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Evanston man arrested for damage to property

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was arrested Friday after he damaged property at his apartment complex in the 1400 block of Howard Street. Multiple residents of the complex called the police Friday to report sounds of glass breaking and fighting near the rear of the building, said Perry Polinski, the 911 communications...

Sigma Chi fraternity temporarily suspended by national headquarters, currently under investigation

Sigma Chi fraternity temporarily suspended by national headquarters, currently under investigation

Cameron Cook and Catherine Kim

February 19, 2019


Filed under Campus, Greek, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern’s chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity has been temporarily suspended pending an investigation by their national headquarters into alleged violations of Sigma Chi’s policies. The suspension, which went into effect Tuesday, will remain until the national organization’s executive committee...

Police, fire departments boast decrease in crime, efficient response time

Police, fire departments boast decrease in crime, efficient response time

Sneha Dey, Assistant City Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

The Evanston Police Department and Evanston Fire Department presented their yearly updates to City Council at a meeting Monday, reporting an increase in emergency calls and a decrease in crime in 2018. According to the EPD report, crime went down 2.7 percent and use of force decreased by 3 cases....

Martinez: What Yalitza Aparicio’s role means for indigenous representation

Martinez: What Yalitza Aparicio’s role means for indigenous representation

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Yalitza Aparicio, the star of the hit Mexican film “Roma,” is coming into her own. Though she was originally training to become a teacher, Aparicio decided to try out for the film’s main character on a whim, never having officially acted before. Instantly, director Alfonso Cuarón knew she was...

Aldermen accept first streetlight modernization, standardization plan since 1979

Aldermen accept first streetlight modernization, standardization plan since 1979

Cassidy Wang, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories

At Monday’s City Council meeting, aldermen voted 7-0 to accept both the January 2019 Street Light Master Plan, which standardizes and modernizes the city’s lighting system, as well as the Tallmadge streetlight proposal request. In alignment with Evanston’s strategic vision to create the “most...

Lecturer talks Middle East, tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Lecturer talks Middle East, tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran

James Pollard, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Politics

Author and scholar Simon Mabon described the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran as much more complex than it is often portrayed, and he fears uprisings like the Arab Spring in 2011 will occur again within the next three years. Northwestern’s Middle East and North African Studies Program and the...

Like many universities, NU sees decrease in international graduate student enrollment

Like many universities, NU sees decrease in international graduate student enrollment

Catherine Kim, Campus Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Like many universities nationwide, Northwestern saw a decrease in enrollment of new international graduate students last fall, according to new data published by the International Office last week. Still, total international student enrollment rose more than 10 percent to 4,332, according to the report. The...

Administrators outline plan for energy use recording, encourage student action at The State of Sustainability

Administrators outline plan for energy use recording, encourage student action at The State of Sustainability

Andres Correa, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

SustainNU, Associated Student Government and the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern encouraged students to engage in sustainable practices and advance sustainability throughout campus at Monday’s The State of Sustainability event. About 15 students attended the first community...

Professors differ on laptop use in classrooms, as benefits of bans debated in new research

Professors differ on laptop use in classrooms, as benefits of bans debated in new research

Thea Showalter, Reporter

February 18, 2019


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Some Northwestern students slip their computers into bags and backpacks without so much as a second thought, but the laptop — the ever-present symbol of on-the-go college students — and its role in the college classroom are still up for debate. NU professors who ban laptops often cite a 2014 study...

NU partnership with Garfield Produce Company gives local business a ‘boost’

NU partnership with Garfield Produce Company gives local business a ‘boost’

Zoe Malin, Reporter

February 18, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

In a 6,000-square-foot warehouse on the West Side of Chicago, the staff at Garfield Produce Company spends their days tending to crops of microgreens. The small business, founded in 2013, grows these edible plants for food distributors, such as Northwestern’s new food provider, Compass Group. What...

Man arrested for aggravated assault and possession of controlled substance

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

February 18, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 45-year-old man reported Saturday that his co-worker threatened him with a gun after they had a business dispute in the 1800 block of Washington Street. The man said the two had an argument about the vehicles they were selling, and his co-worker retrieved a revolver handgun from his vehicle and...

Fencing: Seven freshmen compete at Junior Olympics

Fencing: Seven freshmen compete at Junior Olympics

Stephen Council, Reporter

February 18, 2019


Filed under Fencing, Latest Stories, Sports

Fencing This season, Northwestern’s freshmen have been a force to be reckoned with. For one weekend, it was all about them. The No. 2 Wildcats sent seven freshman fencers to the Junior Olympics in Denver this weekend. Early struggles and altitude sickness proved difficult to deal with, but...