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Senate Democrats push through state budget plan

Senate Democrats push through state budget plan

Nora Shelly, Print Managing Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State, Top City Stories

The Illinois Senate passed Tuesday a budget plan, which includes an income tax increase and an appropriation plan. The bills were passed after months of back-and-forth across the Senate aisle over proposals to end the budget impasse, which will start its third year at the end of June. The impasse...

Women’s Golf: Wildcats within reach of NCAA final berth after quarterfinal victory

Women’s Golf: Wildcats within reach of NCAA final berth after quarterfinal victory

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Golf

Women's Golf SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — Northwestern entered unprecedented territory on Tuesday, reaching the semifinals of the National Championships before foul weather and darkness cut the round short. After Tuesday night, the Wildcats trailed USC in four of the five matches, but were within a s...

Letter to the editor: LLSP, AASP faculty demand University drop disciplinary action against ICE protesters

May 23, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

We, faculty members, staff and general supporters of Latina and Latino Studies Program and Asian American Studies Program at Northwestern University, write in support of the students who protested against the presence of a public relations representative of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a Sociology 201 class ...

Baseball: Northwestern readies for Michigan in first Big Ten Tournament since 2010

Baseball: Northwestern readies for Michigan in first Big Ten Tournament since 2010

Talia Hendel, Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball The lengthy drought is finally over as Northwestern will face Michigan in the opening game of the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday in Bloomington, Indiana. The Wildcats, whose last appearance in the tournament was in 2010, have have earned the No. 7 seed. After starting the season off with...

Malnati: Rigor, prevalence of weed-out classes disproportionately harm students of lower socioeconomic status

James Malnati, Op-Ed Contributor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

As a sociology major, I often joke to my friends that I can’t get through a single lecture without the professor mentioning socioeconomic status at least once every five minutes. It’s been the definitive term of almost every course I’ve taken, influencing subjects from law and health care to the...

Men’s Tennis: Pair of Northwestern players prepare for singles tournament

Men’s Tennis: Pair of Northwestern players prepare for singles tournament

Benjy Apelbaum, Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Tennis Two Northwestern players have one last chance to leave an imprint on college tennis. Starting Wednesday in Athens, Georgia, seniors Konrad Zieba and Strong Kirchheimer will begin competition in the end-of-year NCAA Singles Tournament. The event features 64 of the top players co...

All of Northwestern’s incoming first-year class to receive free ‘Hamilton’ tickets

All of Northwestern’s incoming first-year class to receive free ‘Hamilton’ tickets

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The entire incoming first-year class will receive free tickets to see “Hamilton” in Chicago as part of Northwestern’s One Book One Northwestern program, the University announced Tuesday. According to a news release, the class — which has approximately 1,900 students — will be split in...

Cradles to Crayons to be primary beneficiary for Dance Marathon 2018

Cradles to Crayons to be primary beneficiary for Dance Marathon 2018

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Children’s nonprofit Cradles to Crayons will be the primary beneficiary for Northwestern’s Dance Marathon next year, according to a news release. NUDM hosted a panel Tuesday in Annenberg Hall to officially announce its primary beneficiary and discuss the impacts of poverty on children. Panelists...

At Evanston’s northwest border, 6th Ward maintains a close-knit, multigenerational community

At Evanston’s northwest border, 6th Ward maintains a close-knit, multigenerational community

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Portrait of a Ward, Top Stories

John Kessler spent decades building floats for Evanston’s 4th of July parade, which runs along Central Street in the 6th Ward. Kessler, a retired Evanston schoolteacher, began making the floats with his neighbors when he moved to the ward roughly 40 years ago — in part to get to know them better....

Paul Zalmezak appointed as Evanston’s economic development manager

Maddie Burakoff, Web Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Paul Zalmezak, Evanston’s current senior economic development coordinator, has been appointed as economic development manager for the city, according to a Monday news release. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced the appointment Monday, according to the release. “Paul Zalmezak has been a...

Aldermen approve group to promote citizen oversight of police

Aldermen approve group to promote citizen oversight of police

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Aldermen voted unanimously at City Council on Monday to create a citizen working group to review Evanston Police Department policies and procedures on citizen complaints. The working group will suggest improvements to EPD’s current complaint review procedures to increase transparency. The approval...

Stanford professor gives lecture on age, its relationship to happiness

Stanford professor gives lecture on age, its relationship to happiness

Julia Esparza, Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

A Stanford University professor said the common perception of old age relating to unhappiness is misguided at a talk on campus Monday. Prof. Laura Carstensen spoke about the relationship between age and happiness at a lecture hosted by the human development and social policy program at the School...