The Daily Northwestern

Evanston water negotiations delayed as villages explore new option

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

October 20, 2015


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston’s ongoing water negotiations with three nearby communities — which were speeding up in recent weeks — have been delayed as Niles and Morton Grove explore an alternative option to building a new water pipeline to Evanston. Niles and Morton Grove are considering purchasing Evanston water...

Students analyze solutions to climate-related issues

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter

October 19, 2015


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Students will analyze solutions to “impossible” climate-related global issues under the Northwestern Impossible Challenge, which groups students into multidisciplinary teams to explore these problems. The Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University, the Buffett Institute for Globa...

Evanston works with Northwestern students to test bike safety signs

Margaret Corn, Reporter

October 18, 2015


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The city is collaborating with Northwestern students to increase communication between bicyclists and drivers through hand signals by developing new signage to be implemented next spring. The program, approved by the city’s Transportation and Parking Committee last month, includes measuring the...

Evanston medical marijuana dispensary slated to open mid-November

Evanston medical marijuana dispensary slated to open mid-November

Elena Sucharetza, Assistant City Editor

October 18, 2015


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

Evanston’s medical marijuana dispensary will likely open in about one month after it receives deliveries of cannabis from two in-state cultivators, officials said. Representatives from Pharmacannis, the medical marijuana provider, held a community meeting Saturday morning at Evanston Public Library...

Journalism takes center stage at Homecoming panel

David Fishman, Reporter

October 17, 2015


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers

Five Northwestern alumni returned to campus on Friday for the seventh annual Homecoming panel, moderated by University President Morton Schapiro. The event, titled “Who Are You Because of NU?” highlighted alumni from various backgrounds, with a notable emphasis on journalism: Michael Wilbon (Medill...

Football: Poor passing game plagues Northwestern offense in loss

Football: Poor passing game plagues Northwestern offense in loss

Stephanie Kelly, Managing Editor

October 17, 2015


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

With the first half slipping away and the Wildcats losing 9-0, NU needed a big play. Instead, at their own 13-yard line, the Cats punted after three pass incompletions and no yards gained on the drive. After the ensuing drive ended in another Hawkeyes touchdown, the Cats’ reception-less gameplay couldn...

Football: Aftershocks of the Wildcats’ epic 1995 season still resonate

Football: Aftershocks of the Wildcats’ epic 1995 season still resonate

Bobby Pillote, Gameday Editor

October 16, 2015


Filed under Football, Gameday, Latest Stories, Sports

Nobody saw 1995 coming. Not the AP voters, who didn’t rank Northwestern until the fourth week of the season. Not Sports Illustrated, which picked the Wildcats to finish 11th out of 11 teams in the Big Ten before the season began. Not Vegas odds makers, who pegged NU as 27-point underdogs heading...

Korean student groups discuss North Korean refugee crisis

Korean student groups discuss North Korean refugee crisis

Jee Young Lee, Reporter

October 16, 2015


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Non-profit organization Liberty in North Korea celebrated Korea Peace Day with Northwestern students on Thursday, expounding on the trials North Korean refugees face throughout their escape from the totalitarian nation’s borders. Korean American Student Association and Asian Pacific American Coalition...

Men’s Basketball: Collins enters third year with two seniors to lean on

Men’s Basketball: Collins enters third year with two seniors to lean on

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 15, 2015


Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

CHICAGO — When coach Chris Collins became Northwestern’s basketball coach in 2013, he inherited two “projects” in center Alex Olah and guard Tre Demps. Now seniors, Olah and Demps have made significant strides on the court and hope to lead the Wildcats to their first NCAA Tournament appearance...

Award-winning economist discusses political economy

Fathma Rahman, Reporter

October 15, 2015


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Author and economist Dani Rodrik spoke on economic conditions under varying forms of government at an event sponsored by a new Northwestern research group Thursday afternoon. Rodrik, an international political economy professor at Harvard University, focused heavily on distinguishing between a liberal...

Driver in last month’s fatal crash charged with reckless homicide

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

October 15, 2015


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

The driver in a car crash that killed an Evanston resident last month was charged Wednesday with reckless homicide, adding to previous charges for driving under the influence of alcohol, police said. The 42-year-old Evanston woman crashed her car Sept. 27 at about 2:20 a.m. into multiple parked veh...

Tisdahl prioritizes violence prevention with university donation

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

October 13, 2015


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Allocations of the first installment of Northwestern’s five-year, $5 million donation plan to Evanston will go largely to Sheridan Road repairs and violence prevention in the city. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced NU’s Good Neighbor Fund donation to the city in March, a $5 million gift that the University will roll out in million-dollar increments over the next five yea...