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Four NU astronomers among the first to detect neutron star collision

Four NU astronomers among the first to detect neutron star collision

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Four Northwestern astronomers were among the first to detect a collision of two neutron stars 130 million light-years from Earth, resulting in the type of explosion that produces heavy metals like gold and silver, according to a Monday news release. The astronomers — physics and astronomy Profs....

Evanston residents explore affordable housing opportunities at community meeting

Evanston residents explore affordable housing opportunities at community meeting

Edmund Bannister, Reporter

October 18, 2017


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

Local residents learned about the city’s affordable housing opportunities during a meeting Tuesday at Evanston Public Library. Community Partners for Affordable Housing, a nonprofit that builds and rents units for low- and moderate-income people, taught residents how to apply for affordable homes...

NÜ Men plans to expand programming, add 2nd cohort

NÜ Men plans to expand programming, add 2nd cohort

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

NÜ Men plans to add a second cohort to its six-week dialogues on masculinity for Winter Quarter and will host shorter workshops as part of its programming, Northwestern director of Social Justice Education Robert Brown said. “NÜ Men provides a space for critical self-reflection and community building...

Aldermen allow city clerk to retain FOIA role, further examine publicizing information

Aldermen allow city clerk to retain FOIA role, further examine publicizing information

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Aldermen unanimously decided Monday to allow city clerk Devon Reid to keep his jurisdiction over Freedom of Information Act requests, and to continue discussions on the type of information made public. On Tuesday, City Council will reinstate Evanston’s NextRequest database, which stores public records...

Former presidential candidate Martin O’Malley denounces Trump, encourages political activism

Former presidential candidate Martin O’Malley denounces Trump, encourages political activism

Grace Gay, Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Election 2016, Events, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Former presidential candidate Martin O’Malley spoke about the current political climate and lessons he learned from his 2016 candidacy in a Monday event sponsored by College Democrats. About 90 people attended the event at Cahn Auditorium, which featured Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson. O’Malley,...

Judge finds probable cause to pursue charges against NU doctoral graduate in CTA pushing

Judge finds probable cause to pursue charges against NU doctoral graduate in CTA pushing

Rishika Dugyala and Erica Snow

October 16, 2017


Filed under Top Stories

CHICAGO — A Cook County judge found probable cause Monday to pursue criminal charges against Northwestern doctoral graduate Chad Estep, who was accused of pushing a Chicago man onto CTA train tracks in August. Estep, a 34-year-old who received his doctorate in neuroscience in March, was charged Oct. 9 with attempted...

Trevor Noah talks comedy career, racial tensions

Trevor Noah talks comedy career, racial tensions

Alan Perez, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Multimedia, Speakers, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories, Video

Early in his comedy career after immigrating to the United States from South Africa, Trevor Noah said he didn’t understand why black Americans aspired to visit Africa. Noah said he found the desire “hilarious,” especially because he wanted to emulate black Americans he saw in music videos with...

Northwestern’s solar-powered smart home places 6th in international competition

Northwestern’s solar-powered smart home places 6th in international competition

Emily Chaiet, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Science & Technology, Student Groups, Top Stories

After two years of planning and building, Northwestern’s solar decathlon team earned sixth place in an international smart home competition Sunday. The 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon was held in Denver, and saw Northwestern’s first entry into the competition. “The project rea...

Lil Uzi Vert climbs into audience, drops mic at A&O Blowout

Lil Uzi Vert climbs into audience, drops mic at A&O Blowout

Keerti Gopal, Reporter

October 15, 2017


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

Lil Uzi Vert broke down the barrier between audience and performer at Friday’s A&O Blowout, traversing the balcony and dropping his mic into a sea of students. More than 2,000 people packed into Chicago’s Riviera Theatre for the event, filling the dance floor and crowding the upper level....

Football: Northwestern shakes off slow conference start with 37-21 win at Maryland

Football: Northwestern shakes off slow conference start with 37-21 win at Maryland

Tim Balk, Gameday Editor

October 14, 2017


Filed under Football, Gameday, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Football COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Looking down the barrel of its first 0-3 start to Big Ten play since 2013, Northwestern responded against Maryland on Saturday and put a dent in the win column amid a brutal stretch of October contests. The Wildcats (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) shook off a slow start and o...

Evanston police investigate sexual assault allegations against former ETHS teacher

Evanston police investigate sexual assault allegations against former ETHS teacher

Rishika Dugyala, City Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Education, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Police are investigating reports of sexual assault against a former Evanston Township High School teacher, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said Friday. Dugan said school officials called the Evanston Police Department “right away” Wednesday after some ETHS graduates — through tweets and posts...

Scholars discuss Quran, misconceptions of Islamic faith

Scholars discuss Quran, misconceptions of Islamic faith

Julia Esparza, Reporter

October 13, 2017


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

Christian scholar Garry Wills said he felt ashamed when his colleague asked him why, after all the time Wills had spent studying religion, he had never read the Quran. On Thursday at Evanston Township High School, Wills told nearly 160 community members that after the conversation, he immediately...