The Daily Northwestern

ASG, students offer mixed views on new Subway in Norris

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Summer Editor

September 1, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government, The Summer Northwestern 2013

An Associated Student Government leader says her committee was not consulted about bringing Subway to Norris University Center, a move that has led to mixed reactions over the summer. Following the announcement earlier this month that Subway would replace Big Ten Cafe, nuSushi and Windy City Deli...

Kamel: My illumination: Making history by uncovering the past

Kamel: My illumination: Making history by uncovering the past

Jonathan Kamel, Guest Columnist

September 1, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Ukraine used to be home to more than 2 million Jews. I grew up hearing stories from my grandfather of a thriving Jewish community in his hometown of Maniewicze (also known as Manevychi) in Western Ukraine. Jewish children played soccer in the streets, mothers cooked Shabbat dinner feasts every Friday night,...

ETHS students start first year without class ranking

Edward Cox, Assistant Summer Editor

August 30, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Evanston Township High School students started their first year without class ranking this week, the result of a nearly unanimous decision over the summer. On June 24, the District 202 board voted 6-1 to discontinue the practice at ETHS and 5-2 to do so immediately with 2014's graduating class. Pete...

Statistical Preview: Northwestern vs. California

John Paschall, Reporter

August 29, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs, The Summer Northwestern 2013

We’ve done plenty of analysis on Northwestern with our positional previews. Here’s a look at the Wildcats' Week 1 opponent, the California Golden Bears: The Bear Raid It has been well documented that new Cal head coach Sonny Dykes will bring a high-powered offense to Berkeley this year. Some h...

OfficeMax to open in downtown Evanston

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Summer Editor

August 28, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

OfficeMax is coming to downtown Evanston, a city official confirmed Wednesday afternoon. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz said the office supply store will open in Sherman Plaza, located on Sherman Avenue between Church and Davis streets. Crain's Chicago Business reported Wednesday that it will move in by the end of the year. Bobkiewicz said he does not know when the store will open. An OfficeMax spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday afternoon. This wil...

Judges rules discrimination lawsuit against Evanston can proceed

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 27, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A discrimination lawsuit against Evanston will move forward after the city's attempt to stop it failed last week. Judge John Darrah ruled Aug. 21 that Elke Tober-Purze's sex bias claim was "adequately pled," denying the city's motion to dismiss three of four counts in the former deputy city attorney...

Caracotsios: Despite academic gripes, free time a snooze

Caracotsios: Despite academic gripes, free time a snooze

Julian Caracotsios, Summer Columnist

August 26, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Summer Northwestern 2013

I set my homepage to The Economist in a pitiful attempt to keep up-to-date on world news. Most of the time, I jump to Facebook or YouTube instead, but occasionally something catches my eyes. “On ‘bullshit jobs’” struck my biggest fear: being stuck in a monotonous 9-to-5 job comparable to what...

Study: Evanston police stand out for ‘upfront’ use of stop and frisk

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 26, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A new report by the Better Government Association says the Evanston Police Department's use of stop and frisk is one of the most transparent in the Chicago area. The Chicago-based watchdog's study, published Tuesday, found that EPD has publicized the controversial tactic more than at least 10 other police departments in...

Schapiro applauds Obama’s plan for college affordability

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Summer Editor

August 25, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus, The Summer Northwestern 2013

University President Morton Schapiro commended the Obama administration's push last week for performance-based funding in higher education. On Thursday in New York, President Barack Obama announced his plan for a rating system that would dole out federal aid to schools that keep tuition low and most...

Lawsuit: Feinberg fellow took, shared photos of Northwestern graduate in hospital

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 25, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A recent Northwestern graduate is suing a fellow in the Feinberg School of Medicine, claiming he took photos of her while she was hospitalized for alcohol overconsumption and posted them on social media without her permission. The $1.5 million lawsuit, filed Aug. 15 in Cook County Circuit Court,...

Northwestern student robbed at gunpoint

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 25, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A Northwestern student was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night about 10 blocks south of the Evanston campus, according to a University security alert. The student was walking southbound on Hinman Avenue near Kedzie Street at about 11:53 p.m. when at least two boys or men ran toward him, struck a pizza...

D65 selects temporary leadership team

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 23, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Evanston/Skokie District 65 this morning named D65 veteran Barbara Hiller its chief administrative officer, helping to fill the vacancy left by former Superintendent Hardy Murphy. The D65 board unanimously voted to appoint Hiller, who retired in 2005 after nearly three decades working for the district....