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Northwestern extends softball coach Kate Drohan’s contract through 2018

Josh Walfish, Summer Reporter

August 8, 2013


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

Softball coach Kate Drohan has signed a contract extension through the 2018 season, Northwestern announced this morning. Drohan just finished her 12th season at the helm of the Wildcats' squad. She has won more than 400 games and led NU to the postseason eight times, including back-to-back semifinal...

Police: Family friend sexually abused 9-year-old Evanston girl

Police: Family friend sexually abused 9-year-old Evanston girl

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 8, 2013


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

A family friend has been charged with inappropriately touching a 9-year-old girl, Evanston police said this morning. Richard Coleman, 57, of the 1600 block of Eagle Grove Court in Wheeling, Ill., sexually abused the girl last summer while he stayed at her family's home in Evanston, according to Ev...

Evanston launches shopping campaign to benefit nonprofits

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Summer Editor

August 8, 2013


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

A coalition of nonprofit organizations earlier this week kicked off their second annual campaign to fund employment training programs through support of Evanston businesses. Titled "Evanston Works Together: 4 Tuesdays in August," the campaign encourages residents to shop Tuesdays in August at stores...

Northwestern extends registration deadline for Semester Online

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Summer Editor

August 8, 2013


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

The deadline to register for Northwestern's first online courses for credit has been extended three weeks, the University announced Tuesday. Jake Julia, NU associate provost for academic initiatives, said undergraduate students have been given until Aug. 26 to sign up for Semester Online due to more...

Owner: Tommy Nevin’s Pub ‘not going anywhere’ in face of foreclosure lawsuit

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 7, 2013


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

An owner of Tommy Nevin's says the popular pub's customers should not worry as it faces a multimillion-dollar foreclosure lawsuit. "We're not going bankrupt. We're not going anywhere," said Steven Cin, who is part of the ownership group that oversees the Evanston restaurant in the 1400 block of Sherman...

Kellogg donation to fund new master’s program, chaired professorship

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Summer Editor

August 7, 2013


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

The Kellogg School of Management has received a $17 million gift from the estate of an alumnus, the University announced Tuesday. The donation from James R. Russell (Kellogg '35) will fund the creation of a new Kellogg fellows program and establish a chaired professorship in the school's finance department,...

NAACP official: Graduate student failed Bienen class after refusing to perform Walt Whitman lyrics

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 7, 2013


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

A graduate student failed a Bienen class after he refused to perform a song with lyrics written by Walt Whitman, citing the poet's comments on black people, according to a top NAACP official. George Mitchell, president of the NAACP Illinois State Conference, said the student, Timothy McNair, is in...

Police: Teen sexually assaulted, robbed near Chicago-Evanston border

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter

August 7, 2013


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

A man sexually assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old woman Tuesday morning near the Chicago-Evanston border, police said. Police are still looking for the man, who they say grabbed the woman around the waist while she was walking on the Chicago side of Howard Street. He dragged her to the Evanston side...

Northwestern extends wrestling coach Drew Pariano’s contract through 2018

Josh Walfish, Summer Reporter

August 7, 2013


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

Wrestling coach Drew Pariano has signed a contract extension through the end of the 2018 season, Northwestern announced Tuesday. Pariano is entering his fourth season at the helm of his alma mater after being an assistant at NU from 2005 to 2009. During his tenure as head coach, four Wildcats have...

Caracotsios: Summer classes leave something to be desired

Caracotsios: Summer classes leave something to be desired

Julian Caracotsios, Summer Columnist

August 6, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Summer Northwestern 2013

This is the second year I have taken classes during Northwestern’s Summer Session. I just finished the final exam for my history class, and linear algebra wraps up in another week, so I’ve been thinking back on my experiences so far. Though there’s no way I can speak for everyone, my feelings toward...

Northwestern student pens housing report for Evanston

Edward Cox, Assistant Summer Editor

August 6, 2013


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

A Northwestern student authored a report this summer on how Evanston is using a federal grant to redevelop foreclosed homes in the city's poorest areas. As an intern this spring for Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, rising Weinberg senior William McLaughlin wrote the city's update on the Neighborhood Stabilization...

Updated: Evanston police not ruling out robbery as motive in brothers’ shooting deaths

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 6, 2013


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

Police said Tuesday afternoon they have not ruled out robbery as a motive in the shooting deaths of two Evanston brothers. Authorities had previously said there were no signs of robbery after Azim Hakeem, 38, and Mobeen Hakeem, 34, were found shot to death the night of July 30 in the basement of their...