The Daily Northwestern

Aldermen hold funding for demolition of Maple Ave. building

Ald. Donald Wilson (4th). Wilson expressed concern about the city’s spending of funds to demolish a property at 2012 Maple Avenue

Julia Richardson, Reporter

May 27, 2020

City council considered approving $40,300 in funding for the demolition of a vacant, structurally unsafe building on Tuesday night. Several property maintenance violations pertaining to the property, located at 2012 Maple Ave., have been identified. The building appears to be leaning to one side,...

Student startup seeks to give incoming students more info about University housing

DORMLY wants to change the nerve-racking experience of moving to college for the first time. The student startup seeks to improve the first-year experience by generating a list of top-rankings dorms and student groups based on survey answers.

Julia Karten, Reporter

May 26, 2020

Moving into a college dorm can be nerve-racking. A student-found startup wants to change the experience. Every Fall Quarter, many students leave home for the first time, not knowing another face in their freshman class. On top of this, they feel the stress of choosing a dorm with little guidance,...

Administrators discuss endowment, fall at Faculty Assembly meeting

Northwestern President Morton Schapiro. At a Wednesday faculty assembly, Schapiro said the University plans to increase the amount of money utilized from the endowment from 5 to 6 percent.

Isabelle Sarraf, Development and Recruitment Editor

May 26, 2020

At a Wednesday faculty assembly, Northwestern administrators explained recent developments in the University’s COVID-19 plans, including the six-phase re-opening plan and usage of the endowment. Faculty members submitted questions for top University administrators at the event, moderated by Feinberg...

Friends of Robert Crown advances funds to ease COVID-19 budget stress

The new Robert Crown Community Center. Friends of Robert Crown will advance $637,500 towards the new community engagement center.

Sneha Dey, City Editor

May 26, 2020

Friends of the Robert Crown Center will transfer $637,500 to the city to assist with debt payments for the new Robert Crown Community Center amid the pandemic. The funds will cover the costs of the 2020 fiscal year debt service. To date, Friends of Robert Crown has contributed $6.6 million to the...

Evanston news sees increases in readership

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Ellen O’Brien, Reporter

May 26, 2020

Evanston residents have increasingly turned to local news sites for information and updates on the pandemic. Evanston Now and Evanston RoundTable, two of the city’s news sites, have reported increases in readership since the start of COVID-19. While newspapers have faced financial setbacks due...