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Rapid Recap: Northwestern 31, Purdue 27

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 31, Purdue 27

Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — First, Northwestern fans cheered, when Clayton Thorson started Thursday’s game at Purdue and led the Wildcats to touchdown drives on each of their first two possessions. Then they groaned, when he came out in favor of T.J. Green, and Purdue stormed back. But ultimately,...

Missing kayaker not a Northwestern student, officials confirm

Missing kayaker not a Northwestern student, officials confirm

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The 20-year-old male reported missing after his kayak overturned in Lake Michigan late Monday is not a Northwestern student, a Highland Park press release confirmed Tuesday. The release identified the missing kayaker as Sebastian Duncan from Glenview, Illinois. Neither Duncan nor the individual who...

Johnnie Vassar’s lawsuit dropped in federal court, re-filed against Northwestern in state court

Johnnie Vassar’s lawsuit dropped in federal court, re-filed against Northwestern in state court

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Former Northwestern men’s basketball player Johnnie Vassar dropped from federal court his antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA and Northwestern, and re-filed in Cook County circuit court a similar version of the lawsuit, now solely against the University, earlier this month. Vassar had filed the original suit in November 2016, alleging that an NCAA rule requiring student-athletes to sit out a year after transferring to another program ...

Men’s Soccer: After strong end to 2017, Cats primed for bounce-back season

Men’s Soccer: After strong end to 2017, Cats primed for bounce-back season

Ella Brockway, Reporter

August 24, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Soccer, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Men’s Soccer When Northwestern’s 2017 season ended in a 4-1 loss to Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, there was sadness and disappointment and the feelings that typically come with the end of a season. But there was also optimism. “We really started to develop an atta...

Albion Residential breaks ground on Sherman Avenue apartment building

Albion Residential breaks ground on Sherman Avenue apartment building

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

August 23, 2018


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

Albion Residential held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday attended by members of city staff, property stakeholders and members of the Evanston community. The controversial Sherman Avenue apartment complex was approved by City Council in November. The tower will feature 273 residential units, 6,8...

NU alum Ed Rutherford brings John Collier short stories to stage

NU alum Ed Rutherford brings John Collier short stories to stage

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Summer Editor

August 23, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater, Top Stories

Ed Rutherford (Communication ’03) first encountered the writings of John Collier while he was studying theater at Northwestern. After reading a teleplay adaption of one of Collier’s short stories, Rutherford said he was hooked on the British expatriate’s cynical yet humorous tone and promptly checked...

Harley Clarke citizen referendum to appear on November ballot

Harley Clarke citizen referendum to appear on November ballot

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

August 22, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

A citizen advisory referendum about the possible demolition of the Harley Clarke mansion will appear on the November ballot after the election commission dismissed one objection to the referendum and overruled another at a Tuesday meeting. The election commission unanimously overruled a third objection...

Women’s Soccer: NU opens 2018 season with two wins

Women’s Soccer: NU opens 2018 season with two wins

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

August 21, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories, Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer For the fourth straight year, Northwestern opened its season with two wins in its first weekend of action. Playing in the Hoosier Challenge Cup in Bloomington, Indiana, the Wildcats defeated Miami University 2-1 on Friday and Wake Forest 2-0 on Sunday. In the opening ga...

Northwestern alumnae present play at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Northwestern alumnae present play at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Ahlaam Delange, Reporter

August 21, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater, Top Stories

The production company Part of Main is teaming up with two Northwestern alumnae to present “The Squirrel Plays” at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. “The Squirrel Plays” by Communication Prof. Mia McCullough (Communication '92) is a two-part performance, made up of companion plays “Infestations”...

Football: Full 2018 season preview, including positional breakdowns and record predictions

Football: Full 2018 season preview, including positional breakdowns and record predictions

Gameday Staff

August 20, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Stories

Football It's almost here: The opening night of Northwestern's 2018 football season is less than two weeks away. While coach Pat Fitzgerald and the Wildcats prepare to build upon their 10-3 season a year ago, The Daily has compiled a complete, in-depth breakdown of this NU team to get you equa...

Women’s Soccer: Same as always, NU’s back line at center of team’s success

Women’s Soccer: Same as always, NU’s back line at center of team’s success

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Social Editor

August 16, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories, Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer The roots of the comeback are hard to trace. Last season, Northwestern had one of the country’s best mid-season turnarounds that took them from the middle of the Big Ten pack to the conference tournament championship game and the second round of the NCAA Tournament, but no on...

Fountain Square renovations delayed by leak in pipes, slated to end in December

Fountain Square renovations delayed by leak in pipes, slated to end in December

Kristina Karisch, Summer Web Editor

August 15, 2018


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

Renovations to Fountain Square in downtown Evanston are scheduled to be delayed through the end of December, Dave Stoneback, the public works director, announced Monday. The square, which has been under construction since April 2017, was slated to be completed by Sept. 30, after a number of delays. Now, Stoneback said at a city meeting, there are potential leaks in pipes att...