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SNL comedians take stage for stand-up show

SNL comedians take stage for stand-up show

Maddie Burakoff, Web Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

As soon as he stepped onto the Ryan Auditorium stage, Michael Che acknowledged that some audience members might be uncomfortable with his jokes. “I’m OK with that,” he said. Che, who is known for his role as co-anchor of the Weekend Update on “Saturday Night Live,” performed for about...

Evanston walking program celebrates 10th anniversary

Evanston walking program celebrates 10th anniversary

Billy Kobin, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

We’re Out Walking — a program that encourages Evanston residents to lead active and healthy lifestyles — began 10 years ago as Women Out Walking with the goal of getting 50 women in the community to become more active. That goal was far surpassed when 500 women signed up in the first year and committed themsel...

In Focus: As cost of living in Evanston rises, some residents struggle to keep up

In Focus: As cost of living in Evanston rises, some residents struggle to keep up

David Fishman, City Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under City, In Focus, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Charrisse Roberson did “everything right.” She never drank alcohol or used drugs. She did odd jobs around the neighborhood as a child and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree. She even held management positions for most of her life. Then, in 2008, things took a turn for the worse. While working...

‘La La Land’ producer discusses challenges making film, career in Hollywood

‘La La Land’ producer discusses challenges making film, career in Hollywood

Emily Chaiet, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

“La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz (Communication ’02) during a talk Tuesday advised people who want to pursue a film career in Los Angeles to find the right people to work with and be patient. “LA takes a long time to open up to you,” Horowitz said. “It doesn’t actively open up...

All of Northwestern’s incoming first-year class to receive free ‘Hamilton’ tickets

All of Northwestern’s incoming first-year class to receive free ‘Hamilton’ tickets

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The entire incoming first-year class will receive free tickets to see “Hamilton” in Chicago as part of Northwestern’s One Book One Northwestern program, the University announced Tuesday. According to a news release, the class — which has approximately 1,900 students — will be split in...

Cradles to Crayons to be primary beneficiary for Dance Marathon 2018

Cradles to Crayons to be primary beneficiary for Dance Marathon 2018

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Children’s nonprofit Cradles to Crayons will be the primary beneficiary for Northwestern’s Dance Marathon next year, according to a news release. NUDM hosted a panel Tuesday in Annenberg Hall to officially announce its primary beneficiary and discuss the impacts of poverty on children. Panelists...

At Evanston’s northwest border, 6th Ward maintains a close-knit, multigenerational community

At Evanston’s northwest border, 6th Ward maintains a close-knit, multigenerational community

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Portrait of a Ward, Top Stories

John Kessler spent decades building floats for Evanston’s 4th of July parade, which runs along Central Street in the 6th Ward. Kessler, a retired Evanston schoolteacher, began making the floats with his neighbors when he moved to the ward roughly 40 years ago — in part to get to know them better....

Aldermen approve group to promote citizen oversight of police

Aldermen approve group to promote citizen oversight of police

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Aldermen voted unanimously at City Council on Monday to create a citizen working group to review Evanston Police Department policies and procedures on citizen complaints. The working group will suggest improvements to EPD’s current complaint review procedures to increase transparency. The approval...

Schapiro, Prof. Gary Saul Morson discuss new book, applying humanities to economics

Schapiro, Prof. Gary Saul Morson discuss new book, applying humanities to economics

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro and Slavic languages and literatures Prof. Gary Saul Morson spoke at an event Monday about their new book, which discusses how the humanities and social sciences can be applied to the field of economics. About 60 people attended the event hosted by Political Union...

In Focus: Northwestern graduate student sues professor for invasion of privacy, defamation following book release

In Focus: Northwestern graduate student sues professor for invasion of privacy, defamation following book release

Allyson Chiu and Matthew Choi
May 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, In Focus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

A Northwestern graduate philosophy student filed a lawsuit Tuesday under the pseudonym Jane Doe against Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis and publishing house HarperCollins Publishers, LLC, following the April 4 release of Kipnis’ book, “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus.” The b...

Northwestern to welcome 2 Chicago Star Scholars

Northwestern to welcome 2 Chicago Star Scholars

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
May 21, 2017
Filed under City, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

CHICAGO — Twin brothers Nadeem and Naeem Patel didn’t think attending a four-year university was within their financial means when they applied to college as seniors at Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago. “(We) applied to a bunch of schools, but didn’t really get any financial...

Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer talks undercover experience

Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer talks undercover experience

Elizabeth Byrne, Reporter
May 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer spent four months undercover as a private prison guard at the Winn Correctional Center in Winnfield, Louisiana to discover for himself the living and working conditions inside a private prison. “It was a really chaotic place,” Bauer told The Daily before...