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Sheridan Road speed machines to operate after engineers fix malfunctions

Sheridan Road speed machines to operate after engineers fix malfunctions

Edward Cox, Reporter
March 4, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Drivers on Sheridan Road had better slow down when the city’s newly installed portable speed machines start flashing rapidly — but the city will have to get those machines working first. City traffic engineers installed two portable speed limit machines Thursday on Sheridan Road to educate drivers...

CTA begins first disruption to Purple Line Express, other lines

CTA begins first disruption to Purple Line Express, other lines

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
March 4, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

The Chicago Transit Authority has halted Purple Line Express train service through March 11 due to construction, temporarily lengthening commutes for some Evanston El riders. The Chicago Department of Transportation scheduled the first half of reconstruction of the Wells Street Bridge from Friday...

University research to be affected by sequester, but degree of impact uncertain

University research to be affected by sequester, but degree of impact uncertain

Jillian Sandler, Campus Editor
March 4, 2013
Filed under Administration, Campus, Science & Technology, Top Stories

The impact of the sequestration on Northwestern’s financial status is currently no more than a guessing game for University officials. “The buzzword of the day is uncertainty,” Jay Walsh, the University’s vice president for research, said. “It’s just really not totally clear what’s going...

Bipartisan pension reform bill creates new benefit plan category

Bipartisan pension reform bill creates new benefit plan category

Edward Cox, Reporter
March 4, 2013
Filed under City, Politics, State, Top Stories

Illinois legislators rallied Wednesday to support a bipartisan pension reform bill that would gradually shift payment responsibility from the state to public employers. House Republican Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) and Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) proposed House Bill 3411, which has gained bipartisan...

Evanston hosts workshop to discuss short-term rental ban

Evanston hosts workshop to discuss short-term rental ban

Edward Cox, Reporter
March 4, 2013
Filed under Business, City, Local, Top Stories

Maureen O’Donnell shuttered the shades on her house on Ashland Avenue to hide her family from the constant stream of strangers coming in and out of her neighbor’s house. She was among residents and realtors who expressed their concerns to council members at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center...

A&O Winter Speaker B.J. Novak’s props, jokes draw laughs

A&O Winter Speaker B.J. Novak’s props, jokes draw laughs

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor
March 3, 2013
Filed under Campus, Student Entertainment, Student Groups, Top Stories

In a fitting fashion for a cast member and writer for “The Office,” B.J. Novak began his stand-up performance at Northwestern on Saturday night by invoking the show’s most beloved joke. “They really packed you in here,” Novak said to a sold-out crowd of nearly 1,000 in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall as he ...

In Focus: Students demand Native American studies, recognition of Evans’ role in Sand Creek Massacre

In Focus: Students demand Native American studies, recognition of Evans’ role in Sand Creek Massacre

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor
March 1, 2013
Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

Northwestern did not celebrate “Founders’ Day” this year. Instead, officials called  NU’s 162nd anniversary a “birthday,” in an attempt to appease a group of students who associate the school’s founding with a much more violent moment in American history: the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre. ...

Students call for change at march, demonstration

Students call for change at march, demonstration

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant In Focus Editor
March 1, 2013
Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

As Weinberg senior Paul Jackson stepped up to The Rock and took the megaphone, hundreds gathered began to chant and cheer, one student even beating a drum. His voice booming across the courtyard, Jackson called on the students to fight for change at Northwestern. “Everyone here is told time and...

‘Big Pork,’ bones exhibits occupy Dittmar

‘Big Pork,’ bones exhibits occupy Dittmar

Junnie Kwon, Reporter
March 1, 2013
Filed under Campus, Student Entertainment, Top Stories

A giant foam pig and a display of stacked bones currently lie in Dittmar Gallery. The two sculptures are a part of a new exhibition, “Animal/Artifact,” by two artists, Maria Lux and David Harper. The duo are among a total of eight the Dittmar staff chose out of about 80 submissions, gallery employee...

Evanston, school officials discuss ETHS safety, youth employment opportunities

Evanston, school officials discuss ETHS safety, youth employment opportunities

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
February 28, 2013
Filed under City, Education, Local, Politics, Top Stories

The collaboration between Evanston and local school officials continued Thursday evening with discussion of increased security at Evanston Township High School and additional job opportunities for high school students. About 20 people gathered for the quarterly City-School Liaison Committee meeting at...

ASG axes Treasury position, senators attend suicide prevention training

ASG axes Treasury position, senators attend suicide prevention training

Junnie Kwon, Reporter
February 28, 2013
Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

As of Wednesday's Senate meeting, Associated Student Government no longer has a treasurer. Senate passed two bills to eliminate the treasurer's position and cede its responsibilities to the executive vice president and chief of staff. One bill, "Parliamentary Body Code Amendment," amends the ASG Code, wh...

University, Frontera officials consider menu changes

University, Frontera officials consider menu changes

Adrianna Rodriguez, Reporter
February 28, 2013
Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

Officials from Northwestern and Frontera Fresco are looking into adjusting the restaurant's menu more than two months after it opened in Norris University Center, its first location on a college campus. Frontera is considering expanding the soft serve ice cream, dessert, and pastry part of the menu....