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Creator of ‘Girlfriends’ show receives Medill Hall of Achievement award

Creator of ‘Girlfriends’ show receives Medill Hall of Achievement award

Lauren Bell, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Top Stories

When Mara Brock Akil (Medill ’92) first met Medill Prof. J.A. Adande (Medill ’92) during their new student orientation meeting, Adande said she was “just a girl from Kansas City” wearing overalls. “What strikes me about it is I remember when we were in college and we went to a Bulls game...

The Weekly Podcast: Myth Busting and Activism in the 1960s

The Weekly Podcast: Myth Busting and Activism in the 1960s

The Daily Audio Desk

October 6, 2017


Filed under Audio, Latest Stories, Multimedia, The Weekly, Top Stories

In this episode of The Weekly, The Daily attends the Block Museum's panel on artist William Blake's work and how it relates to activism in the 1960s. Audio Editor Sam Bernitz heads down into the University archives to bust some Northwestern myths. On Week on the Street, students discuss homecoming...

Football: Tough-running, soft-spoken Justin Jackson approaches program rushing record

Football: Tough-running, soft-spoken Justin Jackson approaches program rushing record

Tim Balk, Gameday Editor

October 6, 2017


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

Justin Jackson has heard enough about it by now. He said he’s been hearing about it since last December, when he tore up 224 yards of Yankee Stadium turf in the Wildcats’ upset of Pittsburgh. The chatter continued through the offseason and September. The good news for Jackson: He shouldn’t hear...

Evanston aldermen, city officials undergo first equity training

Evanston aldermen, city officials undergo first equity training

Catherine Henderson, Reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

After months of discussion, Evanston officials held their first equity training Wednesday night to learn how they can best empower local residents. City Council met at a roundtable with two officials from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. The IPFW administrators provided leadership...

Evanston Work Ethic Program expands as it enters second year

Evanston Work Ethic Program expands as it enters second year

Edmund Bannister, Reporter

October 5, 2017


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

The Evanston Work Ethic Program, an initiative that provides technical training and employment opportunities for Evanston Township High School students, is planning to expand in its second year. Nancy Baker, executive director of the program, said the WE Program has secured funding for 15 students...

Musical project immerses Northwestern student actors into Scottish theater scene

Musical project immerses Northwestern student actors into Scottish theater scene

Ben Pope, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, Theater, Top Stories

A&E Communication senior Reed Lancaster hails from England, attends college in the U.S. and, over the summer, played a Scot. As Quinn in “Atlantic: A Scottish Story,” one of two musicals produced in a collaboration between Northwestern and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Lancaster immers...

‘Orange is the New Black’ actress shares her experience with immigration policy, mental health

‘Orange is the New Black’ actress shares her experience with immigration policy, mental health

Alan Perez, Reporter

October 4, 2017


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

“Orange is the New Black” actress Diane Guerrero began her speech Tuesday night by calling attention to those affected by natural disasters in Latin America, the Caribbean and the southern United States as well as the “unnatural disaster” in Las Vegas. “Many members of our community are...

Schapiro, Illinois politicians respond to Las Vegas shooting

Schapiro, Illinois politicians respond to Las Vegas shooting

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), along with several other Illinois public figures, spoke out after the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, expressing their support for the victims and their families. As of late Monday, the shooting had left 59 people dead...

Local museum opens with antique clocks, floor-to-ceiling stained glass

Local museum opens with antique clocks, floor-to-ceiling stained glass

Kristina Karisch and Dori Sotirovska

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), Business, City, Multimedia, Top City Stories, Top Stories, Video

Walking into the Halim Time and Glass Museum is like taking a step back in time through a maze of winding corridors lined with antiques. The new museum, which sits at 1560 Oak Ave. and opened Sept. 26, is filled with clocks and stained glass windows from all over the world. The pieces come from th...

Fire departments host first responder training for local residents, city officials

Fire departments host first responder training for local residents, city officials

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Captured: Photo Blog, City, Local, Multimedia, Top Stories

Welcome to The Daily's photo blog: Captured. This will be a space to share photos by The Daily's staff as well as photos from members of our community. Students can submit entries to be considered from their classes, vacation or just from around NU by emailing [email protected] On Saturday, Evanston and Skokie fire departments hosted FIR...

Evanston raises over $12,000 in month-long campaign for hurricane relief

Evanston raises over $12,000 in month-long campaign for hurricane relief

David Fishman, Print Managing Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Business, City, Local, Top Stories

Evanston community members raised more than $12,000 in a month-long fundraiser for those affected by this year’s hurricane season. The fundraising effort, dubbed “Give for the Gulf,” brought together more than a dozen local businesses and organizations to raise relief funds. It also laid the framework for future natural d...

Football: Northwestern’s late comeback bid falls short against No. 10 Wisconsin

Football: Northwestern’s late comeback bid falls short against No. 10 Wisconsin

Max Gelman, Reporter

September 30, 2017


Filed under Football, Gameday, Sports, Top Stories

Football MADISON, Wis. — Northwestern appeared down and out with about 10 minutes left Saturday at No. 10 Wisconsin. Junior quarterback Clayton Thorson had just thrown a pick-six, putting the Wildcats in a 31-10 hole. But NU (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten) didn’t quit, scoring two quick touchdowns and shaving th...