The Daily Northwestern

Updated: Chicago eyes Evanston for Divvy expansion

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 6, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

The Chicago Department of Transportation announced Wednesday it is looking to expand bike-sharing service Divvy to Evanston. CDOT said it plans to apply for $3 million in state grants to bring the Chicago-based network to Evanston and Oak Park, Ill. The grants would fund a total of 75 stations in...

Evanston man pleads not guilty to attacking, prostituting teenage runaway

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 6, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Latest Stories

An Evanston man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to beating and prostituting a 14-year-old runaway girl, according to a Cook County Circuit Court official. Donzell Mintz, 22, faces 14 charges, including involuntary sexual servitude of a minor, aggravated criminal sexual abuse...

Dance Marathon selects 2014 emcees

Dance Marathon selects 2014 emcees

Paulina Firozi, Managing Editor

November 5, 2013


Filed under Campus, Dance Marathon 2014, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Dance Marathon selected Medill sophomore Kelsey Adams and Communication senior Ethan Levine-Weinberg as its 2014 emcees, the student organization announced Tuesday night. The pair will be tasked with keeping dancers excited and awake throughout all 30 hours of Northwestern’s largest philanthropy,...

Evanston lands $480K grant for protected bike lane

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 5, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston has secured nearly half a million dollars in federal money to build a protected bike lane along Dodge Avenue, a city official announced this morning. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz said the $480,000 grant will bring a "comfortable corridor" to Dodge Avenue between Howard and Church st...

Lacrosse: Northwestern set to play at Wrigley Field in 2014 season

Steven Montero, Sports Editor

November 4, 2013


Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports

The lacrosse team will be the next Wildcats squad to call Wrigley Field home. Northwestern will battle against Southern California in the historic ballpark during the Cats' final regular season match 7 p.m. April 26. The game will air during prime time on the Big Ten Network. NU announced the matchup...

Residential Services brings class previews to student residences

Residential Services brings class previews to student residences

Edward Cox, Reporter

November 4, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

A new branch of Northwestern Residential Services on Monday launched a series of mini-lectures that allow professors to discuss their upcoming courses in student residences. Professors will introduce their courses for the next quarter as part of “Coming Soon to a Classroom Near You.” The program...

Northwestern official: No reports of insensitive costumes during Halloween weekend

Tyler Pager, Reporter

November 4, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

There have been no formal complaints of students wearing offensive costumes or hosting inappropriately themed parties during Halloween celebrations, Dean of Students Todd Adams said Monday. “We haven’t received to this point, and to my knowledge, any reports dealing with insensitive costumes or conc...

Manager: ‘No definite date’ for beer, wine at downtown Evanston Starbucks

Kelly Gonsalves, Reporter

November 3, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Although Evanston aldermen have approved a liquor license for the downtown Starbucks, a manager said Sunday there is “no definite date” for when the coffee shop will start serving alcohol. City Council agreed Oct. 28 to allow Starbucks, 1734 Sherman Ave., to offer a small selection of beer and...

Rapid Reaction: Nebraska 27, Northwestern 24

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor

November 2, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

What went right: Senior quarterback Kain Colter was a man on a mission throughout the game in Lincoln. He slid off tacklers and constantly made plays to keep drives alive. Colter said earlier this week he wasn’t feeling 100 percent coming into today’s game, but he showed no signs of injury. J...

Evanston man charged in hospital attack on police officers

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 2, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

An Evanston man has been charged with attacking two police officers Tuesday evening at St. Francis Hospital. Jared Lester-Childs, 27, punched both officers in their chests while he refused to be sedated and restrained at the hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. One of...

Wildcat Extra: Nov. 1

Wildcat Extra: Nov. 1

Tanner Maxwell, Brian Lee, and Christine Nguyen

November 1, 2013


Filed under Latest Stories, Multimedia, Video

While celebrating a belated Halloween, sports reporters Rohan Nadkarni and Alex Putterman talk football. With a 4-4 record, the Wildcats seem to face an impossible task against Nebraska this weekend.

Northwestern to form second John Evans committee

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

November 1, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

On the heels of an open forum on the role of Northwestern founder John Evans in the Sand Creek Massacre, the University announced Friday it is fast-tracking the creation of a second committee on the issue. The first John Evans Study Committee is expected to deliver a report by June on Evans' complicity...