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‘The West Wing’ star focuses on educational, criminal injustice in play

‘The West Wing’ star focuses on educational, criminal injustice in play

Alan Perez, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Stories

As actress Anna Deavere Smith interviewed a series of people for a research project regarding the systematic oppression of minorities within the education and criminal justice system, she was inspired to tell their stories in the format of a play. “I do believe that people are talking a very beautiful...

Jeremih, Aminé bring down house at A&O Ball

Jeremih, Aminé bring down house at A&O Ball

Alan Perez, Reporter
April 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Student Entertainment, Top Stories

Hip-hop artist Jeremih and rapper Aminé paid homage to Chicago rappers and their music during A&O Ball on Friday. More than a thousand students gathered at the Riviera Theatre and crowded the dance floor for the evening’s performances, which featured an array of collaborations with local artists...

Despite slight drop in gun violence, local leaders say more work remains

Despite slight drop in gun violence, local leaders say more work remains

Billy Kobin, Reporter
April 23, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Although gun violence in Evanston dipped slightly this past fall and winter compared to the same time period stretching from 2015 into 2016, local leaders say there is still plenty of work to be done to prevent further shootings. “We don’t have any magic bullet for how we stop it now,” said...

Demonstrators flood into Chicago to defend science, protest Trump policies

Demonstrators flood into Chicago to defend science, protest Trump policies

Allie Goulding, Assistant Photo Editor
April 23, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

CHICAGO — Thousands of students, educators and scientists gathered in downtown Chicago on Saturday to participate in the March for Science, one of hundreds of such marches held worldwide on Earth Day. The march was a response to President Donald Trump’s election and, more recently, an executive...

Northwestern’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity suspended from campus

Northwestern’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity suspended from campus

Tori Latham and Nora Shelly
April 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

Northwestern’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has been suspended from campus, a University official confirmed. The University suspended the chapter after the fraternity “knowingly violated” its disciplinary probation earlier this year, University spokesman Bob Rowley said. An investigation...

Obama to speak at University of Chicago on Monday

Obama to speak at University of Chicago on Monday

David Fishman, City Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Former President Barack Obama will make his first public address since leaving the White House at the University of Chicago on Monday. The conversation — geared toward “young leaders” and invite only — is part of Obama’s post-presidency goal to “encourage and support the next generation...

Protesters rally to support Evanston librarian who faces potential disciplinary charges

Protesters rally to support Evanston librarian who faces potential disciplinary charges

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Evanston residents gathered at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center on Thursday to protest a disciplinary hearing for Lesley Williams, a librarian at the Evanston Public Library. A crowd of about 100 residents gathered to protest Williams’ disciplinary hearing. No information about the disciplinary...

Northwestern alumna blazes across country

Northwestern alumna blazes across country

Syd Stone, Assistant City Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Business, City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Elise Wetzel was in a rush when she stopped by a Chipotle in Pasadena, California. She’d been craving pizza, but couldn’t think of a place that combined both speed and quality ingredients. As she watched an employee build a burrito along the restaurant’s signature assembly line, she had an “‘aha’...

Evanston Refugee Task Force unveils new ‘welcoming city’ webpage

Evanston Refugee Task Force unveils new ‘welcoming city’ webpage

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under City, Top Stories

Evanston officials unveiled a new “welcoming city” page on the city’s website designed to inform local refugees about resources available to them at a meeting of the Refugee Task Force on Thursday. The webpage effort was spearheaded by the city’s housing policy and planning analyst, Savannah...

ASG Senate hears resolution for mental health faculty training, advisory board

ASG Senate hears resolution for mental health faculty training, advisory board

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

Associated Student Government Senate discussed a resolution Wednesday that would urge the University to create a wellness advisory board and a mental health training program for faculty. The resolution, introduced by Medill junior Isabel Schwartz, will be voted on next week. If passed, it will be...

Local representatives encourage political engagement in residents

Local representatives encourage political engagement in residents

Syd Stone, Assistant City Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Local representatives encouraged Evanston residents in their political engagement at the kickoff event for activist group Indivisible Evanston on Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), state Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) and Ald.-elect Cicely Fleming (9th) spoke to a crowd of more than 170...

More than 200 students sign petition to add classes to dance curriculum

More than 200 students sign petition to add classes to dance curriculum

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Dance, Top Stories

In dancer Vatsala Kumar’s ballet class last quarter, two combinations were taught: one for students who had been dancing their entire lives, and one for students who were taking their first dance class. Acknowledging the disparity of dance experience between the two groups of students, Kumar drafted...