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U.S. Census report: College students boost Evanston’s poverty rate

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter

July 30, 2013


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

Northwestern students may be making Evanton poorer, at least by the federal government's count, according to new report from the U.S. Census. The report, which was released Monday, shows that the city’s poverty rate drops 4 percentage points when off-campus college students are not counted. More t...

Updated: Northwestern to pay nearly $3 million to settle cancer research fraud lawsuit

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

July 30, 2013


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

Northwestern has agreed to pay the United States nearly $3 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit involving a former researcher who allegedly misused federal grant money, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced today. Four years ago, a former coworker accused Dr. Charles Bennett, a former physician...

Randolph: Hip-hop’s holy summer

Junius Randolph, Summer Columnist

July 29, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Religiously titled, seemingly Illuminati-driven hip-hop albums have a stranglehold on this summer. And I love it. Jay Z’s bass-knocking "Magna Carta… Holy Grail," Kanye West’s tyrannical "Yeezus" and J. Cole’s humble "Born Sinner" attempt to steer hip-hop away from the twerking, ass-clapping...

University Police to move to larger space west of downtown Evanston

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

July 29, 2013


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

University Police will move its headquarters farther away from the Northwestern campus this fall to a larger space west of downtown Evanston, Deputy Chief Daniel McAleer said. He estimated the new location, 1201 Davis St., will be 10 times bigger than UP's current office, 1819 Hinman Ave., when...

Updated: Man steals incoming freshman’s cell phone on campus

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

July 29, 2013


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

A man snatched an incoming freshman's cell phone out of her hand Sunday night near Cahn Auditorium, officials said. The 17-year-old girl from Maryland was walking at about 8:25 p.m. on Emerson Street near Sheridan Road when she was approached by two men who were heading in the opposite direction,...

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn rallies Evanston Democrats as election year looms

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn rallies Evanston Democrats as election year looms

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

July 28, 2013


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

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn rallied Evanston Democrats this afternoon as the field takes shape for his party's potentially bruising primary next year. With Democratic majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly, Quinn said Illinois voters have to make sure they are "progressive majorities." "So...

School of Law gift to boost profession at uncertain time, dean says

School of Law gift to boost profession at uncertain time, dean says

Edward Cox, Assistant Summer Editor

July 28, 2013


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

A Northwestern alumnus's $10 million gift to the School of Law will help support and prepare graduates entering a profession in flux, Dean Daniel Rodriguez said Thursday. The University announced Tuesday that NU trustee J. Landis Martin (Kellogg ’68, Law ‘73) and his wife made their largest contribution...

Updated: Josie Nordman recovering after lung transplant surgery

Updated: Josie Nordman recovering after lung transplant surgery

Ally Mutnick, Summer Reporter

July 28, 2013


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

Rising Communication junior Josie Nordman is breathing on her own as she recovers today from a double lung transplant surgery, according to her mother, Nicolle Nordman. Josie Nordman, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 4 months old, is in the intensive care unit at the University o...

2 couples give total of $10 million to McCormick

Amanda Gilbert, Summer Reporter

July 28, 2013


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

Two couples including Northwestern alumni have donated a total of $10 million to the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, the University announced Thursday. Peter Barris (McCormick '74) and David Sachs (McCormick '81), both executives of investment companies, each gave $5 million to...

Updated: Josie Nordman to undergo lung transplant surgery

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

July 27, 2013


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

Rising Communication junior Josie Nordman is scheduled to undergo lung transplant surgery early Sunday morning, possibly capping months of fundraising by the Northwestern community for the life-saving operation. "I cannot believe this day is finally here," Nordman said at about 8:30 p.m. in a Facebook...

Northwestern freestyler Jordan Wilimovsky places 14th in FINA World Championships event

John Paschall, Summer Reporter

July 27, 2013


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

Northwestern freestyler Jordan Wilimovsky continued his success outside the pool today as he finished in 14th place in the 25-kilometer event at the FINA World Championships. Representing the U.S., the rising sophomore posted a time of 4:49:11.1, just less than two minutes behind the winner in the...

Feinberg to launch nation’s first clinical psychology internship on LGBT health

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

July 27, 2013


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

The Feinberg School of Medicine will spearhead the country's first clinical psychology internship centered on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health, Northwestern announced Thursday. Starting this fall, Feinberg will recruit three graduate students each year through 2016 to study the heath...