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Mayfest teases singer-songwriter Miguel for Dillo Day

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

May 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, Dillo Day 2015, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Mayfest hinted Monday at singer-songwriter Miguel as a potential Dillo Day performer. Mayfest — the student group that organizes Dillo Day — displayed the opening frame of the video for the artist’s Grammy Award-winning song “Adorn” and lyrics to his 2012 song “Do You...” on its website. Miguel,...

Man exposed himself to children, police say

Paige Leskin, Managing Editor

May 11, 2015


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Police arrested a Chicago man in connection with exposing himself to two girls at the McGaw YMCA, officials said Monday. Tony Allen, 33, was charged with three felonies, including two counts of sexually exploiting a child, police said. Officials also found that Allen was previously a sex offender,...

Chicago teens steal car, crash into Evanston home

Julian Gerez, Reporter

May 10, 2015


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Five Chicago teenagers stole a car and crashed it Saturday into the porch of a home near the Evanston-Chicago border, police said. A police officer spotted the car, a red Honda Civic, at 4:40 p.m. in the 1100 block of Brummel Street and noted the car had been reported as stolen Friday, Evanston police...

Illinois Supreme Court kills 2013 pension reform

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

May 10, 2015


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Friday that pension reductions passed in 2013 were unconstitutional. The decision struck down the most recent attempt to address a $111 billion pension shortfall and spells trouble for Gov. Bruce Rauner's plans for further reform. Rauner will now seek...

Northwestern, government officials celebrate new Feinberg building at groundbreaking

Northwestern, government officials celebrate new Feinberg building at groundbreaking

Matthew Choi, Reporter

May 10, 2015


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern, Chicago and Illinois officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday to mark the start of construction on the Feinberg School of Medicine’s new research building. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Chicago Alderman Brendan Reilly (42nd) joined NU President...

ASG continues push for credit requirements reduction

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

May 8, 2015


Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Student Government

As the arrival of the new Weinberg dean approaches, ASG has issued a report calling on the school to reduce the number of credits students need to graduate, although it’s unclear whether the proposal has enough faculty support to change the requirement. The report, compiled by Associated Student Go...

Illinois considering a bill to punish companies that boycott Israel

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

May 8, 2015


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Illinois will not invest in companies that boycott Israel if a new bill passes. The policy, which could be the first in the United States to take action against the boycotts, would affect companies that take “actions that are politically motivated and are intended to penalize, inflict economic harm...

Students, Evanston residents revive effort to make Northwestern’s campus tobacco-free

Tyler Pager, Campus Editor

May 8, 2015


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Students are renewing an effort to make Northwestern’s campus tobacco-free and will present a resolution to ASG next week on the issue. Associated Student Government previously rejected a proposal for a campus-wide ban in October 2013. However, the resolution’s sponsors say student turnover and Illinois’ new “Smoke Free Campus Act,” which ba...

Rauner budget would slash state funding for Alzheimer’s research, care

Rauner budget would slash state funding for Alzheimer’s research, care

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

May 8, 2015


Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Illinois Budget Crisis Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget would cut more than $3 million from three state Alzheimer’s disease centers, including $330,000 from Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Slashes to funding for Feinberg Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Ce...

Northwestern, Evanston community join to support Nepal earthquake victims

Northwestern, Evanston community join to support Nepal earthquake victims

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

May 8, 2015


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Northwestern students, community members and Evanston residents are helping new organization NU Stands with Nepal fundraise for and send support to victims of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal that has killed more than 7,000 people and injured around 15,000. NU Stands with Nepal was started on NU’s...

Northwestern hires director for community relations

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

May 7, 2015


Filed under Administration, Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

The University has named an executive director of neighborhood and community relations who will be the primary liaison between Evanston and Northwestern. Alan Anderson (McCormick ‘99, Kellogg ‘04) will oversee the town-gown relationship and advise administrators on the partnership, NU announced...

Michelle Obama’s chief of staff to speak at School of Law convocation

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

May 7, 2015


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers

First lady Michelle Obama's chief of staff will give the main convocation address May 15 at the School of Law. Tina Tchen (Law '84), has been the first lady's chief of staff since 2011. Tchen also is executive director for the White House Council on Women and Girls. She spent 13 years as a partner...