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Evanston community grapples with contentious arrests

Evanston community grapples with contentious arrests

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under City, Top Stories

Northwestern graduate student Lawrence Crosby left his south Evanston apartment one night in October 2015. He approached his car, a black Chevrolet, with the intention of driving to campus, but soon noticed a piece of molding dangling from the driver’s side door. As he took to the damage with a metal... Read more »

Students, faculty ignite ghostlight to promote inclusion on eve of inauguration

Students, faculty ignite ghostlight to promote inclusion on eve of inauguration

Catherine Kim, Reporter
January 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

More than 150 students and faculty simultaneously lit flashlights at the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday as part of a nationwide movement to support inclusion the day before President-elect Donald Trump assumes the presidency. The demonstration was part of The Ghostlight... Read more »

Friends, family celebrate Jordan Hankins’ selflessness, warmth

Friends, family celebrate Jordan Hankins’ selflessness, warmth

Matthew Choi and Khadrice Rollins
January 20, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

INDIANAPOLIS — Anyone who coached Jordan Hankins knows her signature phrase. “I got this.” That’s what Kevin Merriweather, who knew Hankins for 12 years as a coach and mentor, told a filled sanctuary at Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis. Friends and family from across the country, including... Read more »

Officer reprimanded for arresting city clerk candidate

Officer reprimanded for arresting city clerk candidate

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under City, Top Stories

One Evanston police officer has been reprimanded and the other has retired after the arrest of Devon Reid, a city clerk candidate who in November was apprehended while petitioning in downtown Evanston, police chief Richard Eddington said. Sgt. David Berman retired during the department’s internal i... Read more »

RTVF students voice concerns about funding system in town hall meeting

RTVF students voice concerns about funding system in town hall meeting

Stavros Agorakis, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Although the Department of Radio, Television and Film has said its new project funding system is an “improvement,” RTVF students voiced a slew of concerns at a departmental town hall meeting Wednesday. About 20 students attended the gathering, which was hosted by the Undergraduate RTVF Student... Read more »

Dolphin Show celebrates history in its 75th year

Dolphin Show celebrates history in its 75th year

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant A&E Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

Born in a campus pool 75 years ago, the Northwestern Dolphin Show now features less water and more foliage — specifically, a huge, operable model of a carnivorous Venus flytrap for its latest production, “Little Shop of Horrors.” The Dolphin Show, a longstanding NU tradition that is the currently... Read more »

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl: Filing for elected office in Evanston is ‘too complex’

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl: Filing for elected office in Evanston is ‘too complex’

Nora Shelly, City Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under City, Top Stories

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl released a statement on recent decisions made by the city’s Electoral Board on Tuesday, saying filing for office in Evanston is “too complex.” Tisdahl, who is part of the three-member board along with city clerk Rodney Greene and Ald. Ann Rainey (8th), released the statement... Read more »

Women’s Center aims to galvanize participation in Women’s March

Women’s Center aims to galvanize participation in Women’s March

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under Campus (Archived), Top Stories

The Women’s Center launched Tuesday an effort to encourage the Northwestern community to support the Women’s March on Chicago, protesting President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration later this week. The center began its campaign by distributing free buttons displaying the phrase “Wildcats... Read more »

Candlelight vigil features spoken word poetry to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Candlelight vigil features spoken word poetry to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Catherine Kim, Reporter
January 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Student Groups, Top Stories

Hundreds of people packed Alice Millar Chapel on Monday for the annual candlelight vigil honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. To celebrate King’s legacy, the Alpha Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. held the annual vigil, inviting Clint Smith, a teacher and poet, as the keynote speaker.... Read more »

More than 200 Evanston community members to attend Women’s March on Washington

More than 200 Evanston community members to attend Women’s March on Washington

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter
January 16, 2017
Filed under City, Politics, Top Stories

A few days after Election Day, Evanston resident Nina Kavin realized she had to get off her couch and stop crying. After shaking off her disappointment over the results of the 2016 presidential election, Kavin — the creator of “Dear Evanston,” a Facebook discussion page examining local gun violence... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern holds off Indiana for emotional 80-67 win

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern holds off Indiana for emotional 80-67 win

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
January 14, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball After a trying week marked by tragedy and sadness, Northwestern returned to the court Saturday. It didn’t do so meekly. In the team’s first game since the death of sophomore guard Jordan Hankins on Monday, senior guard Ashley Deary scored 18 points and senior forward Nia C... Read more »

CTA receives $1.1 billion federal grant for Red, Purple lines

CTA receives $1.1 billion federal grant for Red, Purple lines

Sam Krevlin, Reporter
January 12, 2017
Filed under City, Top Stories

Commuters who ride the Evanston-servicing Red and Purple Lines will benefit from more than a billion dollars in federal grants to make the route more comfortable and accessible. The Chicago Transit Authority announced it will receive $1.1 billion from the federal government for the Red and Purple... Read more »