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NU Social Norms Campaign on alcohol, other drugs not effective, students say

NU Social Norms Campaign on alcohol, other drugs not effective, students say

Susanna Kemp, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

One in three first-year students chooses not to drink. That’s according to surveys overseen by the Health Promotion and Wellness office, which posts colorful posters with phrases like this on the walls of residence halls and displayed on screens in dining halls. Many students find the posters...

Obama press secretary and speechwriter speculate on 2020 presidential nominee, talk future of political landscape

Obama press secretary and speechwriter speculate on 2020 presidential nominee, talk future of political landscape

Austin Benavides, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Former Obama White House press secretary Josh Earnest and former speechwriter Cody Keenan (Weinberg ’02) shared their experiences in the White House and mused about the future of the Democratic Party during a panel discussion on Monday. Earnest is now working for as the chief communications officer...

Aldermen workshop a new version of 2019 budget proposal

Aldermen workshop a new version of 2019 budget proposal

Samantha Handler, Copy Chief

November 13, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Faced with a revised 2019 budget proposal, aldermen on Monday discussed ways to reduce cuts, provide Vital Records services and keep the city from “nickel and diming” residents with tax and fee increases. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz presented a new version of the budget after residents expre...

Ahead of book release, Michelle Obama tells students to find their stories, use their voices

Ahead of book release, Michelle Obama tells students to find their stories, use their voices

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

CHICAGO — Before kicking off her much-anticipated book tour, former first lady Michelle Obama stopped by her alma mater to chat with high school students and share her key message: finding one’s story and voice in the world. “It’s the essence of who you are,” Obama told a group of 20 Whitney...

Football: Northwestern to offer free tickets, transportation to undergrads for Big Ten Championship Game

Football: Northwestern to offer free tickets, transportation to undergrads for Big Ten Championship Game

Ella Brockway, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Stories

The athletic department will offer free tickets and transportation for undergraduate students who want to attend the Big Ten Championship Game on Dec. 1 in Indianapolis, athletic department spokesman Paul Kennedy told The Daily at a news conference on Monday. Undergraduate students will receive an...

Figure skater Mirai Nagasu talks career, setbacks and landing that historic triple axel

Figure skater Mirai Nagasu talks career, setbacks and landing that historic triple axel

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

When figure skater Mirai Nagasu was about to face the judges at the U.S. National Championships in January, she needed to quiet the voice in her own head that told her she wouldn’t make the Olympic team. Her solution? “You can clearly see on national television that I say ‘f— you,’”...

Students hold self-defense classes after three reports of men targeting women at night

Students hold self-defense classes after three reports of men targeting women at night

Daisy Conant, Reporter

November 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern students are feeling uneasy after the University reported three reports of men targeting female students during late-night hours. The first reported incident took place Oct. 28, and two more occured since then, all on South Campus between 5:30 p.m. and 10:18 p.m., according to an email...

Football: Northwestern secures program-defining win at No. 21 Iowa

Football: Northwestern secures program-defining win at No. 21 Iowa

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter

November 10, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Football IOWA CITY, Iowa — Pat Fitzgerald has been saying it for years. Before this season: “We don’t hide from the goals that we have, which are to win the Big Ten West, to win the Big Ten Championship, and then go win our bowl game.” In April 2017, upon receiving a contract extension...

Carly Rae Jepsen coming to campus for A&O Blowout

Carly Rae Jepsen coming to campus for A&O Blowout

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 9, 2018


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

Pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen will headline this year’s A&O Blowout, A&O Productions announced in a Friday news release. Jepsen, best known for her 2012 single “Call Me Maybe,” first became famous when she placed third in season five of Canadian Idol, and has since released three studio albums....

Medill interim dean speaks out against White House’s removal of journalist’s press pass

Medill interim dean speaks out against White House’s removal of journalist’s press pass

Alan Perez and Danny Vesurai

November 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The interim dean of the Medill School of Journalism, Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communications is speaking out against the Trump administration’s decision to revoke a CNN reporter’s White House credentials after he aggressively questioned the president on his characterization of the migrant...

City Council meetings in Evanston are long. That’s a problem.

City Council meetings in Evanston are long. That’s a problem.

Kristina Karisch and Nora Shelly

November 8, 2018


Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Mondays tend to be a late night for Evanston’s aldermen and city officials. It’s not Monday Night Football or an impending dread of the rest of the work week that keeps them awake, but council meetings that start in the evening and sometimes stretch into the early hours of the next morning. “It’s...

Hundreds march through Evanston, protest Trump’s firing of Sessions

Hundreds march through Evanston, protest Trump’s firing of Sessions

Maddy Daum, Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Over 900 people marched through Evanston on Thursday in protest of President Donald Trump’s firing of Jeff Sessions, who on Wednesday resigned as Attorney General. The rally, which was held Thursday evening and organized by Indivisible Evanston, came in direct response to Sessions’ firing. Organizers...