completed in October by Hillard Heintze, a security risk management consulting firm — made a series of recommendations to increase efficiency in the police department...

Blotter: Movie interrupted after EPD called for family discussing guns, shooting

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 14, 2018


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

Evanston Police Department officers on Monday night responded to a report of disorderly conduct at the Century 12 Evanston/Cinéarts 6 movie theater in downtown Evanston. An employee of the theater informed officers movie attendees notified her that a group of people in Theater 7 were talking about...