The Daily Northwestern

Memorial service commemorates Zielinski’s life and spirit

Memorial service commemorates Zielinski’s life and spirit

Sammy Caiola, Reporter

January 30, 2013


Filed under Academic, Campus, Top Stories

Friends and family of Joan Zielinski gathered Wednesday at Alice Millar Chapel to mourn the sociology and business professor, who died in December. About 60 people attended the memorial, hosted by the Harvey Kapnick Business Institutions Program. Zielinski worked there for seven years before her...

Evanston officials honor CTA worker killed in Chicago fire

Evanston officials honor CTA worker killed in Chicago fire

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

January 30, 2013


Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

A Chicago Transit Authority employee who frequently worked in Evanston died Jan. 22 in a Chicago fire while saving an elderly woman. Evanston officials mourned the man, John Fasula, last week, remembering him as a hard-working and efficient collaborator with the city. Fasula and another man, Jameel...

Belafonte closes MLK celebration with call for renewal of ‘radical thought’

Belafonte closes MLK celebration with call for renewal of ‘radical thought’

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor

January 30, 2013


Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Top Stories

Ending Northwestern’s two-week celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. in a keynote address Monday, legendary Calypso singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte bemoaned the death on college campuses of the “radical thought” that inspired King’s words and actions. Belafonte, who befriended...

Deadspin editor speaks about Manti Te’o hoax

Deadspin editor speaks about Manti Te’o hoax

Stephanie Haines, Development Editor

January 30, 2013


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

Deadspin Editor in Chief Tommy Craggs (BSJ ‘01) spent more time face-to-face with Northwestern students Tuesday than Manti Te’o did with his fictional girlfriend during their entire cyber relationship. Craggs chatted with students from his alma mater via Skype to discuss breaking the story of...

Chicken and waffles restaurant opens in west Evanston

Chicken and waffles restaurant opens in west Evanston

Edward Cox, Reporter

January 29, 2013


Filed under Business, City, Top Stories

Melting butter topping waffles and fried, crackling chicken grace the dishes of Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles, which opened its Evanston branch with the city’s help Friday. The soul food restaurant at 2424 Dempster St. also boasts oozing mashed potatoes, fried catfish and macaroni and...

In Focus: Evanston looks to curb gun violence after 3 slain in 2012

In Focus: Evanston looks to curb gun violence after 3 slain in 2012

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

January 28, 2013


Filed under City, Crime, In Focus, Top Stories

Carolyn Murray has worked to strengthen gun control in Evanston for six years. But city efforts to curb Evanston street violence — which claimed three young lives in 90 days in the fall — came too late to save her son. In July, Murray began plans for Evanston’s first gun buyback program to...

University Library hosts new exhibit on alumna-turned-famous actress

University Library hosts new exhibit on alumna-turned-famous actress

Ally Mutnick, Assistant Campus Editor

January 27, 2013


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Top Stories

University Library is currently home to an exhibit full of pictures and artifacts of Northwestern alumna Patricia Neal, an Academy Award-winning actress who studied theater at Northwestern from 1943 to 1945. The exhibit, which will be on display until March 22, includes nearly 100 of Neal’s pers...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern fails to hit shots, falls to Nebraska’s defense in second road loss this season

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern fails to hit shots, falls to Nebraska’s defense in second road loss this season

Ava Wallace, Assistant Sports Editor

January 26, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

En route to victory against Northwestern on Saturday afternoon, Nebraska knocked down more than a few pivotal 3 point shots and conquered the Wildcats' usually dependable zone defense. NU's story went differently. Coach Bill Carmody summarized his team's game in simple terms: "Everyone seemed a little ...

Photo gallery: 71st annual Dolphin Show

Photo gallery: 71st annual Dolphin Show

Meghan White, Photographer

January 25, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, Photo Gallery, Top Stories

The oldest student-run musical in the country will open for the 71st time this weekend, when the Dolphin Show's rendition of "My Fair Lady" hits the Cahn Auditorium stage. Produced by Communication seniors Louis Schermerhorn and Rachel Birnbaum and directed by Communication senior Tristan Powell,...

Evanston residents discuss institutional racism at third city dialogue

Evanston residents discuss institutional racism at third city dialogue

Edward Cox, Reporter

January 25, 2013


Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Evanston residents discussed racism in education, law enforcement and other institutions Thursday at the last of three dialogues on race hosted by the city. The city hosted the series of discussions, called “My Evanston, My Neighbors: Constructive Dialogues on Race, Understanding and our Hopes for...

Men’s Basketball: Swopshire key to Wildcats’ success

Men’s Basketball: Swopshire key to Wildcats’ success

Ava Wallace, Assistant Sports Editor

January 24, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

It can be hard to get an often-quiet Welsh-Ryan Arena to its feet and truly pumped up during a game, but Northwestern fans do have their favorites. Last year, there was John Shurna and injured senior guard Drew Crawford. And during one of last year's games in December the student section chanted,...

Chinese elementary school students learn, stay with Evanston classmates

Chinese elementary school students learn, stay with Evanston classmates

Jia You, Assistant City Editor

January 24, 2013


Filed under City, Education, Local, Top Stories

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, sixth-grader Zhang Yichi packed toiletries for homeless people in Highland Park with his fellow classmates. Unlike most of his other classmates, Zhang just arrived in Evanston on Saturday. Zhang is one of 10 primary school students from Beijing, China, visiting the...