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Blotter: Armed robbery suspect at large in Evanston

Sophie Mann, Reporter
August 11, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery that took place on Wednesday night in south Evanston, according to a city news release. Officers were dispatched to the CVS in the 100 block of Asbury Avenue because a cashier stated that a man came into the store and approached the counter with...

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with retail theft at Jewel-Osco

Sophie Mann, Reporter
August 9, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with retail theft in south Evanston. Officers were dispatched to the Jewel-Osco in the 2400 block of Howard Street after store security saw the man take a bottle of vodka and two 12 packs of beer, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The items were valued...

Northwestern emphasizes use of holistic admissions process in wake of federal Affirmative Action scrutiny

Julia Esparza, Reporter
August 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

In light of the Trump administration announcing its intent to re-examine Affirmative Action, Northwestern is upholding its commitment to using a “holistic process” in admissions decisions. According to a report by The New York Times, the U.S. Justice Department plans to direct civil rights division resources into “investigations and possible litigation relate...

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with 2 felonies

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with 2 felonies

Sophie Mann, Reporter
August 8, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was arrested Sunday night in connection with two felonies in downtown Evanston, according to a news release. An officer saw two men punching and kicking another person who was on the ground, the release said. When they saw the officer, the two men fled. The man on the ground told the...

Blotter: Homeless man arrested in connection with sex offender registration violation

Blotter: Homeless man arrested in connection with sex offender registration violation

Sophie Mann, Reporter
August 7, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A man was arrested in south Evanston on Wednesday morning in connection with failing to register as a sex offender. Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Oak Avenue for a person sleeping in the park, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. Officers found a tent in the park with the 55-year-old...

Northwestern among first schools to allow GRE as law application exam

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor
August 7, 2017
Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Beginning in the fall of 2018, the Pritzker School of Law will allow J.D. degree applicants to submit either the Graduate Record Examination or the Law School Admission Test for admission in 2019. Northwestern joins the University of Arizona College of Law and Harvard Law in accepting the GRE as...

Ex-Feinberg Prof. Wyndham Lathem fired by Northwestern

Ex-Feinberg Prof. Wyndham Lathem fired by Northwestern

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
August 7, 2017
Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Former Feinberg Prof. Wyndham Lathem was fired by Northwestern on Friday, University spokesman Al Cubbage said in a statement. Lathem has been charged in connection with the murder of 26-year-old cosmetologist Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, who was found dead due to multiple stab wounds in Lathem’s North State Street apartment near downtown Chicago on July 27. Chic...

The Spectrum: Finding beauty in my depression

Lizzie Baetz, Op-Ed Contributor
August 6, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a weekly forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please [email protected] I feel compelled to write about my experience with depression — part...

University Police bike training focused on mobility, officer approachability

University Police bike training focused on mobility, officer approachability

Kristina Karisch, Reporter
August 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

University Police conducted another bicycle training course for eight officers this past week in hopes of increasing the unit’s mobility and sustainability. Four UP officers, as well as four from the University of Illinois at Chicago, completed the four-day training course, said Gloria Graham, UP's...

Blotter: Evanston police looking for two men in connection with armed robbery incident

Blotter: Evanston police looking for two men in connection with armed robbery incident

Sophie Mann, Reporter
August 5, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Evanston police is investigating an armed robbery that occurred in south Evanston on Thursday, according to a news release. Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Custer Avenue where a 36-year-old man said two men approached him as he exited his garage and asked him if a certain individual lived...

Bienen graduate lands role as associate member of Chicago Symphony Chorus

Bienen graduate lands role as associate member of Chicago Symphony Chorus

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
August 5, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

For Frank Laucerica (Bienen ’17), pursuing music always seemed natural. After growing up in a musical household and attending performing arts magnet schools for both middle school and high school, Laucerica came to Northwestern to pursue the Voice and Opera program. Now, Laucerica is an associate...

Northwestern professor, Oxford employee wanted on charges of first-degree murder arrested in California

Northwestern professor, Oxford employee wanted on charges of first-degree murder arrested in California

Peter Kotecki, Editor in Chief
August 4, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

The two men wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of 26-year-old cosmetologist Trenton Cornell-Duranleau were taken into custody in California on Friday, authorities said. Feinberg Prof. Wyndham Lathem surrendered to U.S. Marshals in Oakland, and Oxford University employee Andrew Warren was...