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Shirley: AIPAC seminar shows everyone has stake in history

Shirley: AIPAC seminar shows everyone has stake in history

Wilson Shirley, Guest Columnist

August 6, 2013


Filed under Contributors, Opinion, The Summer Northwestern 2013

For years now, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has hosted a biannual leadership seminar in Washington, D.C., called Saban. Saban provides opportunities for more than 400 students from more than 140 campuses to come together and learn about the U.S.-Israel relationship. Topics range from...

Goodman: Therapy not enough for scandal-plagued mayor of San Diego

Goodman: Therapy not enough for scandal-plagued mayor of San Diego

Meredith Goodman, Summer Columnist

August 5, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Summer Northwestern 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal. A mayoral intern, a retired Navy admiral and a San Diego State University dean have all come forward and told stories of Filner acting inappropriately, including putting one of the women in a headlock and asking another to come to...

McCormick professor named president of Evanston Youth Job Center

McCormick professor named president of Evanston Youth Job Center

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Summer Editor

August 2, 2013


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

McCormick Prof. Adam Goodman has been named the president of Evanston's Youth Job Center, the organization announced Wednesday. Goodman is the director of Northwestern's Center for Leadership. He has served on the Youth Job Center's board of directors for four years and replaces Karen Hunt, a managing...

Evanston nonprofit, Walgreens open training center for adults with autism

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter

August 2, 2013


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

Evanston-based nonprofit organization Have Dreams and Walgreens opened a new training facility for adults with autism Wednesday on Dempster Street. Representatives from Have Dreams and Walgreens marked the opening of the center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Have Dreams' facility in Evanston, 2020...

Funeral service held for slain Evanston brothers

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 2, 2013


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

The family of Azim and Mobeen Hakeem remembered the slain Evanston brothers at a funeral service this afternoon as authorities offered no new information about their deaths. Azim Hakeem, 38, and Mobeen Hakeem, 34, were found fatally shot Tuesday night in the basement of Evanston Pipe & Tobacco,...

Schapiro wraps up 13-day trip to China, South Korea

Schapiro wraps up 13-day trip to China, South Korea

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Summer Editor

August 2, 2013


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

University President Morton Schapiro returned this week from a 13-day trip to meet with Northwestern students and alumni in China and South Korea. Schapiro visited San Francisco before flying to Xi’an, Shanghai and Seoul. University spokesman Al Cubbage said Schapiro talked with alumni, potential...

Medical examiner’s office: Cause, manner of brothers’ deaths ‘pending further investigation’

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 1, 2013


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

Autopsies were completed today on slain Evanston brothers Azim and Mobeen Hakeem, but the cause and manner of their deaths are "pending further investigation," according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Azim Hakeem, 38, and Mobeen Hakeem, 34, were found shot to death Tuesday night in...

Study: Nearly 1 million Americans could leave labor force under ACA

Maddie Elkins, Summer Reporter

August 1, 2013


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

A new study co-authored by a Northwestern professor suggests that nearly a million Americans may leave the labor force as a result of the Affordable Care Act. The working paper, published last month, says between 500,000 and 900,000 people may exit the workforce because they no longer have to r...

Northwestern Law students offered head start on new CTA payment system

Northwestern Law students offered head start on new CTA payment system

Amanda Gilbert, Summer Reporter

August 1, 2013


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

Northwestern Law students will be among the first users of a new payment system for the Chicago Transit Authority when it rolls out next week. Starting Monday, students from the School of Law, Rush Medical College and Westwood College of Technology will be able to use Ventra cards, single-fare passes...

Caracotsios: Taking CTECs with a grain of salt

Caracotsios: Taking CTECs with a grain of salt

Julian Caracotsios, Summer Columnist

August 1, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Summer Northwestern 2013

As a freshman, I thought that Course and Teacher Evaluations were the greatest thing ever. I spent hours reading different professors’ CTECs to make sure that I was taking the “optimal” courses with the “optimal” professors and the “optimal” workload. Thinking back on it, I’m not sure...

Updated: 2 brothers fatally shot inside downtown Evanston business

Updated: 2 brothers fatally shot inside downtown Evanston business

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

July 31, 2013


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

Two brothers were found shot to death last night inside their downtown Evanston business, according to police and relatives. The brothers were taken to the basement of Evanston Pipe & Tobacco, 923 Davis St., and shot multiple times, their uncle Qudrat Syed said. Evanston police identified the...