The Daily Northwestern

Football: Notre Dame, Northwestern to renew historic rivalry at Ryan Field meeting decades in the making

Football: Notre Dame, Northwestern to renew historic rivalry at Ryan Field meeting decades in the making

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Football, Gameday, Sports, Sports Features, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

It was 1889 when Northwestern and Notre Dame met for the first time in football. The two programs have inscribed 129 years of indefatigable history since, albeit a decidedly unbalanced history at that. The Fighting Irish have won 37 head-to-head meetings, captured 11 national titles and produced seven...

Men’s Basketball: Winter’s reign at NU remembered for upsets, terrific coaching

Men’s Basketball: Winter’s reign at NU remembered for upsets, terrific coaching

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Stories

As the buzzer rang at the end of the second half on Dec. 1, 1975, at McGaw Hall, Northwestern fans inside the arena exploded in excitement and flooded the floor. The Wildcats had just upset the defending NCAA Tournament runners-up and No. 6 Kentucky, 89-77, in the visitors’ first game of the season....

Margaret Atwood discusses modern day politics and the enduring power of “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Margaret Atwood discusses modern day politics and the enduring power of “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Hulu’s take on “The Handmaid’s Tale” series had already begun filming when the 2016 election season began. The day after Donald Trump was elected as president of the United States, the creative team for the adaptation of writer Margaret Atwood’s famous dystopian novel suddenly found themselves...

Aldermen may keep communicable disease specialist, health department certification

Aldermen may keep communicable disease specialist, health department certification

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

A number of proposed cuts to the Department of Health and Human Services may be restored, following budget discussions during Monday’s City Council meeting. Aldermen had expressed their concerns about the potential department cuts and restructuring, which are meant to help fill the city’s projected...

Men’s Basketball: Chris Collins remembers Tex Winter, contemplates his own identity as a coach

Men’s Basketball: Chris Collins remembers Tex Winter, contemplates his own identity as a coach

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Social Media Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Stories

Chris Collins has sat in thousands of coaches meetings in his career, but after thirty years, he can still vividly remember that assistant who seemingly knew everything about the game. Time after time, Collins learned from Tex Winter, who led five college programs including Northwestern before transitioning...

Hundreds gather at vigil, mourn victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Hundreds gather at vigil, mourn victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Alex Wong, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Students and Evanston residents of various religious backgrounds came together in unity at Monday’s candle-lit vigil to honor the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting on Saturday. At the vigil, organized by Northwestern Hillel, students and Evanston residents gathered around The Rock in...

Aldermen revise, strengthen Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

Aldermen revise, strengthen Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

Samantha Handler, Copy Chief

October 29, 2018


Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Aldermen approved — with one alderman texting in her vote — changes to the city’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance that will increase the fee-in-lieu payments for developers and require at least half of the affordable housing units be on site at Monday’s City Council meeting. The changes come after...

Faith leaders demand aldermen put people first in budget

Faith leaders demand aldermen put people first in budget

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Over 70 residents gathered outside the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center Monday to protest a number of proposed budget cuts, chanting “prioritize our people, we shall not be moved.” Attendees at the rally, which was co-organized by a number of churches and community organizations throughout Evanston,...

Center for Native American and Indigenous Research to offer fellowships

Center for Native American and Indigenous Research to offer fellowships

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

The Center for Native American and Indigenous Research will offer research fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students studying Indigenous populations for the first time this year, a sign the center is advancing its academic standing just five years after it was established. “The way that...

Religious leaders gather at vigil to mourn victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Religious leaders gather at vigil to mourn victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Amy Li, Assistant Campus Editor

October 28, 2018


Filed under City, Local, National, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Hundreds of people from different religious and ethnic backgrounds gathered at Beth Emet the Free Synagogue on Sunday night to mourn the 11 killed in the Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting. Rabbi Andrea London said while she regrets that the community is gathering under unfortunate circumstan...

Alice Walker says culture of individualism needs to change

Alice Walker says culture of individualism needs to change

Pranav Baskar, Reporter

October 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Alice Walker crossed borders and learned new languages to write her new book “Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart.” But whether she’s in Evanston, North Dakota or Mexico, her message remains the same: “Be true to whoever you are.” The Chicago Humanities Festival celebrated the arts this...

Aldermen, city staff respond to resident budget concerns

Aldermen, city staff respond to resident budget concerns

Alex Wong, Reporter

October 28, 2018


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

City manager Wally Bobkiewicz on Saturday urged aldermen to vote not to eliminate the communicable disease surveillance specialist in the proposed 2019 budget. The decision would go against the current draft of the city’s budget proposal and would allow Evanston’s Department of Health and Human...