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First female Evanston mayor dies after battle with leukemia

Tori Latham, City Editor

March 23, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Former Mayor Joan Barr-Smith died Saturday at the age of 75, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz told Evanston media in an email. Her cause of death is believed to be leukemia, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said. Barr-Smith was born...

Pret A Manger closes Evanston location

Tori Latham, Assistant City Editor

February 13, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories

Pret A Manger, a London-based grab-and-go cafe, unexpectedly closed its Evanston location Thursday. The company announced the closure on its U.S. Twitter account Feb. 12, stating, “Today we sadly close the doors of our Evanston...

Police: Man arrested in connection with mail thefts was Northwestern employee

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

February 12, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

The man arrested Tuesday in connection with thefts from campus mailrooms was a Northwestern contract employee, University Police said Thursday. The Chicago man, 29, was contracted by the University for pest control, UP Deputy ...

Lurie Center starts partnership for personalized oncology program

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor

February 10, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern’s Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center is joining forces with the Northwestern Medicine Developmental Therapeutics Institute and Northwestern Memorial Hospital for a new research initiative that aims to...

New Spring Break program aims to introduce students to humanities

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

January 22, 2015

Filed under Academic, Campus

For the first time, Northwestern students who aren’t planning to leave campus during Spring Break will be able to participate in a week full of activities as part of a new program from the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities. The...

Free coffee, donuts attract crowds to Chicago-area shops

Madeline Burg, Reporter

January 22, 2015

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Doughnuts are trendy, and doughnuts are delicious and — for one week — doughnuts are free. From Jan. 19-26 you can drop by any of Glazed & Infused’s five Chicago-area locations for free coffee and doughnut holes as...

Northwestern alumnus, Chicago attorney create startup for legal fees

Peter Kotecki, Reporter

January 21, 2015

Filed under Alumni, Campus

A Northwestern alum and his partner recently launched a startup that uses crowdfunding to help people pay their legal fees. Alan Savage, a Kellogg grad,  and CEO Michael Helfand created Funded Justice in December. Savage compared...