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Northwestern prof discusses black Chicago renaissance

Northwestern prof discusses black Chicago renaissance

Paige Leskin, Assistant City Editor

April 25, 2014


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

As part of an initiative to expand programming on African American history beyond February, the Evanston Public Library hosted a Northwestern professor on Thursday night to discuss the little-known “Black Chicago Renaissance” of the 20th century. African American studies Prof. Darlene Clark Hine...

Evanston sustainability coordinator talks city’s 4-star rating

Marissa Mizroch, Reporter

April 24, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A month after Evanston was awarded a 4-star sustainability ranking for its environmentally friendly initiatives, the city's sustainable programs coordinator expressed her desire to put Evanston on the map as an environmental leader. “We want to be on the minds of people who say they want to be ...

Classics department to host ‘Iliad’ marathon

Jordan Harrison, Assistant Campus Editor

April 24, 2014


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Late at night on the Lakefill, Northwestern students will experience a different kind of Greek life as they conduct a marathon reading of "The Iliad" from May 23 to 24. Participants will read Homer’s famous epic about the end of the Trojan War beginning at 10 p.m. on May 23 and continuing until ...

NU Listens launches peer listening service for mental health support

Christine Farolan, Reporter

April 24, 2014


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

NU Listens will begin offering a pilot version of its peer listening service by phone open to all Northwestern students beginning Friday night.  After a long process of training the peer listeners and working with the administration, the team of undergraduates is ready to introduce a preliminary version of...

Evanston Township High School ranks No. 21 in state

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

April 24, 2014


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

The U.S. News and World Report ranked Evanston Township High School No. 21 in Illinois in its annual rankings, which were released Tuesday. The school dropped two spots from last year, when the publication ranked it at No. 19. The rankings are based on overall performance on state standardize...

Residential Services looks to fill two positions this summer

David Lee, Reporter

April 24, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Residential Services has begun the search for a new director of residential life and graduate housing residential director, two positions that recently became available. Mary Goldenberg, the outgoing director of residential life, is being promoted to Assistant Dean of Students over the summer pending...

NLRB to hear Northwestern appeal in union case

Alex Putterman, Sports Editor

April 24, 2014


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports

The National Labor Relations Board announced Thursday it will hear Northwestern's appeal of the March 26 ruling that NU football players are University employees. The University hopes the five-person national office of the NLRB will overturn the Chicago regional director's ruling, which made the players...

Meyers named one of Time magazine’s most influential people

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

April 24, 2014


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern alumnus Seth Meyers (Communication ‘96) was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people on Wednesday. Meyers, an Evanston native, is known for his role hosting "Late Night," which he assumed in February after former "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon moved to "The Tonight...

Alumni advocacy groups shares platform for college athlete change

Alex Putterman, Sports Editor

April 24, 2014


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

NU Game Changers, a group of Northwestern alumni advocating for college athletes' rights, announced its goals at a news conference Thursday afternoon. The group read a 10-point list of proposed changes for revenue-producing sports at NU. The “blueprint of broad principles” proposes an increased...

New CTA cameras have led to greater number of graffiti arrests

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

April 23, 2014


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

The addition of new cameras in the Chicago Transit Authority's security network has led to a greater number of arrests in connection with criminal defacement cases. Along with the cameras, the CTA is filing lawsuits against those charged in an effort to deter graffiti on trains and buses, as well a...

The Sideline: Claire Pollard perfects winning ways, on and off the court

The Sideline: Claire Pollard perfects winning ways, on and off the court

Mike Marut, Reporter

April 22, 2014


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Sports Features, Spring Sports, Tennis, Women's Tennis

Welcome to The Sideline, a series of profiles of Northwestern’s coaches where The Daily’s sports staff provides detailed looks into the lives and personalities of all 19 varsity coaches. Northwestern is a women's tennis powerhouse. It's almost hard for the Wildcats to lose. NU holds the se...