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Northwestern says it won’t roll back protections for transgender students after report of federal government plans

Northwestern says it won’t roll back protections for transgender students after report of federal government plans

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern says it will maintain protections for transgender and non-binary individuals after a report that the federal government may roll back civil rights for those who don’t identify with their gender assigned at birth. The Trump administration is strongly considering defining gender as biological...

I’m Running: Weinberg alum Justin Kanew faces uphill battle in Tennessee Republican stronghold

I’m Running: Weinberg alum Justin Kanew faces uphill battle in Tennessee Republican stronghold

Gabby Birenbaum, Web Editor

October 21, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

This profile is part of a series on Northwestern alumni running for Congress. Justin Kanew (Weinberg ’01) never set out to run for Congress. Kanew, 39, has been many things — history major, writer, producer and contestant on “The Amazing Race” are among the multi-hyphenate’s many tit...

ASG announces emergency fund to student groups struggling with budget cuts

ASG announces emergency fund to student groups struggling with budget cuts

Cameron Cook and Alan Perez

October 21, 2018


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

Associated Student Government will provide emergency funding to student groups whose funding was cut from schools and departments that were forced to slash their budgets this year. The news comes as several student groups funded by academic departments or schools saw a decrease in their funding for this year. Provost Jonathan Holloway directed all academic units to cut 5 percent of their budget for this acade...

Proposed Evanston budget could decrease EPD presence at NU football games, Dillo Day

Proposed Evanston budget could decrease EPD presence at NU football games, Dillo Day

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

October 21, 2018


Filed under City, Police, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Changes to Evanston’s operating budget could end Evanston police presence at Northwestern football games and Dillo Day. The proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal year beginning in January eliminates overtime pay for Evanston Police Department officers assigned to home football games at Ryan Field...

Football: Northwestern scores late, fends off Rutgers’ upset attempt to win

Football: Northwestern scores late, fends off Rutgers’ upset attempt to win

Ella Brockway, Reporter

October 20, 2018


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

Football PISCATAWAY, N.J. — On an afternoon when almost everything seemed to go wrong for Northwestern – the offense had little success in the air, the run game was missing its two most experienced rushers and the defense allowed the country’s worst scoring offense to build a halftime lead – ...

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 18, Rutgers 15

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 18, Rutgers 15

Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor

October 20, 2018


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

Football PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Northwestern, by most measures, played very poorly. But it was still, barely, enough to win. Despite trailing for long stretches of the second half and failing to score for multiple quarters in succession, the Wildcats (4-3, 4-1 Big Ten) managed to make enough plays to ...

Student groups struggle after five percent cut to academic budgets affect funding

Student groups struggle after five percent cut to academic budgets affect funding

Cameron Cook and Alan Perez

October 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Stories

Some student groups are facing slashes to their budgets after Northwestern administrators imposed University-wide cuts in response to an unexpected budget deficit. The groups, funded by schools and academic departments, are the latest to face a cash squeeze since administrators directed all academic...

Evanston Organizes: 8,000 likes later, social media campaign now a central source of community activism

Evanston Organizes: 8,000 likes later, social media campaign now a central source of community activism

Ryan Wangman, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under City, City Features, Evanston Organizes, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

This story is part of a series of profiles of activist and community groups across Evanston. Nina Kavin’s computer is full of unpublished interviews. She estimates there are currently 20 to 25 files stuck in cyber purgatory, waiting to be posted on Dear Evanston — Kavin’s local activism w...

Fewer first-year students say alcohol is an important part of social life, AlcoholEdu survey shows

Fewer first-year students say alcohol is an important part of social life, AlcoholEdu survey shows

Alexis White and Susanna Kemp

October 18, 2018


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

First-year students are more likely to exhibit risk-reducing behavior than in past years, according to the AlcoholEdu survey of alcohol and drug use for incoming students. The share of students who say drinking is not important to their social life increased five or six percent to two thirds total,...

Football: After up-and-down stretches, Nagel shines in his senior season

Football: After up-and-down stretches, Nagel shines in his senior season

Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor

October 18, 2018


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

Football Things haven’t always gone smoothly for Flynn Nagel. He didn’t get his Northwestern scholarship offer until the brink of National Signing Day. His freshman campaign was truncated by injury. He fell into a funk at the start of his junior year, costing him a key role on special teams. ...

Bienen alum featured in “Hello, Dolly!” national tour, set to visit Chicago in late October

Bienen alum featured in “Hello, Dolly!” national tour, set to visit Chicago in late October

Crystal Wall, Assistant A&E Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater, Top Stories

A&E Beth Kirkpatrick (Bienen ’03) missed her 15-year reunion this past Homecoming weekend. Instead, she graced the stage alongside theatrical icon Betty Buckley in the national tour of “Hello, Dolly!” Kirkpatrick will take the stage at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre from Oct. 23 to Nov. ...

After over a decade at EPD’s helm, Eddington bids goodbye to the job

After over a decade at EPD’s helm, Eddington bids goodbye to the job

Amelia Langas, Development and Recruitment Editor

October 18, 2018


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

Richard Eddington wanted a job that let him do “something different everyday.” He wanted spontaneity. He wanted the unconventional. He did not want a desk job. So he chose police work, and from 1974 he rose through the ranks in nearby Roselle: detective, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and chief....