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‘More determined, more inspired than ever’: Obama gets four more years in White House

‘More determined, more inspired than ever’: Obama gets four more years in White House

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

November 7, 2012


Filed under Daily Decision, Top Stories

CHICAGO — President Barack Obama defeated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Tuesday to secure a second term that he vowed to pursue with the same resolve that catapulted him to the White House four years ago. Promising that the "best is yet to come," Obama told exhilarated supporters early...

Evanston Police present racial profiling report, aldermen call for more discussion

Evanston Police present racial profiling report, aldermen call for more discussion

Rachel Janik, Reporter

November 6, 2012


Filed under City, Crime, Local, Photo Gallery, Politics, Top Stories

Representatives of the Evanston Police Department presented to the city’s Human Services Committee on Monday the results of an internal investigation that cleared the racial profiling allegations against the officer who detained a Northwestern professor’s son. In August, EPD Officer Mark Buell ha...

Evanston Police clear officer of racial profiling in Greenwell incident

Evanston Police clear officer of racial profiling in Greenwell incident

Susan Du, City Editor

November 5, 2012


Filed under City, Crime, Local, Top Stories

The Evanston Police officer who sparked a citywide controversy after briefly handcuffing the 13-year-old son of a Northwestern professor has been cleared of racial profiling after an internal investigation. During a burglary investigation in August, EPD officer Mark Buell briefly handcuffed Diwani Greenwell, the...

Friday night dinners continue at Chabad House despite disaffiliation with Northwestern

Friday night dinners continue at Chabad House despite disaffiliation with Northwestern

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Campus Editor

November 5, 2012


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

Despite the ongoing controversy surrounding Tannenbaum Chabad House's disaffiliation from Northwestern, there has been no apparent drop in the number of students at Friday night Shabbat dinners. Northwestern formally disassociated with Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein and Chabad House on Sept. 11 due to concer...

Medill Innocence Project screens first documentary

Medill Innocence Project screens first documentary

Sophia Bollag, Reporter

November 1, 2012


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

The Medill Innocence Project screened a rough cut of its first documentary Thursday, showcasing the work students have done since a new director took over the project in 2011. The 30-minute documentary, “In Pursuit of the Truth: Lifting the Veil at the Medill Innocence Project,” contained video...

Northwestern wins Prentice case, will proceed with demolition

Northwestern wins Prentice case, will proceed with demolition

Susan Du, City Editor

November 1, 2012


Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

CHICAGO — The Commission on Chicago Landmarks voted 8-1 on Thursday to reject landmark status for the old Prentice Women’s Hospital. Northwestern owns the site and can now move forward with multi-million dollar plans to build a biomedical research facility there. Commissioners arrived at this...

Interim principal starts at Lincoln as long-standing principal enters retirement

Interim principal starts at Lincoln as long-standing principal enters retirement

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

November 1, 2012


Filed under City, Education, Local, Top Stories

An interim principal will officially start at a south Evanston elementary school Thursday, a month after the school’s longtime principal suddenly retired. Former Lincoln Elementary School Principal Chris McDermott announced Oct. 1 her plans to retire at the end of the month. The decision caught...

Superstorm Sandy affects Northwestern students, families

Superstorm Sandy affects Northwestern students, families

Paulina Firozi, Campus Editor

October 31, 2012


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

After Sandy made landfall near Atlantic City, N.J., on Monday evening, students at Northwestern continue to feel the effects of the tropical superstorm.  Although it originally moved up the coast as a Category 1 hurricane, the storm hit a cold front and was downgraded Monday to a "post-tropical...

For Class of 2016, percentage of black students highest in 23 years

For Class of 2016, percentage of black students highest in 23 years

Ally Mutnick, Reporter

October 29, 2012


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

The Class of 2016 has Northwestern’s highest proportion of black students in 23 years, the University announced Sunday. The class is made up of 7.8 percent black students compared to 7.2 percent for the class of 2015 and 6.9 percent for the class of 2014, said Mike Mills, associate provost for univ...

Evanston named Bicycle Friendly Community

Evanston named Bicycle Friendly Community

Rachel Janik, Reporter

October 29, 2012


Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Five months after completing construction on a new protected bike lane on Church Street, Evanston was named a "Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists. The city formally received the award at Monday’s council meeting. The league distributes awards in five tiers: Bronze, Sil...

Football: Northwestern running game propels Homecoming victory over Iowa

Football: Northwestern running game propels Homecoming victory over Iowa

Josh Walfish, Gameday Editor

October 27, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

For a team without an identity in the middle of the week, Northwestern found something that works for it. The Wildcats (7-2, 3-2 Big Ten) ran the ball 49 times for 349 yards and got past Iowa (4-4, 2-2) 28-17 on Saturday. It was a return to the formula that was working for NU early in the season and...