The Daily Northwestern

University releases report on outreach, inclusion for Native Americans

Tyler Pager, Breaking News Editor

November 17, 2014


Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern's Native American Outreach and Inclusion Task Force released its report Monday outlining a series of recommendations for the University, including establishing an Indigenous Research Center and renaming programs and buildings named after NU founder John Evans. The report, now in the h...

Evanston names LGBT liaison, receives high ranking for LGBT services

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 16, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Evanston named a city official as LGBT liaison, a new position created to help the city better provide for its LGBT community, the city announced Friday. Mark Muenzer, Evanston’s director of community development, will be the liaison. The city’s announcement of the new position came at the...

Student groups compete in ‘NU Think U Can Dance?’ charity event

Student groups compete in ‘NU Think U Can Dance?’ charity event

Jacquelyn Guillen, Reporter

November 16, 2014


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Entertainment, Student Groups

Dance groups from Northwestern and the Chicago area performed in the Technological Institute on Saturday night, competing for cash prizes in China Care's first "NU Think U Can Dance?" charity event. NU’s chapter of China Care is part of the China Care Foundation, which supports orphaned childr...

Rick Santorum to speak at College Republicans event

Jeanne Kuang, Campus Editor

November 16, 2014


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Former U.S. Senator and 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum will speak at Northwestern on Wednesday at the College Republicans' fall speaker event, the group announced Friday. Santorum will talk about national security, College Republicans said in a statement. The politician represented Pennsylvania...

Football: Wildcats’ offense leads the way to biggest win of the season

Football: Wildcats’ offense leads the way to biggest win of the season

Bobby Pillote, Assistant Sports Editor

November 15, 2014


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Gameday SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Northwestern had its most roller-coaster offensive performance of the season Saturday in its 43-40 win over No. 18 Notre Dame. The Wildcats overcame freshman running back Justin Jackson’s first career fumble, three potential dropped touchdown passes by senior rec...

Men’s basketball: Olah’s 21 points lead Northwestern to season-opening victory

Men’s basketball: Olah’s 21 points lead Northwestern to season-opening victory

Huzaifa Patel, Reporter

November 14, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports

It was a grind, but Northwestern got the job done in its season opener Friday, edging out the Houston Baptist Huskies 65-58. Junior center Alex Olah led all scorers with 21 points, as the Cats rallied behind him to pull away from the Huskies in the second half. NU got off to a slow start, missing...

Chicago man sentenced for aggravated criminal sexual abuse

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 14, 2014


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Cook County judge sentenced a Chicago man Wednesday to seven years for aggravated criminal sexual abuse that occurred in Evanston, police said. Dwight Moore, 22, pleaded guilty to the charges Wednesday at the Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie, Evanston police announced Friday. Police charged...

University increases student involvement in search for new Weinberg dean

Olivia Exstrum, Assistant Campus Editor

November 13, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern faculty and administrators are involving more students in the search for the next dean of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences after students voiced concerns about their lack of involvement in the process at an open forum in October. A student interview group, chosen by the Weinberg College Student Adv...

Court dismisses Medill senior’s Title IX suit against Northwestern

Ally Mutnick, Managing Editor

November 13, 2014


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

Title IX lawsuits A federal judge dismissed Thursday a Medill senior’s Title IX lawsuit against Northwestern, ruling the University is not liable because it “took timely, reasonable, and successful measures” in the aftermath of her alleged sexual assault by philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow. Citing ...

Retired Georgetown professor gives lecture on WWII ‘comfort women’

Retired Georgetown professor gives lecture on WWII ‘comfort women’

Madeline Fox, Reporter

November 13, 2014


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

A retired professor of Korean studies spoke to a packed room in Harris Hall on Wednesday night about "comfort women" who were enslaved for sex by the Japanese army during World War II. Bonnie Oh, a retired Georgetown University professor, recounted the history and legacy of an estimated 80,000...

Nonprofit renovates affordable housing unit

Nonprofit renovates affordable housing unit

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

November 12, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A local nonprofit completed the rehabilitation of an affordable housing unit in the 2nd Ward and held an open house Wednesday to mark the occasion. The house, at 1409 Darrow Ave., is the first in a series of 12 units in Evanston that will be renovated by Community Partners for Affordable Housing, an organization tha...

Students produce play on alcohol, hookup culture

Students produce play on alcohol, hookup culture

Madeline Fox, Reporter

November 12, 2014


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Theater

Northwestern students this weekend will bring drinking, partying and sex to a fraternity house — in the form of a play. Communication junior Russell Kahn, producer of "White Girl Wasted," which opens Thursday at the Zeta Beta Tau house, doesn't want the show to be misinterpreted. The play, which ...