The Daily Northwestern

Bienen professor and composer dies at age 62

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

June 10, 2014


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Bienen Prof. Lee Hyla died Friday at age 62, Northwestern said Tuesday. Hyla was an award-winning composer famous for his originality, NU said. He began working at the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music in 2007 after teaching at the New England Conservatory. He was the Harry N. and Ruth F. Wyatt...

Evanston residents complain about traffic from new indoor soccer facility

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

June 10, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Several residents spoke out during Monday's City Council meeting about traffic on residential streets from the new indoor soccer facility near Evanston Township High School. More than 40 youth soccer teams organized by Team Evanston use the facility, 2025 Dempster St., when weather prevents the teams...

Police: Surveillance operation leads to bike theft charges

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

June 9, 2014


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Two Chicago men were charged with theft after one was seen cutting through a bike lock with a power saw Saturday in downtown Evanston during a police surveillance operation, police said. Police wearing civilian clothing had observed the two men “casing” bike racks near the intersection of Church...

Northwestern announces plans for Ryan Field video board upgrades

Alex Putterman, Sports Editor

June 9, 2014


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Ryan Field's video board capabilities are getting a massive upgrade, Northwestern's athletic department announced Monday. The stadium, home of the Wildcats' football team, will have its existing video board tripled in size and new LED ribbon boards added, overlooking each end zone. "This is an...

Baseball: Cardinals select Ruchim in 39th round of MLB Draft

Alex Putterman, Sports Editor

June 7, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Northwestern shortstop Kyle Ruchim was drafted Saturday by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 39th round of the Major League Baseball draft. After batting .365 with a .974 OPS in 2013 as a junior, Ruchim missed almost all of 2014 to arm surgery, qualifying him for a fifth year of eligibility. Selected...

Title IX suit against Northwestern moves forward with amended complaint

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor

June 6, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

The Medill junior who is suing Northwestern for mishandling her complaint of sexual assault filed an amended lawsuit Thursday, which included new details about her experience in the aftermath of the assault and updated information about the factual allegations of the case. The student claims that...

17-year-old in stable condition after shooting in Gilbert Park

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

June 6, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories

A 17-year-old boy is in stable condition after being shot in Gilbert Park on Friday evening, police said. The shooting occurred hours after an 18-year-old man was shot and killed in a separate incident on West Howard Street. Police found the 17-year-old, who was shot in the neck, after respondin...

Updated: ETHS grad fatally shot on West Howard Street

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

June 6, 2014


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

An 18-year-old man who was shot and killed Friday afternoon near the Evanston-Chicago border was a recent graduate of Evanston Township High School, the school said Monday. He has been identified as Alante Vallejo of the 200 block of Ridge Avenue in Evanston, according to the Cook County medical examiner's...

Community discussion of plastic bag ban gets heated

Bailey Williams, Assistant City Editor

June 6, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories

Discussion of a proposed plastic bag ban in Evanston ignited debate among community members at a meeting Thursday. About 25 residents, Northwestern students and local business people gathered at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., for a meeting intended to gather community input on the issue...

Northwestern community holds candlelight vigil in memory of shooting near UCSB

Christine Farolan, Reporter

June 5, 2014


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Members of the Northwestern community gathered Wednesday for a candlelight vigil, held in memory of the lives lost in the Isla Vista, California shooting near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus. The shooting, which occurred on Friday, May 23, left six students and the killer dead. Medill...

Evanston man charged with car theft

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

June 4, 2014


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man has been charged with stealing a woman’s car Monday afternoon after pulling her from the vehicle, police said. Reneil R. Downer, 19, of the 1300 block of Ashland Avenue, was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking and aggravated battery, police said. He was also charged with...