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Women’s Tennis: Wildcats to take on Fighting Illini

Women’s Tennis: Wildcats to take on Fighting Illini

Mike Marut, Reporter

March 7, 2014


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Tennis

On Saturday, No. 8 Northwestern (7-3, 2-0 Big Ten) will fight for the Land of Lincoln against conference opponent No. 36 University of Illinois (6-4, 0-0). The Illini open their conference season against the highly ranked Wildcats, who have won their last two contests. Last time the two teams came to...

Northwestern to replace communal bathrooms, expand Chapin in Master Plan

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

March 7, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

As part of Northwestern's Housing Master Plan, new residence halls will have suite-style bathrooms instead of communal ones. Paul Riel, executive director of Residential Services, said future residence halls will either feature single or double suites. Primarily for upperclassmen, single suites will...

White House sets funds to fight violence against women on campus in 2015 budget

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

March 7, 2014


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

The 2015 fiscal year budget will allocate $11 million to fight violent crimes against women on campus, the White House announced Wednesday.  The budget will also provide funds to test backlogged rape kits and help prosecute sexual assault cases.  The announcement comes more than a month after President Barack Obama ...

New exhibition looks to focus on race

Bailey Williams, Assistant City Editor

March 7, 2014


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories, Local

A number of local partners are joining together to present an exhibition with a new perspective on race. The exhibition RACE: Are We So Different? presents historical, biological and cultural views on race, according to a news release. The YWCA Evanston/North Shore and the Illinois Holocaust Museum and...

Penny Park redesign planned for fall

Paige Leskin, Reporter

March 7, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

More than 20 years after its creation, Penny Park will undergo a complete transformation, Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd) said. Braithwaite said the 2014 Evanston budget allotted enough money for the redesign. The renovations are planned for this fall, he said. “It’s one of the most used pa...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern seniors go out with a whimper in 7th straight loss

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern seniors go out with a whimper in 7th straight loss

Rohan Nadkarni, Reporter

March 6, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Senior Night at Welsh-Ryan Arena was a night for memories. After the festivities ended, however, Northwestern played a game it would soon like to forget. The Wildcats (12-18, 5-12 Big Ten) fell to Penn State (15-15, 6-11), 59-32, in their last home game of the season. The loss to the Nittany Lions...

Evanston adds another Twitter account

March 6, 2014


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston announced Thursday the creation of a second Twitter handle to better inform residents, just in time for Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl's State of the City Address on Friday. "We have a very high follower-to-resident ratio compared to other local government agencies," Evanston digital services...

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats’ late comeback falls short against Buckeyes in Big Ten Tournament

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats’ late comeback falls short against Buckeyes in Big Ten Tournament

Bobby Pillote, Reporter

March 6, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

Early on, it looked as though Northwestern was heading for a repeat of its last game against Ohio State. The Buckeyes (16-17, 6-11 Big Ten) jumped out to an early lead, and although the Wildcats (15-15, 5-12) fought back to force an exciting finish, they ultimately fell, 86-77, in the opening r...

Updated: Planned sit-in turns into protest of Northwestern’s sexual assault policies

Updated: Planned sit-in turns into protest of Northwestern’s sexual assault policies

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick

March 4, 2014


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

A planned sit-in of philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow’s class Tuesday afternoon turned into a demonstration outside the office of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Dean Sarah Mangelsdorf, where students demanded greater transparency on the University’s sexual assault policies and protested Ludlow’s c...

Updated: Northwestern responds to faculty petition on sexual misconduct policies

Updated: Northwestern responds to faculty petition on sexual misconduct policies

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

March 4, 2014


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

Northwestern officials responded Tuesday morning to a petition drafted by faculty asking the University for more transparency in cases of sexual misconduct. NU’s Title IX Coordinating Committee, which consists of 13 administrators, including Dean of Students Todd Adams, issued a statement agreeing...

Ludlow cancels class after planned sit-in

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

March 4, 2014


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

Weinberg Prof. Peter Ludlow canceled at least one of his 300-level philosophy classes Tuesday, which many students had planned on walking out of in protest of Northwestern’s continued employment of Ludlow after a Medill junior filed a sexual assault complaint against him in 2012. Students planned...

Committee gives animal nonprofit CARE a second chance to stay in animal shelter

Committee gives animal nonprofit CARE a second chance to stay in animal shelter

Jennifer Ball, Reporter

March 4, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston’s Human Services Committee met Monday evening to discuss the joint recommendations between the city’s Arts Council and the Noyes Tenants Association and the future of the relationship between the city and Community Animal Rescue Effort, the local nonprofit that facilitates dog and cat ...