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Northwestern senior Angelica Wilson dies, investigation ongoing

Northwestern senior Angelica Wilson dies, investigation ongoing

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 23, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Weinberg senior Angelica Wilson died Friday, according to an email Dean of Students Todd Adams sent out to the Northwestern community late Friday night. Wilson was from Los Altos, California, and was majoring in Biology. She was involved in Greek life on campus, in addition to the Refresh Dance Crew,...

Clinton discusses new thriller, cyber threats at book event in Chicago

Clinton discusses new thriller, cyber threats at book event in Chicago

Kristina Karisch, Summer Web Editor

June 22, 2018


Filed under City, National, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

CHICAGO — Former president Bill Clinton said he remembers exactly one instance during his two terms in office when he successfully evaded his Secret Service detail. Clinton was attending a G8 summit, and he, alongside former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, managed to ditch his detail and...

Renée Fleming urges graduates to use their voices at 2018 commencement

Renée Fleming urges graduates to use their voices at 2018 commencement

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Renowned opera singer Renée Fleming gave graduates a voice lesson at the 2018 commencement ceremony at Ryan Field Friday. “I’m not just talking about singing and it doesn’t have to be loud,” Fleming said. “I’m talking about finding your voice, developing and caring for it and making it...

Commencement Notebook: Rainy weather doesn’t deter graduation ceremony

Commencement Notebook: Rainy weather doesn’t deter graduation ceremony

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Embracing the rain There was an emphasis on keeping everything short at Northwestern’s commencement Friday, as graduates sat in the folding chairs on Ryan Field in a constant downpour. The University proceeded with 2018 commencement despite the rainy weather and cool temperatures. Volunteers helpe...

Skokie sues Evanston over increased water rates

Skokie sues Evanston over increased water rates

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 21, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The Village of Skokie filed a lawsuit in a U.S. District Court against Evanston Wednesday, claiming that increased water rates violate the Fifth and 14th Amendments. The lawsuit, filed by Skokie along with three individuals and a local Skokie business, names the City of Evanston, Mayor Steve Hagerty...

Evanston celebrates Juneteenth at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center

Evanston celebrates Juneteenth at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center

Marissa Martinez, Summer Copy Chief

June 20, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

“No more shackles, no more chains, no more bondage, I am free.” Rounds of the gospel song “Freedom” filled the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Tuesday during Evanston’s Juneteenth celebration. The song was performed by a choir from Evanston’s Christ Temple Missionary Baptist Church...

Board finds Ald. Robin Rue Simmons did not violate code of ethics

Board finds Ald. Robin Rue Simmons did not violate code of ethics

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 20, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

At Tuesday’s meeting, the city’s Board of Ethics found that Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th) did not violate the code of ethics after an Evanston resident filed a complaint in March alleging that Rue Simmons had a conflict of interest. The complaint was submitted against Rue Simmons by Misty Witenberg, who ran against Rue Simmons for alderman in 2017. Witenberg originally submitted nine allegations, but the board ...

Recent ETHS grad dies after being presumed dead by paramedics in Chicago

Recent ETHS grad dies after being presumed dead by paramedics in Chicago

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 19, 2018


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local, Police, Top Stories

Recent Evanston Township High School graduate Erin Carey died early Tuesday morning after being mistakenly presumed dead by paramedics, the Chicago Tribune reported. According to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, 17-year-old Carey died of a gunshot wound to the head on the West Side of Chicago. He was among six p...

Aldermen move forward with negotiations on Harley Clarke Mansion demolition

Aldermen move forward with negotiations on Harley Clarke Mansion demolition

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 19, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Aldermen voted 6-3 to begin negotiations with the Evanston Lighthouse Dunes group regarding the demolition of the Harley Clarke Mansion at Monday’s City Council meeting. The resolution was previously introduced at the May 29 City Council meeting by Evanston Lighthouse Dunes group members Nicole Kustok and Jeff Coney during public...

NU Board of Trustees revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

NU Board of Trustees revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 18, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The Northwestern Board of Trustees revoked Bill Cosby’s honorary degree Monday, according to a news release. The actor and comedian, who received the NU Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 1997, was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in April. He has been accused of...

Evanston residents voice concerns about Harley Clarke Mansion demolition resolution

Evanston residents voice concerns about Harley Clarke Mansion demolition resolution

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 18, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Evanston residents spoke out against a resolution concerning the future of the Harley Clarke Mansion and Coach House that Aldermen will vote on at Monday's City Council meeting. The resolution, presented by the Evanston Lighthouse Dunes group during the public comment section at the May 29 City Council meeting, calls for demolition of the Harley Clarke Mansion and Coach House. Ni...

Frontera closed, new retail dining options to come

Frontera closed, new retail dining options to come

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

June 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Frontera Fresco served its final meal to the Northwestern community last Friday as dining services prepares for an upcoming transition to a new food service provider. The Mexican-inspired restaurant will not have its contract renewed as Compass Group North America takes over the University’s dining...