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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...

Softball: Amy Letourneau sweeps national weekly accolades

Softball: Amy Letourneau sweeps national weekly accolades

Josh Walfish, Sports Editor

April 2, 2013


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

Amy Letourneau's performance last weekend got the attention of the national softball community. The sophomore won both the Louisville Slugger/NFCA and USA Softball College player of the week honors for the week of March 25-31. She began the week with her first collegiate no-hitter Friday in a 6-2 win ove...

New Diversity Leaders’ Group to address issues across Northwestern schools

Cat Zakrzewski, Campus Editor

April 2, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

A new group of administrators is working to improve diversity and inclusion for Northwestern students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the University announced Monday. The Diversity Leaders’ Group is responsible for a consistent administrative strategy for diversity and inclusion across...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern formally introduces new head coach Chris Collins

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern formally introduces new head coach Chris Collins

Rohan Nadkarni, Reporter

April 2, 2013


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

New Northwestern men's basketball coach Chris Collins said today his main goal is fostering long-term success for the Wildcats before focusing on their first NCAA Tournament. "We're going to build a winner," Collins said in a news conference at Welsh-Ryan Arena. "I'm confident. I'm in it for the long...

Evanston Police: Man returns stolen Louis Vuitton purse after owner gives chase

Evanston Police: Man returns stolen Louis Vuitton purse after owner gives chase

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

April 2, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston Police arrested a parolee Monday after he allegedly snatched a Louis Vuitton purse from a vehicle waiting to be washed. Steven Elmo Hatfield, of the 2000 block of Dodge Avenue, stole the $2,600 purse from a vehicle at a car wash in the 2200 block of Ashland Avenue, police said. The Wilmet...

Evanston aldermen stall vacation rental ordinances

Rachel Janik, Reporter

April 1, 2013


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Discussion of Evanston’s controversial vacation rentals stalled at City Council on Monday night after proposed ordinances failed to garner support from aldermen on the Planning and Development Committee. Vacation rentals — residential dwelling units that are rented out to visitors for less than...

Northwestern adds new shuttle stop at Lincoln Avenue and Sheridan Road

Cat Zakrzewski, Campus Editor

April 1, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

Northwestern on Monday added a new stop at Sheridan Road and Lincoln Avenue to the Campus Loop and Chicago Express shuttle routes. The campus shuttles will pick up from the Chicago Transit Authority bus stop near the intersection, according to an email to the NU community from University Services....

Rhodes’ new principal Carlos Mendez has global vision

Rhodes’ new principal Carlos Mendez has global vision

Oliver Ortega, Reporter

April 1, 2013


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

Principal Carlos Mendez has big plans for Dr. Bessie Rhodes Magnet School — on a global scale, in fact. Rhodes’ new top educator wants to teach his students Mandarin Chinese, send them to study in China and bring in an exchange group from Spain. Earlier this year, the K-8 school hosted a group of Chinese student...

Associated Student Government to continue, expand community engagement grant

Stephanie Yang, Reporter

April 1, 2013


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government, Student Groups

Associated Student Government awarded three student groups the Service and Community Engagement Grant but missed the deadline for distributing most of the funds. ASG announced March 1 that Arts in the Community, NU Emerge and Students for Ecological and Environmental Development will share the $500 ...

Associated Student Government considers takeout, other dining changes

Jeanne Kuang, Reporter

April 1, 2013


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government is in talks with the administration and campus catering provider Sodexo about potential changes to student dining plans such as providing to-go meals and opening Allison dining hall on weekends. McCormick junior Alex Van Atta, ASG vice president for student life, attends...