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Salvadoran woman finds refuge in Evanston church, attempts to reunite with daughter

Salvadoran woman finds refuge in Evanston church, attempts to reunite with daughter

Julia Esparza, Copy Chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Ana’s two sons play soccer and go to school in Evanston, but her eldest child, Yesica, has been in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Houston for more than a year. Ana — whom The Daily is not identifying with her last name for safety reasons — told The Daily in Spanish...

The Graduate School moves to limit sixth-year student funding

The Graduate School moves to limit sixth-year student funding

Julia Esparza and Alan Perez

May 22, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The Graduate School is barring some students from using interdisciplinary assistantships to fund their sixth year of study, prompting condemnation from students as some struggle to offset the newly imposed financial burden. Graduate School Dean Teresa Woodruff clarified the policy in an email to humanities...

Pritzker speaks on policy issues, campaign financing at Celtic Knot campaign event

Pritzker speaks on policy issues, campaign financing at Celtic Knot campaign event

Amelia Langas, Copy Chief

May 22, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker spoke at the Celtic Knot on Tuesday, outlining his views on policy issues such as health care and Illinois’ tax system. The campaign event, presented by the Evanston chapter of Action for a Better Tomorrow, drew a crowd of about 60 people. Pritzker...

Jacobs Center to house social sciences; construction could begin summer 2019

Jacobs Center to house social sciences; construction could begin summer 2019

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The recently vacated Donald P. Jacobs Center will become a social sciences “hub” in the coming years, but construction won’t begin until summer 2019 at the earliest, Provost Jonathan Holloway told The Daily. Once renovations have been completed, the Jacobs Center is set to house the Buffett...

Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette offers community, space for prayer

The Daily Northwestern Video Desk

May 22, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Multimedia, Top Stories, Video

The Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette is open to the public and serves as a popular spot for students to visit and appreciate. — Kristine Liao

Student activists unite during community teach-in, stress importance of coalitions

Student activists unite during community teach-in, stress importance of coalitions

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Student activist groups came together Monday at University Hall for a teach-in to inform the community of their progress and future plans to accomplish their goals. Members of Black Lives Matter NU, the Latinx Asian American Collective, Students for Justice in Palestine and Students Organizing for...

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Society chief executive talks charity, arts festivals at MSLCE event

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Society chief executive talks charity, arts festivals at MSLCE event

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers, Top Stories

When Shona McCarthy describes the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, she repeats a mantra: Don’t talk about the size, don’t talk about the numbers. But McCarthy, the chief executive of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Society, went against that mantra for a few minutes during her Monday talk, emphasizing...

City to hold equity forums in response to racial bias incident at Philadelphia Starbucks

City to hold equity forums in response to racial bias incident at Philadelphia Starbucks

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

In response to the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks last month, Evanston officials have organized public forums for residents to discuss the incident and reflect on greater issues of racism and discrimination in the country. On April 12, two black men were arrested at Starbucks...

NU startup Daze Depot aims to offer elevated low-cost summer storage

NU startup Daze Depot aims to offer elevated low-cost summer storage

Amy Li, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Weinberg sophomore Nick Westfall started a mobile DJ company when he was a high school freshman. After coming to Northwestern and connecting with additional partners, he rebranded and relaunched Daze Productions, a company that owns its own audiovisual assets and offers full-scale production services,...

Men’s Basketball Notebook: Northwestern hires Emanuel Dildy as new assistant coach

Men’s Basketball Notebook: Northwestern hires Emanuel Dildy as new assistant coach

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Men's Basketball Emanuel Dildy was officially hired by Northwestern on Monday as a new assistant coach, according to a news release. Dildy replaces the recently departed Armon Gates on coach Chris Collins’ staff, which now includes Dildy, Billy Donlon — who was hired away from Michigan last summer — and long-term regular Brian James. “(Dildy has) great energy, passion ...

A Wildcat wedding: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry tie the knot in lavish ceremony

A Wildcat wedding: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry tie the knot in lavish ceremony

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Beaming at her groom, Meghan Markle said her vows: “I, Meghan, take you, Harry, to be my husband; to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.” And just like that, the Northwestern...

Jewish Voice for Peace, Evanston residents call on Schakowsky to condemn killings in Gaza

Jewish Voice for Peace, Evanston residents call on Schakowsky to condemn killings in Gaza

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

About 40 people gathered in front of U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s (D-Ill.) district office Friday to call on her to condemn Israeli forces for killing dozens of Palestinians in Gaza. Jewish Voice for Peace Chicago, an organization that supports the human rights of Palestinians and “all peoples of...