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Severe travel setbacks frustrate returning students stuck in ‘limbo’

Severe travel setbacks frustrate returning students stuck in ‘limbo’

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

November 26, 2018


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

HOUSTON — As a snow storm engulfs the Midwest and creates unsafe conditions for flying, students have struggled with delays that have hindered their ability to study for finals and disrupted their sleep. Hopeful travellers across the nation were hit this weekend with flight cancellations and delays...

Students, administrators attempt to reconcile with history of Sand Creek Massacre

Students, administrators attempt to reconcile with history of Sand Creek Massacre

Catherine Henderson, Development and Recruitment Editor

November 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Karen Little Coyote returns every year to Sand Creek, the place where her ancestors were massacred over 150 years ago. She finds only sagebrush, sand and heavy silence as she walks down to the waterless creekbed, imagining the bloodshed that occured in such a quiet corner of the world. “(A woman)...

Unwithered by budget deficit, research remains the flagship of Northwestern

Unwithered by budget deficit, research remains the flagship of Northwestern

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 25, 2018


Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Research is central to Northwestern’s mission. Nearly a third of the budget is dedicated to it, and since the Great Recession, the University has invested in new buildings, infrastructure and equipment to support its research functions. And while many research universities may focus less on providing...

Church community gathers to honor woman who died in alcove

Church community gathers to honor woman who died in alcove

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 25, 2018


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

Despite rain and chilly temperatures, dozens gathered outside First United Methodist Church in Evanston Sunday to honor the life of Tanuel Major — who was found dead in an alcove outside the church on Nov. 19. Major, who had been homeless at the time of her death, was 49 years old. Evanston Police Department officers conc...

Federal officials open Title IX investigations into Northwestern

Federal officials open Title IX investigations into Northwestern

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 25, 2018


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

Federal investigators opened two investigations into Northwestern’s Title IX procedures this October, less than a month after the University unveiled its revised sexual misconduct policy. The Education Department opened the probes on Oct. 2 and 10 to examine Northwestern’s “procedural requirements”...

Football: Northwestern rests stars in second half, holds on to edge Illinois

Football: Northwestern rests stars in second half, holds on to edge Illinois

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

November 24, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Football Northwestern has yet to play a game this season decided by more than 14 points, and coach Pat Fitzgerald did everything he could in Saturday afternoon’s Senior Day game to ensure that streak would stay alive. Fitzgerald — with clearly one eye and maybe more on next week’s Big Ten...

Aldermen approve Evanston’s fiscal year 2019 operating budget with modified cuts

Aldermen approve Evanston’s fiscal year 2019 operating budget with modified cuts

Cassidy Wang, Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Aldermen voted 6-3 to approve the city’s 2019 operating budget at a Monday City Council meeting, granting the city more than $319 million for the next year. The budget’s approval comes after months of deliberation among aldermen. It is set to combat a deficit totaling $7.4 million, which will...

Football: In attracting in-state standouts, Northwestern blows past rival Illinois

Football: In attracting in-state standouts, Northwestern blows past rival Illinois

Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Most people in Jacksonville, Illinois — population 18,454 — are University of Illinois fans. After all, Champaign is just 120 miles from the town. The two places share some similarities, as small population outposts dotting agricultural downstate Illinois. Some residents even know former Fighting...

Northwestern stays in background as its peers are scrutinized on admission practices

Northwestern stays in background as its peers are scrutinized on admission practices

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

As treasured secrets of Harvard’s undergraduate admissions process were forcefully spilled in the lead up to the high-profile trial against the university, colleges began to quiver. It was the first time the public saw documents that granted a look into how exactly the country’s most coveted college...

The “big jigsaw puzzle” of the NCAA’s Thanksgiving tournaments and NU’s place in it

The “big jigsaw puzzle” of the NCAA’s Thanksgiving tournaments and NU’s place in it

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Social Media Editor

November 20, 2018


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

Before Northwestern takes the floor Thursday afternoon at the Wooden Legacy, it’s important to know the standards that govern the NCAA’s Thanksgiving-week tournaments. A school can’t participate in the same one more than once in four years. There can only be one team per conference per tournament....

As student body gets more diverse, University introduces first-year programming to boost inclusivity

As student body gets more diverse, University introduces first-year programming to boost inclusivity

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 20, 2018


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

Yasmine Diara is a seasoned Peer Adviser — 2018 was her third year leading activities during Wildcat Welcome, facilitating discussions and giving first-years much needed advice. This year, though, the Weinberg senior got to do the same things with other PAs as well. These extra sessions, called...

Captured: A&O Blowout 2018: Smino and Carly Rae Jepsen

Captured: A&O Blowout 2018: Smino and Carly Rae Jepsen

November 19, 2018


Filed under Captured: Photo Blog, Latest Stories, Multimedia, Top Stories

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around the community. You can contact the photographers by emailing photo@dailynorthwestern.com. Carly Rae Jepsen produced a performance living up to her most recent album’s name ­— “E...