Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Holocaust survivor shares stories of hope, resilience at Holocaust Remembrance Day event

Holocaust survivor shares stories of hope, resilience at Holocaust Remembrance Day event

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Holocaust survivor Magda Brown’s will to live remained strong even after she was sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp at age 17, where she became “unrecognizable” — her head was shaved and she was forced to wear a long slip dress and wooden flip-flops, which doubled as pillows. Brown...

Students, panelists discuss mental health at Alpha Epsilon Pi event

Students, panelists discuss mental health at Alpha Epsilon Pi event

Aaron Boxerman, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Greek, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Panelists urged students to seek genuine and honest conversations about mental health with their peers during a panel hosted by the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity Tuesday. The event was held in honor of Scott Boorstein, a Northwestern student and member of AEPi who took his own life on Sept. 2. Three speak...

Leadership Evanston celebrates 25th anniversary

Leadership Evanston celebrates 25th anniversary

Amelia Langas, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

After 25 years of providing leadership classes for local residents and workers, community program Leadership Evanston honored some of the people who best characterized its ideals. Among those recognized as emblematic of the program’s past, present and future was SESP junior John Wylie, who volunteers...

Women march to Springfield, demand progressive legislation

Women march to Springfield, demand progressive legislation

Edmund Bannister, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, State, Top City Stories, Top Stories

More than a thousand activists gathered Tuesday outside the state capitol as part of Illinois Women March on Springfield, an effort to pressure lawmakers to adopt more progressive legislation. A large coalition of elected officials, political activists and advocacy groups demonstrated for progressive...

Illinois House passes measure to protect, expand abortion access

Illinois House passes measure to protect, expand abortion access

Billy Kobin, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State, Top Stories

The Illinois House passed legislation Tuesday that would protect access to abortions and allow tax money to go toward the procedure. The bill — introduced by state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) earlier this year and co-sponsored by 24 other House Democrats — passed 62 to 55 and protects access...

Obama returns to public life, avoids talking Trump

Obama returns to public life, avoids talking Trump

David Fishman, City Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under City, National, Top Stories

CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama cautiously avoided discussing his successor as he returned to the spotlight Monday, in his first public event since leaving the White House earlier this year. Though young leaders in attendance itched for their progressive icon to assail President Donald Trump’s...

Students express varied reactions to SAE suspension

Students express varied reactions to SAE suspension

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Greek, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

SESP sophomore Cate Ettinger said she felt bittersweet when the University announced the suspension of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity Friday. Ettinger said even though the chapter’s suspension was ultimately a success for student activists, she was disappointed an alcohol violation brought the disciplinary...

Board to vote on transgender policy next week

Board to vote on transgender policy next week

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The Evanston Township High School/District 202 board will vote next week on a policy that would allow transgender students to use the locker room of their choice. The policy, which will be voted on after being discussed in two separate board readings, was crafted after the Board Policy Committee decid...

‘The West Wing’ star focuses on educational, criminal injustice in play

‘The West Wing’ star focuses on educational, criminal injustice in play

Alan Perez, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Stories

As actress Anna Deavere Smith interviewed a series of people for a research project regarding the systematic oppression of minorities within the education and criminal justice system, she was inspired to tell their stories in the format of a play. “I do believe that people are talking a very beautiful...

Jeremih, Aminé bring down house at A&O Ball

Jeremih, Aminé bring down house at A&O Ball

Alan Perez, Reporter
April 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Student Entertainment, Top Stories

Hip-hop artist Jeremih and rapper Aminé paid homage to Chicago rappers and their music during A&O Ball on Friday. More than a thousand students gathered at the Riviera Theatre and crowded the dance floor for the evening’s performances, which featured an array of collaborations with local artists...

Despite slight drop in gun violence, local leaders say more work remains

Despite slight drop in gun violence, local leaders say more work remains

Billy Kobin, Reporter
April 23, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Although gun violence in Evanston dipped slightly this past fall and winter compared to the same time period stretching from 2015 into 2016, local leaders say there is still plenty of work to be done to prevent further shootings. “We don’t have any magic bullet for how we stop it now,” said...

Demonstrators flood into Chicago to defend science, protest Trump policies

Demonstrators flood into Chicago to defend science, protest Trump policies

Allie Goulding, Assistant Photo Editor
April 23, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

CHICAGO — Thousands of students, educators and scientists gathered in downtown Chicago on Saturday to participate in the March for Science, one of hundreds of such marches held worldwide on Earth Day. The march was a response to President Donald Trump’s election and, more recently, an executive...