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ASG releases statement on University’s SAE decision, chapter currently under review by national headquarters

ASG releases statement on University’s SAE decision, chapter currently under review by national headquarters

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

More than 100 students signed a letter Wednesday addressed to Patricia Telles-Irvin, vice president for student affairs, condemning the University’s decision to not pursue disciplinary action against two fraternities involved in allegations of druggings and sexual assault. The allegations were first reported last month, accord...

Spektral Quartet to play concert featuring student compositions

Spektral Quartet to play concert featuring student compositions

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, Students, Top Stories

The Grammy-nominated Spektral Quartet will perform the works of eight Bienen students in a concert this Sunday. With a repertoire list spanning a wide variety of genres, centuries and styles, Spektral Quartet was formed more than seven years ago and seeks to “pursue a conversation” between modern...

Former Obama speechwriter Cody Keenan to speak on campus

Former Obama speechwriter Cody Keenan to speak on campus

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Cody Keenan (Weinberg ’02), a speechwriter for former President Barack Obama, is returning to campus next week to speak on the Obama legacy. Keenan will join Medill Prof. Peter Slevin, who authored a biography on former first lady Michelle Obama, next Tuesday in Harris Hall for a panel discussion,...

Steve Hagerty claims victory in Evanston mayoral race

Steve Hagerty claims victory in Evanston mayoral race

David Fishman, City Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under 2017 Mayoral Election, City, Latest Stories, Politics, Top Stories

As of early Wednesday morning, businessman Steve Hagerty had won the most votes in Evanston’s mayoral race, capping off a roughly six-month long season that included a rare primary and a slew of contentious legal challenges. Hagerty, a first-time politician who pledged to build on “generations”...

Three new aldermen elected to City Council, 6 to serve another term

Three new aldermen elected to City Council, 6 to serve another term

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, Top Stories

Over the past few months, candidates for alderman in seven wards have faced off in a primary and the general election. Among them, three current aldermen ran for reelection and 10 other candidates from various backgrounds joined the race. Ald. Judy Fiske (1st), Ald. Melissa Wynne (3rd) and Ald. Ann...

D65 school board referendum passes with overwhelming support

D65 school board referendum passes with overwhelming support

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under City, Education, Politics, Top Stories

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 passed a proposed referendum by a wide margin Tuesday that will increase local property taxes to combat rising educational costs. The referendum passed with more than 80 percent of support from 19,118 voters who weighed in on the issue. It will raise property taxe...

Evanston Decides 2017: Stay up to date as results come in on election night in Evanston

Evanston Decides 2017: Stay up to date as results come in on election night in Evanston

April 4, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Election day is here, but city politics has already been center stage for the past few months. Read up on all the important races here, including the first contested mayoral election in eight years and a historic primary. Check back for updates and live results throughout the day, as Evanston voters ...

Local environmentalists decry Trump’s recent executive order

Local environmentalists decry Trump’s recent executive order

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Top Stories

Evanston environmentalists emphasized a commitment to local action after President Donald Trump signed a recent executive order threatening to remove many safeguards aimed at combatting climate change. Kumar Jensen, the city’s environmental project coordinator, said Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will...

Student leaders express shock, disappointment after University closes SAE case

Student leaders express shock, disappointment after University closes SAE case

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Greek, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Associated Student Government President Christina Cilento said she had a feeling an email from Patricia Telles-Irvin, vice president for student affairs, would contain news that would upset her. “It’s disappointing to me that I’m not that surprised,” the SESP senior said. “I’m just struggling...

Students commemorate genocide victims with 12-hour name reading

Students commemorate genocide victims with 12-hour name reading

Ally Mauch, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Stories

Volunteers braved the rainy weather by The Rock – painted with a yellow flame representing genocide awareness – to participate in the University’s inaugural 12-hour genocide victim name reading Monday. About 80 people signed up for shifts to read out the names as part of an international genocide...

Voters set to decide District 65’s financial future through property tax referendum

Voters set to decide District 65’s financial future through property tax referendum

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under City, Education, Politics, Top Stories

In August 2014, Andrew Ross and his family moved to Evanston because the Chicago Public Schools system wasn’t working for them. Every day, Ross’ children were “crammed” into classrooms with more than 30 students, which he said negatively impacted their learning. Ross said he then believed...

Two candidates vie to replace Miller in 9th Ward

Two candidates vie to replace Miller in 9th Ward

Billy Kobin, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under City, Politics, Top Stories

Two 9th Ward aldermanic candidates are vying to replace Ald. Brian Miller (9th) in a race focused on addressing affordability and equity issues in Evanston. Shawn Jones, a lawyer and former reporter for Evanston RoundTable — a community newspaper — is facing off against Cicely Fleming, an Evanston...