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Evanston Organizes: 8,000 likes later, social media campaign now a central source of community activism

Evanston Organizes: 8,000 likes later, social media campaign now a central source of community activism

Ryan Wangman, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under City, City Features, Evanston Organizes, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

This story is part of a series of profiles of activist and community groups across Evanston. Nina Kavin’s computer is full of unpublished interviews. She estimates there are currently 20 to 25 files stuck in cyber purgatory, waiting to be posted on Dear Evanston — Kavin’s local activism w...

Fewer first-year students say alcohol is an important part of social life, AlcoholEdu survey shows

Fewer first-year students say alcohol is an important part of social life, AlcoholEdu survey shows

Alexis White and Susanna Kemp

October 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

First-year students are more likely to exhibit risk-reducing behavior than in past years, according to the AlcoholEdu survey of alcohol and drug use for incoming students. The share of students who say drinking is not important to their social life increased five or six percent to two thirds total,...

Football: After up-and-down stretches, Nagel shines in his senior season

Football: After up-and-down stretches, Nagel shines in his senior season

Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor

October 18, 2018


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

Football Things haven’t always gone smoothly for Flynn Nagel. He didn’t get his Northwestern scholarship offer until the brink of National Signing Day. His freshman campaign was truncated by injury. He fell into a funk at the start of his junior year, costing him a key role on special teams. ...

Bienen alum featured in “Hello, Dolly!” national tour, set to visit Chicago in late October

Bienen alum featured in “Hello, Dolly!” national tour, set to visit Chicago in late October

Crystal Wall, Assistant A&E Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater, Top Stories

A&E Beth Kirkpatrick (Bienen ’03) missed her 15-year reunion this past Homecoming weekend. Instead, she graced the stage alongside theatrical icon Betty Buckley in the national tour of “Hello, Dolly!” Kirkpatrick will take the stage at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre from Oct. 23 to Nov. ...

After over a decade at EPD’s helm, Eddington bids goodbye to the job

After over a decade at EPD’s helm, Eddington bids goodbye to the job

Amelia Langas, Development and Recruitment Editor

October 18, 2018


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

Richard Eddington wanted a job that let him do “something different everyday.” He wanted spontaneity. He wanted the unconventional. He did not want a desk job. So he chose police work, and from 1974 he rose through the ranks in nearby Roselle: detective, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and chief....

Holloway tells Faculty Senate school ‘moving forward’ on fixing deficit

Holloway tells Faculty Senate school ‘moving forward’ on fixing deficit

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern is on track to solve its unexpected $62.5 million budget deficit, Provost Jonathan Holloway said at a Faculty Senate meeting on Wednesday. Holloway said he expects the budget will be in a “positive stance” within 12 to 18 months. Holloway spoke about the school’s finances for...

Judy Woodruff speaks about equality and integrity in journalism

Judy Woodruff speaks about equality and integrity in journalism

Maddy Daum, Reporter

October 16, 2018


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

Anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour Judy Woodruff urged women in journalism to strive for management positions during a Tuesday event at the McCormick Foundation Center. During the panel, hosted by WTTW, PBS NewsHour and the Medill School of Journalism, Integrated Marketing and Communications,...

Ethics Board to hear complaints against Rainey regarding Harley Clarke fundraising

Ethics Board to hear complaints against Rainey regarding Harley Clarke fundraising

Samantha Handler, Copy Chief

October 16, 2018


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

Evanston’s Board of Ethics announced Tuesday that it will hear two complaints filed against Ald. Ann Rainey (8th) regarding claims that she inappropriately forwarded an email and abused her power as an alderman, despite concerns from Rainey’s counsel about due process. Both complaints allege Rainey acte...

She’s expecting: Meghan Markle 12 weeks pregnant with first child

She’s expecting: Meghan Markle 12 weeks pregnant with first child

Troy Closson, Managing Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

A mere 3,900 miles across the pond and through Kensington Palace’s opulent front gates, a Northwestern alumna — some prefer “Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex” — will soon raise a potential monarch. Meghan Markle (Communication ’03) and Prince Harry announced Monday they are expecting...

Actress Sophia Bush of One Tree Hill comes to campus to encourage young people to vote

Actress Sophia Bush of One Tree Hill comes to campus to encourage young people to vote

Gabby Birenbaum, Web Editor

October 16, 2018


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

As an unapologetically independent, fun-loving and sexually active character on the popular teen drama “One Tree Hill,” Brooke Davis showed viewers how to overcome stereotypes and be their best selves. On Monday, the actress who played her spoke on campus to encourage young people to vote in...

Aldermen talk preliminary concerns for proposed 2019 budget

Aldermen talk preliminary concerns for proposed 2019 budget

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

As City Council gears up for its annual discussion of the upcoming year’s budget, aldermen are facing concerns from constituents and questions of their own. Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd), Ald. Tom Suffredin (6th) and Ald. Cicely Fleming (9th) all shared concerns about potential layoffs and department...

Students alarmed after landmark report says world could see devastating effects of climate change by 2040

Students alarmed after landmark report says world could see devastating effects of climate change by 2040

Suzy Vazquez, Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Science & Technology, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

A report earlier this month by the United Nations that predicts a major climate crisis as early as 2040 if the atmosphere’s temperature increases by 2.7 degrees above pre-industrial levels, has caused concern among Northwestern students. Ninety-one scientists from 40 different countries wrote and...