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Northwestern reducing administrative staff to combat budget deficit

Northwestern reducing administrative staff to combat budget deficit

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 19, 2018


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

In a Thursday email to the Northwestern community, University President Morton Schapiro and Provost Jonathan Holloway provided an update on the University’s budget deficit and confirmed that NU is reducing the number of administrative staff. “These reductions were targeted primarily in areas where...

Stephen Colbert, Megan Mullally among NU alumni nominated for Emmy Awards

Stephen Colbert, Megan Mullally among NU alumni nominated for Emmy Awards

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 19, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Eight Northwestern alumni have been nominated for the 70th annual Emmy Awards, according to a University news release. Megan Mullally (Weinberg ’81) was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a comedy series for her role as Karen Walker on TV show “Will & Grace.” It is her eighth Emmy...

NU appoints new executive director of Buffett Institute

NU appoints new executive director of Buffett Institute

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 17, 2018


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

Annelise Riles will serve as the new executive director of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Provost Jonathan Holloway announced in a Tuesday email to faculty and students. Riles currently works as a Cornell University professor and will serve as the associate provost for global affairs when...

Midsommer Flight brings Shakespeare to Chicago’s parks for seventh year

Midsommer Flight brings Shakespeare to Chicago’s parks for seventh year

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

July 16, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories, Theater, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Theater company Midsommer Flight is bringing Shakespeare to Chicago parks for the seventh year with a comedy that has a slight modern day twist. Founded by Northwestern alumna Beth Wolf (Communication ‘03) in 2012, Midsommer Flight produces “high quality, accessible performances of Shakespeare’s...

Evanston breaks ground on new Robert Crown Community Center project

Evanston breaks ground on new Robert Crown Community Center project

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 16, 2018


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

Evanston residents and city officials gathered Friday for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the new Robert Crown Community Center. The ceremony, which was held on the fields of the Robert Crown Community Center, featured speeches from Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty, parks,...

Northwestern senior Hannah Whitehouse awarded grant to study El Sistema worldwide

Northwestern senior Hannah Whitehouse awarded grant to study El Sistema worldwide

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Summer Editor

July 16, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, Top Stories

Hannah Whitehouse had never left the United States before she started school at Northwestern. The Bienen and SESP senior said international travel always seemed like a far-fetched idea, but the Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant is making it possible for her to study music education in six countries...

Kathleen Hagerty named interim dean of Kellogg

Kathleen Hagerty named interim dean of Kellogg

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Kellogg Prof. Kathleen Hagerty has been named the interim dean of the Kellogg School of Management, the University announced in a Thursday news release. Hagerty, who currently serves as the senior associate dean of faculty and research, will begin her new position September 1. She succeeds Sally Blount...

Police locate suspect in man with gun incident

Police locate suspect in man with gun incident

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 12, 2018


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

Police determined the cause of the call of a man with a gun on Northwestern’s campus to be a part-time Northwestern student with a wooden toy gun, University spokesman Bob Rowley told The Daily in an email. The man was taken into custody Tuesday evening, several hours after police got a call that...

Evanston Refugee Task Force discusses new program, plans info sessions

Evanston Refugee Task Force discusses new program, plans info sessions

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 12, 2018


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

The Evanston Refugee Task Force examined refugee numbers in the United States and planned future information sessions for the community at a Tuesday meeting. The group also discussed the Trump administration’s current policies about border separation. The task force originated at an Evanston city-school...

City Council reaches agreement with Smylie Brothers, moves forward with new proposal process

City Council reaches agreement with Smylie Brothers, moves forward with new proposal process

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 11, 2018


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

City Council approved a resolution terminating the lease between the city and Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. at 2222 Oakton St. at a Monday meeting. Aldermen voted 5-2 to pass the resolution with Ald. Thomas Suffredin (6th) and Ald. Cicely Fleming (9th) voting against the resolution. The 10-year lease...

Police investigate call of man with gun on campus, source determined to likely be props

Police investigate call of man with gun on campus, source determined to likely be props

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Evanston and University police are investigating the call of a man with a gun on Northwestern’s campus Tuesday, according to the EPD twitter account. At 5:40 p.m. EPD tweeted that the area was secure and police units were clearing the scene. The tweet said the likely source of the call was props be...

Evanston residents join protestors at Dan Ryan shutdown, call for gun reform

Evanston residents join protestors at Dan Ryan shutdown, call for gun reform

Kristina Karisch, Summer Web Editor

July 10, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Evanston residents joined protesters from across Chicago in blocking the Dan Ryan Expressway Saturday to call attention to gun violence, crime and other issues affecting neighborhoods in the city. Thousands of people gathered on the highway for a shutdown of the northbound lanes, led by Rev. Michael...