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Updated: NU-Q study shows divisions over Web freedom in Middle East, North Africa

Updated: NU-Q study shows divisions over Web freedom in Middle East, North Africa

Maddie Elkins, Summer reporter

June 18, 2013


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

Northwestern University in Qatar today released the preliminary results of a four-month survey on media usage in the Middle East and North Africa, revealing tensions between those who want more freedom on the Internet and those who want to see it more regulated. The findings show a range of public...

Evanston aldermen OK ‘arts czar’ position

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

June 18, 2013


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, The Summer Northwestern 2013

City Council approved the new position of cultural arts coordinator Monday night, agreeing to recruit what one proponent called Evanston's first "arts czar." Aldermen voted 8-1 to move ahead with three recommendations included in a March report from evanstARTs, the city's arts advocacy group. In addition...

Northwestern announces outdoor film series with Evanston twist

Northwestern announces outdoor film series with Evanston twist

Joseph Diebold, Assistant Summer Editor

June 17, 2013


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

The animated family comedy "Wreck-It Ralph" will kick off Northwestern's six-film Summer Cinema festival July 10, the University announced this afternoon. Two movies in the series are being shown as part of the Evanston150 initiative to honor the city's 150th anniversary. Several scenes from the...

Strong winds, rain threaten Custer’s Last Stand arts festival

Strong winds, rain threaten Custer’s Last Stand arts festival

Edward Cox, Assistant Summer Editor

June 17, 2013


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Custer’s Last Stand vendors battled strong gusts and protected their wares early Sunday morning in preparation for the last day of the 42nd annual arts festival. Police and fire officials warned the event's organizer, the Piccolo Theatre, that adverse weather conditions could affect the fair's electrical...

Thousands run in memory of late Northwestern coach Ricky Byrdsong

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

June 17, 2013


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

A record number of Evanston runners marked Father's Day this year with the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate, honoring the late Northwestern men's basketball coach who was killed during a hate crime spree in 1999. Nearly 5,000 people representing about 15 states participated Sunday morning...

Video: Hewn Bakery opens on Dempster Street

Video: Hewn Bakery opens on Dempster Street

Edward Cox, Assistant Summer Editor

June 16, 2013


Filed under Latest Stories, Multimedia, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Video

Ellen King decided to start Hewn Bakery with her friend Julie Matthei to turn her home baking style — known for its careful attention to shaping dough — into a business. The artisan bread shop, which opened last week at 810 Dempster St., lives up to its rustic name with corrugate metal panels...

Chicago, Evanston police line up for joint roll call near cities’ border

Chicago, Evanston police line up for joint roll call near cities’ border

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

June 16, 2013


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

Chicago and Evanston police assembled Friday evening near the border between the two cities to show their strength in numbers as summer begins. More than two dozen officers lined up for the joint roll call at about 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Popeye's Chicken, 1959 W. Howard St. The outdoor gathering...

Photo gallery: Dajae Coleman Foundation kick-off event

Photo gallery: Dajae Coleman Foundation kick-off event

Edward Cox, Assistant Summer Editor

June 15, 2013


Filed under Dajae Coleman, Latest Stories, Multimedia, Photo Gallery, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Members of the Dajae Coleman Foundation met for the first time Saturday and prepared to launch youth-oriented initiatives in memory of the Evanston teen who was killed last fall. Friends and family of the 14-year-old Dajae, affectionately known as “Dae Dae,” gathered at the Mason Park field house...

Dajae Coleman Foundation plans youth programs to honor slain Evanston teen

Dajae Coleman Foundation plans youth programs to honor slain Evanston teen

Edward Cox, Assistant Summer Editor

June 15, 2013


Filed under City, Crime, Dajae Coleman, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

Members of the Dajae Coleman Foundation met for the first time Saturday and prepared to launch youth-oriented initiatives in memory of the Evanston teen who was killed last fall. Friends and family of the 14-year-old Dajae, affectionately known as “Dae Dae,” gathered at the Mason Park field house...