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Safe Ride suspends minimum distance in response to campus incidents

Safe Ride suspends minimum distance in response to campus incidents

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 16, 2018


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

Safe Ride is temporarily suspending its three block ride minimum in light of recent reports of men targeting women on Northwestern’s Evanston campus, according to a Thursday email from Patricia Telles-Irvin, the vice president of student affairs. In the email, Telles-Irvin told students to be patient,...

New technology fee for international students triggers intense backlash

New technology fee for international students triggers intense backlash

Danny Vesurai and Alex Wong

November 16, 2018


Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

A technology fee levied this academic year on international students has sparked outrage among many graduate students, who said the fee’s implementation unfairly targets the international student population and was poorly communicated by administrators. The $50 fee assessed by the International...

Marc Lamont-Hill talks black activism and voting third party at annual FMO event

Marc Lamont-Hill talks black activism and voting third party at annual FMO event

Amy Li, Assistant Campus Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Host of BET News Dr. Marc Lamont-Hill reminded black students at Northwestern to look to the black tradition of resistance and freedom fighting as a tool to make sense of the current “moment of chaos.” Hill recalled how in the age of Barack Obama’s presidency he felt the need to prove to people...

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District grants easement at Canal Shores Golf Course

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District grants easement at Canal Shores Golf Course

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

November 15, 2018


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

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago on Thursday approved a plan that will allow the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways to pave over part of a golf course and build an access road connected to a piece of property lining the course. This easement will allow...

Football: In western Ohio, Isaiah Bowser turned a high school around and a small town into Northwestern fans

Football: In western Ohio, Isaiah Bowser turned a high school around and a small town into Northwestern fans

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Football Sidney, Ohio, is a small manufacturing town nestled amidst mile upon mile of farm fields in western Ohio, 40 minutes from Dayton for fast drivers and more like an hour for slower ones. It’s an all-American town in many ways: a courthouse at the center, a historic theatre a block a...

Colectivo Coffee to bring coffee, craft beer to downtown Evanston

Colectivo Coffee to bring coffee, craft beer to downtown Evanston

Maddy Daum, Reporter

November 15, 2018


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

The days of searching for a seat in a crowded Evanston cafe may soon be in the past. Colectivo Coffee, a chain based out of Milwaukee, will be adding itself to the city’s cafe scene when it opens its doors this Friday, following the construction of a cafe at 716 Church St. Colectivo is going...

Administration sees better budget outlook than previously expected

Administration sees better budget outlook than previously expected

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

University administrators say last year’s budget deficit will close out in better shape than they previously expected, though it is much higher than what was originally projected earlier this year. Administrators had projected after the third quarter of last year that the deficit would reach $130...

ASG passes emergency legislation after multiple women targeted on campus

ASG passes emergency legislation after multiple women targeted on campus

Evan Robinson-Johnson, Reporter

November 15, 2018


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

Associated Student Government passed emergency legislation Wednesday calling for Northwestern to make greater efforts to protect its students in the wake of several recent incidents on campus. Proposed by Weinberg freshman Margot Bartol and Communication freshman Arianna Staton, the resolution attempts...

Evanston had a record voter turnout for midterm elections, clerk says

Evanston had a record voter turnout for midterm elections, clerk says

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 15, 2018


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

Evanston measured its highest voter turnout in over two decades during this year’s midterm elections, City clerk Devon Reid said at City Council on Monday. The total voter turnout of 34,505 for the Nov. 6 election was 67 percent in Evanston, which is the highest percentage on record since 1994,...

Students criticize UP responses to battery incidents, express fear

Students criticize UP responses to battery incidents, express fear

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 14, 2018


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

Northwestern students have been put on edge by a number of incidents involving men grabbing women by the tops of their backpacks or arms or following them down the street. University Police have alerted students to five separate incidents of men targeting women, a figure University Police Chief Bruce Lewis said is unusually high. In a Nov. 8 email, Lewis alerted the community to t...

Growth in sponsored research driven by increase in federal grants

Growth in sponsored research driven by increase in federal grants

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern continued its trend of sponsored research funding growth last fiscal year after receiving $702.1 million, the highest amount granted to the school ever. Federal government awards grew 12.8 percent to $519.5 million total, according to data from the Office of Research. Awards from industry...

University Police alert Northwestern community about two new incidents

University Police alert Northwestern community about two new incidents

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 13, 2018


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

Northwestern is warning the Evanston campus community of two reported incidents Tuesday night. The first incident occurred just before 5 p.m. in the 1900 block of Sheridan Road, according to an email sent by University Police Chief Bruce Lewis. Two female individuals reported that two white men approached...