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Person with gun reported on Evanston campus

Person with gun reported on Evanston campus

Daily Northwestern staff

March 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Update, 4:25 p.m. Police told reporters the incident was the result of a hoax call. Update: 3:55 p.m. An emergency text alert to students said "persons in Engelhart Hall should remain behind locked doors, but that other Northwestern community members no longer need to stay behind locked doors."...

Northwestern students participate in walkout to support Parkland shooting victims

Northwestern students participate in walkout to support Parkland shooting victims

Alexis White, Assistant Campus Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

On the one-month anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, hundreds of Northwestern community members joined with thousands of other schools across the country Wednesday morning in a nationwide walkout to advocate for gun reform. The walkout began at...

44th Annual Northwestern University Dance Marathon draws over 1,000 student dancers

The Daily Northwestern Video Desk

March 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Multimedia, Top Stories, Video

The 44th annual Northwestern University Dance Marathon was held from Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11. Students danced for 30 hours to fundraise for Cradles to Crayons, an organization that collects household and educational items for low-income children. - Christopher Vazquez, Hangda Zhang, Noah F...

Writer Roxane Gay to speak on campus April 3

Writer Roxane Gay to speak on campus April 3

Alexis White, Assistant Campus Editor

March 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Writer Roxane Gay will speak on campus on April 3, the Contemporary Thought Speaker Series announced Sunay. According to the release, Gay will speak with African American Studies Prof. Nitasha Sharma and take questions submitted by the Northwestern community in this event run by CTSS and the Women’s...

Dance Marathon 2018 raises over $1.1 million for Cradles to Crayons, Evanston Community Foundation

Dance Marathon 2018 raises over $1.1 million for Cradles to Crayons, Evanston Community Foundation

Alexis White, Assistant Campus Editor

March 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Dance Marathon 2018, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Dance Marathon raised $1,175,709 this year, breaking $1 million for the eighth year in a row. The 30-hour event’s primary beneficiary, Cradles to Crayons, was presented a check for $942,793.20. Cradles to Crayons is a nonprofit organization that provides essential materials, from clothes to school...

Block 10: The Cradle Will Rock

Block 10: The Cradle Will Rock

Alison Albelda and Benjamin Apelbaum

March 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Dance Marathon 2018, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Dance Marathon raised $1,175,709.82, breaking over $1 million for the eighth year in a row. NUDM’s Executive Board presented a check of $942,793.20 to Cradles to Crayons and  $104,754.80 to the Evanston Community Foundation. And with the checks presented to the beneficiary’s, the 44th annual Dance Maratho...

150-hour, 120-hour club members reflect on their final Dance Marathon

150-hour, 120-hour club members reflect on their final Dance Marathon

Mariana Alfaro, In Focus Editor

March 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Dance Marathon 2018, Latest Stories, Top Stories

As Dance Marathon 2018 nears its end, some senior dancers reflected on the last four, and sometimes even five, years — and their collective hundreds of hours — spent dancing in the white tent. “I'll be like very nostalgic in the last block,” said Paige Leskin, a former Daily senior staffer...

Block 4: U Up?

Julia Esparza, Assistant City Editor

March 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

For Block 4 dancers dressed in PJ’s – as a person should be during the early 4 a.m. hour. The theme: U up? Was appropriate as dancers began to “hit a wall.” “There is a little bit of a dip in terms of mood. The first two blocks were energetic but people seem to be slowing,” McCormic...

Block 3: It’s Britney, Block

Clare Proctor and Victoria Lee

March 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Dance Marathon 2018, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Stretching into the early hours of Saturday morning, Britney Spears and will.i.am’s “Scream & Shout” blared into the Dance Marathon tent as dancers kicked off the third block of the 30-hour event. Block 3, themed “It’s Britney, Block," was the first lockdown block, meaning the tent ...

Amid heightened prospect of 2020 run, Biden addresses ‘geographic inequity,’ calls for labor rights

Amid heightened prospect of 2020 run, Biden addresses ‘geographic inequity,’ calls for labor rights

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

March 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Economic growth has been driven by Americans’ belief that the nation can achieve anything, but middle-class workers abandoned by economic recovery are starting to wonder about those possibilities, former Vice President Joe Biden said. Biden championed the middle class and called for policies to add...

In Focus: With demand for greater accessibility, Northwestern staff, students aim to close institutional gaps

In Focus: With demand for greater accessibility, Northwestern staff, students aim to close institutional gaps

Jake Holland, Development and Recruitment Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under In Focus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Accessibility does not rank highly on Northwestern students’ list of priorities. In one section of Associated Student Government’s most recent annual analytics survey, Northwestern students were asked to allocate points among 16 prompts, said Austin Gardner, ASG’s vice president for accessibili...

Three major democratic gubernatorial contenders to square off in March 20 primary

Three major democratic gubernatorial contenders to square off in March 20 primary

Ryan Wangman, City Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under City, Politics, Top Stories

Four years ago, Bruce Rauner became the first Republican to net the governor’s seat in Illinois in over a decade. Now, after over three years of Rauner’s unpopular tenure, which saw Illinois without a budget from 2015 into 2017 and featured a tense rivalry with House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago...