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Updated: Police: Man shot near Chicago-Evanston border

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 10, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A 24-year-old man was shot early this morning near the Chicago-Evanston border, according to police. The man was shot once in the arm at about 1:15 a.m. in the 7400 block of North Rogers Avenue, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. The man is in stable condition at St....

Northwestern students to perform in backup choir for pop star Josh Groban

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Summer Editor

August 9, 2013


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Theater

Two Northwestern students will sing in a backup chorus for Josh Groban on Saturday evening at the Ravinia Festival. Bienen junior Jimmy Reese and Ryan Townsend Strand, a voice and opera graduate student, will perform in three songs for the pop music star at the Highland Park, Ill., music festival....

Football: Fitzgerald vows to push Wildcats to their limits in summer training

Josh Walfish, Summer Reporter

August 8, 2013


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, The Summer Northwestern 2013

For Pat Fitzgerald's Wildcats, training camp has become synonymous with two-a-days in the blistering heat this summer. The Northwestern coach has gone in a different direction as one of the Cats' most highly anticipated seasons approaches, challenging his team more mentally than physically. NU will...

Northwestern extends softball coach Kate Drohan’s contract through 2018

Josh Walfish, Summer Reporter

August 8, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Wildcat Extra

Softball coach Kate Drohan has signed a contract extension through the 2018 season, Northwestern announced this morning. Drohan just finished her 12th season at the helm of the Wildcats' squad. She has won more than 400 games and led NU to the postseason eight times, including back-to-back semifinal...

Police: Family friend sexually abused 9-year-old Evanston girl

Police: Family friend sexually abused 9-year-old Evanston girl

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 8, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A family friend has been charged with inappropriately touching a 9-year-old girl, Evanston police said this morning. Richard Coleman, 57, of the 1600 block of Eagle Grove Court in Wheeling, Ill., sexually abused the girl last summer while he stayed at her family's home in Evanston, according to Ev...

Evanston launches shopping campaign to benefit nonprofits

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Summer Editor

August 8, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A coalition of nonprofit organizations earlier this week kicked off their second annual campaign to fund employment training programs through support of Evanston businesses. Titled "Evanston Works Together: 4 Tuesdays in August," the campaign encourages residents to shop Tuesdays in August at stores...

Northwestern extends registration deadline for Semester Online

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Summer Editor

August 8, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus, The Summer Northwestern 2013

The deadline to register for Northwestern's first online courses for credit has been extended three weeks, the University announced Tuesday. Jake Julia, NU associate provost for academic initiatives, said undergraduate students have been given until Aug. 26 to sign up for Semester Online due to more...

Owner: Tommy Nevin’s Pub ‘not going anywhere’ in face of foreclosure lawsuit

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 7, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

An owner of Tommy Nevin's says the popular pub's customers should not worry as it faces a multimillion-dollar foreclosure lawsuit. "We're not going bankrupt. We're not going anywhere," said Steven Cin, who is part of the ownership group that oversees the Evanston restaurant in the 1400 block of Sherman...

Kellogg donation to fund new master’s program, chaired professorship

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Summer Editor

August 7, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus, The Summer Northwestern 2013

The Kellogg School of Management has received a $17 million gift from the estate of an alumnus, the University announced Tuesday. The donation from James R. Russell (Kellogg '35) will fund the creation of a new Kellogg fellows program and establish a chaired professorship in the school's finance department,...

NAACP official: Graduate student failed Bienen class after refusing to perform Walt Whitman lyrics

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 7, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A graduate student failed a Bienen class after he refused to perform a song with lyrics written by Walt Whitman, citing the poet's comments on black people, according to a top NAACP official. George Mitchell, president of the NAACP Illinois State Conference, said the student, Timothy McNair, is in...

Police: Teen sexually assaulted, robbed near Chicago-Evanston border

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter

August 6, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A man sexually assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old woman Tuesday morning near the Chicago-Evanston border, police said. Police are still looking for the man, who they say grabbed the woman around the waist while she was walking on the Chicago side of Howard Street. He dragged her to the Evanston side...

Northwestern extends wrestling coach Drew Pariano’s contract through 2018

Josh Walfish, Summer Reporter

August 6, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Wildcat Extra

Wrestling coach Drew Pariano has signed a contract extension through the end of the 2018 season, Northwestern announced Tuesday. Pariano is entering his fourth season at the helm of his alma mater after being an assistant at NU from 2005 to 2009. During his tenure as head coach, four Wildcats have...