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ASG introduces new academic resolutions to count pass/fail class toward distribution credits

ASG introduces new academic resolutions to count pass/fail class toward distribution credits

Amy Li, Assistant Campus Editor

October 31, 2018


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

An Associated Student Government senator introduced two new resolutions to reform the structure of Weinberg distribution classes during Wednesday’s ASG Senate, proposing to allow students to count pass/fail classes toward distribution requirements. “As far as distributions are supposed to help...

Democratic State Senator Kwame Raoul leading in Illinois attorney general race

Democratic State Senator Kwame Raoul leading in Illinois attorney general race

Sneha Dey, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The Illinois attorney general election is predicted to be a close one. According to a recent poll from the Paul Simon Institute at Southern Illinois University, State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) is 10 points ahead of Republican attorney Erika Harold. But the poll also said 39 percent of voters are...

Pritzker lawyers featured in second season of “Making a Murderer” talk Brendan Dassey appeals

Pritzker lawyers featured in second season of “Making a Murderer” talk Brendan Dassey appeals

Charlotte Walsh, A&E Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Television and Film, Top Stories

A&E Laura Nirider (School of Law ‘08) was a third-year law student intending to pursue a career in commercial litigation before she enrolled in Steven Drizin’s class on wrongful convictions in juvenile justice. Shortly after, the Pritzker School of Law professor was asked to handle the appeal...

Plans to restructure Youth and Young Adult division causes confusion

Plans to restructure Youth and Young Adult division causes confusion

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

October 31, 2018


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

The city’s plan to restructure Evanston’s Youth and Young Adult division’s staff was met with confusion from residents and aldermen at an Oct. 22 City Council meeting. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz initiated plans to move Kevin Brown — current community services manager of the Youth and Young...

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,...