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University suspects campus-wide illness to be caused by Norovirus

University suspects campus-wide illness to be caused by Norovirus

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern officials suspect the cause of a recent illness outbreak among on-campus residences to be Norovirus. Executive director of residential services Jennifer Luttig-Komrosky sent out an email April 10 announcing reports of an illness in residential housing with symptoms of diarrhea, nausea a...

Holmes reflects on lifetime of service in Evanston

Holmes reflects on lifetime of service in Evanston

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under City, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

When Ald. Delores Holmes (5th) finishes her final term next month and leaves office, it won’t be her first retirement. In 2002, after roughly 27 years of service as director of Family Focus — an organization that helps families with young children facing homelessness or financial issues — Holmes...

Students paint The Rock to commemorate Mohammed Ramzan

Students paint The Rock to commemorate Mohammed Ramzan

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Less than a week after the death of first-year student Mohammed Ramzan, Communication freshman Kimani Isaac said she started processing the loss of her friend while guarding The Rock. Using only smartphone flashlights, Isaac and a few other students began to paint The Rock black 24 hours later, as a sig...

Thousands of Chicago protesters call for Trump tax returns

Thousands of Chicago protesters call for Trump tax returns

Aaron Boxerman, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

CHICAGO — Large protests rarely begin with the Chicken Dance, but Saturday’s Tax March in Chicago’s Richard J. Daley plaza was an exception. The march — attended by thousands of protesters — called for President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. It was one of about 200 such marches...

NU-Q student spends 2 weeks in Greece volunteering with refugees

NU-Q student spends 2 weeks in Greece volunteering with refugees

Ally Mauch, Reporter
April 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Northwestern University in Qatar student Shakeeb Asrar spent two weeks in March volunteering with refugees in Greece — teaching computer literacy classes to children and adults, packing boxes of donated supplies and helping refugees seeking legal services. “It was demanding physically and also...

Rapper Aminé to open this year’s A&O Ball

Rapper Aminé to open this year’s A&O Ball

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
April 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

Rapper Aminé, known for his hit-single “Caroline,” will open this year’s A&O Ball concert, co-hosted by A&O Productions and For Members Only. Ball will be held at The Riviera Theater in Chicago, and students will be able to buy tickets online at the Norris Box Office. A&O has not yet announced...

Community remembers Mohammed Ramzan as a ‘lover of life’ at memorial

Community remembers Mohammed Ramzan as a ‘lover of life’ at memorial

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Family and friends of first-year student Mohammed Ramzan remembered him as a curious, gentle and hardworking student who lived to make others’ lives better. Ramzan passed away Monday after falling off a nine-person shell during crew practice on the North Shore Channel in Lincolnwood. Members of Ramzan’s various Northwestern comm...

Vertigo Productions play to feature all-Asian, female cast

Vertigo Productions play to feature all-Asian, female cast

Jane Yun, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Top Stories

As Hollywood continues to face criticism for using white women to play Asian roles, a group of Northwestern students will put on a play featuring an all-Asian, female cast this week. Vertigo Productions play “This Is Not a True Story” features three Asian women who have been misrepresented and d...

Evanston gelato store expands to Chicago

Evanston gelato store expands to Chicago

Julia Esparza, Reporter
April 12, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Evanston’s only Argentine gelato shop will be expanding into a Lakeview location in Chicago on Friday. Frío Gelato, whose Evanston location is on 517 Dempster St., serves a variety of Argentine desserts. The Evanston location closes every winter but still sells its products in select locations....

City’s first cidery prioritizes local ingredients, business

City’s first cidery prioritizes local ingredients, business

Syd Stone, Assistant City Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Chris Collins first tried making cider in his Evanston basement eight years ago using store-bought apple juice. “It didn’t turn out so great,” he said. “It was an early lesson on using the absolute best ingredients.” Soon after, Collins bought his own apple press and began experimenting...

NU alumnus Cody Keenan discusses career as Obama’s speechwriter

NU alumnus Cody Keenan discusses career as Obama’s speechwriter

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Empathy and curiosity are the two most important qualities for a speechwriter, said Cody Keenan (Weinberg ’02), director of speechwriting for former President Barack Obama. Speaking to an audience of about 100 in Harris Hall on Tuesday, Keenan discussed what it was like to write speeches for the...

Chicago groups demand changes for United, aviation officers after viral video portrays violent removal

Chicago groups demand changes for United, aviation officers after viral video portrays violent removal

Billy Kobin, Reporter
April 11, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Organizations representing Asian Americans and immigrants in Chicago gathered at O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday to demand accountability from United Airlines after a viral video showed a passenger being forcibly removed from a flight this past weekend. Speakers from numerous organizations — including A...