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Men’s Basketball: Dererk Pardon adjusting to new offensive system

Men’s Basketball: Dererk Pardon adjusting to new offensive system

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Social Media Editor

November 13, 2018


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

Men's Basketball After Dererk Pardon missed ten ugly, contested shots against American, coach Chris Collins argued that the senior center helped win the game for the Wildcats with his offense. Pardon struggled to get scoring chances throughout the season-opening win against New Orleans, and pr...

Ahead of book release, Michelle Obama tells students to find their stories, use their voices

Ahead of book release, Michelle Obama tells students to find their stories, use their voices

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

CHICAGO — Before kicking off her much-anticipated book tour, former first lady Michelle Obama stopped by her alma mater to chat with high school students and share her key message: finding one’s story and voice in the world. “It’s the essence of who you are,” Obama told a group of 20 Whitney...

Bian: The real problem with college admissions isn’t Affirmative Action; it’s legacies

Andrea Bian, Op-Ed Contributor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

When I applied to Northwestern a year ago, I chose not to check the “Asian” box on the Common Application. I definitely wasn’t alone — most of my Asian-American peers and friends chose not to, either. As a high school senior, I was repeatedly told to not disclose my ethnicity anywhere on my application,...

Medill professor says Sessions departure may lead to repeat of Nixon scandal

Medill professor says Sessions departure may lead to repeat of Nixon scandal

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

The removal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions may be setting the United States up for a repeat of the Watergate-era “Saturday Night Massacre,” according to a Northwestern lecturer. Michael Conway (Medill ’68), an adjunct instructor at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing...

Letter to the Editor: Can NU fix Fisk Hall?

November 12, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

As a Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications alum, I applaud interim dean Charles Whitaker's goal to make the school's curriculum meet the needs of today's changing media landscape. But how can students learn 21st century journalism skills in a 19th century building that...

Men’s Basketball: Vic Law lifts sloppy Wildcats past American in second game of season

Men’s Basketball: Vic Law lifts sloppy Wildcats past American in second game of season

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Basketball The brand-new Welsh-Ryan Arena was half empty and Northwestern played at times just as sleepily, shooting a mere 36 percent from the field, but solid performances from two key senior leaders carried the hosts to victory nonetheless. Senior forward Vic Law tallied 26 points, t...

Blotter: Man arrested for battery of an officer

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston Police Department police arrested an Evanston man for battery of an officer in the 800 block of Elmwood Avenue early Saturday morning. A taxi driver called EPD about the incident and told officers the man hailed the taxi in Chicago. The man asked to be taken to an apartment building on Elmwood...

Council approves appointments to new affordable housing committee

Council approves appointments to new affordable housing committee

Samantha Handler, Copy Chief

November 12, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, Top City Stories

Aldermen have narrowly approved appointments to a new affordable housing committee that will oversee the development of the city’s affordable housing plan. The appointments — made by Mayor Steve Hagerty — passed council at the Oct. 29 meeting with a 5-4 vote. Alds. Judy Fiske (1st), Robin Rue...

Gutierrez: My parents didn’t finish college, but they knew I would

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

November 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

My mother was accepted to University at Albany as a pre-med student in the early 1980s. She attended for two years, hated the program environment and didn’t go back. She started working in theatres in upstate New York running spotlights. Now, she’s the head electrician at a major Broadway theatre....

New waste management plan aims to divert 50 percent of campus waste from landfills

New waste management plan aims to divert 50 percent of campus waste from landfills

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Northwestern launched last week its first Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan, a 60-page document that outlines strategies for a greener approach to waste management. The plan, which was announced less than a month after the University won the Illinois Sustainability Award, outlines a goal of diverting...

SAT overtakes ACT for highest number of test takers, but Northwestern students prefer the latter

SAT overtakes ACT for highest number of test takers, but Northwestern students prefer the latter

Sophia Scanlan, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Northwestern students overwhelmingly prefer the ACT over the SAT, defying new national trends that show diminished ACT popularity. For the first time since 2011, the SAT beat the ACT in number of test-takers during the 2017-18 school year, with a record 2.1 million opting for the SAT and 1.9 million...

The Weekly: Looking back on Northwestern’s historic rivalry with Notre Dame

Daily Northwestern Audio Desk

November 12, 2018


Filed under Audio, Latest Stories, Multimedia, The Weekly

Northwestern’s face-off with Notre Dame was another part of a decades-long rivalry. -- Marissa Martinez and Chris Vasquez