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‘La La Land’ producer discusses challenges making film, career in Hollywood

‘La La Land’ producer discusses challenges making film, career in Hollywood

Emily Chaiet, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

“La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz (Communication ’02) during a talk Tuesday advised people who want to pursue a film career in Los Angeles to find the right people to work with and be patient. “LA takes a long time to open up to you,” Horowitz said. “It doesn’t actively open up...

All of Northwestern’s incoming first-year class to receive free ‘Hamilton’ tickets

All of Northwestern’s incoming first-year class to receive free ‘Hamilton’ tickets

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The entire incoming first-year class will receive free tickets to see “Hamilton” in Chicago as part of Northwestern’s One Book One Northwestern program, the University announced Tuesday. According to a news release, the class — which has approximately 1,900 students — will be split in...

Cradles to Crayons to be primary beneficiary for Dance Marathon 2018

Cradles to Crayons to be primary beneficiary for Dance Marathon 2018

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Children’s nonprofit Cradles to Crayons will be the primary beneficiary for Northwestern’s Dance Marathon next year, according to a news release. NUDM hosted a panel Tuesday in Annenberg Hall to officially announce its primary beneficiary and discuss the impacts of poverty on children. Panelists...

At Evanston’s northwest border, 6th Ward maintains a close-knit, multigenerational community

At Evanston’s northwest border, 6th Ward maintains a close-knit, multigenerational community

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Portrait of a Ward, Top Stories

John Kessler spent decades building floats for Evanston’s 4th of July parade, which runs along Central Street in the 6th Ward. Kessler, a retired Evanston schoolteacher, began making the floats with his neighbors when he moved to the ward roughly 40 years ago — in part to get to know them better....

Aldermen approve group to promote citizen oversight of police

Aldermen approve group to promote citizen oversight of police

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Aldermen voted unanimously at City Council on Monday to create a citizen working group to review Evanston Police Department policies and procedures on citizen complaints. The working group will suggest improvements to EPD’s current complaint review procedures to increase transparency. The approval...

Schapiro, Prof. Gary Saul Morson discuss new book, applying humanities to economics

Schapiro, Prof. Gary Saul Morson discuss new book, applying humanities to economics

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro and Slavic languages and literatures Prof. Gary Saul Morson spoke at an event Monday about their new book, which discusses how the humanities and social sciences can be applied to the field of economics. About 60 people attended the event hosted by Political Union...

In Focus: Northwestern graduate student sues professor for invasion of privacy, defamation following book release

In Focus: Northwestern graduate student sues professor for invasion of privacy, defamation following book release

Allyson Chiu and Matthew Choi
May 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, In Focus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

A Northwestern graduate philosophy student filed a lawsuit Tuesday under the pseudonym Jane Doe against Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis and publishing house HarperCollins Publishers, LLC, following the April 4 release of Kipnis’ book, “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus.” The b...

Northwestern to welcome 2 Chicago Star Scholars

Northwestern to welcome 2 Chicago Star Scholars

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
May 21, 2017
Filed under City, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

CHICAGO — Twin brothers Nadeem and Naeem Patel didn’t think attending a four-year university was within their financial means when they applied to college as seniors at Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago. “(We) applied to a bunch of schools, but didn’t really get any financial...

Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer talks undercover experience

Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer talks undercover experience

Elizabeth Byrne, Reporter
May 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer spent four months undercover as a private prison guard at the Winn Correctional Center in Winnfield, Louisiana to discover for himself the living and working conditions inside a private prison. “It was a really chaotic place,” Bauer told The Daily before...

In Focus: As town-gown strains subside, concerns over communication gaps, University contributions linger

In Focus: As town-gown strains subside, concerns over communication gaps, University contributions linger

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter
May 19, 2017
Filed under City, Education, In Focus, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

When Morton Schapiro stepped into his role as Northwestern’s president in 2009, Elizabeth Tisdahl, who had just been elected Evanston mayor, immediately reached out to him. Tisdahl said she threw Schapiro a welcoming party and gave him homemade baked goods to send a clear message: She wanted the...

Administrators, ASG release statements on protest of ICE representative; students in class react to disruption

Administrators, ASG release statements on protest of ICE representative; students in class react to disruption

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
May 19, 2017
Filed under Academic, Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

University administrators said participants of a Tuesday protest that led to the cancellation of a guest lecture by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement public relations representative were “disrespectful.” In a statement to students, University President Morton Schapiro and Provost Dan...

Students react following Rasmea Odeh’s talk on campus

Students react following Rasmea Odeh’s talk on campus

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Reactions to Rasmea Odeh, who spoke at Northwestern on Monday, varied across campus as some said they felt uncomfortable by the presence of someone who was convicted for terrorism, and others welcomed her as a human rights activist who they say was wrongfully convicted. More than 120 people dress...