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Faculty Senate passes resolution encouraging increased funding for STEM graduate students

Faculty Senate passes resolution encouraging increased funding for STEM graduate students

Wilson Chapman, Reporter

June 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Faculty Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution encouraging The Graduate School to raise the amount of funding provided to science, technology, engineering and mathematics graduate students. The proposal was presented to Senate by chemistry Prof. Thomas Meade, chair of the Faculty Senate Research...

Evanston sustainability coordinator named to 2018 GreenBiz ‘30 Under 30’ list

Evanston sustainability coordinator named to 2018 GreenBiz ‘30 Under 30’ list

Syd Stone, City Editor

June 7, 2018


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

Evanston’s sustainability coordinator Kumar Jensen was named Monday to the 2018 GreenBiz “30 Under 30” list of young leaders in sustainable business who demonstrate “the world-changing promise of sustainability in their everyday work,” according to a city news release. Jensen and the other...

Cheesie’s to close Evanston location

Cheesie’s to close Evanston location

Syd Stone, City Editor

June 6, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Much to the Northwestern community’s dismay, Cheesie’s Pub & Grub announced in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon that its Evanston location will close Friday. “As much as it pains us to have to do this....the time has come,” the post said. “We loved our time with you all but due to rent...

NU alum Matt Murray named next editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal

NU alum Matt Murray named next editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

June 5, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern alumnus Matt Murray (Medill ’87, ’88) will be the next editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, the publication announced Tuesday. Murray, a former Daily staffer, had previously served as executive editor. He will assume his new role Monday, according to the Journal. “I am...

Police: hospital transports slightly up, citations down on Dillo Day

Police: hospital transports slightly up, citations down on Dillo Day

Syd Stone, City Editor

June 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Sixteen people were taken to the hospital for alcohol intoxication during Dillo Day this year, an increase from 15 people last year and a decrease from 28 people in 2016, police said. The Evanston Police Department shut down two parties, Evanston police communications coordinator Perry Polinski said. He said...

Elderly woman injured in head-on collision on Dempster

Elderly woman injured in head-on collision on Dempster

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

June 5, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision near the intersection of Dempster Street and Fowler Avenue early Monday evening. Evanston police are following up on the crash investigation, but Evanston police communications coordinator Perry Polinski said a vehicle was struck when another vehicle...

Wrongful conviction lawsuit against NU, former Medill Prof. David Protess reaches settlement

Wrongful conviction lawsuit against NU, former Medill Prof. David Protess reaches settlement

Maddie Burakoff and Peter Kotecki

June 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Stories

A settlement was reached Friday in the 2015 lawsuit of Alstory Simon — a former inmate whose conviction was overturned in 2014 — against Northwestern and former Medill Prof. David Protess, among other defendants. The $40 million suit alleged that NU and Protess, along with Simon’s then-attorney...

In Focus: Fifth Ward residents advocate for neighborhood school in historical building

In Focus: Fifth Ward residents advocate for neighborhood school in historical building

Colin Boyle and Ryan Wangman

June 1, 2018


Filed under In Focus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

In the 1960s, Jerome Summers was among the first group of students bussed from the only neighborhood school in the historically black 5th Ward to a majority-white school outside of the ward — an effort to further the school district’s goal of eliminating de facto segregation. As part of that goal,...

Beyond the Binary: NU transgender students face obstacles navigating the housing process

Christopher Vazquez, Video Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under In Focus, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Multimedia, Top Stories, Video

Transgender students’ struggle to find adequate housing arrangements at Northwestern because of limited gender open housing options. Because of the complications of changing legal sex on official documentation, students like Weinberg freshmen Chase Stokes and Ezra Okeson, transgender men, still face...

The Daily Northwestern’s 2018 Diversity Report

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

June 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Opinion, Top Stories

For nearly 137 years, The Daily Northwestern has been the newspaper of record for Northwestern and Evanston. And for the vast majority of that time, we have not been representative of either of those communities. It’s no secret that our newsroom’s lack of diversity has led — and continues to...

Illinois House approves Equal Rights Amendment

Illinois House approves Equal Rights Amendment

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Top Stories

The Illinois House voted 72-45 on Wednesday to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution, becoming the 37th state to greenlight the amendment designed to guarantee equal rights for all citizens regardless of sex. The House vote follows an April vote by the Senate, and the...

Friends remember Ananya Agrawal as humorous, caring

Friends remember Ananya Agrawal as humorous, caring

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 31, 2018


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

Humorous memories of Ananya Agrawal aren’t hard to come by. Agrawal once told a friend he was attending a baseball game “starring the Cubs.” A gym enthusiast, he once bought a shirt of a buff Willie the Wildcat below the word “Northchestern.” And while living in an apartment for the first...