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Dorm walk-through yields 12 pianos in basement

Jared Gilmour, Reporter

April 4, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

After a dozen pianos were found in the basement of Ayers College of Commerce and Industry, administrators and student leaders are weighing whether or not their repair is worth the investment, and if pianos are an important component of residence halls. Last quarter, Paul Riel, executive director of...

New Associated Student Government services receive mixed reviews in initial weeks

New Associated Student Government services receive mixed reviews in initial weeks

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor

April 4, 2013


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Two online services launched Winter Quarter by Associated Student Government have been met with mixed reviews. David Harris, services vice president, said about 200 students are registered on Cab Corner, which coordinates shared rides to and from the airport. He said he had hoped for more registrations...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern athletic department showcases lighter side with Chris Collins announcement

Josh Walfish, Sports Editor

April 3, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Teasing tweets and cheeky references to the conclave colored Northwestern's roll-out of the new men's basketball coach last week. NU’s athletic department has been expanding its social media presence and was up to its usual tricks when it unveiled Chris Collins as the Wildcats’ new leader. The...

Updated: Top ASG official quits to focus on Edward Tivador campaign

Updated: Top ASG official quits to focus on Edward Tivador campaign

Staff Report

April 3, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

A key member of Associated Student Government said Wednesday night he has resigned to devote his time to the campaign of 1st Ward challenger Edward Tivador. Steven Monacelli, who was vice president of community relations, has served as the University's de facto liaison with Evanston on a host of...

Vote Evanston early voting initiative fails to attract students

Cat Zakrzewski, Campus Editor

April 3, 2013


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Vote Evanston's effort to drive students to the polls early in the upcoming city election fell short Wednesday. Throughout the week leading up to the April 9 election, Vote Evanston, a non-partisan initiative to encourage student voting, will lead walks from campus buildings to the Lorraine H. Morton...

Evanston nonprofits Y.O.U., YWCA to tackle dating violence with new grant

Rachel Janik, Reporter

April 3, 2013


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

An Evanston youth agency is teaming up with the YWCA Evanston/Northshore to fight dating violence, thanks to recently awarded federal funds that will arrive in June. Youth Organizations Umbrella, Inc., which provides support for young people, collaborated with the YWCA to apply for a grant from...

Obama mentions slain Evanston teen in gun control speech

Obama mentions slain Evanston teen in gun control speech

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

April 3, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Justin Murray, Latest Stories

President Barack Obama mentioned a shooting victim from Evanston during a gun control speech this evening in Denver. "I had another conversation just a couple of months ago with a mom from Chicago — actually, Evanston, Illinois — whose son had been killed in a random shooting," Obama said at the...

Evanston water lab receives perfect scores in state inspection

Evanston water lab receives perfect scores in state inspection

Edward Cox, Assistant City Editor

April 3, 2013


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston's water quality laboratory has received perfect scores from the Illinois Department of Public Health for its fourth check-up in a row. The lab achieved a score of zero deviations after state inspectors evaluated the procedures, records and tools the facility used to ensure safe drinking water,...

Proposed bed-and-breakfast tabled at Evanston zoning board meeting

Proposed bed-and-breakfast tabled at Evanston zoning board meeting

Oliver Ortega, Reporter

April 2, 2013


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Zoning Board of Appeals tabled discussion Tuesday on a lakefront bed-and-breakfast proposed by local billionaire James N. Pritzker after a three-hour meeting. The issue took on added significance after the incumbent Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) last week criticized her challenger Edward Tivador...

Record number of students apply to be peer advisers

Record number of students apply to be peer advisers

Amy Whyte, Reporter

April 2, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

With 725 students applying, this year is the most competitive for peer adviser applications to date. The application process had an all-time low selection rate of 27.6 percent. Only 200 students are chosen to be PAs each year: The number of applicants increased from 650 last year and has more than...

Business vacancy rates remain low as Evanston seeks retailers

Business vacancy rates remain low as Evanston seeks retailers

Edward Cox, Assistant City Editor

April 2, 2013


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston has attracted a steady flow of new businesses and kept vacancy rates low since last fall, according to a new economic report from the city. From October to March, 19 new business opened in the city’s 10 business districts, mostly downtown restaurants, according to the report. The new businesses...

Evanston City Council approves new contract for electric aggregation

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

April 2, 2013


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Evanston aldermen on Monday approved a new contract for the city’s electric aggregation program, bumping most residents’ rates by more than 8 percent beginning this summer. “We reaffirmed our commitment to 100 percent renewable energy,” Ald. Jane Grover (7th) told The Daily on Tuesday. “I’m...