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Study reveals racial discrepancy in Evanston police searches following traffic stops

Study reveals racial discrepancy in Evanston police searches following traffic stops

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
March 7
Filed under City, Crime, Local, Top Stories

Evanston police were seven times more likely to search a black driver than a white one in 2014, according to a recent study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The study, which analyzed traffic stops from 132 police agencies across 16 states, found that Evanston police consistently...

Dance Marathon 2017 raises over $1.2 million to support GiGi’s Playhouse, Evanston Community Foundation

Dance Marathon 2017 raises over $1.2 million to support GiGi’s Playhouse, Evanston Community Foundation

Kristina Karisch and Rishika Dugyala
March 5
Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Top Stories

Dance Marathon 2017 raised $1,253,596, reaching a total of more than $1 million for the seventh consecutive year and just over $50,000 more than the 2016 total. The finance committee announced early Sunday morning that GiGi’s Playhouse received $983,833 — the largest check DM has presented to...

Dance Marathon 2017

Dance Marathon 2017

Daily Northwestern Staff
March 4
Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Top Stories

This year, Dance Marathon participants are dancing for 30 hours to raise money for GiGi’s Playhouse, a nonprofit that supports and advocates for people with Down syndrome. Funds will also go to the Evanston Community Foundation, making this the 20th year ECF has been the secondary beneficiary. Fo...

In Focus: Northwestern’s graduate student unionization effort diverges despite common cause

In Focus: Northwestern’s graduate student unionization effort diverges despite common cause

Sam Krevlin, Reporter
March 3
Filed under Campus, In Focus, Top Stories

As a graduate student instructor, LaCharles Ward always considered himself a Northwestern employee. The fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the School of Communication grew up on the West Side of Chicago, where he said he saw the benefits of unions first hand. His grandfather was a union worker for the...

While Title IX investigations of fraternities are ongoing, Northwestern community seeks solutions

While Title IX investigations of fraternities are ongoing, Northwestern community seeks solutions

Julia Jacobs and Nora Shelly
March 3
Filed under Administration, Campus, Greek, Top Stories

On the night of Feb. 6, University President Morton Schapiro logged online to check the news when he saw a security alert that he said shocked him. The alert, posted on the University’s website and sent in an email to Northwestern students from Chief of Police Bruce Lewis just after 8:30 p.m., notified students of anonymous reports alleging multiple sexual assaults and possible druggings at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity...

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats top Michigan as Welsh-Ryan Arena goes berserk

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats top Michigan as Welsh-Ryan Arena goes berserk

Tim Balk, Managing Editor
March 2
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball As students rushed the Welsh-Ryan Arena court with an energy 78 years in the making and Northwestern players piled onto Dererk Pardon in celebration, coach Chris Collins didn’t know what to do. “I kind of felt like I was Jimmy V back in ‘83,” Collins said, referencing No...

Northwestern music alumnus part of ‘Hamilton’ success since the start

Northwestern music alumnus part of ‘Hamilton’ success since the start

Catherine Kim, Assistant A&E Editor
March 1
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

When Stephen Colbert asked the crowd during the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors if “anyone (can) get me tickets to ‘Hamilton,’” crew member Ian Weinberger said he truly realized he was part of a Broadway hit. “It still kind of honestly surprises me,” he said. “People tell me about their 7-year-old...

Northwestern student hit by car while crossing Clark Street

Northwestern student hit by car while crossing Clark Street

Nora Shelly, City Editor
March 1
Filed under Top Stories

A 26-year-old Northwestern student was transported to the hospital with a head injury after being hit by a car while crossing Clark Street on foot Wednesday afternoon, police said. The woman was hit at about 3:10 p.m. while crossing the street between Chicago and Orrington avenues, Evanston police...

Students engage in Evanston’s mayoral primary

Students engage in Evanston’s mayoral primary

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
March 1
Filed under 2017 Mayoral Election, City, Politics, Top Stories

As Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl approaches the end of her term, some Northwestern students are mobilizing to elect the city’s next mayor. Ross Krasner, Associated Student Government’s vice president for community relations, said he voted in both the mayoral and aldermanic elections for candidates...

Comedian and political commentator Samantha Bee discusses satire, resistance in Trump era

Comedian and political commentator Samantha Bee discusses satire, resistance in Trump era

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
March 1
Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

Samantha Bee, host of the late-night satirical news show “Full Frontal,” said at an event Tuesday that though coping with President Donald Trump can be difficult, producing comedy provides catharsis. “If you worry too much how the outside world interprets what you’re doing, or you worry too...

Steve Hagerty, Mark Tendam move on to mayoral election in April

Steve Hagerty, Mark Tendam move on to mayoral election in April

Nora Shelly, City Editor
February 28
Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

Businessman Steve Hagerty topped the field in the mayoral primary, followed by Ald. Mark Tendam (6th). The two candidates will move on to the general election held on April 4. Hagerty won over 44 percent of the vote, with Tendam earning over 20 percent. Ald. Brian Miller (9th) followed closely behind...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern suffers gut-wrenching loss to Indiana

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern suffers gut-wrenching loss to Indiana

Tim Balk, Managing Editor
February 26
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Anyone looking to prove that basketball is a game of runs need look no further than Northwestern’s game at Indiana for proof. In the end, the Wildcats were on the wrong side of the wrong run Saturday. Indiana (16-13, 6-10 Big Ten) scored the final 8 points...