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Block 3: (NUD)MTV

Stavros Agorakis and Sophie Mann
March 4
Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Latest Stories

Despite a low-energy start to Block 3, dancers erupted in applause when GiGi — who Dance Marathon beneficiary GiGi’s Playhouse is named after — took the stage. “I don’t think most 14-year-olds are out on a stage at this time of the night,” said Nancy Gianni, GiGi’s mother and the...

Block 2: EDMpowerment

Kristina Karisch and Sophie Mann
March 4
Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Latest Stories

With bass shaking the tent, dancers donned their best and brightest neon for the second block of Dance Marathon, themed EDMpowerment. Highlights included galaxy leggings, tights and shorts combos and neon wigs that harkened back to classic ‘80s workout videos. Dancers glowed under black lights...

Block 1: Dance Hard PLAY Hard

Zoe Miller, Reporter
March 4
Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Latest Stories

For the 43rd year, Dance Marathon kicked off its first block as more than a thousand dancers ran into the tent in Norris University Center on Friday evening. Minutes before, Maura Cullen (Weinberg ’87), liaison between GiGi’s Playhouse and DM, welcomed dancers to the tent and reiterated the impo...

Women’s Basketball: Turnovers doom Northwestern in ugly Big Ten Tournament loss

Women’s Basketball: Turnovers doom Northwestern in ugly Big Ten Tournament loss

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
March 3
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball INDIANAPOLIS — Northwestern players traveled seeking paths around Ohio State defenders. They were flummoxed by the Buckeyes’ press break. They committed charges left and right. In short, the Wildcats gave the ball away. A lot. NU (20-11, 8-8 Big Ten) committed 21 turno...

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats fall to No. 1 seed Ohio State 99-68 in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats fall to No. 1 seed Ohio State 99-68 in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal

Max Gelman, Reporter
March 3
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball INDIANAPOLIS — Northwestern hardly had a chance. No. 1 seed Ohio State (26-5, 15-1 Big Ten) began the game in a full-court press, seemingly trying to tire out the No. 9 seeded Wildcats (20-11, 8-8) on their second straight game day. Making 9-of-16 shots from beyond the arc in...

ASG Senate sees rise in attendance after walkout

ASG Senate sees rise in attendance after walkout

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
March 3
Filed under Campus, Greek, Latest Stories, Sexual Assault, Student Government

Wednesday’s Associated Student Government Senate was the most attended Senate of the quarter. Throughout Winter Quarter, Senate has operated on the cusp of having the 25 senators necessary for quorum each week. Without quorum, Senate cannot vote on any legislation. At Feb. 22’s Senate, former...

Steve Hagerty outspends Mark Tendam in primary

Steve Hagerty outspends Mark Tendam in primary

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
March 3
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Businessman Steve Hagerty has raised more money and far outspent Ald. Mark Tendam (6th) in Evanston’s mayoral race, according to campaign finance disclosures from mid-August to the end of the year. In that time period, Hagerty raised $109,079 — with about 53 percent coming from loans he made to...

McCormick professor wins prestigious scientific research award

Catherine Kim, Reporter
March 3
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

McCormick Prof. Koray Aydin won the 2017 Young Investigator Program award from the Office of Naval Research for his work in nanophotonic materials and devices. Aydin, who is an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, will receive $510,000 over three years for his research...

Police Blotter: Man arrested in connection with hit and run

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
March 3
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

A man was arrested in connection with a hit and run accident early Wednesday morning in south Evanston, police said. No one was injured in the hit and run involving two vehicles, which occurred on Feb. 18 at 1:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Callan, but one male driver fled the scene, Evanston police...

Women’s Tennis: Wildcats prepare for competitive road stretch

Women’s Tennis: Wildcats prepare for competitive road stretch

Joe Wilkinson, Reporter
March 3
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis After a nearly two-week long hiatus, the Wildcats are taking their show on the road, where they’ll face another pair of ranked opponents in Seattle. Northwestern will open the weekend with a showdown against No. 11 Oklahoma State on Saturday before squaring off against No. 25 Washi...

Medill Prof. Louise Kiernan named editor in chief of ProPublica Illinois

Medill Prof. Louise Kiernan named editor in chief of ProPublica Illinois

Kristine Liao, Reporter
March 3
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

After an 18-year career at the Chicago Tribune and six years at Northwestern, Medill Prof. Louise Kiernan is finishing up the quarter at the University before starting her career as the first editor in chief of ProPublica Illinois. Although she said she loves teaching at NU, Kiernan had always told...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern upsets Iowa, moves on in Big Ten Tournament

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern upsets Iowa, moves on in Big Ten Tournament

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
March 2
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball INDIANAPOLIS — Northwestern didn’t enter the Big Ten Tournament with much going for it. The Wildcats struggled through February, lost their finale on a heartbreaking buzzer-beater and fell to Iowa by 19 in their lone regular-season meeting. Against Iowa on Thursday, Ni...