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Mayor hopes to be ‘honest broker’ with residents, focus on city finances

Mayor hopes to be ‘honest broker’ with residents, focus on city finances

Kristina Karisch, Development and Recruitment Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories

More than a year after taking office, Mayor Steve Hagerty said he is fully realizing the “all-encompassing” nature of his job. From overseeing City Council meetings to focusing on the city’s finances and interacting with residents from all walks of life, Hagerty said his tenure has been a “very...

Evanston residents to rally in Fountain Square for national gun violence awareness efforts

Syd Stone, City Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston residents will gather in Fountain Square on Saturday to rally in support of gun control as part of the national Wear Orange Day. The campaign begins Friday on National Gun Violence Awareness Day when people all over the country will show their support for gun violence prevention with rallies...

Illinois lawmakers pass state budget, Rauner set for approval

Illinois lawmakers pass state budget, Rauner set for approval

Syd Stone, City Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, National

After years of sharp partisan differences, Illinois senators overwhelmingly approved a new spending plan Thursday, paving the way for a full budget to be in place ahead of the next fiscal year for the first time since Gov. Bruce Rauner took office in 2015. The Illinois House approved the $38.5 billion...

The Daily Northwestern’s 2018 Diversity Report

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

June 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Opinion, Top Stories

For nearly 137 years, The Daily Northwestern has been the newspaper of record for Northwestern and Evanston. And for the vast majority of that time, we have not been representative of either of those communities. It’s no secret that our newsroom’s lack of diversity has led — and continues to...

US expected to limit visa length for Chinese students

US expected to limit visa length for Chinese students

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

The Trump administration is expected to impose limits on visas granted to Chinese citizens amid concerns of intellectual property theft, potentially putting Northwestern’s research operations at risk. United States consular offices and embassies have been instructed to shorten the length of visas...

Residents petition to protect Youth and Young Adult division from budget cuts

Residents petition to protect Youth and Young Adult division from budget cuts

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

About 1,100 residents have signed a petition to support full funding for the Youth and Young Adult division as the program faces cuts during the city’s priority-based budgeting process, the division’s community services manager Kevin Brown said. Brown said he created the petition to raise awareness...

Cast, crew of Chicago-based Fox Sports documentary ‘Shot in the Dark’ talk filmmaking process

Cast, crew of Chicago-based Fox Sports documentary ‘Shot in the Dark’ talk filmmaking process

Wilson Chapman, Reporter

June 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

National Basketball Association certified agent Daniel Poneman said there’s more to basketball than the sport. “(Basketball) was just a perfect vehicle to tell a human story, and tell a Chicago story, and take that snapshot of what it’s like to be a kid on the West Side of Chicago in this moment...

2017-18 Northwestern sports year in review

2017-18 Northwestern sports year in review

June 1, 2018


Filed under Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

The Daily’s Sports Staff examines the past year in Northwestern sports in our annual end-of-year review. Daily file photo by Brian Meng Team of the Year: Women’s Tennis A perennially excellent program throughout coach Claire Pollard’s nearly two-decade run at the helm, Northwestern women’s tennis had suffered a slight dip in ...

Deerfield Management pledges $65 million to Northwestern for drug development

Deerfield Management pledges $65 million to Northwestern for drug development

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Northwestern announced Thursday it is partnering with Deerfield Management, an investment management company, to launch Lakeside Discovery LLC in order to help develop new drugs. Deerfield, which pledged up to $65 million, will help shepherd potential drugs to the Food and Drug Administration to get...

RTVF department chair David Tolchinsky to end term after serving in position for 10 years

RTVF department chair David Tolchinsky to end term after serving in position for 10 years

Allie Goulding, Assistant Design Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

David Tolchinsky’s term as department chair of the Department of Radio, Television and Film will come to an end this September, the School of Communication announced to faculty in a Wednesday email. RTVF associate chair Zayd Dohrn will succeed Tolchinsky beginning Sept. 1. According to a news...

Schuman: Northwestern fans, beware the college sports-industrial complex

Max Schuman, Reporter

June 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Northwestern has spent a ton of money on athletics over the course of my four years at this school. It sunk $265 million into the palatial practice facilities of Ryan Fieldhouse, another $110 million into an update of Welsh-Ryan Arena, and millions more into long-term contracts for football coach Pat...

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with possession of controlled substance

Nikki Baim, Reporter

June 1, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 19-year-old Evanston man was arrested Wednesday in connection with possession of a controlled substance in south Evanston. Police responded to an attempted apartment robbery in the 100 block of Elmwood Avenue at 3:22 a.m., Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The man was leaving the building carrying...