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Northwestern restores Mexico public health study abroad program

Jee Young Lee, Reporter

February 22, 2015


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern is reviving its Public Health in Mexico study abroad program this summer through an education initiative under the Obama administration, the University announced earlier this month. The program, which is accepting applications until March 1, will allow NU students to study this summer...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern romps to third straight win, blows out Penn State

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern romps to third straight win, blows out Penn State

Khadrice Rollins, Reporter

February 21, 2015


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

Men's Basketball Northwestern is getting into its zone. The Wildcats (13-14, 4-10 Big Ten) continued their winning ways of new with a 60-39 victory over Penn State (15-13, 3-12) at home Saturday. But despite the final margin, the contest wasn't a Cats runaway from the start. In the openin...

Men’s Basketball: Skelly’s high energy aiding Wildcats from bench

Jesse Kramer, Reporter

February 21, 2015


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

ADHD is a disorder by definition, but Northwestern forward Gavin Skelly has learned to use it as a weapon. “Because I have ADHD, once I get that engine kicking it won’t stop,” the 6-foot-8 freshman said. “I try to control myself, and once (a big play) happens, it just all lets out. It’s...

Evanston could see $3.75 million in cut funds from Rauner’s proposed budget

Evanston could see $3.75 million in cut funds from Rauner’s proposed budget

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

February 20, 2015


Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, State

Illinois Budget Crisis Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday proposed a budget that would cut in half a fund that distributes money to local governments such as Evanston. Rauner’s proposed budget would cut the Local Government Distributive Fund in half and would cut an estimated $3.75 million f...

Big Ten exploring option of freshman ineligibility

Alex Putterman, Web Editor

February 19, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Football, Latest Stories, Sports

The Big Ten is considering making freshmen ineligible to compete in football and men's basketball, according to The Diamondback, Maryland's student newspaper. A document titled "A Year of Readiness," in which the ineligibility option is explored, is being passed through the conference in hopes of feedb...

Lacrosse: Northwestern faces another big challenge against Duke

Lacrosse: Northwestern faces another big challenge against Duke

Ava Wallace, Reporter

February 19, 2015


Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports

Lacrosse Northwestern is heading indoors for its first home game of the season, hosting No. 8 Duke at the Accelerated Center in Northbrook, Illinois, on Thursday afternoon. The No. 5 Wildcats (2-0) face a coasting Blue Devils (3-0) team that proved troublesome for NU early in the season last ...

Evanston issues most same-sex marriage licenses of any Cook County suburb

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

February 18, 2015


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston has issued more marriage licenses to same-sex couples than any other suburb in Cook County, according to a report released Wednesday by the county’s clerk. Evanston issued 142 marriage licenses in Cook County’s first year after legalizing same-sex marriage, according to the report.  More than three months before Illinois legalized gay...

Chicago Transit Authority crime drops in 2014

Chicago Transit Authority crime drops in 2014

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

February 18, 2015


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Serious crimes at Chicago Transit Authority stations and on CTA vehicles fell 26 percent and theft and robberies fell 28 percent in 2014, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the CTA announced Tuesday. Emanuel, the CTA and the Chicago Police Department have increased security cameras to more than 23,000...

Freed inmate sues Northwestern, David Protess for $40 million

Freed inmate sues Northwestern, David Protess for $40 million

Cat Zakrzewski, In Focus Editor

February 17, 2015


Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

A man is suing Northwestern and other parties for $40 million after he says he was coerced to plead guilty to a double homicide and spent 15 years in prison following revelations by an NU journalism class. Alstory Simon filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois seeking...

ASG to vote Wednesday on controversial divestment resolution

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

February 17, 2015


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government Senate will vote Wednesday on a Northwestern Divest-sponsored resolution asking the University to divest from six corporations the sponsors say violate Palestinians' human rights. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Norris University Center's Louis Room, a larger-than-usual...

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats stare down Golden Gophers with newfound determination

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats stare down Golden Gophers with newfound determination

Bobby Pillote, Assistant Sports Editor

February 17, 2015


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

Men's Basketball Late in the season, Northwestern has forged a new identity. Bolstered by the reemergence of sophomore forward Sanjay Lumpkin and the return of sophomore forward Nathan Taphorn, plus the adaptation of a 2-3 zone defense, the Wildcats (11-14, 2-10 Big Ten) are still riding the high fr...

Vote for the winners of the 2015 Best of Evanston competition

Vote for the winners of the 2015 Best of Evanston competition

Tori Latham, Best of Evanston Editor

February 17, 2015


Filed under Best of Evanston, Latest Stories

The time has come for The Daily's third annual Best of Evanston competition! Vote for your favorite Evanston eateries, shops and more in the following categories. Don't forget to come back Friday, Feb. 27, to see who won. [gform form="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1twSzksa0EWHymjtuTlSnboA2-wMw1jYL7CCxdnQWpD4/viewform"]