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Students denied request to start mental health peer support groups

Students denied request to start mental health peer support groups

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

February 28, 2014


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

After about five months of planning, drafting and updating proposals to abide with administrative requests, two students were denied the opportunity to start a mental health support group on campus. Bienen junior Emily Fagan and Weinberg junior Supriya Bharati said at the beginning of the year, they b...

Panel debunks Evanston myths, including NU as a party school

Panel debunks Evanston myths, including NU as a party school

Lan Nguyen, Reporter

February 28, 2014


Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

A panel debunked popular Evanston myths on campus on Thursday at a combined 5th and 7th ward meeting. Associated Student Government hosted the meeting at Louis Hall, which drew in about 30 people, in hopes of highlighting collaboration between the city and the University. “We’re glad to see some...

Northwestern, Evanston release details about joint jobs program

Northwestern, Evanston release details about joint jobs program

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

February 27, 2014


Filed under Business, City, Local, Top Stories

Northwestern and Evanston officials released details at a press conference Thursday about a new program that will provide employment for Evanston residents on NU’s campus. (Northwestern, Evanston collaborating on apprenticeship program) In its first year, the Workforce Development Program will aim to provide 25 Evanston residents with either jobs or app...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern fails to send seniors out with a win

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern fails to send seniors out with a win

Bobby Pillote, Reporter

February 27, 2014


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

In their final home game of the season, the Wildcats (14-14, 4-11 Big Ten) fell 75-44 to the Michigan State Spartans (20-8, 12-3) in disappointing fashion. The loss is NU's seventh in a row. “It was just a very emotional night for us,” coach Joe McKeown said. “I’m really proud of my seniors....

ASG lends support to sexual misconduct petition

ASG lends support to sexual misconduct petition

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

February 27, 2014


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Student Government, Top Stories

Associated Student Government passed legislation Wednesday supporting a petition drafted by Northwestern professors asking the Board of Trustees to review the University's current sexual assault and misconduct policies. The petition, posted Sunday, requests the University implement policies requiring...

Evanston group goes to Springfield for fifth annual lobbying day

Evanston group goes to Springfield for fifth annual lobbying day

Paige Leskin, Reporter

February 26, 2014


Filed under City, Local, Politics, State, Top Stories

More than 50 members of the Evanston community traveled to Springfield on Wednesday for the Fifth Annual Evanston Day to present issues concerning the city to their elected state representatives. “It’s our responsibility to meet with our legislature so they can represent us,” Evanston Mayor E...

Ecology Center partners with Burt’s Bees, Walgreens to help pollinators

Ecology Center partners with Burt’s Bees, Walgreens to help pollinators

Rosalie Chan, Reporter

February 26, 2014


Filed under Business, City, Local, Top Stories

The Evanston Ecology Center is partnering with multiple organizations in an attempt to provide more habitats for local pollinators and increase awareness about their plight. The center is working with the nonprofit Pollinator Partnership and Burt’s Bees in a new initiative to help to support p...

Students, co-workers remember Residence Director Kristina Richards

Students, co-workers remember Residence Director Kristina Richards

Ally Mutnick and Tyler Pager

February 26, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

Northwestern colleagues and students remembered Residence Director Kristina Richards on Tuesday as “a great listener” and a “dedicated professional.” Patricia Telles-Irvin, vice president for student affairs, announced Richards’ death Sunday evening via email. Richards had worked at NU sin...

Spring Sports Guide 2014

Spring Sports Guide 2014

Ava Wallace, Sports Editor

February 25, 2014


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Spring Sports Guide, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Check out our previews of Northwestern's seven spring sports. Click on a sport for the full story. Graphic by Joseph Diebold/Daily Senior Staffer

Committee formed to seek replacement for Sunshine

Committee formed to seek replacement for Sunshine

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

February 25, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

Administrators have organized a search committee to find a replacement for Eugene Sunshine, senior vice president for business and finance, who will be stepping down at the end of the academic year. Sunshine (Weinberg '71) has worked at the University for 17 years and oversaw a significant number...

ETHS students build house for class project

ETHS students build house for class project

Allisha Azlan, Reporter

February 25, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, Top Stories, Video

Geometry in Construction is a math class at the Evanston Township High School that applies numbers to the real world. Students are taken out of the traditional classroom setting by constructing a real-size house from scratch. The student-built home will be shipped to 1941 Jackson Ave. in May.

Rainbow Alliance, Greek councils host talk on being LGBTQ in Greek life

Rainbow Alliance, Greek councils host talk on being LGBTQ in Greek life

Olivia Exstrum, Reporter

February 24, 2014


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

Rainbow Alliance hosted a discussion Monday about coexisting as part of the LGBTQ and Greek communities. Called “Out and Greek,” the discussion was led by Rainbow Alliance members, along with representatives from the Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council. The talk covered a number...