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Evanston man, 20, killed in Chicago

Jia You, City Editor

May 14, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was shot dead on the South Side of Chicago early Sunday morning, police said. Police found Blake Ross, 20, in the 2800 block of East 76th Street in Chicago with multiple gunshot wounds to his head and body, said Joshua Purkiss, a Chicago Police Department spokesman. Ross, of the...

Legal dispute continues between city, food truck

Legal dispute continues between city, food truck

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

May 14, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

After months spent in a legal back-and-forth, the dispute between Evanston and food truck Beavers Coffee and Donuts is now back where it all started. A Cook County judge ruled Tuesday the case would proceed after several steps slowed down its progress. Beavers initially filed a lawsuit against...

IM Frisbee: Flick’s Law pulls out impressive win

IM Frisbee: Flick’s Law pulls out impressive win

Kevin Casey, Reporter

May 14, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs

On a warm, sunny day at Long Field, two teams waged a close, tough battle of the disc with the men of science coming out on top. Flick's Law, a team composed of chemical engineering seniors, defeated a streaking Subprime Hucks squad 5-3 on Tuesday. The Hucks ranked sixth in the white league after...

Video: ‘A night in the newsroom’

Video: ‘A night in the newsroom’

Annie Chang

May 14, 2013


Filed under Latest Stories, Multimedia, Video

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Political, racial tensions flare in Associated Student Government nominations controversy

Sophia Bollag, Copy Chief

May 13, 2013


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government is scrambling to ease racial and political tensions after three nominations for cabinet positions were derailed amid heated debate last week. Over the past few days, ASG president Ani Ajith has been meeting with caucus whips to address lingering concerns from Wednesday's...

Medill Prof. Ted Spiegel dies at 82

Medill Prof. Ted Spiegel dies at 82

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

May 13, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

Medill professor emeritus-in-service Ted Spiegel, who helped develop the school’s marketing curriculum, died Saturday at the age of 82. Spiegel worked to establish the nation’s first direct marketing program for graduate students. In 2011, more than a decade into his emeritus status, he launch...

Football: Chicago Bears sign former Northwestern receiver Demetrius Fields

Football: Chicago Bears sign former Northwestern receiver Demetrius Fields

Josh Walfish, Sports Editor

May 13, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

The number of Northwestern alumni in the NFL grew a little Monday when the Chicago Bears announced they have signed Demetrius Fields. The wide receiver was one of 33 players the Bears invited to their rookie camp and one of the four the team signed. Fields played in all of the Wildcats' 52 games...

Obama declares Cook County a federal disaster area

Amanda Gilbert, Reporter

May 13, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

President Barack Obama on Friday declared Cook County and 10 other Illinois counties as federal disaster areas due to last month’s flooding. Obama announced all of Cook County, including Evanston, will have access to federal aid for recovery from the mid-April storm, which dumped more than 4 inches...

Communication junior loses in semifinal of ‘Jeopardy! College Championship’

Paulina Firozi, Development Editor

May 13, 2013


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Entertainment

Communication junior Dan Donohue was eliminated Monday from “Jeopardy! College Championship,” finishing third in the semifinal round of the tournament. Donohue led for part of the show, but sophomore Trevor Walker from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ran ahead with a lead going into...

Police: Chicago man who robbed Northwestern student arrested

Police: Chicago man who robbed Northwestern student arrested

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

May 13, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston police arrested a Chicago man Sunday who reportedly robbed a Northwestern student in April. Police say Mitchell Ratliff, 22, threatened a graduate student and snatched a smartphone April 20 in broad daylight near the intersection of Foster Street and Sheridan Road. He sold the stolen device to a cell phone store on Chicago's North ...

Schapiro’s petition policy misguided, student activists say

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

May 12, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern student activists say a recent op-ed co-written by University President Morton Schapiro misses the point of the petitions piling up on his desk and in his inbox. Schapiro explained in the May 7 edition of the Wall Street Journal he does not lend his signature because any worthwhile...

Northwestern alum Seth Meyers tapped for ‘Late Night’ host spot

Northwestern alum Seth Meyers tapped for ‘Late Night’ host spot

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

May 12, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

One of Northwestern’s most famous alumni has more late nights ahead of him. Seth Meyers (Communication '96) will take over as the new host of "Late Night" when Jimmy Fallon leaves next year, NBC announced this afternoon. “Since 1982, there have been three 'Late Night' hosts starting with David...