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Penny Park redesign planned for fall

Paige Leskin, Reporter

March 6, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

More than 20 years after its creation, Penny Park will undergo a complete transformation, Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd) said. Braithwaite said the 2014 Evanston budget allotted enough money for the redesign. The renovations are planned for this fall, he said. “It’s one of the most used pa...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern seniors go out with a whimper in 7th straight loss

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern seniors go out with a whimper in 7th straight loss

Rohan Nadkarni, Reporter

March 6, 2014


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

Senior Night at Welsh-Ryan Arena was a night for memories. After the festivities ended, however, Northwestern played a game it would soon like to forget. The Wildcats (12-18, 5-12 Big Ten) fell to Penn State (15-15, 6-11), 59-32, in their last home game of the season. The loss to the Nittany Lions...

Evanston adds another Twitter account

March 6, 2014


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston announced Thursday the creation of a second Twitter handle to better inform residents, just in time for Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl's State of the City Address on Friday. "We have a very high follower-to-resident ratio compared to other local government agencies," Evanston digital services...

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats’ late comeback falls short against Buckeyes in Big Ten Tournament

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats’ late comeback falls short against Buckeyes in Big Ten Tournament

Bobby Pillote, Reporter

March 6, 2014


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

Early on, it looked as though Northwestern was heading for a repeat of its last game against Ohio State. The Buckeyes (16-17, 6-11 Big Ten) jumped out to an early lead, and although the Wildcats (15-15, 5-12) fought back to force an exciting finish, they ultimately fell, 86-77, in the opening r...

Updated: Planned sit-in turns into protest of Northwestern’s sexual assault policies

Updated: Planned sit-in turns into protest of Northwestern’s sexual assault policies

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick

March 4, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

A planned sit-in of philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow’s class Tuesday afternoon turned into a demonstration outside the office of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Dean Sarah Mangelsdorf, where students demanded greater transparency on the University’s sexual assault policies and protested Ludlow’s c...

Updated: Northwestern responds to faculty petition on sexual misconduct policies

Updated: Northwestern responds to faculty petition on sexual misconduct policies

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

March 4, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

Northwestern officials responded Tuesday morning to a petition drafted by faculty asking the University for more transparency in cases of sexual misconduct. NU’s Title IX Coordinating Committee, which consists of 13 administrators, including Dean of Students Todd Adams, issued a statement agreeing...

Ludlow cancels class after planned sit-in

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

March 4, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

Weinberg Prof. Peter Ludlow canceled at least one of his 300-level philosophy classes Tuesday, which many students had planned on walking out of in protest of Northwestern’s continued employment of Ludlow after a Medill junior filed a sexual assault complaint against him in 2012. Students planned...

Committee gives animal nonprofit CARE a second chance to stay in animal shelter

Committee gives animal nonprofit CARE a second chance to stay in animal shelter

Jennifer Ball, Reporter

March 3, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston’s Human Services Committee met Monday evening to discuss the joint recommendations between the city’s Arts Council and the Noyes Tenants Association and the future of the relationship between the city and Community Animal Rescue Effort, the local nonprofit that facilitates dog and cat ...

Local high school students to participate in Northwestern Dance Marathon

Local high school students to participate in Northwestern Dance Marathon

Julian Gerez, Reporter

March 3, 2014


Filed under City, Dance Marathon 2014, Education, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Though more than 1,500 Northwestern students registered for the 40th Dance Marathon, a younger group of students will get the chance to leave a mark as well. This year, Evanston Township High School students will be allowed to fundraise and be a part of Northwestern’s DM. If they raise $30, they...

Evanston, Chevron return to negotiating table in federal pollution lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

March 2, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A federal judge sided with Evanston in a pollution dispute earlier this month when he denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss the case. Since then, the parties involved have resumed settlement negotiation and “have made substantial progress in their efforts to settle this matter,” accord...

USC professor talks submission to God in Discover Islam Week keynote

Preston R. Michelson, Reporter

March 2, 2014


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers, Student Groups

A University of Southern California professor and Islamic scholar spoke Friday night about Islam in the age of modernity in front of a packed room in Harris Hall.   The keynote address, titled “Submission and Agency in the Age of Modernity,” capped Discover Islam Week, sponsored by the Musl...

Women’s Tennis: Niu leads Wildcats to marathon win over Boilermakers

Women’s Tennis: Niu leads Wildcats to marathon win over Boilermakers

Mike Marut, Reporter

March 1, 2014


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Tennis

After four hours and 43 minutes of play, No. 7 Northwestern (7-3) toppled No. 39 Purdue (4-4) 4-3. The Wildcats opened the match with a victory in the doubles point. Due to the absence of senior Nida Hamilton, coach Claire Pollard was forced to change up the doubles duos. No. 1 doubles stayed the...