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Schwartz: Want to live better? Have less ‘stuff’

Alex Schwartz, Columnist
April 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Whenever Earth Day rolls around, I’m usually not in a celebratory mood. I mainly feel a deep concern for our deteriorating environment, guilt for that time I accidentally left the lights on in my room and just a little twang of gratefulness for everything Mother Nature gives us. Mixed in is some frustration...

Letter to the Editor: Negative reactions to Kipnis book don’t take into account reporting process, other nuances

April 25, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

In response to the statement about my book, “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus,” by the Northwestern Philosophy Graduate Student Association: I understand these are painful subjects to air, but it’s also important to keep in mind that a professor lost his career over these a...

Baseball: Northwestern looks for another win against Chicago State

Baseball: Northwestern looks for another win against Chicago State

Talia Hendel, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball Northwestern is on a hot streak, having won seven of its last 10 games — a complete turnaround from a 2-10 start to the season — but can’t afford to let up. The Wildcats are currently in 10th place in the Big Ten standings and the end of the conference season — and opportunities ...

Leadership Evanston celebrates 25th anniversary

Leadership Evanston celebrates 25th anniversary

Amelia Langas, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

After 25 years of providing leadership classes for local residents and workers, community program Leadership Evanston honored some of the people who best characterized its ideals. Among those recognized as emblematic of the program’s past, present and future was SESP junior John Wylie, who volunteers...

Fitzgerald, Collins sign lengthy contract extensions

Fitzgerald, Collins sign lengthy contract extensions

Cole Paxton and Ben Pope
April 25, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

CHICAGO — Northwestern announced contract extensions for football coach Pat Fitzgerald and men’s basketball coach Chris Collins at a news conference Tuesday at the Under Armour Brand House. Fitzgerald will be under contract through 2026, while Collins’ extension runs through the 2024-25 season,...

Women march to Springfield, demand progressive legislation

Women march to Springfield, demand progressive legislation

Edmund Bannister, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State, Top City Stories, Top Stories

More than a thousand activists gathered Tuesday outside the state capitol as part of Illinois Women March on Springfield, an effort to pressure lawmakers to adopt more progressive legislation. A large coalition of elected officials, political activists and advocacy groups demonstrated for progressive...

EPL board defends director, acknowledges lack of diversity

EPL board defends director, acknowledges lack of diversity

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories

The Evanston Public Library’s Board of Trustees released a statement Tuesday in support of director Karen Danczak Lyons, who has faced criticism for disciplinary actions taken against a popular librarian. The statement follows a public protest last week over a disciplinary hearing for head of adult services Lesley Williams, who said she has been on paid administrative leave since April 18. Library offi...

Softball: Wildcats overpowered by Notre Dame in ugly loss

Softball: Wildcats overpowered by Notre Dame in ugly loss

Evan Augeri, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball Northwestern struggled Tuesday afternoon in its final non-conference game of the season, a 10-2 run-rule loss to Notre Dame that ended after 5 innings. The Wildcats (20-24, 6-9 Big Ten) gave up a three-run home run in the first inning, and a costly two-out error in the second allowed a...

Letter to the Editor: Bienen dual-degree program inevitably presents challenges, school-wide changes would be misguided

April 25, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

In response to Nathan Goldrich’s op-ed, I felt the need to highlight and correct a few portions that demonstrate a concerning lack of knowledge, about both the dual-degree program and the Northwestern student body. The author begins his argument with the notion that some students, namely his one...

Illinois House passes measure to protect, expand abortion access

Illinois House passes measure to protect, expand abortion access

Billy Kobin, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State, Top Stories

The Illinois House passed legislation Tuesday that would protect access to abortions and allow tax money to go toward the procedure. The bill — introduced by state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) earlier this year and co-sponsored by 24 other House Democrats — passed 62 to 55 and protects access...

Blotter: Evanston man arrested after fleeing police

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Evanston Police said a car ignored a stop sign in west Evanston on Sunday evening and drove away when an officer turned on the squad car lights. The officer did not follow the vehicle but continued driving around. The officer spotted two men and asked them about the vehicle, Evanston police Cmdr....

Football: With extension, Fitzgerald remains driver of Northwestern football’s rise

Football: With extension, Fitzgerald remains driver of Northwestern football’s rise

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football CHICAGO — When Pat Fitzgerald arrived at Northwestern in 1993, he entered an environment where, he said Tuesday, athletes were not properly supported. When his 10-year contract extension to remain the Wildcats’ football coach was officially announced Tuesday — alongside a similarly...