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Updated: Northwestern student robbed near Foster Street CTA station

Updated: Northwestern student robbed near Foster Street CTA station

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 22, 2013


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

A Northwestern student was robbed Thursday night after leaving the Foster Street CTA station, according to a University security alert. A man and two girls started talking to the student at about 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Engelhart Hall, which is adjacent to the station, according to the alert...

Northwestern trustee, wife fund scholarship for Chicago Public Schools students

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Summer Editor

August 22, 2013


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

A Northwestern trustee and his wife have donated $3.6 million to fund scholarships for high-achieving, low-income Chicago Public Schools students to attend NU, the University announced Tuesday. The endowment is part of a $5 million donation by Michael Sacks (Kellogg '88, Law '88) and Cari Sacks....

Northwestern extends men’s tennis coach Arvid Swan’s contract through 2017

Josh Walfish, Summer Reporter

August 22, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Wildcat Extra

Men's tennis coach Arvid Swan has signed a contract extension through the 2017 season, Northwestern announced Wednesday. Under Swan, the Wildcats have played twice in a row in the NCAA Tournament, wining a thrilling game against No. 19 Wake Forest in last season's first-round appearance. Swan has...

New service RezEssentials aims to curb move-in day headaches

New service RezEssentials aims to curb move-in day headaches

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Summer Editor

August 20, 2013


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A new service from Northwestern Student Holdings may ease move-in day challenges for incoming students. RezEssentials allows students to place online orders for large dorm items ranging from fridges to futons. Student employees then deliver the products to customers' residence halls before incoming...

Caracotsios: The obvious discovery of lazy students

Caracotsios: The obvious discovery of lazy students

Julian Caractosios, Summer Columnist

August 20, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Summer Northwestern 2013

I never cease to be amazed by the power of “scientific studies” to tell us what we already know. On Monday, a Canadian study alerted my heretofore ignorant self that having laptops in class distracts students during lectures and may impede their learning. Groundbreaking discovery, I know. I ...

Northwestern extends contracts of coaches Tracy Fuchs, Claire Pollard

Josh Walfish, Summer Reporter

August 20, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Wildcat Extra

Northwestern revealed in recent days the names of two more coaches who have received contract extensions this offseason. NU announced Friday that women's tennis coach Claire Pollard has signed a contract extension through 2020. Three days later, the athletic department said field hockey coach Tracy...

Police: Former Pete Miller’s employee stole vodka

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter

August 20, 2013


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

A former employee of Pete Miller's was arrested Saturday after he stole four bottles of vodka from the upscale restaurant in downtown Evanston, police said. The bartender at Pete Miller’s, 1557 Sherman Ave., noticed earlier Saturday that the bottles were missing from the bar, police said. Surveillance...

Updated: D65 to pay former Superintendent Hardy Murphy $175,000 in severance agreement

Updated: D65 to pay former Superintendent Hardy Murphy $175,000 in severance agreement

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 19, 2013


Filed under City, Education, Local, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

Evanston/Skokie District 65 will pay former Superintendent Hardy Murphy $175,000 as part of a severance agreement, D65 board president Tracy Quattrocki announced Monday evening. Murphy, whose resignation went into effect Aug. 9, had two years remaining on his contract, or about $600,000 in salary...

Updated: Subway to open in Norris

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 19, 2013


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

Subway is coming to Norris University Center this fall, Northwestern announced this afternoon. The sandwich shop will open during Fall Quarter in Willie's Food Court on the ground level of Norris, the University said. Its hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. “We are looking forward to having...

Goodman: Interns should be rewarded with fair pay

Goodman: Interns should be rewarded with fair pay

Meredith Goodman, Summer Columnist

August 19, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Summer Northwestern 2013

While working at my internship this summer, I have been paying more attention than usual to the ongoing debate over unpaid internships. Last month, a judge in Manhattan ruled that Fox Searchlight Studios should have paid two interns on the set of “Black Swan” because they performed job functions...

Updated: Quinn announces state funding for Evanston bridge

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 18, 2013


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

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday announced a $2.4 million project to repair an Evanston bridge built more than a century ago. Illinois Constructors Corporation of Elburn, Ill., will rehabilitate the Bridge Street bridge over the North Shore Channel, according to Quinn's office. The bridge connects...

Northwestern places 30th in international ranking

Edward Cox, Assistant Summer Editor

August 18, 2013


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

Northwestern remains the 30th best university in the world for the second year in a row, according to Shanghai Jai Tong University. The Chinese school released its Academic Ranking of World Universities on Thursday, putting Harvard University, Stanford University and the University of California, Berk...