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Field Hockey: No. 3 Northwestern fell in overtime to No. 7 Ohio State in Big Ten Semifinals

7 hours 57 min ago

Field Hockey No. 3 Northwestern lost to No. 7 Ohio State 2-1 in overtime Thursday, ending their quest for a Big Ten championship. “(The loss) stinks,” coach Tracey Fuchs said. “We didn’t have the best first half, but we came back and really played strong.” The Wildcats (11-5, 5-3 Big Ten) played the Buckeyes (7-8,...

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Award-winning comedian Ramy Youssef discusses hit show “Ramy” in A&O event

7 hours 58 min ago

Award-winning comedian Ramy Youssef discussed the Muslim American experience and spirituality in his hit show “Ramy” at a Thursday virtual event. The event, co-hosted by A&O Productions and Muslim-cultural Students Association, took place Thursday night over Zoom. Journalist and “Ramy” staff writer Maytha Alhassen moderated the conversation.  Youssef answered questions from audience members and delved...

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“Inclusive Making” course focuses on disabled users in technology maker spaces

8 hours 6 min ago

When McCormick Prof. Marcelo Worsley started teaching “Inclusive Making” in 2017, he wanted to increase technology access to the disability community. LRN SCI 309 educates students on the historical exclusivity of creative design spaces and challenges them to construct final projects that facilitate greater access. Worsley said his past interactions with maker communities that excluded...

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Softball: Northwestern prepares for crucial conference matchup against No. 20 Michigan

8 hours 7 min ago

Softball Northwestern won nine out of 10 contests before it was swept by Minnesota. The Wildcats bounced back by winning three out of four games against Iowa last weekend.  Now, NU will look to continue its momentum in their biggest series of the season. The Cats (21-7, 21-7 Big Ten) will head to Ann Arbor...

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Community leaders discuss environmental justice at Citizens’ Greener Evanston Event

8 hours 10 min ago

Evanston community members and environmental leaders discussed the Church Street Waste Transfer Station, the city’s environmental policies and other local concerns at a virtual panel Thursday. The event was part of Citizens’ Greener Evanston’s “Earth Week for Everyone” series, which is taking place Thursday through Saturday in honor of Earth month. Kumar Jensen, Evanston’s chief...

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The Monthly staff shares their thoughts on The Oscars Best Picture Nominees

8 hours 17 min ago

Trial of the Chicago 7  “The Trial of the Chicago 7” follows a group of seven anti-Vietnam War protesters charged with crossing state lines and inciting violence at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Even though the movie was filmed in 2019, the subject matter seems to resonate with a 2020 audience. The film touches on...

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Global Engagement Summit to return virtually this weekend for first time since 2019

8 hours 33 min ago

Global Engagement Summit will return virtually this weekend after last year’s conference was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual summit on social entrepreneurship will be the first time the student-run group will convene since 2019, and delegates from countries including Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India and Afghanistan will attend workshops, speaker events and connect...

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Cross Country: Cats head to Big Ten Relays following success at the Big Ten Invite II

8 hours 57 min ago

In a season that’s anything but normal, some trends are staying the same for Northwestern cross country: putting up season-bests and rewriting the record books. The Wildcats continued this trend at the Big Ten Invite II hosted by Indiana. In Bloomington, NU persevered through multiple lightning delays to come up big in several races. The...

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ETHS students reflect on switch to hybrid learning model

9 hours 42 min ago

After more than a year of online classes, Evanston Township High School senior Chloe Haack said she wanted to spend at least some time in the building before her high school career ended. But she said that her first day back at ETHS definitely didn’t feel like things were back to normal. “Walking in, there...

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Ortiz: Make a city to last a century — starting with affordable housing

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 23:59

To Daniel Biss & The Evanston City Council, Daniel Biss — my mom and I jointly congratulate you on becoming the next mayor of Evanston. I like you because you pushed a progressive income tax and a $15 minimum wage. You also pledged to fight for all the working-class Illinoisans who don’t live in multiple...

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Fossil Free NU calls for divestment, abolition and community reinvestment in “Beyond Earth Day” march

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 23:01

In an Earth Day march, Fossil Free Northwestern called on the University to divest from fossil fuels, reinvest in Black, brown and Indigenous communities and abolish University Police. About 60 protesters gathered at Oldberg Park on Clark St., where organizers delivered a land acknowledgement and distributed snacks. Participants knelt on the ground and touched the...

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Venus: What’s gender performance when you’re not perceived?

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 22:39

Dear Daily readers, If you haven’t had a crisis about your gender or sexuality during the pandemic, what are you doing?  “(Gender) is an identity tenuously constituted in time — an identity instituted through a stylized repetition of acts,” said gender theorist Judith Butler.  Without that constant repetition, the structures of gender begin to collapse. The...

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Baseball: NU travels to Iowa for four-game series against Hawkeyes and Terrapins

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 22:31

Baseball “People will come, Ray. They’ll come to Iowa.” James Earl Jones says this line in the famous baseball movie “Field of Dreams,” with a baseball field, cornfields and members of the 1919 Black Sox staring back at him. Northwestern is not the Black Sox, and Jones likely won’t be in the grandstands this weekend...

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City to administer vaccines at Friday event; registration closes Thursday night

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 19:01

Evanston will administer doses of the Moderna vaccine at a Friday event, the city announced in a Thursday news release. The event is open by invitation to some individuals 18 and older who live or work in Evanston. Those who qualify have received an email with registration information and must register by 9 p.m. Thursday...

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SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell to deliver class of 2021 commencement address

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 18:52

SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell (McCormick ‘86, ‘88) will address the class of 2021 at a commencement ceremony to be held June 14, according to a Thursday news release. Shotwell, a member of Northwestern’s Board of Trustees, will also be awarded with an honorary degree, along with #MeToo founder and activist Tarana Burke, medical...

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Community members continue to grieve George Floyd, say former police officer’s conviction is not enough

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 01:22

Content warning: This story contains mentions of police violence.  Evanston and Northwestern community members continue to grieve George Floyd following Tuesday’s conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. For many, this verdict is not enough. Before local activist Darlene Cannon heard Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, she...

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Evanston residents honor George Floyd in interfaith vigil

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 00:56

Over 60 Evanston residents gathered to honor George Floyd and affirm the work of the Black Lives Matter movement at a vigil Wednesday evening, a day after the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The gathering, held at the Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market, was sponsored by numerous churches and synagogues, alongside the city...

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RTVF alumna Nikki Levy helps audience members find creative voice in virtual speaker session

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 00:36

A&E Everyone has a story, but attendees of a Wednesday night School of Communication event learned how to use theirs to make an impact. In an event titled “Your Story is Your Superpower,” Nikki Levy (Communication RTVF ’99) taught audience members how to break down their “origin stories” and use them to channel their unique...

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