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Schapiro: University will not reveal immigration status of students, faculty, staff

Schapiro: University will not reveal immigration status of students, faculty, staff

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
January 30
Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro announced Monday in an email to students that Northwestern will not reveal the immigration status of students, faculty or staff to the federal government. The announcement follows a statement Schapiro released Sunday advising against international travel for students from seven Muslim-majority countries targeted in a recent executive order by President Donald Tru...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern earns sixth-straight win despite slow start against Indiana

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern earns sixth-straight win despite slow start against Indiana

Garrett Jochnau, Sports Editor
January 30
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball Five minutes into Sunday’s contest, Northwestern watched Indiana jump out to a 10-1 lead, putting the game on the brink of turning ugly. And it did, just not in the direction the opening minutes suggested. The Wildcats responded with three-straight scores before the under-16 t...

CTA modernization project included in leaked Trump infrastructure plan

CTA modernization project included in leaked Trump infrastructure plan

Nora Shelly, City Editor
January 27
Filed under City, Local, National, Politics, Top Stories

A document leaked Tuesday appears to show the Red and Purple Line modernization project as among President Donald Trump’s administration’s infrastructure priorities. According to documents obtained by McClatchy’s Kansas City Star and The News Tribune, the administration has a preliminary list of 50 projects they are looking to prioritize, originally provided to th...

Senate leaves town with budget package still in flux

Senate leaves town with budget package still in flux

Nora Shelly, City Editor
January 26
Filed under City, Politics, State, Top Stories

Although the Illinois Senate didn’t bring their “grand bargain” package of budget bills to a vote this week, Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) said they can expect to vote after returning to Springfield on Feb. 7. The package of 13 bills includes measures to raise the income tax, freeze ...

Schapiro emphasizes importance of liberal arts education during Wilmette talk

Schapiro emphasizes importance of liberal arts education during Wilmette talk

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
January 25
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro argued for the importance of a liberal arts education Tuesday during a talk at Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilmette. The talk and Q&A came 30 years after former University President Arnold Weber discussed the same subject at the church. Julie Peterson (Weinberg...

At Evanston’s southern border, 8th Ward community strives to make itself central to the city

At Evanston’s southern border, 8th Ward community strives to make itself central to the city

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter
January 24
Filed under City, Top Stories

Ald. Ann Rainey was elected 8th Ward alderman in 1983, a few years after she moved there from the 3rd Ward and almost a decade after the passage of the Landlord Tenant Ordinance. She soon found the ordinance — which established the rights and obligations of both landlords and tenants — had done...

Evanston community grapples with contentious arrests

Evanston community grapples with contentious arrests

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
January 23
Filed under City, Top Stories

Northwestern graduate student Lawrence Crosby left his south Evanston apartment one night in October 2015. He approached his car, a black Chevrolet, with the intention of driving to campus, but soon noticed a piece of molding dangling from the driver’s side door. As he took to the damage with a metal...

Students, faculty ignite ghostlight to promote inclusion on eve of inauguration

Students, faculty ignite ghostlight to promote inclusion on eve of inauguration

Catherine Kim, Reporter
January 20
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

More than 150 students and faculty simultaneously lit flashlights at the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday as part of a nationwide movement to support inclusion the day before President-elect Donald Trump assumes the presidency. The demonstration was part of The Ghostlight...

Friends, family celebrate Jordan Hankins’ selflessness, warmth

Friends, family celebrate Jordan Hankins’ selflessness, warmth

Matthew Choi and Khadrice Rollins
January 20
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

INDIANAPOLIS — Anyone who coached Jordan Hankins knows her signature phrase. “I got this.” That’s what Kevin Merriweather, who knew Hankins for 12 years as a coach and mentor, told a filled sanctuary at Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis. Friends and family from across the country, including...

Officer reprimanded for arresting city clerk candidate

Officer reprimanded for arresting city clerk candidate

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
January 20
Filed under City, Top Stories

One Evanston police officer has been reprimanded and the other has retired after the arrest of Devon Reid, a city clerk candidate who in November was apprehended while petitioning in downtown Evanston, police chief Richard Eddington said. Sgt. David Berman retired during the department’s internal i...

RTVF students voice concerns about funding system in town hall meeting

RTVF students voice concerns about funding system in town hall meeting

Stavros Agorakis, Reporter
January 19
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Although the Department of Radio, Television and Film has said its new project funding system is an “improvement,” RTVF students voiced a slew of concerns at a departmental town hall meeting Wednesday. About 20 students attended the gathering, which was hosted by the Undergraduate RTVF Student...

Dolphin Show celebrates history in its 75th year

Dolphin Show celebrates history in its 75th year

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant A&E Editor
January 18
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

Born in a campus pool 75 years ago, the Northwestern Dolphin Show now features less water and more foliage — specifically, a huge, operable model of a carnivorous Venus flytrap for its latest production, “Little Shop of Horrors.” The Dolphin Show, a longstanding NU tradition that is the currently...