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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Val Buchanan. Buchanan, who works in the Leadership Development and Community Engagement office, serves as a “matchmaker” between NU students and community partners in Evanston and Chicago.

Val Buchanan makes it her mission to help students engage beyond the campus bubble

October 22, 2019

Growing up, Val Buchanan didn’t feel like she really had a hometown. After bouncing around the country for family moves, college and career opportunities, Buchanan, 46, feels she’s partly from Michigan,...

Weinberg Prof. Bill Savage spoke to a crowd of students. He gave a talk Thursday about gentrification and his experiences as a Rogers Park native.

Weinberg Prof. Bill Savage talks gentrification in Rogers Park, social justice at community event

April 12, 2019

Bill Savage has rented and lived in Rogers Park for the past 55 years, but when he made the decision to become a homeowner, a question dawned on him: “Am I gentrifying Rogers Park?” The Weinberg...

Maria Hadden, who was elected last night as the alderman for Chicago’s 49th Ward. Hadden unseated 28-year incumbent Joe Moore in the North Side ward, which borders Evanston.

Maria Hadden unseats long-time incumbent for aldermanic seat in North Side 49th Ward

February 27, 2019

Chicago’s 49th Ward — the North Side ward that borders Evanston and includes Rogers Park, Edgewater and West Ridge — saw an upset in last night’s city election when political newcomer Maria Hadden...

Ted Miin gestures to emphasize a point during the Justice Talk. Miin and Kelly Benkert spoke Thursday at the social justice event organized by the Neighbor2Neighbor initiative.

Organizers discuss social justice at Neighbor2Neighbor event

November 3, 2017

Before he became involved in social work, community organizer Ted Miin said he started at a corporate job. However, he became jaded by capitalist attitudes at work and left his position to start volunteering,...

Neighbor2Neighbor partners with local organizations to provide students with volunteer opportunities. Northern Chicago can feel like “a world away,” said Val Buchanan, assistant director of the Office of Leadership Development and Community Engagement.

NU initiative connects students with northern Chicago neighborhood

October 2, 2017

Although northern Chicago is less than three miles from Northwestern’s campus, it can often feel like “a world away,” said Val Buchanan, assistant director of the Office of Leadership Development...

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