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City to consider two possible replacements for CARE

City to consider two possible replacements for CARE

Paige Leskin, Assistant City Editor

April 29, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

City Council voted Monday night to discuss the two volunteer animal care organizations who had expressed interest in replacing Community Animal Rescue Effort as a partner of the Evanston Animal Shelter. Chicago-based non-profit Anti-Cruelty Society and Saving Animals for Evanston, which is made...

Northwestern professor creates inexpensive test for infectious diseases

Jordan Harrison, Assistant Campus Editor

April 28, 2014


Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

A Northwestern professor was awarded a grant to work on a medical testing device that can be used to diagnose infectious diseases in remote, inaccessible areas. Biomedical engineering Prof. David Kelso, who earned a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been working since 2006 on a...

Students groove to electro-funk duo Chromeo at A&O Ball

Students groove to electro-funk duo Chromeo at A&O Ball

Elizabeth Kim, Reporter

April 27, 2014


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Northwestern students blew off some steam Friday in the midst of midterms by dancing with strobe lights and lots of electro-funk. The duo Chromeo headlined the annual A&O Ball on Friday at the Riviera Theatre. Chicago rapper Vic Mensa opened the show. The performances each lasted about an hour...

Northwestern to undergo re-accreditation process

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

April 27, 2014


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern will undergo re-accreditation next year, which will include assessments measuring if NU meets a regional commission's criteria, the University announced last week. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools will evaluate NU with several examinat...

Evanston groups rally against racism

Stephanie Kelly, Reporter

April 27, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Signs and honking cars crowded Ridge Avenue on Friday as the YWCA Evanston/North Shore held its third annual Stand Against Racism. Individuals, school organizations, churches and other groups from around the area met at about 1 p.m. along Church Street, Ridge Avenue, McCormick Boulevard, Howard Street an...

Northwestern hosts entrepreneurial conference featuring workshops and speakers

Northwestern hosts entrepreneurial conference featuring workshops and speakers

Eli Panken, Reporter

April 27, 2014


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Northwestern hosted a conference Friday which focused on the up-and-coming in the entrepreneurial world and opportunities for college students. The event, called Entrepreneur@NU and themed "Next Frontiers," was hosted by the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, in partnership with student ...

Northwestern programmers innovate at hackathon competition

Jordan Harrison, Assistant Campus Editor

April 27, 2014


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

About 70 students participated in the ResdesigNU hackathon over the weekend, a 24-hour competition in which new and experienced programers created a variety of designs, including a comprehensive Northwestern mobile application and several alternatives to CAESAR's class search functionality. This was...

Lacrosse: Northwestern prevails against USC in historic Wrigley Field game

Lacrosse: Northwestern prevails against USC in historic Wrigley Field game

Ava Wallace, Web Editor

April 27, 2014


Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports, Spring Sports

It took 12 years and seven national championships, but as purple and white flags fluttered against a dark Wrigleyville skyline, Northwestern women's lacrosse officially cemented its national presence. After three games at three nationally significant stadiums — Cowboys Stadium in 2011, Gillette...

Northwestern prof discusses black Chicago renaissance

Northwestern prof discusses black Chicago renaissance

Paige Leskin, Assistant City Editor

April 25, 2014


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

As part of an initiative to expand programming on African American history beyond February, the Evanston Public Library hosted a Northwestern professor on Thursday night to discuss the little-known “Black Chicago Renaissance” of the 20th century. African American studies Prof. Darlene Clark Hine...

Evanston sustainability coordinator talks city’s 4-star rating

Marissa Mizroch, Reporter

April 25, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A month after Evanston was awarded a 4-star sustainability ranking for its environmentally friendly initiatives, the city's sustainable programs coordinator expressed her desire to put Evanston on the map as an environmental leader. “We want to be on the minds of people who say they want to be ...

Classics department to host ‘Iliad’ marathon

Jordan Harrison, Assistant Campus Editor

April 25, 2014


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Late at night on the Lakefill, Northwestern students will experience a different kind of Greek life as they conduct a marathon reading of "The Iliad" from May 23 to 24. Participants will read Homer’s famous epic about the end of the Trojan War beginning at 10 p.m. on May 23 and continuing until ...