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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 26, 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...

Football: Wildcats overcome demons, beat Spartans

Football: Wildcats overcome demons, beat Spartans

Josh Walfish, Gameday Editor

November 17, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports, Top Stories

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Northwestern came home last week after losing to Michigan and immediately started to prepare for Michigan State. The weeklong training paid off as the Wildcats overcame their late-game demons to beat the Spartans 23-20 in their final road contest of the season. “The guys...

Northwestern announces groundbreaking online courses for undergraduate students

Northwestern announces groundbreaking online courses for undergraduate students

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Campus Editor

November 15, 2012


Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Top Stories

Northwestern announced Thursday plans to partner with nine peer institutions to offer a state-of-the-art online curriculum to undergraduates. Semester Online, the new interactive platform, will offer courses for undergraduates online through a consortium of the nation’s top schools beginning in fal...

Judge issues temporary stay on Prentice demolition after preservationists sue landmark commission

Judge issues temporary stay on Prentice demolition after preservationists sue landmark commission

Marshall Cohen and Susan Du

November 15, 2012


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

A Cook County judge handed down a preliminary ruling Thursday in favor of preservationists in their quest to save Prentice Women's Hospital from demolition. Earlier in the day, preservationists groups filed a lawsuit accusing the Commission of Chicago Landmarks of breaking city codes when they declined...

Brockovich encourages students to save environment

Brockovich encourages students to save environment

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor

November 15, 2012


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

Mixing elements of activism with motivational stories, environmental advocate Erin Brockovich encouraged students Wednesday night to take responsibility and become more involved in their local communities. An esteemed veteran in environmentalism, Brockovich helped launch the investigation of Pacific...

Prominent mural of Evanston history ‘accidentally’ destroyed

Prominent mural of Evanston history ‘accidentally’ destroyed

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

November 14, 2012


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

A beloved mural painted on a Metra retention wall on Green Bay Road was unexpectedly removed in recent weeks, according to a news release sent out by the city of Evanston on Wednesday. The 110-foot mural depicted scenes and figures from Evanston’s history. It was painted on a viaduct near the intersection...