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Recent graduate Eric Peters lands first gig in ‘Motown’ national tour

Recent graduate Eric Peters lands first gig in ‘Motown’ national tour

Jane Recker, Assistant A&E Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

While it might take most aspiring young actors several years and grueling side jobs to get their big break in professional theater, all it took for Eric Peters was a daring move to New York City and a summer-long wait. “It feels crazy to be talking about this,” Peters said. “This isn’t how...

Ex-Feinberg Prof. Wyndham Lathem pleads not guilty to 6 counts of first-degree murder

Ex-Feinberg Prof. Wyndham Lathem pleads not guilty to 6 counts of first-degree murder

Allyson Chiu and Erica Snow

September 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

CHICAGO — Former Feinberg Prof. Wyndham Lathem and co-defendant Andrew Warren both pleaded not guilty on all counts of first-degree murder Thursday during separate arraignments. Lathem and Warren were each charged Sept. 15 with six separate counts of first-degree murder for allegedly killing Trenton Cornell-Duranleau as part of what prosecutors called a premeditated murder-sex fantasy. Both men...

Annual NU-Qatar study examines digital trends, challenges stereotypes of media use in Middle East

Annual NU-Qatar study examines digital trends, challenges stereotypes of media use in Middle East

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Fewer internet users in the Middle East are active on Facebook and Twitter today than in 2015, instead turning to other social media platforms, according to a Northwestern Qatar study. The study, produced yearly since 2013, collected data from various countries including Saudi Arabia, United Arab...

Beacon Academy students lead mile-long walk for Haiti water well project

Beacon Academy students lead mile-long walk for Haiti water well project

Amy Li, Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories

Students and faculty at Beacon Academy, an independent high school in Evanston, walked 1 mile Wednesday to raise money for a water well project in Haiti. The east Evanston walk was the first of three initiated by the high school’s Interact club, a Rotary-affiliated group that works with students...

Northwestern football team to take field with arms locked against Wisconsin

Northwestern football team to take field with arms locked against Wisconsin

Garrett Jochnau, Print Managing Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Last Sunday, national anthem protests and demonstrations of unity permeated NFL action. On Saturday, Northwestern will join the conversation with arms locked when it takes the field against Wisconsin, athletic department spokesman Paul Kennedy confirmed to The Daily. Though the Wildcats will not be...

Evanston native to debut in Disney on Ice skating show as Princess Tiana

Evanston native to debut in Disney on Ice skating show as Princess Tiana

Nolan Robinson, Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

As a child, Evanston native Chelsea Ridley would skate in the Robert Crown Community Center’s production of the Nutcracker every year. Ridley said she remembers the packed house, with everyone from her community there to support her. “It’s such a tight-knit community,” she said. “I had so...

Evanston sues Skokie over water rate increase

Evanston sues Skokie over water rate increase

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

Evanston filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Skokie regarding water rates a day after Evanston City Council adopted a new ordinance increasing prices. The city’s complaint alleges that both parties have been unable to mutually agree on a “reasonable” water rate for Skokie to pay Evanston. Skokie’s cu...

Women’s Golf: NU prepares for season’s only home tournament

Women’s Golf: NU prepares for season’s only home tournament

Sophie Mann, Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Golf

Women's Golf After a two-week break from competition, Northwestern returns to Evanston this weekend for the Windy City Collegiate Classic, the Wildcats’ only regular season opportunity for home course advantage. Junior Janet Mao said the two-week hiatus wasn’t really a break at all, but it ...

NU alum offers ‘backstage look’ at Nora Ephron films in debut book

NU alum offers ‘backstage look’ at Nora Ephron films in debut book

Madeleine Fernando, Web Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Literature

Faked orgasms in a New York City diner, failed attempts at cybersex, finding love atop the Empire State Building. These are just a few of the iconic scenes created by incomparable rom-com filmmaker Nora Ephron and the subject of Erin Carlson’s (Medill ’05) first book. “I’ll Have What She’s...

American premiere of vocal piece to combine 1,000 Chicagoland voices

American premiere of vocal piece to combine 1,000 Chicagoland voices

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Multimedia, Music, Students, Video

Grammy Award-winning flutist Tim Munro was long compelled to find ways to break down the performer-audience divide in music productions. To achieve this goal, Munro invited groups from all around Chicago for the American premiere of a multiple-ensemble piece. David Lang’s “crowd out” — a composition...

Men’s Soccer: Northwestern prepares for difficult challenge at No. 3 Maryland

Men’s Soccer: Northwestern prepares for difficult challenge at No. 3 Maryland

Hugh Mallen, Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, Soccer, Sports

Men’s Soccer In four years in the Big Ten, Maryland has lost only four conference games. Northwestern has already lost four this year. However, the Wildcats (2-7-0, 0-4-0 Big Ten) have won two of their last three matchups against the No. 3 Terrapins, (6-0-3, 2-0-2) proving to be Maryland’s to...

Men’s Golf: Northwestern prepares to defend lone 2016 tournament title

Men’s Golf: Northwestern prepares to defend lone 2016 tournament title

Benjy Apelbaum, Assistant Sports Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Golf, Latest Stories, Sports

Men's Golf Northwestern is heading to the site of the 2017 U.S. Open hoping to defend its lone tournament title from last year. The Wildcats will tee off Sunday at the Marquette-hosted Erin Hills Intercollegiate for their second event of the fall. NU will participate in a 15-team field that coach David ...