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Mayor Hagerty, developers break ground at 811 Emerson St. development

Mayor Hagerty, developers break ground at 811 Emerson St. development

Clare Proctor, Reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Mayor Steve Hagerty joined the real estate companies CA Ventures and Focus Development for a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday to mark the construction of a new development at 811 Emerson St., which underwent more than a year of discussion before it was approved. Hagerty said it is important to have more people living in downtown areas all across America, including Evanston — a sentiment he said is shared by Evanston restaurant...

Plan Commission recommends approval of apartment complex despite public concerns

Plan Commission recommends approval of apartment complex despite public concerns

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

April 12, 2018


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

The Evanston Plan Commission listened to almost an hour of public comment against the proposed “active adult” rental development at 1727 Oak Ave. but continued to recommend approval of the site to the city’s Economic Development Committee, under the condition that the petitioner modify construction...

ASG Senate overhauls student organization funding system

ASG Senate overhauls student organization funding system

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government, Top Stories

Associated Student Government Senate unanimously voted to pass a finance committee code change Wednesday that will overhaul the way student groups are funded. The code change, which was presented by ASG president Nehaarika Mulukutla, will eliminate A- and B-status funding designations. Instead, there...

One Book leads discussion on equality, freedom in maximum security prison

One Book leads discussion on equality, freedom in maximum security prison

Maddie Burakoff, Print Managing Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

CREST HILL, Ill. — When 39-year-old Labron Neal-Bey reads the Declaration of Independence, he said he doesn’t see a document that was written with black Americans like himself in mind. Neal-Bey — an inmate at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois — said that to him, it’s...

The genial John Krasinski shakes up horror in his first foray into the genre

The genial John Krasinski shakes up horror in his first foray into the genre

Jane Recker, Assistant Monthly Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Television and Film, The Monthly, Top Stories

The only man more charming than Jim from “The Office” might just be the guy who played him. A perpetual inviting smile on his face, John Krasinski peppers a Skype interview about his new film, “A Quiet Place,” with emphatic exclamations of “Great question!” and has a genuine candor when...

Medill Dean Brad Hamm to step down in June

Medill Dean Brad Hamm to step down in June

Mariana Alfaro, In Focus Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

Medill Dean Brad Hamm announced Wednesday that he will step down from his position at the end of this academic year. Northwestern’s Board of Trustees was made aware of his decision Tuesday, Hamm said, and professors were notified Wednesday. Hamm told The Daily he is going to take a one-year sabbatical...

Fiji headquarters suspends operations, to recruit in fall

Fiji headquarters suspends operations, to recruit in fall

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Greek, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The international headquarters of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity temporarily suspended operations of its Northwestern chapter until fall, removing 25 members despite their objections. The headquarters handed down the suspension due to low membership, according to a Tuesday statement to The Daily. The...

Patterson, Kim discuss mental health, ASG reform at first debate

Patterson, Kim discuss mental health, ASG reform at first debate

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government, Top Stories

Associated Student Government presidential and executive vice presidential candidates debated mental health policy and the merits of internal ASG reform at their first debate Tuesday. About 30 people gathered in Technological Institute for the debate, which was moderated by The Daily. The candidates...

City to further research fence for Sherman Plaza garage roof after incident

City to further research fence for Sherman Plaza garage roof after incident

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

City staff will explore ways to add safety measures to the Sherman Plaza Parking Garage after an attempted suicide in January, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz said at a council meeting Monday. In January, a woman was taken to the hospital after she stood close to the edge of the parking garage for several hours. Ald. Judy Fiske (1st), whose ward encompasses the downtown area, said while the response f...

Waa-Mu to feature performance with open captioning in effort to increase accessibility

Waa-Mu to feature performance with open captioning in effort to increase accessibility

Cameron Cook, Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Local, Student Groups, Theater, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

As part of an effort to expand accessibility to audiences who are deaf or hard of hearing, one performance of the 87th annual Waa-Mu Show, “Manhattan Miracle,” will for the first time feature open captioning and display all the words and sounds of the show on a screen above the stage. The decision...

Political Union debates the Second Amendment

The Daily Northwestern Video Desk

April 10, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Top Stories, Video

Northwestern Political Union hosted its first Spring Quarter debate on whether the Second Amendment should be repealed. The debate was held Monday evening at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. — Do Hun Yang and Vy Duong...

The Weekly: Students talk Spring Break trips, ASG candidates discuss platforms

The Weekly: Students talk Spring Break trips, ASG candidates discuss platforms

The Daily Audio Desk

April 10, 2018


Filed under Audio, Multimedia, The Weekly, Top Stories

This week, Daily reporters interviewed students on Sheridan Road about their Spring Break trips and heard from both Associated Student Government campaigns about their platforms and why they are choosing to run — Podcast by Natalie Shilati and Marisa Hattler...