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Panelists speak about international policies of Trump’s administration

Panelists speak about international policies of Trump’s administration

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter

January 6, 2017


Filed under Campus, Election 2016, National, Politics, Top Stories

Panelists warned against romanticizing the U.S.’s pre-Trump past and remarked on the uncertainty of the country’s new administration during an event Thursday put on by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. More than 100 people from the Northwestern and Evanston communities attended the event....

Former Medill Innocence Project private investigator’s $25 million countersuit against Alstory Simon dismissed

Former Medill Innocence Project private investigator’s $25 million countersuit against Alstory Simon dismissed

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

January 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

A Chicago federal judge dismissed Tuesday a defamation countersuit filed in April by private investigator Paul Ciolino against Alstory Simon, ruling that it was too unrelated to the original suit for the court to exercise jurisdiction. Simon said Ciolino coerced him into making a false murder confession i...

Black Lives Matter flag flies above Norris, launching two weeks of programming

Black Lives Matter flag flies above Norris, launching two weeks of programming

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

January 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

A Black Lives Matter flag was raised over Norris University Center on Tuesday morning, kicking off two weeks of student-organized and administration-backed programming on the state of black lives and the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. Danielle Harris, a Communication senior and...

District 65 Board to consider referendum raising property taxes

District 65 Board to consider referendum raising property taxes

Nora Shelly, City Editor

January 4, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education will vote next week on whether to put a property tax referendum on the municipal ballots in April in the face of potential million-dollar cuts to district funding. The referendum, which would bolster operating funds if approved, will ask voters...

Weinberg dean discusses challenges of implementing social inequalities, diversity requirement

Weinberg dean discusses challenges of implementing social inequalities, diversity requirement

Peter Kotecki, Managing Editor

January 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

While some students express dissatisfaction about the speed at which Weinberg is implementing a social inequalities and diversity requirement, administrators say getting it right may take time. The current plan is to create two requirements — one focused on the United States and another on global...