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One year after calls for divestment, Northwestern’s Board of Trustees continues to refrain from action

One year after calls for divestment, Northwestern’s Board of Trustees continues to refrain from action

Spencer Allan, Reporter

November 8, 2019

After a year of inaction from the Board of Trustees, students renewed their calls for Northwestern divest from fossil fuels during the Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility’s open meeting Thursday. Students gathered in Scott Hall to support the Fossil Free Northwestern proposal, which...

Citizens group pushes for independent police advisory in Evanston

Citizens group pushes for independent police advisory in Evanston

Cassidy Wang, Assistant City Editor

November 8, 2019

For 5th Ward resident Carlis Sutton, the operations of Evanston police have historically treated residents of color differently. “I like to use the term ‘double standard,’” Sutton said. “As a black man in this community, I’ve seen both sides of it.” A member of the Citizens Network...

State Sen. Laura Fine sponsors bill to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs

State Sen. Laura Fine sponsors bill to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs

Andrew Myers, Reporter

November 7, 2019

Last week, state Sen. Laura Fine (D-Glenview) chief co-sponsored a Senate bill that caps out-of-pocket insulin costs at $100 for a 30-day supply, attempting to rein in the cost of insulin. As insulin prices have doubled from 2012 to 2016, Sen. Fine decided to chief co-sponsor to the bill to make...

Students protest Jeff Sessions’ speech, police presence

Students protest Jeff Sessions’ speech, police presence

Eva Herscowitz, Reporter

November 6, 2019

Students on Tuesday protested Northwestern College Republicans’ decision to host former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, chanting outside Lutkin Hall before attempting to interrupt Sessions’ talk by climbing through open windows and pushing through doors. Around 150 protesters, some holding signs...

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at Northwestern on Trump’s presidency, policies

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at Northwestern on Trump’s presidency, policies

Daisy Conant, Reporter

November 6, 2019

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has championed students’ rights to free speech on college campuses throughout the country. On Tuesday, he spoke against the students protesting a talk he gave at Lutkin Hall on Tuesday, criticizing what he called their “stupidity” and adding that Northwest...