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12-year-old robbed in south Evanston

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
March 10
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 12-year-old boy was robbed on Wednesday in south Evanston, police said. The boy was in an alley on Mulford Street at about 5 p.m. when three men approached him, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The boy told police that one of the men, who was wearing a black coat and black jogging pants...

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin endorses businessman Steve Hagerty for Evanston mayor

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin endorses businessman Steve Hagerty for Evanston mayor

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
March 10
Filed under 2017 Mayoral Election, City, Latest Stories

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin endorsed businessman Steve Hagerty in the Evanston mayoral race Wednesday. In an email statement, Suffredin said he was impressed with Hagerty’s background in municipal finance and his plans to fight gun violence in the city. The candidate — who topped the field with roughly 44 percent of the vote in last month’s primary — has also received endorsements from ...

ASG Senate approves code change regarding sexual misconduct

ASG Senate approves code change regarding sexual misconduct

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
March 9
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Sexual Assault, Student Government

Associated Student Government Senate unanimously approved a change to its code Wednesday that asks members of ASG found responsible for sexual misconduct to resign from their positions. The bill, which is now part of the ASG code, enacts a policy mandating every member of ASG sign an agreement stating...

Dance Marathon goes ‘above and beyond’ expectations, GiGi’s Playhouse CEO says

Dance Marathon goes ‘above and beyond’ expectations, GiGi’s Playhouse CEO says

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
March 5
Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Latest Stories

After nearly full day’s worth of dancing with students and observing the action at Dance Marathon, GiGi’s Playhouse CEO Nancy Gianni described the 30-hour fundraiser as “so much more than I could have ever imagined.” Gianni, founder of GiGi’s Playhouse — DM’s 2017 primary beneficiary...

Block 10: We Are Generation G

Block 10: We Are Generation G

Rishika Dugyala and Kristina Karisch
March 5
Filed under Latest Stories

Dance Marathon 2017 raised $1,253,596, reaching a total of more than $1 million for the seventh consecutive year and just over $50,000 more than the 2016 total. The finance committee announced early Sunday morning that GiGi’s Playhouse received $983,833 — which DM co-chairs said is the largest...

Block 9: The Tent Where It Happens

Jonah Dylan and Catherine Kim
March 5
Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Latest Stories

After a block set to many songs from the blockbuster musical “Hamilton,” University President Morton Schapiro took the stage and praised the dancers for their charity work. “I am so proud to be at a University where you take 30 hours out of your time and you come together as a community...

Block 8: Tie Dye and Neck Ties

Nora Shelly and Rishika Dugyala
March 4
Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Latest Stories

Returning dancers were greeted with a familiar sight as the end of their 30 hours dancing drew nearer: Blessings in a Backpack, last year’s primary beneficiary, took the stage to discuss how Dance Marathon impacted their program. “In Cook County alone there are more than 393,000 children who ...

Block 7: Smells Like School Spirit

Catherine Kim and Jonah Dylan
March 4
Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Latest Stories

As Dance Marathon reached the 20-hour mark, both the football team and the basketball team made an appearance to support the event. Themed “Smells Like School Spirit,” Block 7 started with several a capella performances as dancers were allowed to sit down while eating lunch. Walking onstage to ...

Block 6: Playhouse Disney

Ben Pope, Reporter
March 4
Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Latest Stories

As dancers embarked on the second half of Dance Marathon on Saturday morning, a campaign to raise $30,000 in 10 hours during the event approached its own midway point. With more than six hours to go, fundraising efforts ongoing during the marathon — such as a phone-a-thon and social media outrea...

Men’s Basketball: Athletic director Jim Phillips appointed to Division I Men’s Basketball Committee

Men’s Basketball: Athletic director Jim Phillips appointed to Division I Men’s Basketball Committee

Tim Balk, Managing Editor
March 4
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips will serve on the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee starting in September, the NCAA announced Friday. Phillips will serve a five-year term on the 10-member committee, which is responsible for selecting and seeding the field for the...

Block 5: Actual Marathon

Sophie Mann and Zoe Miller
March 4
Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Latest Stories

After a rousing run around Norris University Center and a glimpse of the outdoors for the first time in about 12 hours, dancers came back into the tent for breakfast and student group performances. Late in the block, the finance committee announced that $449,838 had been raised by the halfway deadl...

Block 4: Bikini Bottom

Matthew Choi and Nora Shelly
March 4
Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Latest Stories

While snow flurried outside, the Dance Marathon tent went tropical. “Bikini Bottom” featured SpongeBob and beach themes for Block 4. As the sound of the Beach Boys filtered through the tent, a few dancers said weariness was setting in. “It’s not physical tiredness yet, it’s more mental t...