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The Weekly Podcast: Purple Ribbon Week and Multicultural Greek Life

The Weekly Podcast: Purple Ribbon Week and Multicultural Greek Life

Daily Audio Desk

October 26, 2017


Filed under Audio, Multimedia, The Weekly, Top Stories

In this episode of The Weekly, audio editor Molly Glick explores Purple Ribbon Week and the role of multicultural Greek organizations on campus, featuring junior Rachana Kolli. Plus, hear about the scariest time of the year: Halloween and class drop deadlines. ...

‘The Daily Show’ comes to Chicago, tackles issues surrounding race relations

‘The Daily Show’ comes to Chicago, tackles issues surrounding race relations

Allyson Chiu and Rishika Dugyala

October 26, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film, The Monthly, Top Stories

CHICAGO – When “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” needs a white male’s point of view, it turns to correspondent Michael Kosta. “I am the only white male, which is funny considering our country,” Kosta told The Daily. “Now, if there's, 'Hey we need a white male perspective,' then I'm like,...

PHA women feel ‘invalidated’ in fraternity spaces, survey shows

PHA women feel ‘invalidated’ in fraternity spaces, survey shows

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Greek, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

A Panhellenic Association survey found that more than three-quarters of respondents have felt “uncomfortable” in a fraternity space, or that a fraternity has placed its own interests above their safety. The 2017 PHA Sexual Assault Task Force survey, sent to PHA members last spring, was created...

IFC ceases recognition of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity until 2021 following ‘unbecoming’ actions, continued recruitment

IFC ceases recognition of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity until 2021 following ‘unbecoming’ actions, continued recruitment

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

Interfraternity Council has ceased to recognize Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity until 2021 after the chapter violated its suspension by recruiting new members and engaging in actions that have “continued to make the Northwestern community less and less safe,” according to a statement released by IFC...

Panhellenic Association to stress community values, not individual chapters, in Preview

Panhellenic Association to stress community values, not individual chapters, in Preview

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

October 25, 2017


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

Potential new members of the Panhellenic Association will now visit only half of its chapters to learn about different values during Recruitment Preview in November. The 12 chapters partnered to create presentations about six values, instead of creating individual presentations about their own chapters,...

ACLU director discusses state of civil liberties under Trump administration

ACLU director discusses state of civil liberties under Trump administration

Clare Proctor, Reporter

October 25, 2017


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

The national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union said the responsibility of advocating for civil liberties falls on everyone, not just public officials, at an event Tuesday. David Cole’s talk, titled “We’ll See You in Court: The Defense of Liberty in the Era of Trump,” was...

Residents voice concerns about plans for 25-story residential building on Chicago Avenue

Residents voice concerns about plans for 25-story residential building on Chicago Avenue

Alan Perez, Reporter

October 25, 2017


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

Residents expressed overwhelming concern for a 25-story building proposal at a 1st Ward meeting Tuesday. Developers for the building presented their plans to an audience of about 80 people at The Merion, a luxury senior living home across the street from the planned development. The proposed building...

Northlight Theatre’s proposed return to Evanston draws mixed reactions

Northlight Theatre’s proposed return to Evanston draws mixed reactions

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

October 24, 2017


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

Evanston residents voiced approval for the return of Northlight Theatre to the city, but expressed concerns over the mixed-use development and its potential impact on the downtown area at a Tuesday discussion. The community dialogue, organized by Mayor Steve Hagerty and hosted at Bourbon 'N Brass...

School board members call for more information on districts’ achievement gaps

School board members call for more information on districts’ achievement gaps

Samantha Handler, Reporter

October 24, 2017


Filed under City, Top Stories

Board members from Evanston’s two school districts decided Monday they needed additional information before taking action on the achievement gap among students. Representatives from Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and Evanston Township High School District 202 met at the Joseph E. Hill Education...

Aldermen move contentious Sherman Avenue apartment proposal to Council discussion

Aldermen move contentious Sherman Avenue apartment proposal to Council discussion

Ryan Wangman, Development and Recruitment Editor

October 24, 2017


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

After hours of deliberation, aldermen at a Planning and Development Committee meeting narrowly approved Albion Residential’s construction proposal for introduction at City Council. At the meeting, aldermen were split 4-3 over the controversial plan to build a 15-story apartment tower on Sherman...

Northwestern partners with University of Illinois on research institute

Northwestern partners with University of Illinois on research institute

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern will partner with the University of Illinois System to create a $1.2 billion research institute in downtown Chicago, a news release announced Thursday. The Discovery Partners Institute will be a research facility for faculty and students in various fields — including agriculture, healthcare...

Northwestern alumni perform, raise funds for local housing nonprofit

Northwestern alumni perform, raise funds for local housing nonprofit

Gabby Birenbaum, Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Events, Multimedia, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories, Video

When Arlington Heights resident Courtney Stocking graduated college, she said she and her father began apartment hunting, looking at more than 1,000 places. Stocking, who uses a wheelchair, said buildings that claimed to be wheelchair-accessible often lacked elevators or ample bathroom space. After...