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Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl: Filing for elected office in Evanston is ‘too complex’

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl: Filing for elected office in Evanston is ‘too complex’

Nora Shelly, City Editor
January 18
Filed under 2017 Mayoral Election, City, Top Stories

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl released a statement on recent decisions made by the city’s Electoral Board on Tuesday, saying filing for office in Evanston is “too complex.” Tisdahl, who is part of the three-member board along with city clerk Rodney Greene and Ald. Ann Rainey (8th), released the statement...

Women’s Center aims to galvanize participation in Women’s March

Women’s Center aims to galvanize participation in Women’s March

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
January 18
Filed under Campus (Archived), Top Stories

The Women’s Center launched Tuesday an effort to encourage the Northwestern community to support the Women’s March on Chicago, protesting President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration later this week. The center began its campaign by distributing free buttons displaying the phrase “Wildcats...

Candlelight vigil features spoken word poetry to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Candlelight vigil features spoken word poetry to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Catherine Kim, Reporter
January 17
Filed under Campus, Events, Student Groups, Top Stories

Hundreds of people packed Alice Millar Chapel on Monday for the annual candlelight vigil honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. To celebrate King’s legacy, the Alpha Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. held the annual vigil, inviting Clint Smith, a teacher and poet, as the keynote speaker....

More than 200 Evanston community members to attend Women’s March on Washington

More than 200 Evanston community members to attend Women’s March on Washington

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter
January 16
Filed under City, Politics, Top Stories

A few days after Election Day, Evanston resident Nina Kavin realized she had to get off her couch and stop crying. After shaking off her disappointment over the results of the 2016 presidential election, Kavin — the creator of “Dear Evanston,” a Facebook discussion page examining local gun violence...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern holds off Indiana for emotional 80-67 win

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern holds off Indiana for emotional 80-67 win

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
January 14
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball After a trying week marked by tragedy and sadness, Northwestern returned to the court Saturday. It didn’t do so meekly. In the team’s first game since the death of sophomore guard Jordan Hankins on Monday, senior guard Ashley Deary scored 18 points and senior forward Nia C...

CTA receives $1.1 billion federal grant for Red, Purple lines

CTA receives $1.1 billion federal grant for Red, Purple lines

Sam Krevlin, Reporter
January 12
Filed under City, Top Stories

Commuters who ride the Evanston-servicing Red and Purple Lines will benefit from more than a billion dollars in federal grants to make the route more comfortable and accessible. The Chicago Transit Authority announced it will receive $1.1 billion from the federal government for the Red and Purple...

As institutions face a blurring gender binary, a transgender student tests the bounds of Northwestern sorority life

As institutions face a blurring gender binary, a transgender student tests the bounds of Northwestern sorority life

Julia Jacobs, Editor in Chief
January 11
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

On Tuesday night, hundreds of Northwestern women were invited to join a sorority. For five days, they had devoted themselves to a long, intricate and sometimes below-freezing recruitment process hoping the common belief would hold true: that a bid will be given to nearly everyone who goes through formal...

Obama urges unity, civic engagement in farewell speech

Obama urges unity, civic engagement in farewell speech

Nora Shelly, City Editor
January 11
Filed under City, National, Politics, Top Stories

CHICAGO — President Barack Obama encouraged young Americans to “hitch their wagon to something bigger than themselves” during a highly-anticipated homecoming Farewell Address at the McCormick Place convention center on Tuesday night. “I’ve seen you in every corner of the country,” he said....

Electoral board delays action on latest objections to mayoral candidates

Electoral board delays action on latest objections to mayoral candidates

Nora Shelly, City Editor
January 10
Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

The Evanston electoral board will decide Wednesday on recent ballot objections filed by mayoral candidate Jeff Smith (Weinberg ’77), pushing back its decision following a three-hour meeting on Monday. Smith, who announced his candidacy in early December, challenged the nominating petitions of the...

Women’s basketball player Jordan Hankins dies

Women’s basketball player Jordan Hankins dies

Nora Shelly, City Editor
January 9
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

Weinberg sophomore Jordan Hankins, a guard on the women’s basketball team, died Monday afternoon, a University official said. Interim director of residential life Paul Hubinsky told Foster-Walker Complex residents in an email that there was no foul play suspected in Hankins’ death. Police were...

Students, staff criticize All Lives Matter during Black Lives Matter discussion

Students, staff criticize All Lives Matter during Black Lives Matter discussion

Catherine Kim, Reporter
January 6
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Students and staff involved in a facilitated discussion on Thursday criticized the All Lives Matter movement, saying it fails to address prominent issues of racism addressed by Black Lives Matter. Social Justice Education held a group conversation for students to discuss the All Lives Matter movement...

Panelists speak about international policies of Trump’s administration

Panelists speak about international policies of Trump’s administration

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
January 6
Filed under Campus, Election 2016, National, Politics, Top Stories

Panelists warned against romanticizing the U.S.’s pre-Trump past and remarked on the uncertainty of the country’s new administration during an event Thursday put on by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. More than 100 people from the Northwestern and Evanston communities attended the event....