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Northshore Concert Band to perform concert honoring Holocaust Remembrance Day, Earth Day

Northshore Concert Band to perform concert honoring Holocaust Remembrance Day, Earth Day

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

The Northshore Concert Band will perform a concert this Sunday to honor Holocaust Remembrance Day and Earth Day. The theme of the night is “Giving Voice to the Silenced.” The first half of the program focuses on Holocaust Remembrance Day and will feature the “Remembrance Suite,” a collection...

Softball: Northwestern earns dominant run-rule win against DePaul, prepares for Purdue

Softball: Northwestern earns dominant run-rule win against DePaul, prepares for Purdue

Evan Augeri, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball Everything seemed to go right for Northwestern on Wednesday afternoon as it claimed a run-rule victory in a non-conference game against local rival DePaul. The Wildcats (17-23, 3-9 Big Ten) needed just 6 innings to fight off the Blue Demons (22-17). The hosts jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, and...

Chicago EPA office denies rumors of closing

Aidan Markey, Web Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Chicago office has rejected speculation it will be closing as part of proposed budget cuts by President Donald Trump’s administration. Robert Kaplan, director of the Region 5 Chicago office, addressed the speculation in a memo sent to the office’s staff...

A&O, FMO partner with Student Enrichment Services to offer some students free tickets to Ball

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Entertainment, Student Groups

A&O Productions, For Members Only and Student Enrichment Services partnered to provide students with financial need free tickets to Friday’s Ball. Students can use the SES One Form, an online application that centralizes various scholarships and funds into one website, to apply for a free ticket...

Kelly, Durbin introduce legislation targeting unemployment in areas with high poverty rates

Stavros Agorakis, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) will introduce two pieces of legislation to Congress next week that detail a plan to increase employment opportunities for at-risk Illinois youth, according to a news release. The acts aim to increase federal resources for the creation...

In third town hall, equity coordinator stresses need for engagement with city

Maddie Burakoff, Web Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories

Evanston’s newly appointed equity and empowerment coordinator, Rev. Dr. Patricia Efiom, urged residents to “trust the system” and engage with the city to enact change during a town hall Wednesday. The meeting, held at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, was the third in a series of five town...

Northwestern is one of top Peace Corps volunteer-producing schools

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern has been ranked in the Peace Corps’ 2017 list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities, ranking 21st with 15 volunteers, according to a University news release. Since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961, 953 Northwestern alumni have volunteered abroad, according to the release....

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern faces one of nation’s best in final regular season weekend

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern faces one of nation’s best in final regular season weekend

Benjy Apelbaum, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports

Men's Tennis The toughest match of Northwestern’s season was saved for the last weekend. Friday, the No. 21 Wildcats (18-8, 6-3 Big Ten) will look to knock off Big Ten goliath No. 2 Ohio State (24-3, 9-0). NU will then play two matches Sunday against Penn State (15-11, 5-4) followed by Chicago ...

Women’s Tennis: After Ohio State loss, Northwestern looks for first top-10 win

Women’s Tennis: After Ohio State loss, Northwestern looks for first top-10 win

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis After its first loss of the conference season, Northwestern is looking to the last weekend of regular season Big Ten play for redemption. The Wildcats (12-9, 8-1 Big Ten) will travel to Ann Arbor on Friday for a match with No. 10 Michigan (17-4, 9-0) less than a week after being...

Former Obama speechwriter, NU alumnus shares White House experiences

Former Obama speechwriter, NU alumnus shares White House experiences

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Former President Barack Obama speechwriter Stephen Krupin (Medill ’04) shared his experiences Tuesday in Harris Hall, the same “life-changing” building where he had his first speechwriting class during his freshman year at Northwestern. Krupin spoke to a group of about 40 students for the 2017...

Ghanaian technology entrepreneur receives Buffett Institute award, discusses career in STEM

Ghanaian technology entrepreneur receives Buffett Institute award, discusses career in STEM

Julia Esparza, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

A cartoon of a man who used a rocket strapped to his back to fly inspired Ghanaian technology entrepreneur Regina Honu to make a rocket for herself. When she presented her creation to a teacher, he told her, “Girls don’t build rockets.” Honu, who is now the founder of a Ghanaian software development...

Elected officials endorsing candidates not an ethics violation, board finds

Elected officials endorsing candidates not an ethics violation, board finds

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Elected officials may endorse candidates running for office, the Evanston Board of Ethics decided at a Tuesday meeting. The board discussed a series of complaints submitted by residents that pertained to the recent municipal elections at the meeting. The board came to decisions on some of the issues and de...