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Football: Venric Mark granted medical hardship waiver, will return to Northwestern for 2014 season

Football: Venric Mark granted medical hardship waiver, will return to Northwestern for 2014 season

Alex Putterman, Assistant Sports Editor
January 21, 2014
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Venric Mark will spend one more season in purple, Northwestern announced Tuesday. The senior running back will return to the Wildcats for the 2014 campaign, having been granted a hardship waiver by the Big Ten, thereby receiving a fifth year of eligibility. Mark rushed for 1,366 yards in 2...

SafeRide announces new application for Northwestern students

SafeRide announces new application for Northwestern students

Paige Leskin, Reporter
January 20, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

The long wait times that accompany SafeRide services may now be a thing of the past, SafeRide Coordinator Bernard Foster said. At Associated Student Government's weekly Senate meeting Wednesday, a new smartphone application for Northwestern’s taxi-like transportation service was introduced. Foster sa...

Police: South Evanston robberies connected

Police: South Evanston robberies connected

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 20, 2014
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A series of recent robberies in south Evanston appear to be connected, police said. Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott issued a community alert Friday warning residents about the pattern. Police believe two teenagers are responsible for four robberies during the last week. On Tuesday night, robberies...

Fire fund raises $12K to support workers

Fire fund raises $12K to support workers

Rosalie Chan, Reporter
January 19, 2014
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

At least $12,000 has been raised to support workers who lost their jobs after a massive fire destroyed three Davis Street businesses in December. Local restaurant 27 Live, 1012 Church St., hosted a concert Saturday to benefit the Davis Street Fire Fund. The fire occurred Dec. 29, burning down Pine Yard Restaurant, Taco Dia...

Women’s Basketball: Weary Wildcats rally to top Badgers, halt losing streak

Bobby Pillote, Reporter
January 18, 2014
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

The soft snowfall outside belied the nature of the intense conference battle going on inside Welsh-Ryan Arena. Northwestern (12-6, 2-3 Big Ten) prevailed over Wisconsin  (9-8, 2-3), 74-58, in a game that was hard-fought throughout with three ties and five lead changes. The matchup was the Wild...

Men’s Basketball: Tre Demps plays hero again as Northwestern downs Indiana

Alex Putterman, Assistant Sports Editor
January 18, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Tre Demps had been quiet all day, until the Wildcats finally fell behind. Northwestern (9-10, 2-4 Big Ten) led Indiana (12-7, 2-4) for most of the afternoon Saturday but was behind 38-35 late in the second half when Demps — who at that point had only 2 points on the day — took over. First,...

Dunkin’ Donuts will increase traffic, brand names, officials say

Rosalie Chan, Reporter
January 17, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

In an effort to increase branded food offerings and drive traffic to Norris University Center, Northwestern is adding a Dunkin' Donuts to the center's food court — a move that administrators say will not cause competition with Starbucks. Norris staff confirmed the arrival of Dunkin' Donuts at an...

City moves forward with plan to provide free Wi-Fi downtown

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 16, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Evanston aldermen authorized the city manager’s office Monday evening to negotiate an agreement with AT&T that could provide free downtown Wi-Fi. AT&T approached the city initially wanting to rent light poles to provide wireless service to its customers, said Jose Calderon, the city’s div...

Illinois Department of Natural Resources proposes offices, coastal education center for Harley Clarke Mansion

Illinois Department of Natural Resources proposes offices, coastal education center for Harley Clarke Mansion

Kelly Gonsalves, Reporter
January 16, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources formally introduced its intentions to use the Harley Clarke Mansion as an office space and public coastal education center to Evanston residents Wednesday night. After months of controversy over the future use of the historical lakefront property, 2603 Sherida...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern can’t complete upset against Michigan State

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern can’t complete upset against Michigan State

Rohan Nadkarni, Reporter
January 15, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

It was almost deja vu. Two years ago at home, Northwestern knocked off then-No. 6/7 Michigan State in the biggest win of that season. Wednesday night, the Wildcats (8-10, 1-4 Big Ten) hung around but failed to pull off an upset and fell to the No. 4 Spartans (16-1, 5-0), 54-40. NU could not b...

Men’s Basketball: Crawford’s continued struggles hinder Wildcat offense

Alex Putterman, Reporter
January 15, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Northwestern had an upset in its sights. The Wildcats just needed offense. Early in the second half Wednesday night, down only a few points, NU’s defense continued to stop Michigan State. On the other end, however, the Cats, characteristically couldn’t do much. It seemed time for the team’s...

New light shed on severity of Davis Street fire

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 15, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The fire that destroyed three Davis Street businesses in December took more than one million gallons of water, multiple fire departments and five hours of continuous work to contain and eliminate. The fire could have been much worse, Evanston fire department Chief Greg Klaiber explained during City...