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Schapiro: ‘Productive’ open forum led to fast-tracking of second John Evans committee

Schapiro: ‘Productive’ open forum led to fast-tracking of second John Evans committee

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

November 6, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro said Tuesday a “productive" open forum held Oct. 23 by the John Evans Study Committee convinced him the timeline for selecting a second committee on the issue should be moved up. Schapiro said in an interview with The Daily that he recognized at the forum that...

Northwestern students, Evanston representatives welcome passage of Illinois same-sex marriage bill

Northwestern students, Evanston representatives welcome passage of Illinois same-sex marriage bill

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

November 6, 2013


Filed under City, Politics, State, Top Stories

Northwestern students and Evanston representatives praised the passage Tuesday of a bill making Illinois the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. In a surprise move, the state House took up the bill Tuesday afternoon, voting 61-54 in favor of its passage. The state Senate, which first passed...

Athletic department defends Veterans Day uniform design

Athletic department defends Veterans Day uniform design

Alex Putterman, Assistant Sports Editor

November 5, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Sports Blogs, Top Stories, Wildcat Extra

After Northwestern football team's special Veterans Day jerseys sparked controversy for their design, the athletic department clarified on Tuesday the uniforms' intent to be patriotic and benefit wounded veterans. The design came under fire for its red and blue splattering pattern over the American...

Award-winning documentary on Indonesia screened

Award-winning documentary on Indonesia screened

Jonathan Li, Reporter

November 4, 2013


Filed under Campus, Speakers, Top Stories

The Northwestern community packed Ryan Auditorium on Monday for a film screening and talk by director Joshua Oppenheimer, who spoke about his award-winning documentary on the 1965 genocide in Indonesia. "The Act of Killing" stages a recreation of mass murders committed by death squad leaders in 1965 ...

Northwestern profs pilot potential Blackboard replacement

Northwestern profs pilot potential Blackboard replacement

Paulina Firozi, Managing Editor

November 4, 2013


Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Top Stories

Northwestern has established a program piloting potential replacements for Blackboard, its course management system since 1999. In Fall 2012, NU’s Education Technology Advisory Committee discussed the state of the University's educational technology. According to a report later published by the...

Evanston panel OKs further review of new plan for Harley Clarke Mansion

Evanston panel OKs further review of new plan for Harley Clarke Mansion

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 4, 2013


Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

The Evanston Human Services Committee on Monday night cautiously agreed to look more closely at a new proposal by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to move into the Harley Clarke Mansion. The department's interest in the lakefront property marks an unexpected turn in the city's mission t...

The Follow-up: Nov. 4

The Follow-up: Nov. 4

Brian Lee, Tanner Maxwell, and Christine Nguyen

November 4, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, Top Stories, Video

Listen to editors from The Daily Northwestern weigh in on the week's biggest stories. This week: noise complaints on Noyes Street, a new city-wide ban on e-cigarettes and the recently published In Focus on low-income students.

Video: New space for Music Institute of Chicago completes construction

Video: New space for Music Institute of Chicago completes construction

Marshall Cohen, Reporter

November 3, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, Top Stories, Video

The Music Institute of Chicago has finished relocating its headquarters to downtown Evanston. After months of construction and years of planning, the new black box theater, therapy rooms and offices are now ready to use. — Marshall Cohen

Football: Miracle Hail Mary pass dooms Wildcats to devastating defeat

Football: Miracle Hail Mary pass dooms Wildcats to devastating defeat

Alex Putterman, Assistant Sports Editor

November 2, 2013


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

LINCOLN, Neb. — Northwestern raised the bar on soul-smashing losses Saturday. The Wildcats lost 27-24 to Nebraska on a 49-yard Hail Mary touchdown with no time on the clock. The pass deflected off a collection of receivers and defenders at the goal line. The ball landed in the hands of Cornhusker...

Mobile bar PedalPub considers Evanston move

Mobile bar PedalPub considers Evanston move

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

October 31, 2013


Filed under Business, City, Local, Top Stories

Locked in a licensing dispute with Chicago, an unconventional business is considering taking its pedal-powered bar to the former home of a temperance movement. Minneapolis-based PedalPub, which offers bar tours using a 16-passenger bike, says it has reached a tipping point with the Chicago Department...

New OfficeMax store opens in downtown Evanston

New OfficeMax store opens in downtown Evanston

Amanda Gilbert, Reporter

October 31, 2013


Filed under Business, City, Local, Top Stories

OfficeMax celebrated the grand opening of its new Business Solutions Center this week in downtown Evanston. The office supplies store, 1612 Sherman Ave., is geared toward small business, offering Web hosting, printing and credit card processing in addition to OfficeMax's usual products. It is the...