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NU Community Not Cops calls on President Schapiro to resign following his condemnation of abolitionist protests

One demonstrator holds up a sign reading “Defund or Resign” at Monday night’s march.

Isabelle Sarraf and James Pollard

October 20, 2020

Standing outside University President Morton Schapiro’s house, students led by Northwestern Community Not Cops, a campaign demanding the abolition of University Police, called for Schapiro’s resignation Monday night. Several hours earlier, Schapiro sent an email saying NU has no intentions to abolis...

Erika Storlie confirmed as Evanston’s next city manager

Erika Storlie. Storlie was confirmed as Evanston’s next city manager on Monday.

Jacob Fulton, City Editor

October 20, 2020

Evanston City Council confirmed Erika Storlie as the city’s next city manager on Monday night. The vote passed 7-3, with Alds. Robin Rue Simmons (5th), Thomas Suffredin (6th) and Cicely Fleming (9th) voting against the contract. Storlie, who has worked for the city since 2004 and served as interim...

Student band Morning Dew release “Coffee” on Spotify

Bienen junior and Morning Dew member Joe Nedder said he wrote “Coffee” about feeling intimidated to talk to someone you’re interested in and building up the courage to talk to them.

Yiming Fu, Reporter

October 19, 2020

Morning Dew, a band of seven Northwestern students that blends jazz, pop, R&B and rap, released their original single “Coffee” October 2 on Spotify. The group formed in spring 2019 to compete in Mayfest’s Battle of the Bands for a spot in the Dillo Day lineup. Since then, the band has played...

President Schapiro says Northwestern has “absolutely no intention” to abolish NUPD

Hundreds of students circle up during Saturday’s march, which concluded at President Schapiro’s house.

Isabelle Sarraf and Marissa Martinez

October 19, 2020

In a Monday afternoon email, University President Morton Schapiro wrote that while Northwestern has intentions to improve University Police, it has “absolutely no intention” to abolish it. Schapiro’s statement comes after a week of ongoing protests led by abolitionist student group NU Community Not...

Disarm, defund, disband: Students are marching every day until Northwestern abolishes NUPD

Protesters stand in line at the intersection of Central Street and Orrington Avenue outside President Schapiro’s house, forming a barrier between the crowd and the police.

Isabelle Sarraf and Binah Schatsky

October 19, 2020

For over a month, a mask-shaped sign reading “We’re N This Together” hung from the Weber Arch. It was meant to symbolize a unified start to Northwestern’s academic year but was often mocked by students instead. By 11:51 p.m. Saturday night the sign was on the ground, by 11:53 p.m. it was in...