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Evanston adds 72 businesses, 210 jobs in 2013

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

February 20, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Local

Evanston released its 2013 year-in-review economic report Wednesday, detailing the addition of new businesses and construction projects and a drop in the city’s overall unemployment rate.  The city added 72 businesses an...

Three arrested in theft of Stradivarius violin from Bienen lecturer

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

February 5, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the theft of a Stradivarius violin, taken from Bienen lecturer Frank Almond in Milwaukee last week, investigators announced Wednesday. The nearly 300-year-old instrument remains...

Composer attends Bienen performance of his award-winning work

Olivia Exstrum, Reporter

January 26, 2014

Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers

Award-winning composer David Lang attended a performance Sunday afternoon of his Pulitzer Prize-winning work, "The Little Match Girl Passion" by the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble. "The Little Match Girl Passion," ...

Northwestern alumnus, trustee donates $25 million to University

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

December 18, 2013

Filed under Administration, Alumni, Blogs, Campus, Latest Stories, On Campus

Northwestern trustee Neil Bluhm (Law ‘62) made a $25 million donation benefitting the Northwestern School of Law and other NU programs, the University announced Tuesday. Bluhm, a casino and real estate developer, allocated...

Northwestern students to perform in backup choir for pop star Josh Groban

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Summer Editor

August 9, 2013

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Theater

Two Northwestern students will sing in a backup chorus for Josh Groban on Saturday evening at the Ravinia Festival. Bienen junior Jimmy Reese and Ryan Townsend Strand, a voice and opera graduate student, will perform in...

NAACP official: Graduate student failed Bienen class after refusing to perform Walt Whitman lyrics

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 7, 2013

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A graduate student failed a Bienen class after he refused to perform a song with lyrics written by Walt Whitman, citing the poet's comments on black people, according to a top NAACP official. George Mitchell, president of the...

Bienen graduate student says he may fail class after ‘racially insensitive’ incident

Cat Zakrzewski, Campus Editor

May 22, 2013

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

A Bienen graduate student is claiming his professor plans to fail him for refusing to perform a song with lyrics written by Walt Whitman, a poet he described as a “self-documented racist.” Timothy McNair, a first-year...

Whysowhite, Geographer to play at A&O-Dance Marathon Benefit concert

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

May 1, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

Meet me at Norris this weekend for some funk, electronic beats and Dance Marathon fundraising. Chicago band whysowhite will open for indie rock group Geographer at Sunday’s Benefit 2013, A&O Productions announced this...