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Not your ‘average housewife’: The Evanston grandmother who took on Donald Trump

Not your ‘average housewife’: The Evanston grandmother who took on Donald Trump

Jia You, City Editor

May 27, 2013


Filed under Business, City, National, Top Stories

Jacqueline Goldberg describes herself as an "average housewife," but that may be an understatement. At 87, the Evanston resident puts in four to six hours a day as a financial planner running her own company, Arthur Financial Planning Inc., 500 Davis St. She does most of her work at home so she can...

Lacrosse: Northwestern’s season ends with Final Four loss to North Carolina

Lacrosse: Northwestern’s season ends with Final Four loss to North Carolina

Ava Wallace, Assistant Sports Editor

May 24, 2013


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

Exactly four years after Northwestern defeated North Carolina in 2009 to take its fifth NCAA title, the No. 2 Wildcats fell to the No. 3 Tar Heels 11-4 on Friday. NU did not play in the tournament's championship game for the first time since 2005. North Carolina went on to defeat No. 1 Maryland 13-12...

In Focus: Beyond the numbers: Recruitment push may not address diversity concerns

In Focus: Beyond the numbers: Recruitment push may not address diversity concerns

Ally Mutnick, Reporter

May 23, 2013


Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

Even before she came to campus for an admitted student day last April, Weinberg freshman Karley Woods heard about the tense state of race relations at Northwestern, an issue that made her hesitant to enroll. “It was just around that time when all the bias incidents were occurring,” she said. “Obviously,...

Team Joseph named primary beneficiary for Dance Marathon 2014

Team Joseph named primary beneficiary for Dance Marathon 2014

Paulina Firozi, Development Editor

May 23, 2013


Filed under Campus, Events, Student Groups, Top Stories

Team Joseph, a Detroit-based organization that aims to find a treatment or cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, will be the primary beneficiary for next year's Northwestern Dance Marathon, the philanthropy announced this evening. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common degenerative genetic...

Lunice to open for final Dillo Day act

Lunice to open for final Dillo Day act

Cat Zakrzewski, Campus Editor

May 23, 2013


Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

Lunice, half of electronic duo TNGHT, will be the next-to-last act of Dillo Day, Mayfest announced tonight. Mayfest representatives said they chose the artist following a campus-wide survey that found trap music — southern-influenced electronic music — was popular among Northwestern students....

Lacrosse: Northwestern looks to demonstrate growth in 9th Final Four appearance

Lacrosse: Northwestern looks to demonstrate growth in 9th Final Four appearance

Ava Wallace, Assistant Sports Editor

May 23, 2013


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

It is only fitting that Northwestern drew North Carolina for its semifinal matchup, the first game of the Wildcats' ninth consecutive trip to the Final Four. Friday afternoon's contest in Philadelphia is No. 2 NU's (19-2) shot at redemption against No. 3 North Carolina (16-3). The Tar Heels beat the...

Son of construction worker killed on campus sues general contractor for Northwestern building

Son of construction worker killed on campus sues general contractor for Northwestern building

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

May 22, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

The 21-year-old son of a construction worker killed last week by a falling beam is suing the general contractor for Northwestern's new Music and Communication Building. Michael Kerr, 57, was hit in the head and chest by the 16-foot, 70-pound beam after a crane knocked it off the sixth floor shortly...

Softball: Majam family bonds over love of diamond

Softball: Majam family bonds over love of diamond

Josh Walfish, Sports Editor

May 22, 2013


Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Mari Majam was born to play softball. Her parents were both stars on the diamond, her father a college baseball player and her mother a softball ace. The Majams even met playing softball. So it should be no surprise all four Majam sisters would go on to excel in athletics. The sisters — who ...

Baseball: Luke Farrell, Kyle Ruchim, Zach Morton eye MLB draft

Baseball: Luke Farrell, Kyle Ruchim, Zach Morton eye MLB draft

Alex Putterman, Reporter

May 22, 2013


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Since 1983, the Wildcats have had at least one player drafted all but three years. In 2013, the program will almost certainly continue the tradition. The three-day Major League Baseball draft begins June 6 and will likely include at least one – and potentially as many as three – Northwestern...

ASG approves more than $1 million in funding for student groups

ASG approves more than $1 million in funding for student groups

Sophia Bollag, Copy Chief

May 22, 2013


Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

Associated Student Government Senate on Wednesday approved $1,033,776.93 in funding for A-status groups. A&O Productions was given almost $400,000,  the most money an A-status group received from ASG this spring. Senators voted to approve $1,400 more for the group's Blowout concert in the fall...

ISA storytelling event focuses on cross-cultural experiences

ISA storytelling event focuses on cross-cultural experiences

Rebecca Savransky, Reporter

May 22, 2013


Filed under Campus, Events, Student Groups, Top Stories

The International Student Association's global engagement committee hosted a forum Wednesday giving students the opportunity to share stories about interacting with people of different cultures. About 25 students attended the event, titled "Global Thread," at The Celtic Knot, where individuals presented...