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Affirmative action panel discusses potential impact of Fisher v. University of Texas on Northwestern

Affirmative action panel discusses potential impact of Fisher v. University of Texas on Northwestern

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Campus Editor

December 5, 2012


Filed under Academic, Campus, Student Entertainment, Student Groups, Top Stories

An expert panel on Wednesday discussed the Supreme Court’s most recent review of affirmative action and its potential impact on the Northwestern community. About 100 people attended the event at Harris Hall, where authorities on sociology, law, enrollment and industry weighed in on Fisher v. ...

‘Work doesn’t stop’ as Evanston mourns slain teenager Justin Murray

‘Work doesn’t stop’ as Evanston mourns slain teenager Justin Murray

Jia You, Reporter

December 4, 2012


Filed under City, Crime, Justin Murray, Local, Top Stories

Evanston is once again rallying to curb gun violence after its second fatal teen shooting  in three months. On Saturday morning, more than 40 residents gathered in front of Evanston Township High School for a peace rally that lasted four hours. Community activists Jacob and Justin Blake organized...

Football: Northwestern headed to Gator Bowl on New Year’s Day

Football: Northwestern headed to Gator Bowl on New Year’s Day

Josh Walfish, Gameday Editor

December 2, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports, Top Stories

After mounting speculation throughout the past week, No. 20 Northwestern officially accepted an invitation Sunday to play in the 2013 Gator Bowl. The Wildcats (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten) will face Mississippi State (8-4, 4-4 SEC) in the New Year's Day game in Jacksonville, Fla., with kickoff scheduled for...

Vigil commemorates laughter, life of Alyssa Weaver

Vigil commemorates laughter, life of Alyssa Weaver

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Campus Editor

November 30, 2012


Filed under Campus, Photo Gallery, Top Stories

Amid the tears and grief, candles shone upon the smiles of hundreds of students touched by Alyssa Weaver. The Northwestern community gathered at The Rock on Thursday evening to commemorate the life of the Weinberg junior who took her life while abroad in London last week. The vigil was hosted by Chi...

Evanston Police consider accidental death in Harsha Maddula investigation

Evanston Police consider accidental death in Harsha Maddula investigation

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

November 30, 2012


Filed under Campus, Harsha Maddula, Top Stories

After more than two months of interviewing witnesses, Evanston Police believe Harsha Maddula's death was the result of an accident and are waiting on toxicology results that could reveal whether alcohol was involved in the McCormick sophomore's disappearance. "At this time, Maddula's death appears...

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses city politics, 2012 election

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses city politics, 2012 election

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Campus Editor

November 29, 2012


Filed under Academic, Alumni, Campus, Top Stories

Although Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Communication ‘85) came to Northwestern to speak at a One Book One Northwestern event Wednesday afternoon, he focused more on Chicago politics and the 2012 election than this year’s book, “Never a City So Real.” “Let me be blunt and frank, I have not...

In Focus: Amherst account inspires Northwestern student to reveal own sexual assault

In Focus: Amherst account inspires Northwestern student to reveal own sexual assault

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor

November 27, 2012


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, In Focus, Top Stories

Earlier this quarter, an Amherst College student garnered national attention for her account of callous treatment by school administrators following her rape. For one Northwestern student, the story was all too familiar. “I battle my memories of the rape every day,” Weinberg senior Lauren Buxbaum wrote in a Facebook st...

Weinberg junior Alyssa Weaver commits suicide on study abroad in London

Weinberg junior Alyssa Weaver commits suicide on study abroad in London

Paulina Firozi, Campus Editor

November 27, 2012


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Weinberg junior Alyssa Weaver committed suicide Wednesday while studying abroad in London. University spokesman Al Cubbage said Monday that Weaver’s family notified Northwestern that she took her own life. NU first acknowledged Weaver’s death in a campus-wide email Friday night. “On behalf...

Football: Northwestern runs over Illinois to reclaim Land of Lincoln Trophy

Football: Northwestern runs over Illinois to reclaim Land of Lincoln Trophy

Josh Walfish, Gameday Editor

November 24, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports, Top Stories

For the first time since 2009, Lincoln’s hat resides in Evanston. Northwestern controlled Saturday's game almost from the start, defeating in-state rival Illinois 50-14 to reclaim the Land of Lincoln Trophy on the Wildcats' Senior Day. “Nine wins is a great year,” coach Pat Fitzgerald said....

Gameday live blog: Northwestern vs. Illinois

Josh Walfish, Gameday Editor

November 24, 2012


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

Follow along as The Daily Sports desk offers real-time analysis of today's football match-up between Northwestern and Illinois. Northwestern vs. Illinois Football Live Blog — Josh Walfish...

Evanston pizza drivers targeted for money, deliveries

Evanston pizza drivers targeted for money, deliveries

Ciara McCarthy and Ina Yang

November 18, 2012


Filed under Business, City, Crime, Local, Top Stories

Four pizza delivery men in Evanston have been robbed on the job since September — three so far this month — and most of the cases remain unsolved. Delivery men from Sarpino’s Pizzeria and Chicago-based J.B. Alberto’s Pizza have reported being robbed of their belongings and the food they were...