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Football: Fitzgerald changes spring practice, happy with results

Football: Fitzgerald changes spring practice, happy with results

Josh Walfish, Sports Editor

April 15, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports, Top Stories

Coach Pat Fitzgerald sounded as loud and vibrant as ever as he met the media toward the end of spring practice Saturday. It was an unusual sound for the coach, who admitted he normally does not have much of a voice after spring practice because of all the screaming he does. However, the coach's heal...

ASG vice presidential debate focuses on ticket relationships, campus issues

ASG vice presidential debate focuses on ticket relationships, campus issues

Stephanie Haines, Best of Evanston Editor

April 15, 2013


Filed under Administration, ASG Elections, Campus, Top Stories

“Compliment the person to your left” and “Who would you vote for if you were not running?” were prompts from about 50 students who rattled the Associated Student Government executive vice president candidates during the debate Monday evening. In response to the second question, Alex Van Atta, a...

Enrollment in SNAP increases locally, nationwide over the past five years

Enrollment in SNAP increases locally, nationwide over the past five years

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

April 15, 2013


Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Cook County’s participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps, has increased significantly in the last five years, mirroring a larger increase nationwide. SNAP reported a 70 percent increase in enrollment from 2008 to the end of 2012. Nationally, more...

Evanston residents, Northwestern student OK after Boston Marathon bombing

Evanston residents, Northwestern student OK after Boston Marathon bombing

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

April 15, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Top Stories

Some Evanston residents and members of the Northwestern community participated today in the Boston Marathon shortly before deadly explosions went off near the finish line. Seventeen of the 19 Evanston residents who registered for the race showed up, according to tracking data on the Boston Marathon's...

As lung transplant approaches, students continue to support Josie Nordman

As lung transplant approaches, students continue to support Josie Nordman

Ally Mutnick, Reporter

April 14, 2013


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

After almost three months of fundraising, Communication sophomore Josie Nordman’s lung transplant fund has reached about $50,000. Northwestern students added their latest donation Sunday with a 5K run at the Lakefill. The NU community has rallied behind Nordman, who suffers from cystic fibrosis....

New York Times reporter Brian Stelter, former Facebook editor Dan Fletcher talk digital storytelling

New York Times reporter Brian Stelter, former Facebook editor Dan Fletcher talk digital storytelling

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

April 14, 2013


Filed under Academic, Campus, Speakers, Top Stories

Two wunderkinds of the media industry on Saturday offered an optimistic outlook for journalism's future and where Medill students fit into that puzzle. "It's scary, it's uncertain, you may not make the money you want to make right off the bat," said Dan Fletcher (Medill '09), former Facebook ma...

Lacrosse: Northwestern knocks off top-20 opponents Duke, Stanford over weekend

Lacrosse: Northwestern knocks off top-20 opponents Duke, Stanford over weekend

Rohan Nadkarni, Online Sports Editor

April 14, 2013


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

In a battle of radically different styles, Northwestern's slow and steady approach eventually wore out Stanford's fast-paced offense. The No. 4 Wildcats (13-1) handled the No. 15 Cardinal (8-4) 12-8 at Lakeside Field on Sunday, withstanding an early run and then dominating the second half en route...

Meet the Candidates: Sami, Kottenstette, Flagler run for ASG executive board

Meet the Candidates: Sami, Kottenstette, Flagler run for ASG executive board

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor

April 14, 2013


Filed under ASG Elections, Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

Sofia Sami, running for academic vice president Associated Student Government academic vice presidential candidate Sofia Sami views all her classes with a critical eye. The Weinberg junior, who is running unopposed, stresses a curriculum focused on involvement, whether it be through capstone experie...

Northwestern Law Prof. Dawn Clark Netsch remembered for ‘absolute, unshakeable integrity’

Northwestern Law Prof. Dawn Clark Netsch remembered for ‘absolute, unshakeable integrity’

Lauren Caruba, In Focus Editor

April 13, 2013


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Faculty, Speakers, Top Stories

CHICAGO — Illinois' luminaries on Saturday remembered Northwestern Law Prof. Dawn Clark Netsch (Weinberg '48, Law '52) as a brilliant pioneer who broke almost every glass ceiling in state politics. "She was always the smartest person in the room … and a person of absolute, unshakeable integrity,"...

Evanston provides support to city’s growing Latino population

Evanston provides support to city’s growing Latino population

Oliver Ortega, Reporter

April 12, 2013


Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

On a Saturday afternoon at the Evanston Public Library, scientist Isabel Carrera was explaining in Spanish how plants receive nutrients to a group of 10 children and their parents. Afterward, she handed the children plastic bags with seeds that she said would grow into plants with the right care. “Science...

Northwestern student on Jeopardy: Who is Dan Donohue?

Northwestern student on Jeopardy: Who is Dan Donohue?

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor

April 12, 2013


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

Competing on “Jeopardy!” is no trivial affair, but for Northwestern Quizbowl president Dan Donohue, it is only fitting. The Communication junior traveled to Los Angeles last week to represent NU in the game show’s college tournament, which begins airing May 6. Donohue has been watching “Jeopardy!”...

Lacrosse: For Northwestern, draw controls could mean weekend wins against Top-20 teams

Lacrosse: For Northwestern, draw controls could mean weekend wins against Top-20 teams

Ava Wallace, Assistant Sports Editor

April 11, 2013


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern is used to ending up No. 1. What it needs to do as it heads into a weekend double-header against Duke and Stanford is start there. The Wildcats have trailed at halftime in three of their past four games, against Ohio State, Syracuse and, most recently, Virginia. Although NU staged second-half...