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Friends, professors remember Dominic Davis for perseverance, kindness

Friends, professors remember Dominic Davis for perseverance, kindness

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 24, 2018


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

In February, Dominic Davis performed for the horn studio program at the Bienen School of Music. Less than a year earlier, he had been diagnosed with cancer for the second time and, despite a surgery that replaced half of his jaw, he continued to play. “Everyone was really touched by that performance,”...

Compass presents food service plan, dining hall renovations at ASG Senate

Compass presents food service plan, dining hall renovations at ASG Senate

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government, Top Stories

Employees of Compass Group North America, Northwestern’s new food service provider, presented Wednesday their vision for dining halls and other spaces to Associated Student Government Senate. Karl Behrens, chief operations officer of the Compass Group project division, said his team plans to renovate...

Youth activists, former FBI agent talk gun violence in Chicago at ETHS event

Youth activists, former FBI agent talk gun violence in Chicago at ETHS event

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

To 15-year-old Rie’onna Holman, the solution to violence in Chicago and mass shootings is simple: stricter gun laws. At Evanston Township High School, Holman, fellow teenage representative Diamondlee Ocasio and former FBI agent Phil Andrew spoke on a Wednesday panel about gun violence moderated...

Salvadoran woman finds refuge in Evanston church, attempts to reunite with daughter

Salvadoran woman finds refuge in Evanston church, attempts to reunite with daughter

Julia Esparza, Copy Chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Ana’s two sons play soccer and go to school in Evanston, but her eldest child, Yesica, has been in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Houston for more than a year. Ana — whom The Daily is not identifying with her last name for safety reasons — told The Daily in Spanish...

The Graduate School moves to limit sixth-year student funding

The Graduate School moves to limit sixth-year student funding

Julia Esparza and Alan Perez

May 22, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The Graduate School is barring some students from using interdisciplinary assistantships to fund their sixth year of study, prompting condemnation from students as some struggle to offset the newly imposed financial burden. Graduate School Dean Teresa Woodruff clarified the policy in an email to humanities...

Pritzker speaks on policy issues, campaign financing at Celtic Knot campaign event

Pritzker speaks on policy issues, campaign financing at Celtic Knot campaign event

Amelia Langas, Copy Chief

May 22, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker spoke at the Celtic Knot on Tuesday, outlining his views on policy issues such as health care and Illinois’ tax system. The campaign event, presented by the Evanston chapter of Action for a Better Tomorrow, drew a crowd of about 60 people. Pritzker...

Jacobs Center to house social sciences; construction could begin summer 2019

Jacobs Center to house social sciences; construction could begin summer 2019

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The recently vacated Donald P. Jacobs Center will become a social sciences “hub” in the coming years, but construction won’t begin until summer 2019 at the earliest, Provost Jonathan Holloway told The Daily. Once renovations have been completed, the Jacobs Center is set to house the Buffett...

Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette offers community, space for prayer

The Daily Northwestern Video Desk

May 22, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Multimedia, Top Stories, Video

The Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette is open to the public and serves as a popular spot for students to visit and appreciate. — Kristine Liao

Student activists unite during community teach-in, stress importance of coalitions

Student activists unite during community teach-in, stress importance of coalitions

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 22, 2018


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

Student activist groups came together Monday at University Hall for a teach-in to inform the community of their progress and future plans to accomplish their goals. Members of Black Lives Matter NU, the Latinx Asian American Collective, Students for Justice in Palestine and Students Organizing for...

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Society chief executive talks charity, arts festivals at MSLCE event

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Society chief executive talks charity, arts festivals at MSLCE event

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers, Top Stories

When Shona McCarthy describes the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, she repeats a mantra: Don’t talk about the size, don’t talk about the numbers. But McCarthy, the chief executive of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Society, went against that mantra for a few minutes during her Monday talk, emphasizing...

City to hold equity forums in response to racial bias incident at Philadelphia Starbucks

City to hold equity forums in response to racial bias incident at Philadelphia Starbucks

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

May 21, 2018


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

In response to the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks last month, Evanston officials have organized public forums for residents to discuss the incident and reflect on greater issues of racism and discrimination in the country. On April 12, two black men were arrested at Starbucks...

NU startup Daze Depot aims to offer elevated low-cost summer storage

NU startup Daze Depot aims to offer elevated low-cost summer storage

Amy Li, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Weinberg sophomore Nick Westfall started a mobile DJ company when he was a high school freshman. After coming to Northwestern and connecting with additional partners, he rebranded and relaunched Daze Productions, a company that owns its own audiovisual assets and offers full-scale production services,...