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In Focus: Student leaders struggle with University’s barrier-free initiative for group admissions

In Focus: Student leaders struggle with University’s barrier-free initiative for group admissions

Stavros Agorakis, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, In Focus, Student Government, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

A self-described “overachiever,” Weinberg junior Danielle Hojnicki thrived in her high school social scene. As a leader and member of several organizations — National Honor Society, choir, an art club, among others — she always felt eager to pursue her extracurricular interests. But coming...

‘Radical’ feminist organization criticizes ETHS transgender locker room policy

‘Radical’ feminist organization criticizes ETHS transgender locker room policy

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under City, Education, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Evanston Township High School/District 202’s newly implemented transgender locker room policy received backlash from a self-proclaimed radical feminist organization, which voiced its opposition of the policy. The Women’s Liberation Front is a grassroots international organization comprised of a...

City Council authorizes drafting of contract for renovation, lease of Harley Clarke mansion

City Council authorizes drafting of contract for renovation, lease of Harley Clarke mansion

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

November 14, 2017


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

Aldermen on Monday authorized the city to draft a contract with Evanston Lakehouse and Gardens to renovate and lease the Harley Clarke mansion. The historic building, located in north Evanston along the lakefront, has been vacant since 2015 when the Evanston Art Center moved out. The mansion includes...

Aldermen approve $500,000 settlement in discrimination case against city manager

Aldermen approve $500,000 settlement in discrimination case against city manager

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

November 14, 2017


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

Aldermen approved a $500,000 settlement Monday in a lawsuit against city manager Wally Bobkiewicz that accuses him of discriminating against a former Evanston employee. The federal lawsuit, filed in 2016 by Suzette Robinson — who identifies as black — alleges that she experienced "discrimination...

Aldermen approve controversial Sherman Avenue apartment proposal

Aldermen approve controversial Sherman Avenue apartment proposal

Ryan Wangman, Development and Recruitment Editor

November 14, 2017


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

The approval of the newest 15-story addition to downtown Evanston was met with a chorus of boos and jeers from residents as a months-long debate over Albion Residential’s proposal reached its conclusion. Aldermen voted 5-4 to approve the Sherman Avenue apartment tower Monday at a City Council meeting,...

Nevin’s to close within next few weeks

Nevin’s to close within next few weeks

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Business, City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Tommy Nevin’s Pub is expected to close its doors in late November or early December, owner Rohit Sahajpal told The Daily. Sahajpal had previously told The Daily that Nevin's would close Nov. 22, but clarified Wednesday that he wanted to keep the bar open through the end of the month due to billing...

Comedian Jessica Williams discusses intersection of diversity, comedy

Comedian Jessica Williams discusses intersection of diversity, comedy

Alison Albelda, Reporter

November 13, 2017


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

Comedian Jessica Williams, former correspondent on “The Daily Show” and co-host of the podcast “2 Dope Queens,” discussed how her identity impacts her material at A&O Productions’ fall speaker event Sunday. About 600 people gathered in Cahn Auditorium to attend the talk, sponsored by A&O,...

ASG to name last undergraduate student to socially responsible investment committee

ASG to name last undergraduate student to socially responsible investment committee

Jonah Dylan, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017


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

After an expedited recruitment campaign to replace Yusuf Kudaimi on the Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility, Associated Student Government President Nehaarika Mulukutla said a replacement would be announced this week. Kudaimi decided to take a leave of absence from Northwestern and will...

Wilmette real estate investor plans another multifamily development in Evanston

Wilmette real estate investor plans another multifamily development in Evanston

Adrian Wan, Reporter

November 12, 2017


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

Joining the push for multifamily developments, a Wilmette real estate investor purchased an assisted-living facility in downtown Evanston for $20 million earlier this fall and plans to convert it into apartment units. The property includes the former assisted-living facility — The Highlands at King...

Football: No. 25 Northwestern eases past Purdue 23-13 for fifth straight victory

Football: No. 25 Northwestern eases past Purdue 23-13 for fifth straight victory

Max Schuman, Gameday Editor

November 11, 2017


Filed under Football, Gameday, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Football Northwestern broke one streak Saturday against Purdue, but kept alive the one that matters. After three straight weeks of heartstopping overtime victories, the No. 25 Wildcats (7-3, 5-2 Big Ten) took an easier route to victory over the Boilermakers (4-6, 2-5). NU controlled play on the w...

In Focus: Over a year after University Commons reveal, administrators struggle to find funding

In Focus: Over a year after University Commons reveal, administrators struggle to find funding

Syd Stone, Copy Chief

November 10, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Facilities, In Focus, Top Stories

Northwestern attracts some of the wealthiest donors in the country. In the last six years alone, the University raised $3.57 billion in a fundraising campaign that helped launch the construction of world-class facilities like the Kellogg School of Management Global Hub and the Ryan Fieldhouse and Walter...

Actor Josh Peck talks childhood stardom, media landscape as Hillel fall speaker

Actor Josh Peck talks childhood stardom, media landscape as Hillel fall speaker

Keerti Gopal, Reporter

November 10, 2017


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

Actor Josh Peck promised more than 200 Northwestern students he would meet them at Tommy Nevin’s Pub Thursday night to celebrate his 31st birthday. “I’ll see you there,” said Peck, whose birthday is Friday. “Order me a ginger ale, it’s gonna get crazy.” Now an internet personality,...