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District 202 school board to reconsider controversial confidentiality policy

District 202 school board to reconsider controversial confidentiality policy

Ryan Wangman, City Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under City, Education, Top Stories

At their meeting Tuesday, Evanston Township High School/District 202 school board members will discuss withdrawing a controversial resolution that limits board members’ capacity to communicate with the public. The resolution, which passed 5-2 on Dec. 11, stipulates that written communication from the district superintendent or board president is confidential unless explicitly stated otherwise. It also prohibits disclosing in...

Annual Martin Luther King candlelight vigil features Q&A with former McDonald’s CEO

Annual Martin Luther King candlelight vigil features Q&A with former McDonald’s CEO

Alexis White, Assistant Campus Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

At the annual Candlelight Vigil at Alice Millar Chapel, keynote speaker Don Thompson, whose office once boasted a portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr., shared his personal respect for King’s legacy. “Dr. King is the part of all of us that we would like to come to the surface,” Thompson said. Thompson...

Men’s basketball: Northwestern throttled by Indiana

Men’s basketball: Northwestern throttled by Indiana

Joseph Wilkinson, Sports Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Men's Basketball Last year, Northwestern suffered a heartbreaking loss at the buzzer in Bloomington. This year’s defeat wasn’t quite as close. The Wildcats (11-8, 2-4 Big Ten) came out flatter than two-month-old soda and stayed that way for the entirety of the 66-46 beatdown against Indian...

City officials look to introduce amendments to Evanston’s panhandling ordinance

City officials look to introduce amendments to Evanston’s panhandling ordinance

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

January 12, 2018


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

City officials are looking to revise current guidelines on panhandling in Evanston due to an increase in resident concerns over the practice. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz said city staff will likely present amendments to Evanston’s panhandling ordinance to City Council in February or March. Bobkiewicz...

Human rights group welcomes Rwandan Genocide survivor as opening speaker for annual conference

Human rights group welcomes Rwandan Genocide survivor as opening speaker for annual conference

Amy Li, Reporter

January 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Speakers, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories, Video

Paul Rusesabagina, a Rwandan humanitarian and survivor of the Rwandan Genocide, told a crowd of students Thursday evening to lead as humanitarians in the future. “Today, I am talking to you as humanitarian leaders,” Rusesabagina said. “And I am telling you that you each have a humanitarian...

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats end skid with dominant win over Minnesota

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats end skid with dominant win over Minnesota

Ella Brockway, Reporter

January 11, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Men's Basketball ROSEMONT — On the first possession of Wednesday’s conference matchup against Minnesota, Northwestern forced the Golden Gophers to turn the ball over on a shot clock violation. On the next play, junior forward Vic Law sank a three to give the Wildcats an early 3-0 lead. That serie...

Provost Holloway alerts Faculty Senate about upcoming budget deficit

Provost Holloway alerts Faculty Senate about upcoming budget deficit

Gabby Birenbaum, Reporter

January 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Stories

The University’s expenses are projected to outpace revenue in the coming fiscal year, Provost Jonathan Holloway informed Faculty Senate Wednesday. While Northwestern finished the 2017 fiscal year with a surplus — albeit its smallest in years — the University is on track to accumulate a deficit...

Flyers condemning fraternity life found across campus during recruitment week

Flyers condemning fraternity life found across campus during recruitment week

Madeleine Fernando, Digital Managing Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

With Interfraternity Council recruitment in full swing, flyers condemning fraternity life and recruitment were spotted early in the week at several locations across campus, including Kresge Hall and Sargent Hall. The flyers, posted by an unrecognized group calling itself “The Pseudo Knitting Club,”...

Willard’s Fran’s Cafe reopens as a communal diner spot for students

Willard’s Fran’s Cafe reopens as a communal diner spot for students

Adrian Wan, Reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Top Stories

Fran’s Cafe — which serves what it claims to be the best shakes “not only on campus, but in all of Evanston” — is back. Originally located in Willard Hall, Fran’s was relocated to 1835 Hinman after Willard closed for renovations in 2016 as part of the Housing Master Plan. Along with the...

Student coalition demands change to protest policy, plans to meet with administration

Student coalition demands change to protest policy, plans to meet with administration

Maddie Burakoff, Campus Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

In a December op-ed for the Chicago Tribune, University President Morton Schapiro defended the importance of free speech and safe spaces. When balancing the two, he wrote, “it helps to have clear rules.” Yet from the experience of Weinberg junior Madisen Hursey, the rules governing Northwestern students’ own rights to ...

ETHS cuts Hebrew program due to low enrollment, lack of teachers

ETHS cuts Hebrew program due to low enrollment, lack of teachers

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under City, Education, Top Stories

The Evanston Township High School/District 202 school board will discontinue the Hebrew program for the 2018-19 school year after failing to find a qualified teacher and a decline in student enrollment, according to a copy of school board emails obtained by The Daily. Superintendent Eric Witherspoon...

Evanston adopts new state-mandated sexual harassment policy

Evanston adopts new state-mandated sexual harassment policy

Keerti Gopal, Reporter

January 9, 2018


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

One week before the state deadline, Evanston aldermen voted unanimously in favor of adopting a new city sexual harassment policy in accordance with recent changes to Illinois law. The resolution follows state legislation passed in November, mandating that all governmental units enact new sexual harassment...