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Cubs director of research, development discusses statistics in baseball

Cubs director of research, development discusses statistics in baseball

Julia Esparza, Reporter
May 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Chris Moore, the director of research and development for the Chicago Cubs, spoke about the relationship between statistics and baseball on Tuesday. Moore, who joined the team after the Chicago Cubs’ 2013 season, is tasked with creating statistical models for the team to track their likelihood...

Student EMTs to offer emergency services for first time during Dillo Day

Student EMTs to offer emergency services for first time during Dillo Day

Alan Perez, Reporter
May 9, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Stories

Aside from D.R.A.M. and MGMT, students will see a new addition to Dillo Day operations. Northwestern Emergency Medicine Organization members will make their debut as certified emergency medical technicians during the all-day music festival. NEMO co-president and captain of the Dillo Day team Sophia...

Alumnus J.B. Pritzker discusses candidacy for Illinois governor at Northwestern

Alumnus J.B. Pritzker discusses candidacy for Illinois governor at Northwestern

Aaron Boxerman, Reporter
May 9, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Philanthropist and venture capitalist J.B. Pritzker (Law ’93) continued his quest for the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday with a visit to Northwestern, where he discussed his background, plan for Illinois and strategy for beating incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner. “Everything that we care...

Curtain Call: Desire to improve propels Northwestern’s seniors to greatness

Curtain Call: Desire to improve propels Northwestern’s seniors to greatness

Garrett Jochnau and Benjy Apelbaum
May 9, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Coach Arvid Swan knew he was welcoming a talented recruiting class in 2013. Ranked No. 8 in the nation, featuring blue chip prospects Sam Shropshire, Konrad Zieba and Strong Kirchheimer, the class promised to elevate Northwestern to new heights. But Swan said he never could have guessed how high the...

Evanston welcomes 80th City Council

Evanston welcomes 80th City Council

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
May 9, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The 80th City Council took office Monday evening in the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, following the inauguration of a new mayor, three new aldermen and a new city clerk. New members of council include Mayor Steve Hagerty, City Clerk Devon Reid, Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th), Ald. Tom Suffredin (6th)...

Rapper D.R.A.M. announced as Dillo Day daytime headliner

Rapper D.R.A.M. announced as Dillo Day daytime headliner

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
May 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Rapper D.R.A.M. will be the daytime headliner for Dillo Day, Mayfest announced Monday. D.R.A.M., stage name for Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith, is known for his songs “Broccoli” and “Cha Cha.” “Broccoli” peaked at No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in November 2016. McCormick senior...

ETHS board lauds Alternative School for providing students a ‘safe space’

ETHS board lauds Alternative School for providing students a ‘safe space’

Syd Stone, Assistant City Editor
May 8, 2017
Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

District 202 school board members heard updates Monday night during a board meeting about Evanston Township High School’s Alternative School, which was created for students who struggle with traditional education. Taya Kinzie, ETHS associate principal of student services, delivered the report and...

Insomnia Cookies begins baking in Evanston

Insomnia Cookies begins baking in Evanston

Amelia Langas, Reporter
May 8, 2017
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern students and Evanston residents now have a dessert option in addition to grilled cheese for late-night drunchies — cookies. Insomnia Cookies opened its doors at 1725 Sherman Ave. on Friday. The Evanston location is Insomnia’s sixth location in the Chicago area and caters within a...

In Focus: Northwestern students grapple with challenges of finding affordable internship experiences

In Focus: Northwestern students grapple with challenges of finding affordable internship experiences

Amanda Svachula, Reporter
May 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, In Focus, Top Stories

When a prestigious publishing firm offered Weinberg senior Haley Dunbrack an internship in Los Angeles last summer, she was thrilled — until she realized she could not afford it. Dunbrack comes from a low-income background and said she needs to make enough money during the summer to contribute to...

Freed inmate Anthony Porter misses deposition in lawsuit alleging he committed double homicide

Freed inmate Anthony Porter misses deposition in lawsuit alleging he committed double homicide

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
May 7, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Anthony Porter, a former death row inmate whose sentence was overturned due to evidence found by a Medill class led by former Medill Prof. David Protess, missed a deposition May 1 in a lawsuit alleging he committed the double-murders he was originally charged with, according to a court filing. Porter...

Accreditation council responds to Medill decision

Accreditation council responds to Medill decision

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
May 7, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

The accreditation council for journalism schools responded to Medill Dean Brad Hamm’s comments on the school’s decision to not reapply for accreditation in an email, saying some of Hamm’s comments made to The Daily and the Chicago Tribune contained some “factually incorrect and misleading statements.” Last...

New D65 board president looks beyond budget problems

New D65 board president looks beyond budget problems

Billy Kobin, Reporter
May 7, 2017
Filed under City, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Serving others and her community is nothing new to Suni Kartha (Weinberg ’97), who was elected president of the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 school board last week. Kartha, who has two children in District 65 schools, has volunteered in Evanston schools and the community for years. In her...