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Northwestern alumna blazes across country

Northwestern alumna blazes across country

Syd Stone, Assistant City Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Business, City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Elise Wetzel was in a rush when she stopped by a Chipotle in Pasadena, California. She’d been craving pizza, but couldn’t think of a place that combined both speed and quality ingredients. As she watched an employee build a burrito along the restaurant’s signature assembly line, she had an “‘aha’...

Evanston Refugee Task Force unveils new ‘welcoming city’ webpage

Evanston Refugee Task Force unveils new ‘welcoming city’ webpage

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under City, Top Stories

Evanston officials unveiled a new “welcoming city” page on the city’s website designed to inform local refugees about resources available to them at a meeting of the Refugee Task Force on Thursday. The webpage effort was spearheaded by the city’s housing policy and planning analyst, Savannah...

ASG Senate hears resolution for mental health faculty training, advisory board

ASG Senate hears resolution for mental health faculty training, advisory board

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

Associated Student Government Senate discussed a resolution Wednesday that would urge the University to create a wellness advisory board and a mental health training program for faculty. The resolution, introduced by Medill junior Isabel Schwartz, will be voted on next week. If passed, it will be...

Local representatives encourage political engagement in residents

Local representatives encourage political engagement in residents

Syd Stone, Assistant City Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Local representatives encouraged Evanston residents in their political engagement at the kickoff event for activist group Indivisible Evanston on Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), state Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) and Ald.-elect Cicely Fleming (9th) spoke to a crowd of more than 170...

More than 200 students sign petition to add classes to dance curriculum

More than 200 students sign petition to add classes to dance curriculum

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Dance, Top Stories

In dancer Vatsala Kumar’s ballet class last quarter, two combinations were taught: one for students who had been dancing their entire lives, and one for students who were taking their first dance class. Acknowledging the disparity of dance experience between the two groups of students, Kumar drafted...

Elected officials endorsing candidates not an ethics violation, board finds

Elected officials endorsing candidates not an ethics violation, board finds

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Elected officials may endorse candidates running for office, the Evanston Board of Ethics decided at a Tuesday meeting. The board discussed a series of complaints submitted by residents that pertained to the recent municipal elections at the meeting. The board came to decisions on some of the issues and de...

Schapiro, administrators address campus safety during state of University talk

Schapiro, administrators address campus safety during state of University talk

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro said campus safety is Northwestern’s “first priority” during a state of the University talk Tuesday. “Conversations with the President,” which is co-sponsored by the Northwestern University Staff Advisory Council, Faculty Senate and the Office of the...

Mayor-elect Steve Hagerty addresses potential conflicts of interest

Mayor-elect Steve Hagerty addresses potential conflicts of interest

David Fishman, City Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Mayor-elect Steve Hagerty said he would "evaluate" maintaining his seat on the board of First Bank & Trust after some city officials and Evanston residents raised concerns at a Monday Rules Committee meeting. Hagerty, who owns an Evanston-based emergency consulting business, receives a flat “stipend”...

Hip-hop artist Jeremih to headline A&O Ball

Hip-hop artist Jeremih to headline A&O Ball

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Top Stories

Jeremih will headline this year’s A&O Ball, co-hosted by A&O Productions and For Members Only. This is the second year in a row FMO and A&O are collaborating for Ball. On Friday, Jeremih will perform after rapper Aminé, who is the opener. Tickets are on sale online through the Norris Box Office. Known for his hit songs “oui” and “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” Jeremih...

Faculty members plan goals for forthcoming Native American and Indigenous Studies Research Center

Faculty members plan goals for forthcoming Native American and Indigenous Studies Research Center

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

As plans for the upcoming Native American and Indigenous Studies Research Center are under way, the first three faculty members selected to work on the research center are considering ways they can increase inclusion of the Native community. Sociology Prof. Beth Redbird, history Prof. Doug Kiel and...

Durbin, Schakowsky discuss health care, immigration policy at town hall

Durbin, Schakowsky discuss health care, immigration policy at town hall

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

CHICAGO — U.S. Sen Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and U.S. Rep Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) discussed health care, immigration and the investigation of President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia during a town hall in Chicago on Monday. Organizers planned the town hall — held at the Irish American Heritage Center,...

New equity coordinator leads town hall discussion

New equity coordinator leads town hall discussion

Aaron Boxerman, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Rev. Dr. Patricia Efiom, Evanston’s new equity and empowerment coordinator, had some tough questions for the city at a town hall on Monday at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center. “Can we own up as a city that we’re racist? Can we own up that we’re sexist, as a city?” Efiom asked a crowd of ...