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Evanston Community Foundation announces more than $800,000 in annual grants

Evanston Community Foundation announces more than $800,000 in annual grants

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Community Foundation awarded a number of strategic grants at an annual celebration on Tuesday. Members of ECF presented awards at the ceremony — held at The Crystal Ballroom and Lounge, 529 Davis St. — and announced grants for local community organizations. The grants totaled more...

Non-tenure track faculty at Northwestern join Service Employees International Union following election

Ally Mauch, Reporter
May 30, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Part-time and full-time non-tenure track faculty at Northwestern have joined the Service Employees International Union, nearly one year after faculty members filed for a union election, according to a news release from the SEIU. The union election was held last summer, but due to legal complications, the final valid ballots were not counted until...

Office Hours: Gentrification

Office Hours: Gentrification

The Daily Audio Desk
May 28, 2017
Filed under Audio, Latest Stories, Multimedia, Office Hours

This week on Office Hours, we sat down with sociology and African American studies Prof. Mary Pattillo, whose research focuses on the economic, social and political dynamics of Chicago neighborhoods. Pattillo broke down the process of gentrification, explained the effect it has on the original residents...

Baseball: Northwestern’s miracle run ends in blowout loss in Big Ten Championship

Baseball: Northwestern’s miracle run ends in blowout loss in Big Ten Championship

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 28, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball A team that no one expected to do anything, a team that lost almost 40 games a season ago, a team that started the season 0-7, played for a Big Ten Championship on Sunday. Northwestern (27-30, 13-11) came up short, losing 13-4 to Iowa to end its season in the Big Ten Tournament fina...

Baseball: Incredible run continues with win over Minnesota, Wildcats into tournament semifinals

Baseball: Incredible run continues with win over Minnesota, Wildcats into tournament semifinals

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 27, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball The most surprising turnaround on campus continued Friday, as the Wildcats took down Minnesota 11-7 for their second win in the Big Ten Tournament. Northwestern's first season with two postseason wins since 2002 comes one year after it went 15-39. Not only did the Cats set the prog...

Curtain Call: Nathan Taphorn leaves legacy as model teammate, leader

Curtain Call: Nathan Taphorn leaves legacy as model teammate, leader

Garrett Jochnau, Reporter
May 26, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

On March 1, Northwestern basketball finally had its moment. In dire need of a win, the Wildcats secured a ticket-punching victory over Michigan on a buzzer beater, all but sealing their first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. And right in the middle of it all was senior Nathan Taphorn, who delivered...

Students commemorate Manchester bombing victims at vigil

Students commemorate Manchester bombing victims at vigil

Ally Mauch, Reporter
May 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Jessica Collins, a Weinberg sophomore from London, organized a vigil Thursday to remember those who died as a result of the Manchester, England bombing this week. After an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night, 22 people died when a man set off a bomb outside the arena. The bomber was...

D65 report calls for ‘sense of urgency’ to address needs of marginalized students

D65 report calls for ‘sense of urgency’ to address needs of marginalized students

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Top City Stories

An Evanston/Skokie School District 65 equity report found a lack of racial literacy, a need for more multicultural education and called for “urgency” in addressing marginalized students and families. The report, prepared by independent consultant Corrie Wallace, was presented to the District 65...

YMCA, Childcare Network of Evanston partner to bring Head Start program to 5th Ward

YMCA, Childcare Network of Evanston partner to bring Head Start program to 5th Ward

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

Low-income families in Evanston, especially those in the 5th Ward, now have a new resource for childhood education. Childcare Network of Evanston and the McGaw YMCA have partnered to begin providing the Head Start program for children aged 3 to 5, said Deepa Mehta, CNE’s director of early childhood...

The Weekly Podcast: Ben Shapiro and Political Tension on Campus

The Weekly Podcast: Ben Shapiro and Political Tension on Campus

The Daily Audio Desk
May 26, 2017
Filed under Audio, Latest Stories, Multimedia, The Weekly

This edition of The Weekly features conservative commentator Ben Shapiro's visit to Northwestern on Wednesday. As political tensions rise on campus, this episode explores the importance of hearing both sides of the story. The Weekly's Sam Bernitz and Molly Glick spoke to David Donnelly, president of...

Activists march to Springfield to demand progressive budget, highlight effects of stalemate

Activists march to Springfield to demand progressive budget, highlight effects of stalemate

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter
May 26, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

The schedule is strict and consistent. Every morning since leaving Chicago on May 15, Joe Padilla and Anna Sekiguchi have woken up, swallowed down breakfast and started marching toward Springfield by 9 a.m. Alongside 10 other activists from Fair Economy Illinois — a coalition of groups who organized...

The Daily Northwestern named best daily student newspaper by Society of Professional Journalists

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

The Daily Northwestern was named the best daily student newspaper in the country Thursday by the Society of Professional Journalists. The Daily won the 2016 Mark of Excellence Award designating it as the national winner of the Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper category. The annual awards...