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Baseball: Freshman hurler Reed Mason leads Northwestern past Illinois-Chicago

Baseball: Freshman hurler Reed Mason leads Northwestern past Illinois-Chicago

Alex Putterman, Reporter

April 3, 2013


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

One batter stood between Reed Mason and a happy final trot back to the dugout. At the plate Wednesday afternoon with two outs in the seventh inning and a runner on third base, Illinois-Chicago's eight hitter, Joe Betcher worked a 2-2 count off Northwestern’s freshman left-hander. Betcher barely c...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern kicks off Chris Collins era

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern kicks off Chris Collins era

Rohan Nadkarni, Online Sports Editor

April 2, 2013


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

Northwestern formally ushered in new men's basketball coach Chris Collins on Tuesday. Jim Phillips, vice president of athletics and recreation, introduced the former Duke associate head coach on the floor of Welsh-Ryan Arena with the hope that Collins will bring sustained success to the men’s ...

Breaking down the 10K: Student Affairs’ selective funding slights sustainability, hammocks

Breaking down the 10K: Student Affairs’ selective funding slights sustainability, hammocks

Junnie Kwon, Assistant Campus Editor

April 2, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

After Associated Student Government released its top ideas for the 10K Initiative in early March, some students were surprised only four of the six would receive full funding if chosen. The ASG 10K Initiative committee chose the options out of 500 submissions it found feasible and affordable: outdoor...

Associated Student Government, Residential Services work to revamp on-campus housing

Associated Student Government, Residential Services work to revamp on-campus housing

Ally Mutnick, Reporter

April 2, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

Over Spring Break, Associated Student Government and Residential Services continued their yearlong project to improve on-campus housing, installing new drinking fountains and central trash collection rooms. The new upgrades were just two of many changes made to 13 residence halls during break. The...

Baseball: Eight-run inning powers slugging Wildcats past Fighting Saints

Baseball: Eight-run inning powers slugging Wildcats past Fighting Saints

Alex Putterman, Reporter

April 2, 2013


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

The Wildcats finally played at home Tuesday, and they didn’t forget to bring their bats. In its first game at Rocky Miller Park this year, Northwestern overcame a seven-run deficit to defeat St. Francis (18-13) in a 14-12 slugfest that featured 36 hits between the two teams. Senior shortstop Trevor...

Northwestern class of 2017 marks most selective, diverse class to date

Northwestern class of 2017 marks most selective, diverse class to date

Ally Mutnick, Reporter

April 1, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

Along with a record-low acceptance rate of 13.9 percent, Northwestern's class of 2017 is the most diverse group of admitted students to date. For the first time in school history, more than a quarter of incoming freshmen are black or Hispanic, according to the offices of the provost and undergrad...

The Keg is tapped: Storied student bar shuttered after 36 years in downtown Evanston

The Keg is tapped: Storied student bar shuttered after 36 years in downtown Evanston

Marshall Cohen, Managing Editor

April 1, 2013


Filed under Business, City, Top Stories

The Keg of Evanston, a bar engrained in Northwestern and Evanston lore, permanently closed early Sunday morning after 36 years in business. The embattled watering hole lost its lease this month after a tumultuous year of legal wrangling with city officials. Dozens of patrons filled the bar Saturday for...

Lacrosse: Northwestern comes from behind to edge Ohio State, Syracuse

Lacrosse: Northwestern comes from behind to edge Ohio State, Syracuse

Ava Wallace, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2013


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

Although the Wildcats missed out on traveling this Spring Break, Evanston treated them well. Perhaps finally putting the team's early season loss to North Carolina behind it, Northwestern showed its determination and won two intense match-ups on Lakeside Field at the end of March, each by just one...

Bike shop Wheel & Sprocket opens first Illinois location in downtown Evanston

Bike shop Wheel & Sprocket opens first Illinois location in downtown Evanston

Jia You, City Editor

April 1, 2013


Filed under Business, City, Local, Top Stories

Northwestern students and Evanston residents can now get their bikes fixed on their way downtown. Wisconsin-based bicycle shop Wheel & Sprocket opened its first Illinois branch Wednesday, replacing the bike store Ten 27 Cycles, which closed in December. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Ald. ...

McCormick students Dennis Ai, Christian Yenko win big with healthy eating app JiveHealth

McCormick students Dennis Ai, Christian Yenko win big with healthy eating app JiveHealth

Amy Whyte, Reporter

April 1, 2013


Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty, Top Stories

A technology start-up founded by a Northwestern student took home the grand prize of $10,000 last month in the Partnership for a Healthier America's End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge. At the beginning of the academic year, McCormick senior Dennis Ai created JiveHealth, a new business cur...

The Keg of Evanston, renowned college bar, to close its doors for good Sunday

The Keg of Evanston, renowned college bar, to close its doors for good Sunday

Marshall Cohen, Managing Editor

March 29, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Top Stories

The Keg of Evanston will permanently close its doors Sunday after two decades of business that ended with a legal battle against the city. The popular bar will open for the last time Saturday evening and shut its doors for good 3 a.m. Sunday, owner Tom Migon told The Daily. The bar’s lease at 810...

Men’s Basketball: Duke’s Chris Collins named next Northwestern head coach

Men’s Basketball: Duke’s Chris Collins named next Northwestern head coach

Josh Walfish, Sports Editor

March 27, 2013


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

Chris Collins will be the next head coach of the Northwestern men’s basketball team. The NU athletic department announced tonight it has hired the 38-year-old associate head coach at Duke to replace Bill Carmody, who was fired earlier this month after leading the Wildcats to a 13-19 record in the...