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Updated: Man fatally shot in west Evanston

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

December 8, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was shot to death Saturday evening on the city's west side, according to police. Floyd Gibert, 30, was shot at about 6:20 p.m. in the 2000 block of Darrow Avenue, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Gibert, of the 2000 block of Ashland Avenue, was taken to Evanston Hospital,...

Updated: Man killed by Metra train near Main Street, death ruled a suicide

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

December 8, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

A 45-year-old man was fatally hit by a Metra train early this morning near Main Street, according to authorities. Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said Train 301 was traveling along the Union Pacific/North line just south of the Main Street station when it struck the man at about 1 a.m. Atrail White,...

Residential Services kicks off program to offer finals help during Reading Period

Edward Cox, Reporter

December 7, 2013


Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern Residential Services partnered with librarians and University writing tutors to offer help for finals assignments during Reading Period. Throughout the week, librarians and writing consultants from The Writing Place staked out dining halls and residential halls in hopes of providing...

Northwestern selects Chicago firm to design new research building on site of old Prentice hospital

Northwestern selects Chicago firm to design new research building on site of old Prentice hospital

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

December 6, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus, Top Stories

Northwestern has selected Chicago architecture firm Perkins+Will to design the University’s new biomedical research building on the site of the old Prentice Women’s Hospital. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015 on the building, which will sit directly east of the Robert H. Lurie Medical...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern flat in first half in loss to North Carolina State

Alex Lederman, Reporter

December 6, 2013


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

What started out as a battle quickly turned into a blowout, as Northwestern never recovered from a late first half run by North Carolina State in a 76-61 Wolfpack victory Thursday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena. “The bottom line is that our energy just wasn’t there,” sophomore guard Maggie Lyon said....

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern struggles against North Carolina State in third straight non-conference loss

Alex Putterman, Assistant Sports Editor

December 4, 2013


Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats lost again Wednesday, falling for the third-straight time in non-conference play. Northwestern (4-5) fell to North Carolina State (5-2) 69-48 in Raleigh, N.C., as part of the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Cats shot only 25 percent from the field and struggled to stop the Wolfpack's offense....

Northwestern announces partnership with Chicago Public Schools to create new development academy

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

December 3, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

Northwestern announced this morning a new partnership with the city of Chicago to create an academy that will provide additional educational resources for low-income Chicago Public Schools students. Fifty ninth-graders each year who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program and are not in a CPS...

North Campus satellite mailroom to open next quarter

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor

December 2, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

Residential Services will open a new mailroom on North Campus at the beginning of Winter Quarter, executive director Paul Riel announced today. The "satellite package center," which will be located in Kemper Hall, will serve all students living in North Campus residences. In an email to Kemper residents,...

Volleyball: Wildcats stumble down the stretch, miss NCAA Tournament opportunity

Kevin Casey, Reporter

December 1, 2013


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Volleyball

In its final week of regular season play, Northwestern was looking to rebound from a pair of tough road losses and stake its claim to an NCAA tournament slot. Unfortunately, the team couldn't produce the results it desperately needed. The Wildcats (16-16, 8-12 Big Ten) traveled to Champaign, Ill.,...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern tops ranked in-city rival DePaul, remains spotless at home

Josh Walfish, Reporter

December 1, 2013


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

The final seconds could not tick off the clock fast enough for the Wildcats on Sunday afternoon. Northwestern clung to a 3-point lead with eight seconds left against crosstown rival DePaul, but the Blue Demons (3-2) could not get a shot off and the Cats (6-1) escaped with an 82-79 win over the 25th-ranked...

Northwestern seniors leave with a win as Wildcats down Illinois

Rohan Nadkarni, Gameday Editor

November 30, 2013


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

CHAMPAIGN — Northwestern’s 2013 season lacked many things. At times, it lacked healthy players, aggressive play calling and a competent offense among other issues. The season also lacked smiles. But they finally returned Saturday, as the Wildcats (5-7, 1-7 Big Ten) knocked off in-stat...

Rapid Reaction: Northwestern 37, Illinois 34

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor

November 30, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

What went right: Junior quarterback Trevor Siemian must have still been in Thanksgiving mode on Saturday against Illinois because he was carving up the Illini secondary. He threw for 414 yards on 31-for-44 passing with 4 touchdowns. It’s an encouraging sign heading into next year considering his ...