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Baseball: Cats take 2 of 3 against last-place Penn State

Baseball: Cats take 2 of 3 against last-place Penn State

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
April 23, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball Northwestern snagged a key conference series win this weekend, taking two of three games against host Penn State following a sloppy performance from the Nittany Lions. The Wildcats (16-23, 5-7 Big Ten) came into the weekend sitting at 11th place in the Big Ten standings. After taking t...

Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis releases book, receives varied reactions

Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis releases book, receives varied reactions

Allyson Chiu and Peter Kotecki
April 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

A book written by Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis critiquing the Title IX process at Northwestern has received mixed reviews since its release earlier this month. “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus,” which was released April 4, discusses former philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow,...

The Weekly: Environmental Injustice and the Green Holidays

The Weekly: Environmental Injustice and the Green Holidays

April 21, 2017
Filed under Audio, Latest Stories, Multimedia, The Weekly

The Weekly is The Daily’s weekly news podcast. This edition of The Weekly follows the Environmental Injustice in Chicago talk on Wednesday, featuring environmental activists from Chicago, who discussed the disproportionate effects of climate change felt by low-income communities. On Week on ...

Speaker gives tips to students, activists on protecting data

Speaker gives tips to students, activists on protecting data

Alan Perez, Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers

A digital rights nonprofit director displayed his three cell phones to demonstrate the precaution he takes to protect his digital security during a talk Thursday. Freddy Martinez — founder of Lucy Parsons Labs, an organization that investigates and advocates for digital security — spoke to an...

Medill inducts 6 alumni to Hall of Achievement

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

The Medill School of Journalism will induct Pulitzer Prize winners, a TV show creator and other alumni into the school’s Hall of Achievement in May, according to a news release. The six alumni will be inducted at a ceremony May 18. The Hall of Achievement, established in 1997, honors alumni who’ve...

New barbecue joint opens in Evanston

New barbecue joint opens in Evanston

Jackson Elliott, Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

When Madhuker Talari noticed that downtown Evanston lacked many barbecue options near Northwestern, he decided to open one of his own. Sam’s Chicken and Ribs — a barbecue dine-in and carry-out restaurant that also serves alcohol — opened Sunday in the former location of Mexican restaurant Las...

One Book One Northwestern hosts panel on climate

One Book One Northwestern hosts panel on climate

Edmund Bannister, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

A panel of climate experts said the planet is at risk from effects of climate change and criticized climate change denialism during an event Thursday. The panel, hosted by One Book One Northwestern at the Donald P. Jacobs Center, included WGN-TV chief meteorologist Tom Skilling, atmospheric scientist...

ETHS hosts first LGBTQ summit

ETHS hosts first LGBTQ summit

Amelia Langas, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories

Some students celebrated Evanston Township High School’s inclusivity following the school’s first LGBTQ summit, which was held earlier this month as part of the school’s Social Consciousness Series. With the summit, held April 7, the school’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance aimed to foster a...

History professors discuss recently published books

History professors discuss recently published books

Anna Laffrey, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

The history department held a talk Wednesday with three of its professors to celebrate the release of their books in the past year, ranging in topics from Latin American independence to the Industrial Revolution. History Profs. Caitlin Fitz, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern and Joel Mokyr described their...

Former Communication professor creates web series on domestic violence

Maddy Ashmun, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

After working at a domestic violence center for women and children, Mia McCullough realized it would be the right setting for her first TV show. McCullough, a former Communication professor, started working at the shelter, now called Mary Lou’s Place, in 1999. She is now co-directing and co-producing...

Q&A: Actress Barbara Figgins

Q&A: Actress Barbara Figgins

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Stage actress Barbara Figgins (Communication ’85) performed the role of Ellie Porter, the wife of a dynastic Senator rumored to be a Satanist, at the Monday night preview of “Scapegoat; Or (Why The Devil Always Loved Us)” at the New Colony in Chicago. The Daily sat down with Figgins to discuss...

Play about dogs celebrates childlike simplicity

Play about dogs celebrates childlike simplicity

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Students

At a student production on campus, dogs take center stage. Imagine U is putting on the show “Go, Dog. Go!” which follows a group of dogs creating make-believe days for themselves, including going to work, having parties and playing around. The show premiered April 14 and will run through April...