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Blotter: Alleged assault at Hilton Orrington Hotel, attempted break-in of apartment mailboxes

Grace Wu, Reporter

July 29, 2020

Two Evanston men were charged with assault Tuesday evening. The two Evanston men were in the lobby of the Hilton Orrington/Evanston, located at 1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston Police Cmdr. Brian Henry said. At approximately 6:17 p.m., an argument reportedly broke out between the two men and a third...

Northwestern alum Dwight White designs Black Lives Matter patch for Chicago Fire FC

Dwight White’s Fire x Black Lives Matter patch will be displayed on the Chicago Fire FC jersey once the 2020 regular season begins.

Wesley Blaine, Reporter

July 29, 2020

Dwight White (Communication ’16, Medill ’17), a Chicago based artist and former Northwestern football player, recently designed a Black Lives Matter patch for the Chicago Fire FC. White landed this opportunity after Scott Hammer, the senior marketing director for the Chicago Fire FC, saw White’s...

Ald. Rue Simmons holds Fifth Ward meeting in light of recent shootings

Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th). Simmons held a Fifth Ward meeting to listen to residents’ feedback in response to recent shootings.

Julia Richardson, Reporter

July 28, 2020

Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th) held a meeting Tuesday for Fifth Ward residents to discuss gun violence and crime in light of the shootings from this past weekend. Twenty-one-year-old Deashawn Turner and 29-year-old Andrew Williams died in two separate shootings, both of which occurred in the Fifth Ward....

At City Council, questions raised over city clerk’s hiring of college intern despite freeze

City Clerk Devon Reid. Reid’s decision to hire a long-time summer intern despite a hiring freeze led to complaints from aldermen at Monday’s council meeting.

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

July 28, 2020

The decision to employ a college student at the city clerk’s office despite a hiring freeze was the center of an argument at Monday’s City Council meeting. The controversy concerned scheduled payments to a George Washington University junior employed by the city clerk’s office. A city invoice...

Fighting for liberation for 50 years: Maher Ahmad remembers his time with the Gay Liberation Front

In 1970, the Gay Liberation Front sent a contingent to march on Washington in protest of the Vietnam War.

Alex Chun, Reporter

July 28, 2020

During Maher Ahmad’s (Communication ’71, ’74) junior year on campus, he saw an advertisement in The Daily Northwestern that would redefine queer culture on campus. It said, “GAY LIBERATION: Men and Women interested in forming a gay liberation movement at N.U. Call Bill at 338-9241.” Ahmad...