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Judge temporarily blocks Trump order to cut funding for sanctuary cities

Judge temporarily blocks Trump order to cut funding for sanctuary cities

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, National

A federal judge in California on Tuesday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order to withhold grants from cities that do not comply with federal immigration policies, such as Evanston. The judge, William H. Orrick, issued a nationwide injunction prohibiting the president from...

Men’s Basketball: Lengthy Collins extension secures Northwestern’s ‘destination’ status

Men’s Basketball: Lengthy Collins extension secures Northwestern’s ‘destination’ status

Cole Paxton, Sports Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball CHICAGO — Before last season began, Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips wanted to extend basketball coach Chris Collins’ contract. “We hadn’t done anything. He’d been here for four years, signed an original seven-year contract, and it was time for us to do th...

Progress remains stalled on 831 Emerson development

Progress remains stalled on 831 Emerson development

Syd Stone, Assistant City Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

Evanston residents and officials discussed the proposed planned development project at 831 Emerson during Monday’s City Council meeting. The developers of the project, Focus Development, Inc. and CA-Ventures, proposed last week a 9-story mixed-use building with 242 units and a 3,300-square foot commercial space on the ground floor. The plan also includes 174 parking spaces ...

Aldermen oppose high military spending in Trump budget

Aldermen oppose high military spending in Trump budget

Billy Kobin, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, Top City Stories

Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution Monday urging the U.S. Congress to oppose President Donald Trump’s budget plan, which increases military spending. Trump’s proposed budget would take away funds from environmental and human service programs and instead raise military spending, which would...

Students express varied reactions to SAE suspension

Students express varied reactions to SAE suspension

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Greek, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

SESP sophomore Cate Ettinger said she felt bittersweet when the University announced the suspension of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity Friday. Ettinger said even though the chapter’s suspension was ultimately a success for student activists, she was disappointed an alcohol violation brought the disciplinary...

Board to vote on transgender policy next week

Board to vote on transgender policy next week

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The Evanston Township High School/District 202 board will vote next week on a policy that would allow transgender students to use the locker room of their choice. The policy, which will be voted on after being discussed in two separate board readings, was crafted after the Board Policy Committee decid...

‘The West Wing’ star focuses on educational, criminal injustice in play

‘The West Wing’ star focuses on educational, criminal injustice in play

Alan Perez, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Stories

As actress Anna Deavere Smith interviewed a series of people for a research project regarding the systematic oppression of minorities within the education and criminal justice system, she was inspired to tell their stories in the format of a play. “I do believe that people are talking a very beautiful...

Softball: Northwestern looks to build on momentum against Notre Dame

Softball: Northwestern looks to build on momentum against Notre Dame

Evan Augeri, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball Riding a four-game winning streak, Northwestern will face another strong non-conference opponent Tuesday afternoon when it meets Notre Dame. With a three-game sweep of Purdue over the weekend, the Wildcats (20-23, 6-9 Big Ten) inched ahead in the Big Ten standings and came the closest to...

Seidel, O’Brien set school records at Virginia Challenge

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Cross Country, Latest Stories, Sports

Cross Country Junior Isabel Seidel raced to a school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Virginia Challenge on Saturday, the latest in a string of successful outings for the Wildcats on the track. Seidel lowered her previous personal best by 26 seconds, running a 10:33.30 and finishing 12th o...

Condon: An openness to others is an openness to ourselves

Ryan Condon, Op-Ed Contributor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Each one of us has two versions of ourselves that we can present to others. You can give the bullet-pointed, resume version of yourself, or you can give what I’d hope to give you — the uncensored, unapologetically reflective existential crisis that every student at Northwestern knows too well. The...

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern loses to Michigan, beats Michigan State on Senior Day

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern loses to Michigan, beats Michigan State on Senior Day

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis On a beautiful Senior Day in Evanston, Northwestern redeemed its loss from Friday by closing its regular season with a victory to close the weekend. The Wildcats (13-10, 9-2 Big Ten) secured their second consecutive split weekend. After being swept by No. 5 Ohio State last Sunday, ...

Blotter: Chicago man arrested after damaging woman’s car in south Evanston

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 66-year-old man was charged with criminal damage to property, a misdemeanor, on Friday, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. Dugan said the man damaged a woman’s car in the parking lot of the Jewel-Osco in south Evanston on Jan. 10. She parked her car in the lot on on the 2400 block of Howard...