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Office of Sustainability, environmental groups seek to promote campus involvement with Earth Week

Office of Sustainability, environmental groups seek to promote campus involvement with Earth Week

Amy Whyte, Reporter

April 22, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Events, Student Groups, Top Stories

The Office of Sustainability is joining with student groups this week to raise environmental awareness through Earth Week events, ranging from guest lectures to a “mountain” of trash display. Rob Whittier, Northwestern’s director of sustainability, said he hopes the events this week spread awareness...

Ludacris to headline A&O Ball

Ludacris to headline A&O Ball

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

April 21, 2013


Filed under Blogs, On Campus, Top Stories

Shake your money maker, Northwestern. Ludacris will headline Saturday’s A&O Ball. Known for songs such as “My Chick Bad" and “Money Maker,” Chris "Ludacris" Bridges headlined a sold-out A&O Ball in 2009 at Northwestern’s Patten Gym. This year, he will perform for students at Chicago’s...

Baseball: Pitcher Luke Farrell’s 9 innings, 9 strikeouts, lead Wildcats to victory at Wrigley Field

Baseball: Pitcher Luke Farrell’s 9 innings, 9 strikeouts, lead Wildcats to victory at Wrigley Field

Alex Putterman, Reporter

April 21, 2013


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

The moss-green scoreboard stares down from center field. The ivy, not yet lush and vital, scales the outfield walls. The third-base dugout reads “Chicago Cubs,” but purple flags with white “N”s wave from foul poles in left and right field and above the scoreboard in center. This is Wrigley...

Medical marijuana bill clears Illinois House, could affect enforcement of Evanston policy

Medical marijuana bill clears Illinois House, could affect enforcement of Evanston policy

Tanner Maxwell, Reporter

April 21, 2013


Filed under City, Crime, Politics, State, Top Stories

Although a bid to legalize medical marijuana barely passed the Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday, supporters say they are confident it eventually will be signed into law. If passed, House Bill 0001 will change enforcement of marijuana possession in Evanston and create what the bill's...

Lacrosse: Florida whips Northwestern to move closer to ALC regular season crown

Lacrosse: Florida whips Northwestern to move closer to ALC regular season crown

Ava Wallace, Assistant Sports Editor

April 20, 2013


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

In 12 years, Northwestern has never lost a game as badly as it did to Florida on Saturday. The No. 4 Wildcats (13-2, 4-1 ALC) faced an onslaught of goals from the No. 3 Gators (16-1, 4-1) and ultimately lost 22-4 in Gainesville, Fla., in their final conference game of the season. Saturday was NU's fourth straight loss to ...

Ani Ajith, Alex Van Atta win election for ASG president, vice president

Ani Ajith, Alex Van Atta win election for ASG president, vice president

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

April 19, 2013


Filed under ASG Elections, Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

Ani Ajith and Alex Van Atta beat three other pairs Friday evening to win the Associated Student Government election for president and executive vice president. "Alex and I have spent the last three years at Northwestern working across communities and building relationships," Ajith told The Daily during...

Storm dumps 4 inches of rain on Evanston; many Northwestern buildings flooded

Storm dumps 4 inches of rain on Evanston; many Northwestern buildings flooded

Jeanne Kuang and Manuel Rapada

April 18, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Greek, Top Stories

An overnight downpour dumped more than 4 inches of rain Thursday, flooding dozens of Northwestern buildings and Evanston streets. Students at 15 residential halls and 10 sorority houses woke up to find water in their ground floors or basements, University spokesman Al Cubbage said. An unspecified...

ETHS, D65 students eat healthier, learn farming in new initiatives

ETHS, D65 students eat healthier, learn farming in new initiatives

Oliver Ortega, Reporter

April 18, 2013


Filed under City, Education, Local, Top Stories

The local food movement has made its way to Evanston schools, where student-run gardens and a new “farm to school” program initiated in March are making lunchtime more nutritious and hands-on. Fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, wheat and other ingredients are delivered to Evanston cafeterias from...

Northwestern previews new student center

Northwestern previews new student center

Junnie Kwon, Assistant Campus Editor

April 17, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

The words “sports bar” immediately attracted students’ attention at the presentation of the future Norris University Center on Wednesday night before an Associated Student Government meeting. Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, assistant vice president for student auxiliary services, and Kelly Schaefer, execut...

Coalition of Colors challenges ASG candidates on dedication to diversity

Coalition of Colors challenges ASG candidates on dedication to diversity

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor

April 17, 2013


Filed under ASG Elections, Campus, Top Stories

Students across campus cultural groups said at a Wednesday debate that they are unsatisfied with the Associated Student Government candidates' diversity platforms. “The idea (is) that they only speak about diversity when they come to talk to diversity groups,” Alianza co-president Sobeida Peralta said....

Teach for America founder talks leadership, education

Teach for America founder talks leadership, education

Jared Gilmour, Reporter

April 17, 2013


Filed under Campus, Speakers, Top Stories

Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach For America, spoke Wednesday on campus about the role of leadership in primary and secondary education. “Leadership is at the heart of every problem we face,” Kopp said. “The teachers who are getting results are doing the things that great leaders do.” About...

Read The Current online: Week of April 18

Read The Current online: Week of April 18

Chelsea Peng, Current Editor

April 17, 2013


Filed under The Current, Top Stories

The latest issue of The Current is out! Read it below, or check out the individual stories at dailynorthwestern.com/current. ...