The Daily Northwestern

For President Schapiro, Jewish faith comes before his role as president

For President Schapiro, Jewish faith comes before his role as president

Gabby Birenbaum, Social Media Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro emphasized the importance of his Jewish faith, which he said comes before his roles as an academic and as the University’s president, during a Tuesday event. The event was held at Canterbury House, Northwestern’s Episcopal campus ministry, as Schapiro talked...

Women’s Swimming: Northwestern travels to Bloomington for Big Ten Championships

Women’s Swimming: Northwestern travels to Bloomington for Big Ten Championships

Benjamin Rosenberg, Assistant Sports Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving Northwestern finished seventh at the Big Ten Championships each of the past two years, and will try to move up in the standings at this year’s meet in Bloomington, Indiana. The Wildcats (5-5, 2-4 Big Ten) have not competed since Feb. 2, so they will be well-rested and hav...

Illinois residents express concern over rollout of J.B. Pritzker’s minimum wage law

Illinois residents express concern over rollout of J.B. Pritzker’s minimum wage law

Catherine Henderson, City Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Tuesday morning to increase the minimum wage in Illinois to $15 by 2025, but Illinois residents expressed concern over the rollout of his law. Illinois will be one of the first states to set a minimum wage this high, joining California, Massachusetts, New Jersey and...

Three NU professors receive prestigious science fellowship, awarded $70,000

Catherine Kim, Campus Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Three Northwestern professors were named Sloan Research Fellows, a prestigious award given to members of the science community who are early in their careers. Mathematics Prof. Bao Le Hung, physics and astronomy Prof. Raffaella Margutti and biomedical engineering Prof. Jonathan Rivnay received the...

Enrollment rebound keeps SESP secondary teaching major afloat

Enrollment rebound keeps SESP secondary teaching major afloat

Avi Varghese, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

In 2015, the School of Education and Social Policy faculty voted to shut down the secondary teaching major at Northwestern. Contrary to many faculty members’ expectations and the vote, which still stands, the program has continued to run into the 2018-19 school year thanks to a rebound in enrollment...

Bian: I won’t apologize for believing survivors of assault

Bian: I won’t apologize for believing survivors of assault

Andrea Bian, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

With the rise of the #MeToo movement comes a grievance almost as pervasive as the movement itself: What about lies and false accusations? It’s a concern I’ve seen time and time again, on social media and even in the words of President Trump, who said last year that it’s “a very scary time...

Shirola: Professors should include much-needed breaks in long classes

Shirola: Professors should include much-needed breaks in long classes

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

February 19, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

As someone who studies social sciences, most of my classes are 80 minutes or longer. It doesn’t seem like all that much time in hindsight, but those of us who have taken a class of that length know that it is often unbearable. I’d go so far as to say that it can be pure torture. For a long time,...

Lacrosse: Brennan Dwyer is at the center of NU’s unblemished season

Lacrosse: Brennan Dwyer is at the center of NU’s unblemished season

Karim Noorani, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports

Lacrosse Mass euphoria hit Northwestern with 15 seconds left to play in Sunday’s game against Duke. The Wildcats’ celebration was not set off by one of their late-game goals or big defensive stops. The play at the center of NU’s excitement was actually a game-sealing draw control from th...

Baseball: Big rotation changes take NU into 2019

Baseball: Big rotation changes take NU into 2019

Ryan Wangman, Audio Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball Long before the spring warmth thaws Evanston’s snow and frost and baseball returns to Rocky and Berenice Miller Park in March, Northwestern’s pitching staff will look to melt away memories of last season’s conference-worst team ERA. It won’t be easy, but the Wildcats (2-2) do h...

Softball: Freshmen help carry Wildcats to 7-2 start

Softball: Freshmen help carry Wildcats to 7-2 start

Benjamin Rosenberg, Assistant Sports Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball Coming into this season, Northwestern knew it would have to replace four position player starters. The Wildcats’ deep freshman class has been up to the challenge so far. Ranked as the ninth-best class in the country by FloSoftball, the freshmen have made an immediate impact in all pha...

Books and movies vending machine at Robert Crown previews new library

Books and movies vending machine at Robert Crown previews new library

Sophia Scanlan, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

While traditional vending machines typically offer snacks like candy and chips, a “book-lending machine” provided by the Evanston Public Library gives city residents the option to borrow books and DVDs. Located at the current Robert Crown Community Center, 1701 Main St., the EPL’s vending machine...

Evanston deputy city attorney appointed to regulate state’s real estate industry

Evanston deputy city attorney appointed to regulate state’s real estate industry

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, State

Gov. J.B. Pritzker appointed Evanston’s deputy city attorney Mario Treto, Jr. to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Tuesday, as part of his most recent wave of personnel appointments. Treto will serve as the department’s director of real estate, where he will regulate...