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The Daily Northwestern

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


This Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of honoring Ricky Byrdsong, NU’s first African American head basketball coach, in Evanston’s annual Race Against Hate.

Race Against Hate: Ricky Byrdsong’s Legacy

June 17, 2024

Ricky Byrdsong always shared his positivity with those around him, Sherialyn Byrdsong, his wife, said. As the first African American head basketball coach at Northwestern University and a dedicated Vice...

Nine volunteers pose for a photo at the 2015 Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate. All wear dark blue shirts that read “ywca evanston/north shore” in white font.

‘It fosters a community effort’: Evanston, Skokie rev up for 25th Annual Race Against Hate

May 2, 2024

Content Warning: This article contains discussions of violence and hate crimes. This Father’s Day, residents from the greater Chicago area will gather at Northwestern’s Long Field for a morning...

All families of District 65 kindergarten students can enroll in the program.

Savings for Success provides financial support for elementary school students

February 1, 2024

In 2018, YWCA Evanston/North Shore and the Evanston Community Foundation began creating college savings accounts and providing financial support for children participating in a pilot program aptly named...

The YWCA Evanston/North Shore kicked off its 30th annual swim marathon Friday.

YWCA Evanston/North Shore kicks off 30th annual swim marathon

January 28, 2024

The YWCA Evanston/North Shore kicked off its annual Flying Fish swim marathon Friday night, officially marking the 30th anniversary of its initial inception in 1994. For four days, swimmers in eighth...

City facilities and various local organizations are offering warming centers and other necessary services for housing-insecure Evanston residents.

Where to finding warming centers, shelters in Evanston during frigid temperatures

January 16, 2024

As temperatures reach below zero in Evanston, city facilities and local organizations are available for housing-insecure residents to stay warm and receive essential services. The Daily compiled a map...

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