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Take Back the Night Rally attracts audience, gives a voice to issue of sexual violence

Take Back the Night Rally attracts audience, gives a voice to issue of sexual violence

Maddie Elkins, Reporter

April 25, 2013


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

Members of the Northwestern community marched Thursday evening to raise awareness about sexual assault and violence against women at the Take Back the Night Rally. "Yes means yes, no means no," the supporters chanted as they marched through campus. "Whatever we wear, wherever we go." About 60...

Schapiro tackles diversity pressure, touts town-gown relations

Schapiro tackles diversity pressure, touts town-gown relations

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

April 25, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro suggested Thursday that Northwestern may need a new leader if he cannot make it a more diverse institution. "If those numbers don't continue to improve, then we have to take a different course, maybe with a different president, to be honest with you," Schapiro s...

Softball: Drohans unite in face of sickness, death

Softball: Drohans unite in face of sickness, death

Josh Walfish, Sports Editor

April 25, 2013


Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

John Drohan has had many second chances in his life. In 1984, the father of Northwestern softball coaches Kate and Caryl Drohan underwent a heart transplant, which at the time was an extremely risky procedure. He had a 50 percent chance to live two years after the surgery. Yet 20 years later, John was still al...

‘HIMYM’ actor Josh Radnor discusses academia, success

‘HIMYM’ actor Josh Radnor discusses academia, success

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor

April 25, 2013


Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

Actor, writer and director Josh Radnor drew laughter and cheers from Northwestern students Thursday night when he came to campus as Fiedler Hillel Center’s spring speaker. Radnor is best known for his lead role as Ted Mosby on the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.” He also writes, directs ...

Associated Student Government swears in student body-elected executive board members

Associated Student Government swears in student body-elected executive board members

Junnie Kwon, Assistant Campus Editor

April 24, 2013


Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

After swearing in its newest leaders Wednesday, the Associated Student Government Senate discussed internal financial planning for the next academic year and heard funding requests from three student groups. Former ASG president Victor Shao and executive vice president Brad Stewart officially passed...

Lacrosse: Northwestern proves resilience against Notre Dame

Lacrosse: Northwestern proves resilience against Notre Dame

Ava Wallace, Assistant Sports Editor

April 24, 2013


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

After a quick three-day break, Northwestern took to the field Wednesday night in South Bend, Ind., and it was back to business as usual for the Wildcats. No. 4 NU (14-2) looked like its old self in a 10-8 road victory against No. 9 Notre Dame (11-4), in which the Cats saw improvements across the board ...

Retired city employee dies in west Evanston fire

Retired city employee dies in west Evanston fire

Edward Cox, Reporter

April 24, 2013


Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

A former city employee died Wednesday after a house fire in west Evanston, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz said. The blaze broke out shortly after 5 p.m. in the 1900 block of Hartrey Avenue, and the Evanston fire department had the scene under control within an hour. But Fred Davis sustained second-...

U.S. Bank makeover, aesthetic changes underway at Norris

U.S. Bank makeover, aesthetic changes underway at Norris

Ally Mutnick, Reporter

April 23, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

Although plans are in the works for a possible $150 million renovation to Norris University Center, the University continues to make short-term improvements to the existing building. As U.S. Bank prepares its move to the former ground floor FedEx Office, Norris staff members are soliciting replacement ideas f...

City Council revokes Noyes tenants’ relocation notices

City Council revokes Noyes tenants’ relocation notices

Sophia Bollag, Copy Chief

April 23, 2013


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), Business, City, Local, Top Stories

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced Monday night that the city will not relocate two tenants in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, changing course from an earlier decision that raised controversy this month. The City Council revoked relocation notices to the Evanston Children’s Choir and textile...

Lacrosse: Northwestern hopes history repeats, looks to rebound at Notre Dame

Lacrosse: Northwestern hopes history repeats, looks to rebound at Notre Dame

Ava Wallace, Assistant Sports Editor

April 23, 2013


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

As badly as Saturday’s game against Florida went for Northwestern, the Wildcats can take solace knowing they have been in this position before and emerged on top. Score-wise, NU under coach Kelly Amonte Hiller has never been on the bad end of such a lopsided defeat. But just as they did last year,...

ETHS remains financially stable despite decreasing funds from Illinois

ETHS remains financially stable despite decreasing funds from Illinois

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

April 23, 2013


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

Despite a decrease in state funding, Evanston Township High School District 202 remains financially sound even as other school districts across Illinois face shaky financial futures. Illinois State Board of Education chairman Gery Chico appeared before the Illinois Senate Appropriations Committee...