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“The Pages” movie brings Hollywood, local actors to Northwestern campus

“The Pages” movie brings Hollywood, local actors to Northwestern campus

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 29, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film, Top Stories

A&E Alex Weisman turned a corner in the Donald P. Jacobs Center on Tuesday and was hit by a flood of memories. Weisman (Communication ’10) had walked to his History of the Holocaust class that way seven years ago — and now he was back in the same spot, playing a graduate student at a fictiona...

City Council to consider other proposals for Harley Clarke Mansion

City Council to consider other proposals for Harley Clarke Mansion

Julia Esparza, Reporter
June 28, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Aldermen on Monday rejected a proposal by Evanston Lakehouse & Gardens to acquire the Harley Clarke Mansion and instead voted on a motion to draft a Request for Proposals for the renovation of the mansion. The vacancy of the mansion, located at 2603 Sheridan Rd., has been a recurring topic of...

Captured: 28th annual Evanston Garden Walk

Captured: 28th annual Evanston Garden Walk

June 25, 2017
Filed under Captured: Photo Blog, City, Multimedia, Top Stories

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around the community. You can contact the photographers by emailing [email protected] Nine residential gardens were featured in Sunday's 28th annual...

EPL board discusses Lesley Williams controversy, new location

EPL board discusses Lesley Williams controversy, new location

Zoe Miller, Reporter
June 22, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Evanston Public Library’s Board of Trustees discussed plans to build a new library branch and responded to public comments criticizing the library’s handling of popular librarian Lesley Williams in a meeting Wednesday. The board listened to comments from members of the public who attended the...

Former Waa-Mu Show writers reunited by musical project for Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival

Former Waa-Mu Show writers reunited by musical project for Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 21, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Top Stories

A&E Since graduating from Northwestern, former Waa-Mu Show writers Desiree Staples, Ryan Bernsten and Christopher Anselmo had taken their careers in separate directions. Staples (Communication ’14) was writing for television pilots in Los Angeles. Bernsten (Communication ’14) was working for H...

Northwestern graduate student files request for pseudonym in lawsuit; Laura Kipnis, HarperCollins oppose

Northwestern graduate student files request for pseudonym in lawsuit; Laura Kipnis, HarperCollins oppose

Matthew Choi, Reporter
June 19, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis and publishing house HarperCollins Publishers LLC filed an opposition June 9 to a motion from a Northwestern graduate student to continue using a pseudonym in her lawsuit against HarperCollins and Kipnis. The lawsuit, filed May 16 by the graduate student under the pseudonym Ja...

Captured: Custer Fair 2017

Captured: Custer Fair 2017

June 18, 2017
Filed under Captured: Photo Blog, Multimedia, Top Stories

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around the community. You can contact the photographers by [email protected] Thousands of businesses, street vendors, musical performances and visitors came togeth...

Billie Jean King tells graduates to ‘give to life’ in commencement speech

Billie Jean King tells graduates to ‘give to life’ in commencement speech

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Speakers, Top Stories

Billie Jean King came onstage at Northwestern’s commencement in traditional fashion, walking alongside University President Morton Schapiro as the Northwestern Symphonic Wind Ensemble played a conventional processional song. Less than a hour later, the ensemble was playing the lively strains of...

Communication professor’s platform Open TV provides launchpad for web series, helps land HBO deal

Communication professor’s platform Open TV provides launchpad for web series, helps land HBO deal

Troy Closson, Assistant Summer Editor
June 16, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film, Top Stories

A&E “Brown Girls,” a critically acclaimed web series developed through Communication Prof. Aymar Jean “AJ” Christian’s research project, Open TV (beta), announced an HBO development deal earlier this month. Filmed in Chicago and premiering last February, “Brown Girls” is the story of...

University Library to renovate entrance, combine help desks this summer

University Library to renovate entrance, combine help desks this summer

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 14, 2017
Filed under Campus, Facilities, Top Stories

The turnstiles at the entrance to University Library — notorious for their difficult-to-use WildCARD scanners — are set to be upgraded this summer. The library plans to add a third turnstile to the entrance, as well as to combine the Information Commons and research assistance desks, according to a ...

Aldermen vote to approve development at 831 Emerson

Aldermen vote to approve development at 831 Emerson

Kristina Karisch, Reporter
June 13, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

After more than a year’s worth of discussion, aldermen approved a proposed development project at 831 Emerson St. during Monday’s City Council meeting. The ordinance will grant a special use approval for the project, which was introduced as a part of a plan to expand Evanston’s downtown ar...

Ex-Goldman Sachs trader, implicated in securities fraud, to join Northwestern as economics research fellow

Ex-Goldman Sachs trader, implicated in securities fraud, to join Northwestern as economics research fellow

Julia Jacobs, Reporter
June 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Ex-Goldman Sachs Group trader Fabrice Tourre, who was sued for his involvement in a major Wall Street deal linked to the 2008 financial crisis, will start as a post-doctoral research fellow in economics at Northwestern this fall. In March 2014, Tourre was ordered by a U.S. district court judge to pay more than $82...