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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,...