Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern wins Prentice case, will proceed with demolition

Northwestern wins Prentice case, will proceed with demolition

Susan Du, City Editor
November 1, 2012
Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

CHICAGO — The Commission on Chicago Landmarks voted 8-1 on Thursday to reject landmark status for the old Prentice Women’s Hospital. Northwestern owns the site and can now move forward with multi-million dollar plans to build a biomedical research facility there. Commissioners arrived at this...

Interim principal starts at Lincoln as long-standing principal enters retirement

Interim principal starts at Lincoln as long-standing principal enters retirement

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
November 1, 2012
Filed under City, Education, Local, Top Stories

An interim principal will officially start at a south Evanston elementary school Thursday, a month after the school’s longtime principal suddenly retired. Former Lincoln Elementary School Principal Chris McDermott announced Oct. 1 her plans to retire at the end of the month. The decision caught...

Superstorm Sandy affects Northwestern students, families

Superstorm Sandy affects Northwestern students, families

Paulina Firozi, Campus Editor
October 31, 2012
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

After Sandy made landfall near Atlantic City, N.J., on Monday evening, students at Northwestern continue to feel the effects of the tropical superstorm.  Although it originally moved up the coast as a Category 1 hurricane, the storm hit a cold front and was downgraded Monday to a "post-tropical...

For Class of 2016, percentage of black students highest in 23 years

For Class of 2016, percentage of black students highest in 23 years

Ally Mutnick, Reporter
October 29, 2012
Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

The Class of 2016 has Northwestern’s highest proportion of black students in 23 years, the University announced Sunday. The class is made up of 7.8 percent black students compared to 7.2 percent for the class of 2015 and 6.9 percent for the class of 2014, said Mike Mills, associate provost for univ...

Evanston named Bicycle Friendly Community

Evanston named Bicycle Friendly Community

Rachel Janik, Reporter
October 29, 2012
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Five months after completing construction on a new protected bike lane on Church Street, Evanston was named a "Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists. The city formally received the award at Monday’s council meeting. The league distributes awards in five tiers: Bronze, Sil...

Football: Northwestern running game propels Homecoming victory over Iowa

Football: Northwestern running game propels Homecoming victory over Iowa

Josh Walfish, Gameday Editor
October 27, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

For a team without an identity in the middle of the week, Northwestern found something that works for it. The Wildcats (7-2, 3-2 Big Ten) ran the ball 49 times for 349 yards and got past Iowa (4-4, 2-2) 28-17 on Saturday. It was a return to the formula that was working for NU early in the season and...

Updated: Homecoming Week ends with parade, pep rally

Updated: Homecoming Week ends with parade, pep rally

Paulina Firozi, Campus Editor
October 26, 2012
Filed under Alumni, Campus, Photo Gallery, Student Groups, Top Stories

Northwestern students, staff and alumni paraded down Sheridan Road on Friday night, gathering at Deering Meadow for a pep rally to celebrate the culmination of Homecoming Week. The parade began at the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion and proceeded to The Arch and eventually Deering. Evanston residen...

Children from Evanston, Chicago enjoy halloween activities at Norris

Children from Evanston, Chicago enjoy halloween activities at Norris

Zachary Elvove, Reporter
October 25, 2012
Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

For two and a half hours Thursday, Project Pumpkin transformed the Norris University Center into a halloween festival filled with candy, games and fun for children. Project Pumpkin is sponsored annually by the Northwestern Community Development Corps, a student organization that engages in Northwestern...

Evanston Barnes & Noble one of 63 stores with tampered PIN pad

Evanston Barnes & Noble one of 63 stores with tampered PIN pad

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
October 24, 2012
Filed under Business, City, National, Top Stories

Evanston’s Barnes & Noble store is one of 63 locations found to have a tampered PIN pad, potentially compromising the credit and debit card information of customers. Although the tampering occurred during the summer, Barnes & Noble notified the public about the “sophisticated criminal...

Booker checks politics at door for on-campus address

Booker checks politics at door for on-campus address

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor
October 24, 2012
Filed under Campus, Daily Decision, Photo Gallery, Student Entertainment, Student Groups, Top Stories

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker urged Northwestern students Tuesday night to embrace the "conspiracy of love," offering a nonpartisan respite from one of the most politically charged times of the year. "We are here because of the fortitude, fierceness and faith of the people who came before us,...

Northwestern Political Union debates affirmative action in college admissions

Northwestern Political Union debates affirmative action in college admissions

Meghan Morris, Reporter
October 22, 2012
Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

As the Supreme Court evaluates the constitutionality of affirmative action, the Northwestern Political Union met Monday night to debate race-based affirmative action policies for college admissions. A student moderator led three student debaters and about 60 audience members for the 90-minute session...