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Hagerty, Schapiro pledge to uphold Paris Accord after Trump withdraws

Hagerty, Schapiro pledge to uphold Paris Accord after Trump withdraws

Amelia Langas, Reporter
June 4, 2017
Filed under City, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro and Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty on Friday criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord and pledged to remain dedicated to the cause. Schapiro and Hagerty both signed on to statements promising they would continue to...

Pulitzer Prize-winning television critic Emily Nussbaum discusses career, writing criticism

Pulitzer Prize-winning television critic Emily Nussbaum discusses career, writing criticism

Amanda Svachula, Reporter
June 2, 2017
Filed under Campus, Speakers, Top Stories

Two iconic television shows launched in the ’90s — “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “The Sopranos” — inspired Emily Nussbaum to become a television critic. “I got passionate about ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ and that’s where the story begins,” she told a crowd of about 50 in...

EPL librarian Lesley Williams to face possible termination on Friday

EPL librarian Lesley Williams to face possible termination on Friday

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
June 1, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Popular librarian Lesley Williams will face another disciplinary hearing Friday morning that could lead to her termination from the Evanston Public Library. Williams, EPL’s only black librarian, said she received notice Tuesday from library director Karen Danczak Lyons that she would again be suspended...

Northwestern student arrested in Springfield budget protest

Northwestern student arrested in Springfield budget protest

David Fishman, City Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under City, State, Top City Stories, Top Stories

A Northwestern student was arrested Tuesday night outside Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office after joining a protest to highlight the negative ramifications of Illinois’ historic budget impasse. Medill senior Scott Brown, a former Daily staffer, was among 31 people arrested and charged with...

Some students who protested ICE representative undergoing University’s conduct process, lawyer says

Some students who protested ICE representative undergoing University’s conduct process, lawyer says

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
May 28, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Some students who stopped a guest lecture by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement public relations representative on May 16 are going through Northwestern's conduct process, said Lam Nguyen Ho, a lawyer representing the students. Nguyen Ho told The Daily the University is in the initial stag...

In Focus: Administrators run into barriers amid attempts to diversify faculty

In Focus: Administrators run into barriers amid attempts to diversify faculty

Peter Kotecki and Jonah Dylan
May 26, 2017
Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

When physics and astronomy Prof. Michael Schmitt became chair of his department more than two years ago, only three of the 37 professors were women. The department launched searches for new faculty members that year, Schmitt said. At the end of the hiring process, he said the physics and astronomy...

Medill celebrates retirement of former dean Loren Ghiglione

Medill celebrates retirement of former dean Loren Ghiglione

Julia Esparza, Reporter
May 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Family, colleagues and former students celebrated former dean and Medill Prof. Loren Ghiglione on Thursday before his retirement in June. Ghiglione, who served as dean of the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications from 2001 to 2006, will retire from Northwestern...

Northwestern chapter of Theta Chi suspends activities due to lack of new members

Northwestern chapter of Theta Chi suspends activities due to lack of new members

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

The international headquarters of Theta Chi fraternity has put the Northwestern chapter under suspension after the group expressed a desire to disband, according to a statement from the headquarters. The chapter, which was installed at Northwestern in 1950, said it wants to disband due to a low number...

Chicago hip-hop artists, activists discuss role of hip-hop music in activism

Chicago hip-hop artists, activists discuss role of hip-hop music in activism

Julia Esparza, Reporter
May 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Prominent black Chicago hip-hop artists and activists said during an event Wednesday that black women should engage in activism through art as it promotes the liberation of people of color. The panelists spoke about the role of black women in the music industry, art as a form of activism and the...

Controversial conservative speaker Ben Shapiro discusses politics, NU issues

Controversial conservative speaker Ben Shapiro discusses politics, NU issues

Ben Pope and Nora Shelly
May 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spoke about numerous issues including economic mobility and contemporary campus culture as College Republicans’ spring speaker Wednesday. The event, held in McCormick Auditorium in Norris University Center, was also sponsored by Young America’s Foundation....

SNL comedians take stage for stand-up show

SNL comedians take stage for stand-up show

Maddie Burakoff, Web Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

As soon as he stepped onto the Ryan Auditorium stage, Michael Che acknowledged that some audience members might be uncomfortable with his jokes. “I’m OK with that,” he said. Che, who is known for his role as co-anchor of the Weekend Update on “Saturday Night Live,” performed for about...

Evanston walking program celebrates 10th anniversary

Evanston walking program celebrates 10th anniversary

Billy Kobin, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

We’re Out Walking — a program that encourages Evanston residents to lead active and healthy lifestyles — began 10 years ago as Women Out Walking with the goal of getting 50 women in the community to become more active. That goal was far surpassed when 500 women signed up in the first year and committed themsel...