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Beyond the Binary: NU transgender students face obstacles navigating the housing process

Christopher Vazquez, Video Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under In Focus, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Multimedia, Top Stories, Video

Transgender students’ struggle to find adequate housing arrangements at Northwestern because of limited gender open housing options. Because of the complications of changing legal sex on official documentation, students like Weinberg freshmen Chase Stokes and Ezra Okeson, transgender men, still face...

The Daily Northwestern’s 2018 Diversity Report

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

June 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Opinion, Top Stories

For nearly 137 years, The Daily Northwestern has been the newspaper of record for Northwestern and Evanston. And for the vast majority of that time, we have not been representative of either of those communities. It’s no secret that our newsroom’s lack of diversity has led — and continues to...

Illinois House approves Equal Rights Amendment

Illinois House approves Equal Rights Amendment

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Top Stories

The Illinois House voted 72-45 on Wednesday to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution, becoming the 37th state to greenlight the amendment designed to guarantee equal rights for all citizens regardless of sex. The House vote follows an April vote by the Senate, and the...

Friends remember Ananya Agrawal as humorous, caring

Friends remember Ananya Agrawal as humorous, caring

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 31, 2018


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

Humorous memories of Ananya Agrawal aren’t hard to come by. Agrawal once told a friend he was attending a baseball game “starring the Cubs.” A gym enthusiast, he once bought a shirt of a buff Willie the Wildcat below the word “Northchestern.” And while living in an apartment for the first...

NU community honors Ananya Agrawal at memorial

NU community honors Ananya Agrawal at memorial

Ally Mauch, Assistant Web Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Music filled Alice Millar Chapel on Wednesday evening as community members gathered in memory of Ananya Agrawal, a Weinberg senior who died Saturday night. More than 100 students, faculty, administrators, alumni and family members came to the memorial hosted by the Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity, which Agraw...

Judge dismisses lawsuit alleging Northwestern mismanaged retirement plans

Judge dismisses lawsuit alleging Northwestern mismanaged retirement plans

Jonah Dylan and Peter Kotecki

May 30, 2018


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

A United States district court judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that alleged Northwestern mismanaged its employees’ retirement and voluntary savings plans. In his opinion, Judge Jorge Alonso dismissed all seven of the plaintiffs’ counts and denied their recent motion to file a second-amended complaint. “Plaintiffs’...

Al Cubbage prepares to step down after 2 decades as voice of Northwestern

Al Cubbage prepares to step down after 2 decades as voice of Northwestern

Maddie Burakoff, Print Managing Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

When Al Cubbage (Medill ’78, ’87) was looking to pursue a master’s degree in journalism, he knew Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism was the only place he really wanted to be. Since then, he’s just kept coming back. Now, after receiving two Medill master’s degrees, marrying his...

Chicago man found guilty of sexually abusing woman at Evanston spa in 2016

Chicago man found guilty of sexually abusing woman at Evanston spa in 2016

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 30, 2018


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

A Chicago man was found guilty last week of sexually abusing a woman in a case stemming from a 2016 incident. Kai Wang, 31, was convicted of attempted sexual assault but acquitted of more serious sexual assault charges on May 23, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. Wang was arrested in October...

City Council approves special use permit for 1727 Oak Ave. building

City Council approves special use permit for 1727 Oak Ave. building

Elizabeth Byrne, Copy Chief

May 30, 2018


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

Aldermen voted 6-2 on Tuesday to approve a special use permit for a 17-story, age-restricted property development located at 1727 Oak Ave. The development was previously introduced at a City Council meeting on May 14. The proposed development will include 169 rental units, a dog park, a pool and 139 parking spots. “It provi...

Aldermen discuss new possibilities for Oakton Street property

Aldermen discuss new possibilities for Oakton Street property

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

May 30, 2018


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

Aldermen held the termination of the lease with Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. in committee during the Administration and Public Works meeting Tuesday, requesting direction from city staff about negotiations with the company and a proposal for future use of the property. According to city documents,...

The Sideline: Career stability achieved, Spencer Allen seeks new identity for Northwestern baseball

The Sideline: Career stability achieved, Spencer Allen seeks new identity for Northwestern baseball

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Stories

Spencer Allen’s office at Miller Park is fairly nondescript, save for the television mounted on the wall. Early on a Wednesday afternoon, it is tuned to the SEC baseball tournament, in which Texas A&M is on its way to upsetting No. 8 Georgia. Allen is in that office, watching the game, but he...

Committee expands Divvy use to income-eligible residents

Committee expands Divvy use to income-eligible residents

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

May 29, 2018


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

The Transportation and Parking Committee voted Wednesday to start a program that expands Divvy bike use to low-income residents. The program — Divvy for Everyone — allows income-eligible residents who are 16 years old or older to buy a one-time Divvy annual membership for $5, according to city...