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Northwestern ‘reviewing’ new Education Department sexual assault guidance

Northwestern ‘reviewing’ new Education Department sexual assault guidance

David Fishman, Print Managing Editor

September 22, 2017


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

Northwestern administrators said they will review Obama-era guidelines on sexual assault following Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' decision Friday to rescind the policies and replace them with new ones. DeVos’ decision, published online as a “Dear Colleague” letter, highlights her desire to grant accused studen...

5k for mental health awareness moved from Park Ridge to Evanston

Catherine Kim, Development and Recruitment Editor

September 22, 2017


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

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold a 5k race, which has previously been held in Park Ridge, Illinois, on Clark Street Beach this Sunday to raise awareness about mental illness. The NAMI Cook County North Suburban 5K RUN WALK, which will begin at 8 a.m., is part of a national series...

Refugee family finds new home after fire destroys residence

Refugee family finds new home after fire destroys residence

Rishika Dugyala, City Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

A Syrian refugee family that settled in Evanston last year and lost its house in a fire this August has finally found a new place to settle down with the help of nonprofits and the local community. RefugeeOne — the Chicago-based nonprofit resettlement agency that initially found and furnished a...

Following 30-day trial, University Police to outfit all officers with body-worn cameras

Following 30-day trial, University Police to outfit all officers with body-worn cameras

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

September 21, 2017


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

After conducting a 30-day trial for body-worn cameras, University Police plans to outfit all officers with the cameras by the end of the calendar year, deputy chief of police Gloria Graham said. Five officers volunteered for the original June trial, after UP and the Evanston Police Department received ...

Days before lawsuit over book, Kipnis was notified of Title IX complaint against her

Days before lawsuit over book, Kipnis was notified of Title IX complaint against her

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Stories

Days before a Northwestern graduate student filed a lawsuit against Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis, the same student — and several other students and faculty members — filed a Title IX complaint against her. The graduate student, who filed the lawsuit under the pseudonym Jane Doe, sued Kipnis and HarperCollins Publishers, LLC, for defamation and violation of privacy following the publication of her book, “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Com...

Medill Prof. Patty Loew named director of new center for Native American, indigenous research

Medill Prof. Patty Loew named director of new center for Native American,  indigenous research

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Stories

Medill Prof. Patty Loew will serve as the inaugural director of Northwestern’s new Center for Native American and Indigenous Research. Loew, who began the position this month, said the center will build relationships with Native communities, provide resources for research and educate the general...

Residents call for greater transparency with police camera footage

Residents call for greater transparency with police camera footage

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under City, Police, Top Stories

Evanston residents demanded a more timely turnaround of police camera footage at a Wednesday meeting discussing Citizens Network of Protection’s police oversight proposal. They also requested it be as unedited as possible. CNP — a grassroots group that advocates for civilian-led policing — held...

McCormick senior creates company to connect NU students with local jobs

McCormick senior creates company to connect NU students with local jobs

Syd Stone, Copy Chief

September 21, 2017


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

When McCormick senior Collin Pham finished his sophomore year of high school in 2012, he and his friends were determined to find summer jobs. After filling out countless applications to no avail, he wanted to take matters into his own hands. Pham and his friends began putting up flyers in his hometown...

New Title IX outreach, education specialist aims to ‘demystify’ sexual misconduct reporting process

New Title IX outreach, education specialist aims to ‘demystify’ sexual misconduct reporting process

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

Northwestern has filled a position to educate the community about the sexual misconduct reporting process. Kate Harrington-Rosen began working as the Title IX/Equity Outreach and Education Specialist in July, she said. The position focuses solely on education and outreach, and is not involved in ...

More than 1,100 students, residents sign petition against proposed city high-rise

More than 1,100 students, residents sign petition against proposed city high-rise

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Whenever Communication senior Orli Spierer moves to a new city, she said she always seeks out small, independent bookstores. In Evanston, her bookstore of choice is Bookends and Beginnings, Spierer said. So when she heard about a proposed 37-story development that would demolish the store and severa...

Service providers, residents urge for action on affordable housing

Service providers, residents urge for action on affordable housing

Amelia Langas and Kristina Karisch

September 19, 2017


Filed under City, Top Stories

Although city staff presented an affordable housing and accessibility overview at Monday’s City Council meeting, service providers and residents were upset that no concrete plan had been created, let alone implemented. During public comment, many said they wanted council to finally take action. Tracy...

Administrators encourage students to challenge convictions at convocation speech

Administrators encourage students to challenge convictions at convocation speech

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Provost Jonathan Holloway and vice president for student affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin encouraged new students to listen to their peers and challenge personal worldviews during convocation Monday. Holloway, who assumed the position of provost this summer, said education will give students the “gift...