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Men’s Basketball: Foul trouble on four Wildcats defuses any rhythm in the second half

Men’s Basketball: Foul trouble on four Wildcats defuses any rhythm in the second half

Peter Warren, Web Editor

January 10, 2019


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

Men's Basketball For most of the season, Northwestern’s players, especially their core group, have been adroit at staying out of foul trouble. But against an Iowa outfit that was able to match up well with the Wildcats, foul trouble played a critical role for NU (10-6, 1-4 Big Ten) down th...

$3.9 million in alumni donations to benefit SES and SIGP

$3.9 million in alumni donations to benefit SES and SIGP

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Two donations from Northwestern alumni totalling $3.9 million will benefit Student Enrichment Services and the Summer Internship Grant Program, according to a December news release. Steven Cahillane (Weinberg ’87) and Tracy Tappan Cahillane (Weinberg ’88) recently donated $1.5 million to support...

Democrat Michael Madigan re-elected House Speaker

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Politics

Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) was re-elected as the head of the house Wednesday days before Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker’s inauguration. After a four-year battle with outgoing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, which resulted in no state budget two years in a row, the Democratic party...

Proposal for office building at EPL lot denied

Proposal for office building at EPL lot denied

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Plan Commission voted 4-1 Wednesday to deny a proposed development at the Evanston Public Library surface parking lot. Developers had designed a 13-story office building to be constructed at 1714-1720 Chicago Ave. The committee justified their decision by citing concerns about parking...

Report: University assets exceeded $15 billion last fiscal year

Report: University assets exceeded $15 billion last fiscal year

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern’s total financial assets exceeded $15 billion in the 2018 fiscal year even as administrators prepared for a forthcoming budget deficit, according to a report released by the University late December. The 2018 Financial Report, addressing the fiscal year from Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018, saw the University’s ...

Bacteria on International Space Station found to be mutated but not dangerous

Bacteria on International Space Station found to be mutated but not dangerous

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

A recent Northwestern study of bacteria in the International Space Station found that the microbes have not mutated into antibiotic-resistant superbugs as some had feared, according to a University news release. McCormick Prof. Erica Hartmann, who led the study, compared genes in strains of Staphylococcus...

Day of service to replace Chicago Women’s March this year

Day of service to replace Chicago Women’s March this year

Sophia Scanlan, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Politics

In lieu of a march on Jan. 19, Women’s March Chicago will host Operation Activation, a day of community organizing to help others feel safe, included, respected and empowered. Chicago organizers announced in November they will not host the annual Women’s March amid rising controversy about the national organizati...

5th Ward residents express concern over development

5th Ward residents express concern over development

Sneha Dey, Assistant City Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

City residents raised concerns about a recent land acquisition of over $2 million at a 5th Ward meeting Wednesday. The lot, which was purchased by Domanus Development, starts on the corner of Jackson and Emerson and stretches to the informally-named “graffiti house.” The acquisition only has...

Buchaniec: Holding the country hostage for a non-existent crisis

Catherine Buchaniec, Assistant Design Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump formally addressed the nation on prime-time national television. He described a situation that requires immediate action — a time of unparalleled drug smuggling and illegal border-crossing, a time of violence and, moreover, a state of danger that challenges...

Wrestling: Amid up and down start, Northwestern looks for win against top ranked Penn State

Wrestling: Amid up and down start, Northwestern looks for win against top ranked Penn State

Greg Svirnovskiy, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Wrestling

It’s been a tough beginning of the season for Northwestern (2-4, 0-1 Big Ten), which had an impressive early season victory against Virginia Tech and close losses to Stanford and North Dakota State. It’s getting more difficult from here, as the Wildcats are set to take on No. 1 Penn State (4-0,...

City officials prepare for impacts of government shutdown on Evanston

City officials prepare for impacts of government shutdown on Evanston

Maddy Daum, Assistant City Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under City, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, Uncategorized

Even though Evanston programs haven't been directly affected by the federal government shutdown, city officials are keeping a close watch on how lack of funding for federal programs will affect Evanston. As President Donald Trump and Democrats continue to struggle over a wall along the US-Mexico border,...

Director of NU’s International Office takes leadership role at global education organization

Director of NU’s International Office takes leadership role at global education organization

Pranav Baskar, Assistant Campus Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Ravi Shankar, the director of Northwestern’s International Office, will assume the role of president and chairman of the board of directors at NAFSA: Association of International Educators, an organization committed to “advancing international education and exchange,” according to the organization’s...