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Evanston Democrats vote to endorse Devon Reid for clerk, but no mayoral candidates

Evanston Democrats vote to endorse Devon Reid for clerk, but no mayoral candidates

Billy Kobin, Reporter
February 21
Filed under 2017 Mayoral Election, City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

The Democratic Party of Evanston voted Sunday to endorse Devon Reid for city clerk and to support a referendum to increase property taxes to fund a deficit in Evanston/Skokie School District 65’s budget. More than 80 percent of the members in attendance voted in favor of the upcoming District 65...

ETHS indefinitely delays transgender policy to comply with federal guidance, avoid legal action

ETHS indefinitely delays transgender policy to comply with federal guidance, avoid legal action

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
February 19
Filed under City, Top Stories

Evanston Township High School officials have decided to indefinitely postpone enacting an official policy on transgender students’ use of gendered spaces, citing a turbulent political landscape and shifting legal opinions. “There are a lot of kids with varying identities at ETHS who are very scared,”...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern rallies late to beat Rutgers at home

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern rallies late to beat Rutgers at home

Ben Pope, Reporter
February 19
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball Struggling with turnovers and unable to stop a flood of second-chance points, Northwestern went into the huddle down 6 to last-place Rutgers with under eight minutes left. Coach Chris Collins, often an emotional leader, was calm. His message was simple: “Let’s find a wa...

Evanston religious community moves to create ‘protection teams’ after presidential election

Evanston religious community moves to create ‘protection teams’ after presidential election

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
February 15
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Members of the Evanston religious community are moving to establish so-called “protection teams” to support marginalized residents — including immigrants and refugees — following the election of President Donald Trump. Last week, members from Interfaith Action of Evanston gathered about 125...

In Focus: Aftermath of NU-Q student’s mental health crisis highlights differences between Evanston, Qatar sites

In Focus: Aftermath of NU-Q student’s mental health crisis highlights differences between Evanston, Qatar sites

Olivia Exstrum and Stephanie Kelly
February 15
Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

Rhytha Zahid Hejaze arrived at Northwestern University in Qatar in August 2013, excited to study journalism at a top university. She did not expect that eventually she would face academic suspension at the end of her third year, much less spend a night in a Qatari jail cell. During her freshman year,...

Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter ordered to cease activities by national headquarters

Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter ordered to cease activities by national headquarters

Nora Shelly, City Editor
February 14
Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

Northwestern’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter has been ordered by its national headquarters to halt chapter operations “until further notice,” after the University notified students last week of an investigation into a report of multiple alleged sexual assaults and possible druggings at the fraternity house. Brandon Weghorst, a spokesman for SAE’s national organization, said they made the d...

Students debate whether to ban Greek life at Political Union event

Students debate whether to ban Greek life at Political Union event

Kristine Liao, Reporter
February 14
Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

Attendees at a Political Union event Monday debated whether or not to ban Greek life on campus, resulting in slightly more students favoring to hypothetically kick fraternities and sororities off campus. Weinberg junior Sabrina Williams, Political Union co-president, said the group reached out to...

Men’s Basketball: In biggest win of season, Northwestern outlasts No. 7 Wisconsin on road

Men’s Basketball: In biggest win of season, Northwestern outlasts No. 7 Wisconsin on road

Max Schuman, Digital Projects Editor
February 13
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

MADISON, Wis. — On the road against one of the country’s top teams and mired in a disheartening two-game losing streak with leading scorer Scottie Lindsey on the bench, Northwestern clearly was the underdog in its trip to Madison. If the Wildcats (19-6, 8-4 Big Ten) knew that, they didn’t play...

Students march to SAE headquarters demanding removal of NU chapter’s membership after assault, drugging allegations

Students march to SAE headquarters demanding removal of NU chapter’s membership after assault, drugging allegations

Catherine Kim, Reporter
February 10
Filed under Campus, Events, Greek, Top Stories

More than 300 students marched on Sheridan Road on Friday afternoon, starting from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house and ending at its national headquarters, in response to the University notifying students earlier this week about a recent report of multiple alleged sexual assaults and possible druggings at the fraternity house. During the demonstration, called “Stand with Survivors: March Down...

City officials, students lead protest against immigration ban

City officials, students lead protest against immigration ban

Jonah Dylan and Catherine Kim
February 10
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

More than 200 Northwestern community members and Evanston residents, including Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, protested Thursday on campus as part of a nationwide movement against recent immigration actions by President Donald Trump, which temporarily barred citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from...

Men’s Basketball: Isiah Brown takes on Northwestern frontier

Men’s Basketball: Isiah Brown takes on Northwestern frontier

Ben Pope, Reporter
February 9
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball From a childhood in Alaska, where sub-zero winter temperatures hindered driveway shootarounds, came Isiah Brown. From an elite Seattle high school, he graduated having transformed a conference bottom-dweller to a state title contender. And up from the comparable depths of Big Te...

Interfraternity Council executive board, presidents decide to suspend social events following reports of assaults, druggings

Interfraternity Council executive board, presidents decide to suspend social events following reports of assaults, druggings

Julia Jacobs and Nora Shelly
February 8
Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

The Interfraternity Council executive board and chapter presidents decided Tuesday night to suspend social events indefinitely, following reports of multiple alleged sexual assaults and druggings at two campus fraternity houses in recent weeks. IFC president Rodney Orr confirmed the decision on Wednesday....