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Economics department may gain STEM recognition, pending Department of Homeland Security approval

Economics department may gain STEM recognition, pending Department of Homeland Security approval

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern’s economics department could be classified as a science, technology, engineering and mathematics major as soon as Friday, International Office director Ravi Shankar said. The department voted unanimously to classify as a STEM major in April, but students and faculty did not expect the change to be officially approved for months. But the process...

Baseball: Six decades ago, Northwestern made it to college baseball’s biggest stage

Baseball: Six decades ago, Northwestern made it to college baseball’s biggest stage

Peter Warren, Assistant Sports Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Sports Features, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

The history of Northwestern baseball features more lows than highs. Since the 1898 inaugural season of Big Ten baseball, the Wildcats have finished top three in the conference only 13 times. But there have been highs, and there has been no season with more success than the remarkable 1957 campaign. In...

New food service provider says it won’t use federal E-Verify program

New food service provider says it won’t use federal E-Verify program

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

A subsidiary of Compass Group North America said it will not participate in the E-Verify program when it takes over Northwestern food service operations in the fall. Michael Bennett, a district manager for Chartwells Higher Education, announced the decision Wednesday at an Associated Student Government Senate meeting. “We will not be doing E-Verify,” he said. “We have a broader agreement with the...

Young the Giant to headline Dillo Day

Young the Giant to headline Dillo Day

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 24, 2018


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

Alternative rock band Young the Giant will headline Dillo Day, Mayfest announced Thursday. Formed in Irvine, California, the band was initially known as The Jakes but changed its name to Young the Giant in 2009. The band released its eponymous debut album in 2010. Mayfest co-chair Keaton Sullivan...

On day of Northwestern swatting hoax, calls to Evanston, Chicago police targeted same couple

On day of Northwestern swatting hoax, calls to Evanston, Chicago police targeted same couple

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 24, 2018


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

The couple that was targeted in a March swatting incident on Northwestern’s campus was also targeted by a similar hoax call to the Chicago Police Department, the Chicago Tribune reported. The Evanston Police Department has not yet identified the person who called and claimed to have shot his girlfriend in graduate residence Engelh...

Friends, professors remember Dominic Davis for perseverance, kindness

Friends, professors remember Dominic Davis for perseverance, kindness

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 24, 2018


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

In February, Dominic Davis performed for the horn studio program at the Bienen School of Music. Less than a year earlier, he had been diagnosed with cancer for the second time and, despite a surgery that replaced half of his jaw, he continued to play. “Everyone was really touched by that performance,”...

Compass presents food service plan, dining hall renovations at ASG Senate

Compass presents food service plan, dining hall renovations at ASG Senate

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

May 24, 2018


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

Employees of Compass Group North America, Northwestern’s new food service provider, presented Wednesday their vision for dining halls and other spaces to Associated Student Government Senate. Karl Behrens, chief operations officer of the Compass Group project division, said his team plans to renovate...

Youth activists, former FBI agent talk gun violence in Chicago at ETHS event

Youth activists, former FBI agent talk gun violence in Chicago at ETHS event

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

To 15-year-old Rie’onna Holman, the solution to violence in Chicago and mass shootings is simple: stricter gun laws. At Evanston Township High School, Holman, fellow teenage representative Diamondlee Ocasio and former FBI agent Phil Andrew spoke on a Wednesday panel about gun violence moderated...

Salvadoran woman finds refuge in Evanston church, attempts to reunite with daughter

Salvadoran woman finds refuge in Evanston church, attempts to reunite with daughter

Julia Esparza, Copy Chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Ana’s two sons play soccer and go to school in Evanston, but her eldest child, Yesica, has been in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Houston for more than a year. Ana — whom The Daily is not identifying with her last name for safety reasons — told The Daily in Spanish...

The Graduate School moves to limit sixth-year student funding

The Graduate School moves to limit sixth-year student funding

Julia Esparza and Alan Perez

May 22, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The Graduate School is barring some students from using interdisciplinary assistantships to fund their sixth year of study, prompting condemnation from students as some struggle to offset the newly imposed financial burden. Graduate School Dean Teresa Woodruff clarified the policy in an email to humanities...

Pritzker speaks on policy issues, campaign financing at Celtic Knot campaign event

Pritzker speaks on policy issues, campaign financing at Celtic Knot campaign event

Amelia Langas, Copy Chief

May 22, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker spoke at the Celtic Knot on Tuesday, outlining his views on policy issues such as health care and Illinois’ tax system. The campaign event, presented by the Evanston chapter of Action for a Better Tomorrow, drew a crowd of about 60 people. Pritzker...

Jacobs Center to house social sciences; construction could begin summer 2019

Jacobs Center to house social sciences; construction could begin summer 2019

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The recently vacated Donald P. Jacobs Center will become a social sciences “hub” in the coming years, but construction won’t begin until summer 2019 at the earliest, Provost Jonathan Holloway told The Daily. Once renovations have been completed, the Jacobs Center is set to house the Buffett...