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ASG releases statement calling for SAE suspension following reports of assaults, druggings

ASG releases statement calling for SAE suspension following reports of assaults, druggings

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 8
Filed under Campus, Greek, Student Government, Top Stories

Associated Student Government released a statement early Wednesday morning calling for the suspension of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and another unnamed fraternity involved in reports of multiple alleged sexual assaults and possible druggings at campus fraternity houses in recent weeks. The ...

Vigil brings together people of different faiths against travel ban

Vigil brings together people of different faiths against travel ban

Catherine Kim, Reporter
February 8
Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

About 30 students of different religions gathered at The Rock on Tuesday to stand against the travel ban imposed by the Trump administration. As they stood shoulder-to-shoulder, they shared prayers, criticisms and hopes in response to the recent executive order. The #NoBanNoWall Vigil — hosted by...

University notifies students about reports of sexual assaults, possible date rape drugs given at fraternity houses

University notifies students about reports of sexual assaults, possible date rape drugs given at fraternity houses

Julia Jacobs and Nora Shelly
February 6
Filed under Campus, Greek, Sexual Assault, Top Stories

The University announced Monday evening that the Sexual Harassment Prevention Office received a report last week that four female students were potentially given a date rape drug at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on Jan. 21. The report alleges that two of the female students believe they were sexually...

In Focus: As University aims to increase awareness of Title IX process, reporting remains a taxing experience

In Focus: As University aims to increase awareness of Title IX process, reporting remains a taxing experience

Claire Hansen, Reporter
February 6
Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

Walking to class on day one of Winter Quarter 2016, Lucy Godinez saw the student who allegedly sexually assaulted her for the first time since leaving his apartment that night. At first, Godinez said she felt the standard awkwardness of running into a former sexual partner. But as they began making...

Evanston task force formed to aid refugee resettlement

Evanston task force formed to aid refugee resettlement

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
February 3
Filed under City, Top Stories

A new Evanston task force, created after the recent presidential election, met last week for the second time to explore options for assisting refugees in their resettlement. The group, which met for the first time in December, includes representatives from the city, both school districts, Evanston...

Following executive order, international students at Northwestern express fear, confusion

Following executive order, international students at Northwestern express fear, confusion

Matthew Choi and Kristina Karisch
February 2
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Azza Akasha, a Feinberg School of Medicine graduate student, always imagined that her first interview with a reporter would be about a discovery she had made or a medical breakthrough she had done. “Anything,” Akasha said, “but not my nationality.” Akasha, a Sudanese citizen, studies at...

Hundreds gather for walkout in show of solidarity with Muslim students

Hundreds gather for walkout in show of solidarity with Muslim students

Catherine Kim, Reporter
February 2
Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

Hundreds of students and faculty gathered outside the Multicultural Center on Wednesday afternoon to demonstrate against President Trump’s recent immigration action, the culmination of an orchestrated walkout from classes in protest of the executive order. Participants left academic buildings and...

In race for mayor, Gary Gaspard aims to build off work mentoring youth

In race for mayor, Gary Gaspard aims to build off work mentoring youth

Billy Kobin, Reporter
February 1
Filed under 2017 Mayoral Election, City, Politics, Top Stories

As an immigrant to the United States, Gary Gaspard said he had to work especially hard to improve his life and seek out opportunities for advancement in the country. After settling in Evanston in the 1980s, he drove a taxi to earn a living. But Gaspard soon realized he wanted a college education and...

Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses Trump, race in America

Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses Trump, race in America

Marissa Page, Managing Editor
February 1
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

In front of a packed audience at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates called Donald Trump’s presidency the “clearest evidence of white supremacy” in America during a talk Tuesday night. Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic and author of National Book Award-winning...

Locals mobilize against Trump’s immigration actions

Locals mobilize against Trump’s immigration actions

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
January 31
Filed under City, Top Stories

On Saturday morning, Suzanne Akhras Sahloul said she woke up depressed, crying and unable to comprehend the action taken by her new president. As a Syrian immigrant, she said Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from that country and six others felt “very personal.” But after a...

Residents voice frustrations at EPD open house

Residents voice frustrations at EPD open house

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
January 31
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Community members voiced frustration with Evanston police officers over recent racially-charged police incidents at a department-hosted open house Monday evening. EPD held the open house at Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave, to address community concerns of racial bias among Evanston police. The event...

University committee to open all-freshman dorms to older students, limit meal plan options

University committee to open all-freshman dorms to older students, limit meal plan options

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
January 31
Filed under Campus, Facilities, Top Stories

In attempts to increase a sense of community on campus, the Undergraduate Residential Experience Committee will limit first-years to one meal plan option and open all-freshman dorms such as Elder Hall to other years. First- and second-year students will be provided a new meal plan that will allow...