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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"]

Student petition recommends US-centric diversity curriculum requirement

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

February 17, 2015


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

Students have circulated a petition throughout the past week urging Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences faculty to support a Social Inequalities and Diversity curriculum requirement focused on the United States. The petition launched after students heard that some professors would support a...

Evanston man reported missing

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

February 17, 2015


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

An Evanston man has been missing since Saturday, according to a bulletin released by the city. Matthew Milam, 59, left his house in the 2200 block of Foster Street on Saturday and has not been seen since, according to the city. Milam is recovering from a stroke and has other medical conditions tha...

Police: Bomb threat at local hotel a hoax

Police: Bomb threat at local hotel a hoax

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

February 16, 2015


Filed under City, Latest Stories

Evanston police officers responded Sunday afternoon to a bomb threat that officers now believe was a hoax. A man called police and said he had a bomb and was staying at a hotel in downtown Evanston, police said. The man, who gave only his first name, placed the call to EPD’s front desk at 3:48 p.m....

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats pull off thrilling upset of Hawkeyes for second Big Ten win

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats pull off thrilling upset of Hawkeyes for second Big Ten win

Bobby Pillote, Assistant Sports Editor

February 15, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports

Men's Basketball Northwestern finally did it. Heartbreak turned to despair as the Wildcats (11-14, 2-10 Big Ten) lost nail-biters, blowouts and everything in between during a 10-game losing streak, but NU returned to the win column Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena with a thrilling 66-61 overtime victory o...

Teen charged after car crash

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

February 15, 2015


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An 18-year-old Wilmette resident was charged with underage consumption of alcohol and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after a car crash Friday, police said. The teenager was driving in the 800 block of Brummel Street at 10 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle and hit two parked...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern earns fifth-consecutive win in thriller against Michigan

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern earns fifth-consecutive win in thriller against Michigan

Claire Hansen, Reporter

February 14, 2015


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

Women's Basketball February has proven to be a lucky month for the Wildcats. Northwestern (19-6, 9-5 Big Ten) extended its win streak to five in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Saturday with a thrilling, come-from-behind win against the Wolverines (14-11, 6-8). Trailing by 1 with the clock ticking ...

Pret A Manger closes Evanston location

Tori Latham, Assistant City Editor

February 13, 2015


Filed under City, Latest Stories

Pret A Manger, a London-based grab-and-go cafe, unexpectedly closed its Evanston location Thursday. The company announced the closure on its U.S. Twitter account Feb. 12, stating, “Today we sadly close the doors of our Evanston shop.” Beverly Basiga, a spokeswoman for the company, shared the...

New youth center slated to open in March

New youth center slated to open in March

Benjamin Din, Reporter

February 13, 2015


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

A new youth center, originally scheduled to open in January and meant to provide out-of-school opportunities for middle school students, will open soon at the McGaw YMCA. The MetaMedia Youth Center  — a collaboration among the McGaw YMCA, Northwestern and Youth Organizations Umbrella, a local...

Indoor playground, cafe opens in Evanston for family activities

Tori Latham, Assistant City Editor

February 12, 2015


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

A Chicago-based indoor playground and family cafe is expanding to Evanston, the first such business in the city. Little Beans Cafe, 430 Asbury Ave., opens Friday and will provide Evanston residents with an imaginative play space that caters to families and children up to age 12, said Shannon Valko,...

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats look to reset before facing Hawkeyes

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats look to reset before facing Hawkeyes

Bobby Pillote, Assistant Sports Editor

February 12, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports

Men's Basketball After a deflating loss to Michigan State at home Tuesday, Northwestern is doing its best to refocus. The Wildcats (10-14, 1-10 Big Ten) face another tough matchup Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena against Iowa (15-8, 6-4), a team that won’t be pulling any punches in an effort to earn a st...

Police: Man arrested in connection with mail thefts was Northwestern employee

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

February 12, 2015


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

The man arrested Tuesday in connection with thefts from campus mailrooms was a Northwestern contract employee, University Police said Thursday. The Chicago man, 29, was contracted by the University for pest control, UP Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said. McAleer said he believes the man is connecte...