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The Monthly: February Edition

Daily Northwestern - 7 hours 2 min ago

In this edition of The Monthly: Northwestern alumna Mara Brock Akil brings her vision of love and life to Netflix.  Further reads: The Monthly Editor celebrates this issue’s theme, love, and talks with classical composer and NU alum Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate about how he incorporates his American Indian identity into his music. Poet, playwright, writer...

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ASG legislation to relocate the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center passes

Daily Northwestern - 7 hours 16 min ago

Associated Student Government unanimously approved legislation Wednesday to relocate the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center to a house on Sheridan Road. The current location, two rooms in Norris University Center that can hold 10 students, was the result of a compromise after the administration denied similar ASG legislation in 2003. Rainbow Alliance Senator Jo Scaletty,...

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Women’s Basketball: Northwestern swept Illinois with a scoring comeback in the second quarter

Daily Northwestern - 7 hours 49 min ago

Women’s Basketball It was a rivalry night Wednesday as the Wildcats squared off against Illinois in the penultimate Big Ten away showdown of the season. Northwestern (13-5, 11-5 Big Ten) completed a season sweep of the Fighting Illini with a solid 67-61 win. The win was their 12th straight against Illinois (3-16, 1-15 Big Ten),...

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Immerse yourself in 500,000 cubic feet of Van Gogh’s colorful brushstrokes

Daily Northwestern - 7 hours 59 min ago

The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in Chicago allows visitors to delve into the world of Vincent Van Gogh in a multi-sensory experience of color, light and music. The exhibit involves more than 74 projectors and showcases animations of 400 images from 60 different Van Gogh works, according to Co-Producer and Co-Founder of the Lighthouse Art...

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New dining hall policies reduce seating and hours, station staff to enforce distancing

Daily Northwestern - 8 hours 8 min ago

As Northwestern Dining ramps up its efforts to enforce social distancing and reduce crowds in dining halls across campus, some students say they are struggling to find open reservation slots to pick up meals. In a Feb. 12 email, NU Dining announced it would reduce seating and opening hours at Foster-Walker Complex West, and would...

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How art helps sustain mental wellbeing during COVID-19

Daily Northwestern - 8 hours 18 min ago

Shortly before one of her clients died, art psychotherapist Elena Kaiser said she watched them paint a butterfly. Kaiser recalls them saying, “I feel myself, I feel my healthy self right now.” During difficult, stressful and isolating times, Kaiser said art can be effectively implemented in daily life to improve mental health and wellbeing through...

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Evanston residents, organizations react to projected primary results

Daily Northwestern - 8 hours 29 min ago

While waiting for Tuesday’s primary election results to be finalized, Evanston residents and organizations reacted to the projected election of a new mayor and city clerk, and ousting of incumbents in the 4th and 8th wards. Unofficial results show former state Sen. Daniel Biss secured over 73 percent of the votes in the mayoral election,...

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Fencing: Northwestern blows out Lawrence, falls to Notre Dame at home

Daily Northwestern - 8 hours 40 min ago

Fencing For the past decade, Northwestern has gone unbeaten against Lawrence, but has lost every time against Notre Dame. That streak continued on Sunday. The Wildcats started off the day against Notre Dame (10-0) in Patten Gymnasium. The Fighting Irish are undefeated this season, and have also dominated in every meet. Before play on Sunday,...

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ETHS Closet Committee hosts workshop on potential STEM school in 5th Ward

Daily Northwestern - 8 hours 52 min ago

Community leaders discussed the possibility of opening a STEM school in the 5th Ward during an Evanston Township High School Closet Committee workshop Wednesday afternoon. Though the committee usually focuses on providing clothing to students in need, Evanston residents shared updates on Wednesday about the longtime movement to open a 5th Ward school. The Foster...

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Bayer, 2Blades Foundation extend Asian soybean rust research agreement

Google News - Evanston - 8 hours 59 min ago
The 2Blades Foundation, based in Evanston, Illinois, is a 501©(3) charitable organization dedicated to the discovery, advancement, and delivery of ...

On this day in 1934, a deal to merge Northwestern and UChicago was rejected

Daily Northwestern - 9 hours 9 min ago

Imagine a world without the Northwestern-UChicago rivalry. A deal in the early 1930s proposed the two schools merge, but on this day 87 years ago, that proposal was rejected. Closed captions available.  Email: gracewu2023@u.northwestern.edu  Twitter: @gracewu_10  Related Stories:  — On this day in 1851, Northwestern was chartered — Highlights of NU’s history  — University archivists...

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Watson: Stop threatening students, start solving problems

Daily Northwestern - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 23:30

I ride my bike to the Donald P. Jacobs Center every Monday morning for my COVID-19 test. Testing marks the beginning of my work week. I get tested, ride home to my apartment, make tea, and start on my schoolwork.  This week was different. I was tested on Monday, Feb. 15, per usual. Three days...

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Women’s Basketball: Northwestern defeats rival Illinois after dominant second quarter

Daily Northwestern - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 23:21

Women’s Basketball The first 10 minutes of play on Wednesday against Illinois were nothing short of a disaster for Northwestern. The Wildcats scored just 9 points in the first quarter, and went over eight minutes without making a single field goal. Junior guard Veronica Burton scored four points from the free throw line, but NU...

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<b>Evanston&#39;s</b> Movie Theater Closes Permanently After Escaping Lease

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 22:52
EVANSTON, IL — The private equity firm that owns Evanston's only ... than $191 million in profit the year before the outbreak of COVID-19 in Illinois.

Letter from the Editor: Love, The Monthly

Daily Northwestern - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 22:20

The Monthly What is love? The question has been asked by artists around the world, from Trinidadian-German singer Haddaway to the K-pop girl group TWICE. Luckily for them, I have the answer: Love is the theme of The Monthly this issue. Alright, alright, that’s sort of a cop-out. But hey, love isn’t easy to define....

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Mara’s World, Mara’s Way

Daily Northwestern - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 22:17

The Monthly Mara Brock Akil (Medill ’92) still remembers the first time she made an audience laugh. As a freshman at Northwestern, she volunteered to help some friends in the Black sketch comedy group Out Da Box with a show. A member of the group encouraged her to write a sketch, and despite her initial...

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Q&A: Lindsey McKone talks staying at Northwestern, lacrosse experiences

Daily Northwestern - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 22:17

Lacrosse Graduate student attacker Lindsey McKone spoke to The Daily about her experiences playing lacrosse, including her decision to spend a grad year at Northwestern and her favorite moments on the field. This story is the second installment of the Why I Play series, where Wildcat athletes talk about why they love their sports and...

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A New Nationalism

Daily Northwestern - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 22:14

The Monthly Every time Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate (Bienen ’90) composes a piece about Chickasaw culture, he pictures himself standing in the forests of Mississippi where his ancestors lived before removal. Trips to the area in the ‘90s inspired him to write “Tracing Mississippi,” a concerto that incorporates traditional tribal songs and dance rhythms and was...

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Well-Versed

Daily Northwestern - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 22:07

The Monthly Poet, author and playwright Angela Jackson (Weinberg ’77) became the fifth Illinois poet laureate this past November. Born in Greenville, Mississippi, Jackson moved with her family to Chicago at the age of one, and has spent most of her life in the area. The Daily spoke with Jackson about her aspirations as poet...

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Open Tab

Daily Northwestern - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 22:01

The Monthly When Weinberg juniors Sana Kharbanda and Pranavi Ahuja met at Wildcat Welcome, they never could have imagined they would become business partners. The two became close friends and lived together in Allison Hall their sophomore year. When they both had to move home to Delhi, India due to the pandemic, Ahuja started to...

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