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Football: Fitzgerald optimistic about upcoming season, says Thorson intends to play in opener

Football: Fitzgerald optimistic about upcoming season, says Thorson intends to play in opener

Benjamin Rosenberg, Reporter

July 24, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Football Pat Fitzgerald expressed confidence in the state of his program on Monday, the first day of Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. The 13th-year coach said Northwestern is carrying momentum into the 2018 season, and that the team should get a boost from practicing at the brand-new Ryan Fieldhouse, which...

Evanston City Council votes to move forward with demolition of Harley Clarke mansion

Evanston City Council votes to move forward with demolition of Harley Clarke mansion

Elizabeth Byrne and Kristina Karisch

July 23, 2018


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

Aldermen voted 5-3 to move forward with the demolition of Harley Clarke mansion at Monday’s City Council meeting. The mansion, which sits along the lakefront in north Evanston, has been vacant since 2015 when the Evanston Art Center moved out of the facility. Since then, residents and city officials...

‘Pinkalicious’ features Northwestern students, alumni at the Marriott Theatre

‘Pinkalicious’ features Northwestern students, alumni at the Marriott Theatre

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

July 22, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Top Stories

Feeling blue? “Pinkalicious” is sure to cheer any audience member up. The short musical based on a popular children’s book opened this July 14 at the Marriott Theatre featuring Northwestern alumni and current students in its cast. The kid-friendly musical follows a young girl named Pinkalicious...

Evanston residents protest Dempster Street housing project

Evanston residents protest Dempster Street housing project

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 21, 2018


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

Evanston residents gathered early Wednesday morning to protest a Dempster Street housing development funded by Housing Opportunities for Women. The Chicago-based organization that helps individuals find affordable housing previously sought funding from City Council for the housing development in September and were denied. HOW moved forward with the project without fundin...

Northwestern reducing administrative staff to combat budget deficit

Northwestern reducing administrative staff to combat budget deficit

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 19, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

In a Thursday email to the Northwestern community, University President Morton Schapiro and Provost Jonathan Holloway provided an update on the University’s budget deficit and confirmed that NU is reducing the number of administrative staff. “These reductions were targeted primarily in areas where...

Stephen Colbert, Megan Mullally among NU alumni nominated for Emmy Awards

Stephen Colbert, Megan Mullally among NU alumni nominated for Emmy Awards

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 19, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Eight Northwestern alumni have been nominated for the 70th annual Emmy Awards, according to a University news release. Megan Mullally (Weinberg ’81) was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a comedy series for her role as Karen Walker on TV show “Will & Grace.” It is her eighth Emmy...

NU appoints new executive director of Buffett Institute

NU appoints new executive director of Buffett Institute

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Annelise Riles will serve as the new executive director of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Provost Jonathan Holloway announced in a Tuesday email to faculty and students. Riles currently works as a Cornell University professor and will serve as the associate provost for global affairs when...

Midsommer Flight brings Shakespeare to Chicago’s parks for seventh year

Midsommer Flight brings Shakespeare to Chicago’s parks for seventh year

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

July 16, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories, Theater, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Theater company Midsommer Flight is bringing Shakespeare to Chicago parks for the seventh year with a comedy that has a slight modern day twist. Founded by Northwestern alumna Beth Wolf (Communication ‘03) in 2012, Midsommer Flight produces “high quality, accessible performances of Shakespeare’s...

Evanston breaks ground on new Robert Crown Community Center project

Evanston breaks ground on new Robert Crown Community Center project

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 16, 2018


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

Evanston residents and city officials gathered Friday for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the new Robert Crown Community Center. The ceremony, which was held on the fields of the Robert Crown Community Center, featured speeches from Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty, parks,...

Northwestern senior Hannah Whitehouse awarded grant to study El Sistema worldwide

Northwestern senior Hannah Whitehouse awarded grant to study El Sistema worldwide

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Summer Editor

July 16, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, Top Stories

Hannah Whitehouse had never left the United States before she started school at Northwestern. The Bienen and SESP senior said international travel always seemed like a far-fetched idea, but the Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant is making it possible for her to study music education in six countries...

Kathleen Hagerty named interim dean of Kellogg

Kathleen Hagerty named interim dean of Kellogg

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Kellogg Prof. Kathleen Hagerty has been named the interim dean of the Kellogg School of Management, the University announced in a Thursday news release. Hagerty, who currently serves as the senior associate dean of faculty and research, will begin her new position September 1. She succeeds Sally Blount...

Police locate suspect in man with gun incident

Police locate suspect in man with gun incident

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 12, 2018


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

Police determined the cause of the call of a man with a gun on Northwestern’s campus to be a part-time Northwestern student with a wooden toy gun, University spokesman Bob Rowley told The Daily in an email. The man was taken into custody Tuesday evening, several hours after police got a call that...