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City Council votes to stop payments to intern

City Clerk Devon Reid. City Council discussed the hiring of an intern.

Yonjoo Seo, Reporter

August 10, 2020

City Council voted Monday to stop payments to a college intern that City Clerk Devon Reid employed during a hiring freeze. At a July 27 City Council meeting, the council voted to pay the intern for the work he had already completed, even though he was hired without approval from Human Resources or...

City Council reviews 2020 budget projections, COVID-19 grants and 2021 budget plans

Chief Financial Officer Hitesh Desai. Desai said Evanston’s projected revenue shortfall is around $12 million.

Julia Richardson, Reporter

August 10, 2020

The prospect of Northwestern’s football season being canceled and uncertainty around the University’s fall student population will significantly impact Evanston’s 2020 budget, Chief Financial Officer Hitesh Desai and Budget Coordinator Kate Lewis-Lakin said during Monday’s City Council meeting. Lewis-Lakin...

City officials talk police calls for service in latest Q&A

Evanston Police Chief Demitrous Cook. The mayor’s sixth discussion on policing examined where and how often police are called for duty.

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

August 10, 2020

City officials broke down police calls for service in the most recent of Mayor Steve Hagerty’s virtual sessions on policing. At the sixth Q&A in the series, Hagerty emphasized the need for comprehensive data analysis to make decisions about the police department’s future. “If you really...

Northwestern theatre students demand anti-racist action, accountability from department

The Northwestern Arch. Students said they have experienced racism and exclusion at every level of the Northwestern theatre department, from department and student shows to curriculum.

Binah Schatsky, Reporter

August 9, 2020

On June 2, just over a week after the killing of George Floyd, Northwestern theatre faculty issued a statement to theatre majors against racial violence. Grace Dolezal-Ng (Communication ‘20) opened the email in a late night, end-of-senior-year fog and immediately hit “reply.” She called the...

Two-thirds of Americans say they are likely to vaccinate themselves against COVID-19 when possible, according to study

Scott Hall at 601 University Pl. A recent survey led by four universities, including Northwestern, found two-thirds of Americans say they are likely to vaccinate against coronavirus.

James Pollard, Summer Managing Editor

August 9, 2020

Two-thirds of Americans say they are “somewhat” or “extremely” likely to vaccinate themselves against COVID-19 when a vaccine is available, according to an ongoing national survey led by researchers from four universities, including Northwestern. The survey, which is supported by the National...