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Edzo’s to begin offering evening hours

Edzo’s to begin offering evening hours

Joseph Diebold, Managing Editor

January 21, 2014


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Business, City, Local, Top Stories

Evanston residents will soon be able to grab dinner at one of their favorite burger joints. Edzo’s Burger Shop, 1571 Sherman Ave., which was nearly as infamous for its limited hours as it was beloved for its juicy patties and thick milkshakes, announced Tuesday it will stay open until 10 p.m. Tuesdays...

New theater student group offers opportunities for non-majors

New theater student group offers opportunities for non-majors

Olivia Exstrum, Reporter

January 21, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

There’s a new theater group at Northwestern, and it has an added twist — no one on the executive board, cast or production team is a theater major. Beg to Differ: Theatre for Non-Majors, was envisioned as a way for NU students who have not had much experience with theater to become involved with so...

Thaddeus Tukes hopes to improve communication in first full quarter as ASG’s top diversity official

Thaddeus Tukes hopes to improve communication in first full quarter as ASG’s top diversity official

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

January 21, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

Nearly a quarter into his role as the Associated Student Government's top diversity leader, Thaddeus Tukes is working to improve communication and increase the presence and programming in the diversity and inclusion committee. Tukes, who was confirmed as ASG's vice president of diversity and inclusion in...

Nobel Peace Prize winner shares thoughts about MLK at community vigil

Nobel Peace Prize winner shares thoughts about MLK at community vigil

Lan Nguyen, Reporter

January 21, 2014


Filed under Academic, Campus, Events, Faculty, On Campus, Science & Technology, Speakers, Student Groups, Top Stories

Nobel Peace Prize winner Warren Washington commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday night with a speech on the civil rights movement and its effect on climate change research. The 35th annual candlelight vigil, which drew in about 150 Northwestern and Evanston community members to Alice Millar...

Evanston, Northwestern use extra funds, crews to recover from polar vortex

Evanston, Northwestern use extra funds, crews to recover from polar vortex

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick

January 21, 2014


Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

After more than two feet of snow blanketed Evanston in a one-week period earlier this month, the city shelled out more than $400,000 in a complicated cleanup effort. Northwestern faced similar challenges, bringing in extra help and working nearly around the clock to clear the aftermath of the polar vor...

Evanston commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with performances, speeches

Evanston commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with performances, speeches

Edward Cox, Assistant Web Editor

January 20, 2014


Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech, his dream is still a distant goal, Evanston residents said Monday at a community event. In commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Youth Organizations Umbrella organized its 8th annual Diverse Ev...

NUCHR speaker offers lessons from personal activism experiences

NUCHR speaker offers lessons from personal activism experiences

Cassie Wassink, Reporter

January 20, 2014


Filed under Campus, Events, Student Groups, Top Stories

Activist Njoki Njehu concluded Saturday the Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights drawing on her experiences fighting for women’s rights and ecological consciousness in the U.S. and Kenya. During her keynote speech, Njehu described moments in her life that led her to advocate for wo...

Wrestling: Northwestern falls to conference foes Ohio State, Penn State in weekend contests

Wrestling: Northwestern falls to conference foes Ohio State, Penn State in weekend contests

Jesse Kramer, Reporter

January 20, 2014


Filed under Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories, Wrestling

No. 14 Northwestern’s losing streak extended to three matches Sunday after No. 1 Penn State beat the Wildcats 39-8. The Cats (6-4, 1-4 Big Ten) also fell to No. 12 Ohio State (7-2, 2-2) on Friday. “No excuses,” coach Drew Pariano said. “They’re obviously great teams, but we believe we’re...

Canvas emerges as frontrunner in search for Blackboard replacement

Canvas emerges as frontrunner in search for Blackboard replacement

Julian Gerez, Reporter

January 17, 2014


Filed under Academic, Campus, Top Stories

Nearly 40 classes in eight undergraduate and graduate schools are testing the learning management system, Canvas, which is a top choice to replace Blackboard.   Canvas, the system used at schools such as the University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth College, has emerged as a front-runner in the Educatio...

New club works to bring ‘unexpected joy’ to Northwestern

New club works to bring ‘unexpected joy’ to Northwestern

Rosalie Chan, Reporter

January 17, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

After its first full quarter at Northwestern, the Create Unexpected Joy club continues to spread its mission of doing random acts of kindness and encouraging others to do the same. “‘Create Unexpected Joy’ is our mantra,” said SESP senior Chenny Ng, who co-founded the club. “Our goal is...

Historian shares local connections to 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

Historian shares local connections to 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

Madeline Fox, Reporter

January 17, 2014


Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Landscape historian Barbara Geiger spoke to a standing-room-only crowd Thursday night on the North Shore roots of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Geiger’s talk, “The Devil Comes to Wilmette,”centered on the events and characters in Erik Larson’s “The Devil in the White City,” a histori...

IFC recruitment rises, newer fraternity numbers grow

IFC recruitment rises, newer fraternity numbers grow

Annie Bruce, Reporter

January 15, 2014


Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

Despite a shortened recruitment schedule due to weather, the Interfraternity Council saw a rise in new members, with 370 students accepting bids. Last year, 348 students joined fraternities, according to numbers provided by IFC last year. Sorority recruitment wrapped up on Tuesday night, but the...