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Funeral service held for slain Evanston brothers

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor
August 2, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

The family of Azim and Mobeen Hakeem remembered the slain Evanston brothers at a funeral service this afternoon as authorities offered no new information about their deaths. Azim Hakeem, 38, and Mobeen Hakeem, 34, were found fatally shot Tuesday night in the basement of Evanston Pipe & Tobacco,...

Schapiro wraps up 13-day trip to China, South Korea

Schapiro wraps up 13-day trip to China, South Korea

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Summer Editor
August 2, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

University President Morton Schapiro returned this week from a 13-day trip to meet with Northwestern students and alumni in China and South Korea. Schapiro visited San Francisco before flying to Xi’an, Shanghai and Seoul. University spokesman Al Cubbage said Schapiro talked with alumni, potential...

Medical examiner’s office: Cause, manner of brothers’ deaths ‘pending further investigation’

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor
August 1, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Autopsies were completed today on slain Evanston brothers Azim and Mobeen Hakeem, but the cause and manner of their deaths are "pending further investigation," according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Azim Hakeem, 38, and Mobeen Hakeem, 34, were found shot to death Tuesday night in...

Study: Nearly 1 million Americans could leave labor force under ACA

Maddie Elkins, Summer Reporter
August 1, 2013
Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A new study co-authored by a Northwestern professor suggests that nearly a million Americans may leave the labor force as a result of the Affordable Care Act. The working paper, published last month, says between 500,000 and 900,000 people may exit the workforce because they no longer have to r...

Northwestern Law students offered head start on new CTA payment system

Northwestern Law students offered head start on new CTA payment system

Amanda Gilbert, Summer Reporter
August 1, 2013
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Northwestern Law students will be among the first users of a new payment system for the Chicago Transit Authority when it rolls out next week. Starting Monday, students from the School of Law, Rush Medical College and Westwood College of Technology will be able to use Ventra cards, single-fare passes...

U.S. Census report: College students boost Evanston’s poverty rate

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
July 30, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Northwestern students may be making Evanton poorer, at least by the federal government's count, according to new report from the U.S. Census. The report, which was released Monday, shows that the city’s poverty rate drops 4 percentage points when off-campus college students are not counted. More t...

Updated: Northwestern to pay nearly $3 million to settle cancer research fraud lawsuit

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor
July 30, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Northwestern has agreed to pay the United States nearly $3 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit involving a former researcher who allegedly misused federal grant money, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced today. Four years ago, a former coworker accused Dr. Charles Bennett, a former physician...

University Police to move to larger space west of downtown Evanston

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor
July 29, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus, The Summer Northwestern 2013

University Police will move its headquarters farther away from the Northwestern campus this fall to a larger space west of downtown Evanston, Deputy Chief Daniel McAleer said. He estimated the new location, 1201 Davis St., will be 10 times bigger than UP's current office, 1819 Hinman Ave., when...

Updated: Man steals incoming freshman’s cell phone on campus

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor
July 29, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A man snatched an incoming freshman's cell phone out of her hand Sunday night near Cahn Auditorium, officials said. The 17-year-old girl from Maryland was walking at about 8:25 p.m. on Emerson Street near Sheridan Road when she was approached by two men who were heading in the opposite direction,...

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn rallies Evanston Democrats as election year looms

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn rallies Evanston Democrats as election year looms

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor
July 28, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn rallied Evanston Democrats this afternoon as the field takes shape for his party's potentially bruising primary next year. With Democratic majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly, Quinn said Illinois voters have to make sure they are "progressive majorities." "So...

School of Law gift to boost profession at uncertain time, dean says

School of Law gift to boost profession at uncertain time, dean says

Edward Cox, Assistant Summer Editor
July 28, 2013
Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A Northwestern alumnus's $10 million gift to the School of Law will help support and prepare graduates entering a profession in flux, Dean Daniel Rodriguez said Thursday. The University announced Tuesday that NU trustee J. Landis Martin (Kellogg ’68, Law ‘73) and his wife made their largest contribution...

2 couples give total of $10 million to McCormick

Amanda Gilbert, Summer Reporter
July 28, 2013
Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Two couples including Northwestern alumni have donated a total of $10 million to the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, the University announced Thursday. Peter Barris (McCormick '74) and David Sachs (McCormick '81), both executives of investment companies, each gave $5 million to...