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Letter to the Editor: Is it time for Northwestern to quit Qatar?

June 10, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

As a Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communication alumnus, I'm surprised and angry at how The Daily and other Chicago area news media ignored an important local aspect of the air, sea and land blockade of Qatar by six Arab nations. This crisis sparked fears of food shortages,...

Organization of Women Faculty responds to University’s pay equity study

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
June 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Northwestern's Organization of Women Faculty proposed solutions to achieving pay equity among faculty, which included regularly bringing in outside parties to analyze the pay system and consistently monitor it, the OWF announced in a statement last week. The statement — released June 2 — was...

Former University Police lieutenant sentenced to 4 years in prison for child pornography

Former University Police lieutenant sentenced to 4 years in prison for child pornography

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
June 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

Former University Police lieutenant Ronald Godby was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty last month to felony charges of manufacturing and possession of child pornography. Godby, 54, will serve time in the Illinois Department of Corrections and will be required to register...

City shuts off 6 water fountains due to high lead levels

Billy Kobin, Reporter
June 7, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Six water fountains in Evanston parks will remain shut off as the summer season begins after tests showed high lead levels. The fountains had lead levels that exceeded the federal limit of 15 parts per billion, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz said. In addition, Bobkiewicz said 13 fountains located in...

University Police launches first 30-day trial of body-worn cameras

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
June 7, 2017
Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

University Police officers began a 30-day trial period of wearing body cameras Wednesday, deputy chief of police Gloria Graham said. Chief of Police Bruce Lewis announced in an email Tuesday that five UP officers will participate in the trial and use body-worn cameras while on duty. Feedback from...

Provost Dan Linzer to head private scientific research corporation

Provost Dan Linzer to head private scientific research corporation

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
June 7, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Provost Dan Linzer will head the Research Corporation for Science Advancement after leaving Northwestern this summer, the University announced in a news release Monday. Linzer, who has served as provost since 2007, will serve as RCSA’s president beginning in October, according to the release. The...

Kabul House to open Evanston location Saturday

Kabul House to open Evanston location Saturday

Syd Stone, Assistant City Editor
June 3, 2017
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

When Akmal Qazi’s parents first opened their Afghan restaurant in Evanston just three days after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, they were concerned about how it would be received. Nearly 16 years later, Qazi is expanding Kabul House to a bigger location — 2424 Dempster St. — due to the restaurant's...

Evanston police begin summer-long body camera test

Evanston police begin summer-long body camera test

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter
June 2, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police, Top City Stories

Evanston Police Department officers and supervisors began testing body-worn cameras Friday in a pilot program expected to last through the summer. In a news release, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said EPD — in partnership with University Police — received a grant to implement a body-worn...

Northwestern’s incoming first-year class sets new benchmarks for Pell Grant recipients, CPS graduates

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
June 2, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern’s incoming first-year class has both the largest number of Pell Grant-eligible students and a record number of Chicago Public Schools graduates, University administrators said. The University currently has received 1,940 deposits, said Michael Mills, associate provost for University...

After state lawmakers fail to pass budget, Evanston braces for possible impact

After state lawmakers fail to pass budget, Evanston braces for possible impact

Billy Kobin, Reporter
June 1, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories

Illinois lawmakers ended their spring session Wednesday without agreeing on a state budget, setting up the impasse for a possible third year. Despite the Senate passing a budget plan last week, members of the Democrat-controlled House could not agree to vote on the plan. The impasse — the longest state b...

Students, administrators discuss student group alcohol policy at ASG town hall

Students, administrators discuss student group alcohol policy at ASG town hall

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
June 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Northwestern administrators listened to students voice concerns about a distrust between alcohol-serving student groups and the University during a town hall hosted by Associated Student Government. About 50 students gathered in Harris Hall to discuss the student group alcohol policy. The town hall...

ASG Senate changes residential districts in final meeting of academic year

ASG Senate changes residential districts in final meeting of academic year

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
June 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Associated Student Government Senate amended its Code on Wednesday to change the apportionment of residential senator seats. The new districts will account for the opening of 560 Lincoln and the re-opening of Willard Residential College. The proposal, authored by chief of staff Lars Benson, includes...