The Daily Northwestern

Michelle Obama’s chief of staff to speak at School of Law convocation

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

May 6, 2015


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

First lady Michelle Obama's chief of staff will give the main convocation address May 15 at the School of Law. Tina Tchen (Law '84), has been the first lady's chief of staff since 2011. Tchen also is executive director for the White House Council on Women and Girls. She spent 13 years as a partner...

ASG amends constitution, approves Wild Ideas funding

ASG amends constitution, approves Wild Ideas funding

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

May 6, 2015


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Government, Student Groups

Associated Student Government Senate voted to amend its constitution Wednesday, making the vice president for student activities directly elected by student groups instead of senators. The post becomes the only cabinet position not confirmed by senators. Groups will vote on the next vice president...

Vacationer, The O’My’s to perform at Benefit

Vacationer, The O’My’s to perform at Benefit

Matthew Choi, Reporter

May 6, 2015


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups

The band Vacationer will perform at Benefit 2015, A&O Productions and Dance Marathon announced Wednesday. Alternative-pop band Vacationer will headline Benefit and soul group The O'My's will open the concert. The event this year will be held Saturday in the Louis Room in Norris University Center....

Mayfest announces Dillo Day noise fixes

Mayfest announces Dillo Day noise fixes

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

May 5, 2015


Filed under City, Dillo Day 2015, Latest Stories, Local

Mayfest representatives introduced their solutions to last year’s Dillo Day noise complaints at a community meeting Tuesday, including reorienting the stage to face east toward Lake Michigan and new speaker technology that prevents music from leaking past festival boundaries. The meeting, held at...

Evanston nominated in Outside Magazine’s Best Town Ever contest

Tori Latham, City Editor

May 5, 2015


Filed under City, Latest Stories

Evanston has been nominated for another national award, increasing the city’s visibility throughout the United States. Outside Magazine, a publication that aims to inspire people to enjoy the outdoors, chose Evanston as one of its nominees for its fifth annual Best Town Ever contest. The city is...

Hillary Clinton staffer visits College Democrats to recruit Northwestern students

Hillary Clinton staffer visits College Democrats to recruit Northwestern students

Drew Gerber, Reporter

May 5, 2015


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers

A member of presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s Illinois team spoke to Northwestern’s College Democrats Tuesday evening, emphasizing the importance of grassroots involvement in presidential elections. Michael Brenner, formerly the Get Out the Vote director for former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s...

Women’s Tennis: Wildcats prepare for NCAA Tournament opener out west

Women’s Tennis: Wildcats prepare for NCAA Tournament opener out west

Alex Lederman, Reporter

May 5, 2015


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Just as it’s warming up in Evanston, the Wildcats are taking a trip to California. No. 26 Northwestern faces No. 37 St. Mary’s (California) this Friday in Los Angeles in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The winner takes on the victor of Idaho and host school No. 7 UC...

Northwestern housing staffer charged with aggravated assault

Tyler Pager, Campus Editor

May 4, 2015


Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Police arrested a Northwestern housing staffer Friday morning after he allegedly displayed a knife and threatened a Sodexo employee. Maurice Henry, 45, told the Sodexo employee he was going to “kill him” after they got into a verbal confrontation, University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said. McAleer...

Odesza to perform at Dillo Day 2015

Odesza to perform at Dillo Day 2015

Emily Chin, Reporter

May 4, 2015


Filed under Campus, Dillo Day 2015, Events, Latest Stories, Student Entertainment

Mayfest confirmed Monday that Odesza will perform at Dillo Day. Mayfest teased the group’s performance Sunday night, with the front page of the Dillo Day website matching a logo from Odesza’s 2014 album “In Return.” An electronic music duo, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight gained popularity...

Evanston subcommittee nominates SAFE as animal shelter tenant

Evanston subcommittee nominates SAFE as animal shelter tenant

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

May 4, 2015


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Aldermen chose Saving Animals for Evanston as the new tenant for the Evanston Animal Shelter on Monday. The selection will now go in front of City Council on May 26 for final approval. The Human Services Committee recommended the city continue to fund the shelter until October 1, at which point...

Men’s Basketball: What statistical analysis tells us about next season

Men’s Basketball: What statistical analysis tells us about next season

Bobby Pillote, Sports Editor

May 4, 2015


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

Men's Basketball There’s already buzz surrounding Northwestern men’s basketball’s 2015-2016 season, and with good reason. The Wildcats’ losses coming off of last season are minimal: guard Dave Sobolewski, a holdover from the Bill Carmody era who never found a home in coach Chris Collin...

Lulu’s, Taco Diablo plan to open January 2016

Paige Leskin, Managing Editor

May 3, 2015


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston resident Daniel Kelch’s businesses have not had the best of luck in the city. First, his Mexican restaurant Taco Diablo was destroyed by an early morning fire in December 2013 that also burned through two other businesses. Three months later, he closed his Asian restaurant Lulu’s,...