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1st Ward challenger Edward Tivador says he offers ‘good communication and skillful collaboration’ Fiske lacks

1st Ward challenger Edward Tivador says he offers ‘good communication and skillful collaboration’ Fiske lacks

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
February 11, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

In a blustery Saturday campaign launch, 1st Ward alderman challenger Edward Tivador said he has the qualities needed to get things done in Evanston: good communication and skillful collaboration. “I know the work is hard, but I know it’s important,” Tivador said. “I’m up for that challenge...

Northwestern welcomes Chinese New Year with Celebrasia

Northwestern welcomes Chinese New Year with Celebrasia

Kate Stein, Reporter
February 10, 2013
Filed under Campus, Student Entertainment, Student Groups, Top Stories

Northwestern kicked off its celebration of the Chinese New Year with a bang — and booms, crackles and hisses — at Celebrasia on Saturday night. The show was co-sponsored by the Chinese Students Association and Taiwanese American Students Club. It featured musical and dance performances by student...

Women’s Basketball: Cornhuskers hang on late to tip Wildcats

Women’s Basketball: Cornhuskers hang on late to tip Wildcats

Rebecca Friedman, Assistant Sports Editor
February 8, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

Despite a valiant last-minute effort, the Wildcats couldn’t put it away at home Thursday. Northwestern fell just short to Nebraska, 55-50, after trying to stage its second comeback attempt this week. Freshman forward Lauren Douglas carried the Cats in her best performance this season, finishing...

Prentice again denied landmark status

Prentice again denied landmark status

Susan Du, Photo Editor
February 8, 2013
Filed under Business, City, Education, Top Stories

Chicago’s landmarks commission voted unanimously to decline recommending landmark status for the old Prentice Women’s Hospital Thursday night, upholding for the second time Northwestern’s plans to demolish it and build a biomedical research facility in its place. The meeting was a reconsideration...

Media leaders discuss sports journalism trends at Medill panel

Media leaders discuss sports journalism trends at Medill panel

Tal Axelrod, Reporter
February 7, 2013
Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty, Student Entertainment, Top Stories

As sports journalism becomes more prominent in society, leading sports journalists are questioning their role because of an increased ability to find information online and decreased access to athletes. Thursday’s panel, “Beyond the Box Score: Storytelling in Sports,” featured Sports Illustrated’s...

Northwestern alum Cody Keenan named President Obama’s chief speechwriter

Northwestern alum Cody Keenan named President Obama’s chief speechwriter

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant In Focus Editor
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, On Campus, Top Stories

Cody Keenan (Weinberg ’02) will assume the role of President Barack Obama’s chief speechwriter and is slated to take the lead in writing next week’s State of the Union address. The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that long-time chief speechwriter Jon Favreau will end his seven-year tenure...

Family turns to Syrian social networks for information about James Foley

Family turns to Syrian social networks for information about James Foley

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant In Focus Editor
February 6, 2013
Filed under Alumni, Campus, Top Stories

The family of freelance journalist James Foley (Medill '08) announced Tuesday they were turning to social media websites in Syria and the surrounding region for information about his location, 75 days after he was abducted in the country. Foley was kidnapped by an unidentified gunman on Nov. 22,...

Football: Fitzgerald wary of future Signing Days

Football: Fitzgerald wary of future Signing Days

Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Editor
February 6, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Life as a football coach used to be simple. But just as college football offenses evolved from three yards and a cloud of dust to spread, pistol, wildcat, air-it-out offenses, college football recruiting has expanded from a simple process to a high-stakes game of national intrigue, with recruiting...

Updated: Northwestern announces five-year athletic partnership with Chicago Cubs

Updated: Northwestern announces five-year athletic partnership with Chicago Cubs

Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Editor
February 5, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Sports Blogs, Top Stories, Wildcat Extra

Northwestern and the Chicago Cubs announced on Tuesday a five-year partnership, linking the athletic and marketing arm­s of NU and the Cubs through 2017. The deal creates cross-promotional opportunities for each organization, and NU will be using Wrigley Field for multiple sporting events, including...

Local Democrats call for pension reform

Local Democrats call for pension reform

Jia You, Assistant City Editor
February 5, 2013
Filed under City, Politics, State, Top Stories

Illinois needs to implement structural reforms in order to solve its pension problem, a group of local Democrats said at a town hall meeting Monday night. State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston),Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston), Rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview) and Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin jointly...

Northwestern graduation rate double national average despite economic downturn

Northwestern graduation rate double national average despite economic downturn

Zack Harris, Reporter
February 4, 2013
Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Career, Top Stories

Although new reports show nearly half of students currently enrolled in college in the United States will not graduate within six years, enrollment numbers from the past several years show that Northwestern defies the national average.   Released late last month, the American Dream 2.0 report exami...