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Students pitch ideas at entrepreneurship event

Students pitch ideas at entrepreneurship event

Mollie Leavitt, Reporter

October 22, 2014


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Northwestern students gathered at the Owen L. Coon Forum on Wednesday to pitch their startup ideas to more than 50 audience members during an event held to give student entrepreneurs the opportunity to network with each other and strengthen their pitches. NU undergraduate student group EPIC a...

Green Cup encourages students to conserve

Emily Chin, Reporter

October 21, 2014


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

For the ninth year in a row, Green Cup is in full swing. Northwestern Dining is currently in the middle of Green Cup, a campus-wide competition led by Students for Ecological and Environmental Development in partnership with the Office of Sustainability. Throughout the competition, students can ear...

Director of Risk Management retires after 16 years

Olivia Exstrum, Assistant Campus Editor

October 21, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Director of Risk Management Christopher Johnson will be retiring from Northwestern on Dec. 5, said Ingrid Stafford, associate vice president and treasurer for Financial Operations, in an Oct. 17 email. Stafford highlighted Johnson’s contributions to the University during his 16 years in the ...

Second ETHS student diagnosed with whooping cough this year

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 21, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A student at Evanston Township High School has been diagnosed with whooping cough, according to a letter sent out Monday to students' parents. This is the second case at the school this year. The student, who has been diagnosed and treated, is the second person at ETHS in three months to contract...

New Northwestern group launches discussions for women of color

Alice Yin, Assistant Campus Editor

October 21, 2014


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Women of color in the Northwestern community discussed their identities and experiences on Monday as part of a new series of monthly dialogues. The Women of Color Initiative and Gathering held its first meeting to discuss issues affecting women of color. The initiative, which is slated to hold two...

Evanston puts restaurant health inspection data on Yelp

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 21, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories

People can now view public restaurant health inspection information for Evanston establishments on business-review site Yelp, the city announced Monday. Through a partnership with Accela, a company that aims to provide civic engagement and excellence, Evanston has made available to customers a variety...

NU Votes registers 800 students on move-in day after changes to protocol

NU Votes registers 800 students on move-in day after changes to protocol

Alex Putterman, Sports Editor

October 20, 2014


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

A voter registration effort headed by NU Votes helped register about 800 new students to vote this fall, despite changes in the Wildcat Welcome protocol that made reaching students more difficult, the Center for Civic Engagement announced this month. NU Votes, a nonpartisan CCE initiative in its fou...

Local goods delivery app expands to Evanston

Local goods delivery app expands to Evanston

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 20, 2014


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston now has an on-demand delivery app that allows users to order food and other products from anywhere in Chicago and a few northern suburbs. The app, called Postmates, launched its Chicago expansion Friday, extending its services to Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette, Rogers Park and Winnetka. ...

Sustain Evanston discusses initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emission

Jacquelyn Guillen, Reporter

October 19, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Environmental leaders and activists spoke Saturday about different initiatives by community members to reduce Evanston’s greenhouse gas emissions. Sustain Evanston, a network of organizations and people working to improve sustainability in the city, held a meeting at the Evanston Public Library,...

‘The Laramie Project’ brings LGBT community discussion to Northwestern

Mariana Alfaro, Reporter

October 19, 2014


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Theater

Communication Prof. Rives Collins said he was looking for a good story to tell when he decided to direct "The Laramie Project." The play opens Friday as part of the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for Performing Arts mainstage season. It focuses on aftermath of the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay...

Homecoming alumni panel talks careers, NU community

Homecoming alumni panel talks careers, NU community

Lauren Sonnenberg, Reporter

October 19, 2014


Filed under Administration, Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

Five Northwestern alumni spoke on Friday about life after NU in a panel led by University President Morton Schapiro. The panel, titled “Who Are You Because of NU?” was organized by the Office of Alumni Relations and Development and student organizers as part of Homecoming Week. It was the...

Curt’s Cafe named finalist in competition for $50K award

Curt’s Cafe named finalist in competition for $50K award

Hal Jin, Reporter

October 19, 2014


Filed under Business, City, Education, Latest Stories

Curt’s Cafe, a local restaurant that employs formerly incarcerated young adults, was named a finalist in a social innovation competition, bringing the nonprofit one step closer to winning up to $100,000. Project Impact, sponsored by venture philanthropy fund A Better Chicago, announced Friday...