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Pedestrian hit by car near Sheridan Road, Hinman Avenue, transported to hospital

Pedestrian hit by car near Sheridan Road, Hinman Avenue, transported to hospital

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

A pedestrian crossing the street near Sheridan Road and Hinman Avenue was struck by a car around 5:40 p.m. Friday, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. Dugan said it is too “preliminary” to confirm if the pedestrian is a student. The person sustained minor injuries, including a cut on his...

New University initiative aims to alleviate costs of materials for low-income freshmen in STEM courses

New University initiative aims to alleviate costs of materials for low-income freshmen in STEM courses

Allyson Chiu, Print Managing Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, In Focus, Top Stories

When most people feel like spoiling themselves, they indulge in decadent meals or go on shopping sprees. Communication freshman Carter Liebman treated himself to a Northwestern education. “My being nice to myself and spending money on myself was coming here,” he said. “And ultimately, that's...

The Weekly Podcast: Whose Land We’re On

The Weekly Podcast: Whose Land We’re On

The Daily Audio Desk

November 17, 2017


Filed under Audio, Multimedia, The Weekly, Top Stories

In this episode of the The Weekly, The Daily Audio Desk addresses the construction of Northwestern's Evanston campus on Native American land. Asha Sawhney, co-president of the Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance, talks about student efforts to redress this action. Plus, hear a preview of...

Local businesses express frustration with Fountain Square construction

Local businesses express frustration with Fountain Square construction

Julia Esparza, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

As construction on Fountain Square lags behind schedule, nearby Evanston businesses expressed concern with the loss of customers and possibility of closure. City officials initially projected the renovation would be complete by December, but a series of weather and coordination issues have led to...

ASG passes sexual assault training mandate for student groups

ASG passes sexual assault training mandate for student groups

Samantha Handler, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, Student Government, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Associated Student Government senators passed a code change Wednesday to mandate sexual assault, misconduct and harassment training for ASG-funded student groups. The change, introduced last week, requires the president and one other executive board member from each group to attend a training conducted by t...

Court hears arguments on discrimination case involving ETHS athlete with disability

Court hears arguments on discrimination case involving ETHS athlete with disability

Rishika Dugyala, City Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under City, Education, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The federal appellate court in Chicago heard arguments Nov. 6 for a discrimination case involving an Evanston Township High School athlete with cerebral palsy who has asked that the Illinois High School Association create a para-ambulatory division for track and field events. Although the ETHS senior...

Northwestern theater education leads Wildcats to Broadway success

Northwestern theater education leads Wildcats to Broadway success

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly, Theater, Top Stories

Open any Broadway playbill right now and there’s a decent chance you’ll find a Wildcat’s name somewhere inside. For the second year in a row, Northwestern ranked seventh in Playbill’s list of the most represented colleges on Broadway. Playbill listed 16 NU alumni who are gracing the stage in the 201...

Student leaders struggle with University’s barrier-free initiative for group admissions

Student leaders struggle with University’s barrier-free initiative for group admissions

Stavros Agorakis, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, In Focus, Student Government, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

A self-described “overachiever,” Weinberg junior Danielle Hojnicki thrived in her high school social scene. As a leader and member of several organizations — National Honor Society, choir, an art club, among others — she always felt eager to pursue her extracurricular interests. But coming...

‘Radical’ feminist organization criticizes ETHS transgender locker room policy

‘Radical’ feminist organization criticizes ETHS transgender locker room policy

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under City, Education, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Evanston Township High School/District 202’s newly implemented transgender locker room policy received backlash from a self-proclaimed radical feminist organization, which voiced its opposition of the policy. The Women’s Liberation Front is a grassroots international organization comprised of a...

City Council authorizes drafting of contract for renovation, lease of Harley Clarke mansion

City Council authorizes drafting of contract for renovation, lease of Harley Clarke mansion

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Aldermen on Monday authorized the city to draft a contract with Evanston Lakehouse and Gardens to renovate and lease the Harley Clarke mansion. The historic building, located in north Evanston along the lakefront, has been vacant since 2015 when the Evanston Art Center moved out. The mansion includes...

Aldermen approve $500,000 settlement in discrimination case against city manager

Aldermen approve $500,000 settlement in discrimination case against city manager

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Aldermen approved a $500,000 settlement Monday in a lawsuit against city manager Wally Bobkiewicz that accuses him of discriminating against a former Evanston employee. The federal lawsuit, filed in 2016 by Suzette Robinson — who identifies as black — alleges that she experienced "discrimination...

Aldermen approve controversial Sherman Avenue apartment proposal

Aldermen approve controversial Sherman Avenue apartment proposal

Ryan Wangman, Development and Recruitment Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Business, City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The approval of the newest 15-story addition to downtown Evanston was met with a chorus of boos and jeers from residents as a months-long debate over Albion Residential’s proposal reached its conclusion. Aldermen voted 5-4 to approve the Sherman Avenue apartment tower Monday at a City Council meeting,...