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Looking to begin broader dialogue, Evanston community members discuss gun violence

Looking to begin broader dialogue, Evanston community members discuss gun violence

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

May 15, 2013


Filed under City, Crime, Local, Top Stories

Participants in a Wednesday panel on gun violence started a community discussion they hope will lead to a citywide movement by June. About 20 people gathered at Curt’s Cafe, 2922 Central St., to discuss gun violence. Four panel members shared stories of their experiences and subsequent involvement in g...

Associated Student Government presents concrete plans for coming year

Associated Student Government presents concrete plans for coming year

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor

May 15, 2013


Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

Following a contentious Senate meeting last week, Associated Student Government settled into its routine Wednesday with discussion of goals for the year and plans to fill the cabinet. “This week was all about showing exactly what ASG is going to look like,” ASG president Ani Ajith told The Daily...

Read this week’s issue of The Current

Read this week’s issue of The Current

Chelsea Peng, Current Editor

May 15, 2013


Filed under The Current, Top Stories

In this week's issue of The Current, a profile of a new interactive play about poverty, "The Great Gatsby" reviewed, and five words for Angelina Jolie. Read the issue below: For the individual stories, visit https://dailynorthwestern.com/current/...

New Dillo Day entrance policies require adult chaperones for younger guests

New Dillo Day entrance policies require adult chaperones for younger guests

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor

May 14, 2013


Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

Non-Northwestern Dillo Day attendees under the age of 19 will be more strictly monitored with a new wristband policy, Mayfest announced Tuesday. Like last year, Dillo Day guests who are not registered by a NU student will need to be accompanied by an adult. This year, that adult must be 25 or older....

Student-developed website aims to pick up where CAESAR fails

Student-developed website aims to pick up where CAESAR fails

Rebecca Savransky, Reporter

May 14, 2013


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

As preregistration for Fall Quarter classes begins, a group of Northwestern students is trying to make the process faster and easier. Seven students teamed up to create a website called "Courseseek" that addresses some of the flaws of the University's course registration system, CAESAR. Courseseek...

Conservative activist James O’Keefe talks citizen journalism at ‘Hating Breitbart’ screening

Conservative activist James O’Keefe talks citizen journalism at ‘Hating Breitbart’ screening

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

May 14, 2013


Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

Conservative activist James O'Keefe on Tuesday urged Chicago-area fans of Andrew Breitbart to take it upon themselves to continue the late provocateur's legacy. "I can't do it alone," O'Keefe told about 40 people in a Technological Institute auditorium. "They have come at me with everything. I'm...

In Focus: Forging a free press at Northwestern’s Qatar campus

In Focus: Forging a free press at Northwestern’s Qatar campus

Rafi Letzter, Reporter

May 13, 2013


Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

In his commencement speech Wednesday at Northwestern University in Qatar, then-senior Ismaeel Naar reminded his classmates of their projects addressing the Syrian revolution and obesity in Qatar. Listening in their purple robes — more than 7,000 miles from Evanston — the journalism and communication...

Evanston aldermen renew efforts to regulate vacation rentals

Evanston aldermen renew efforts to regulate vacation rentals

Rachel Janik, Reporter

May 13, 2013


Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

Evanston officials Monday debuted a new ordinance to regulate vacation rentals, their third attempt to tackle the controversial issue. The Planning and Development Committee last tried to address vacation rentals in April, when aldermen voted down two proposals and asked city staff to take a closer...

Women’s Golf: Strong closing kick propels Wildcats to NCAA Championships

Women’s Golf: Strong closing kick propels Wildcats to NCAA Championships

Kevin Casey, Reporter

May 13, 2013


Filed under Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories, Women's Golf

In a field packed with top-tier squads, Northwestern needed a stellar week of play to keep its season alive. And that is exactly what happened. The Wildcats advanced to the NCAA Championships for the second time in school history Saturday, posting a sixth-place finish at an NCAA East Regional in...

Softball: Sloppy defense knocks Northwestern out of Big Ten Tournament, ends Wildcats’ season

Softball: Sloppy defense knocks Northwestern out of Big Ten Tournament, ends Wildcats’ season

Rebecca Friedman, Reporter

May 13, 2013


Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Unfortunately for the Wildcats, one disappointment led to another this weekend. After a first-round victory in the Big Ten Tournament over Indiana, No. 5 seed Northwestern was bounced by fourth-seeded Wisconsin in the second round. The weekend took an even more somber turn for the Cats after their...

NAISA hosts documentary screening as Sand Creek investigation launches

NAISA hosts documentary screening as Sand Creek investigation launches

Lauren Caruba, In Focus Editor

May 13, 2013


Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Faculty, Student Groups, Top Stories

As University officials launch a committee to research Northwestern founder John Evans' involvement in the Sand Creek Massacre, students hosted an event Monday night to keep Native American representation in the spotlight. This week, the Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance will raise awareness ...

Lacrosse: Taylor Thornton, Alyssa Leonard lead Northwestern to 2nd round victory over Stanford

Lacrosse: Taylor Thornton, Alyssa Leonard lead Northwestern to 2nd round victory over Stanford

Ava Wallace, Assistant Sports Editor

May 12, 2013


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

For the majority of the first half, it looked like fans at Lakeside Field were going to be treated to a neck-and-neck competition between two aggressive teams hungry for a win. Then Taylor Thornton took control of the field. Then Alyssa Leonard started dominating on the circle. Then No. 2 seed...