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Descendants of Evanston residents file federal class action suit against reparations program

3 hours 37 min ago

Six descendants of Evanston residents filed a federal class action lawsuit against the city Thursday, alleging its reparations program violates the U.S. Constitution by unnecessarily discriminating on the basis of race. Evanston is the first city in the U.S. to adopt a reparations program for its Black residents. The Restorative Housing Program, enacted in 2021,...

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Daily Mini Crossword, May 24, 2024

5 hours 32 min ago

In today's mini crossword: 1-Across, four letters: Activity at Dillo.

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Evanston Made to celebrate 10th anniversary in June with new art exhibit

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 23:16

Evanston Made is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an art exhibit at the Evanston Art Center in June.  The local arts nonprofit hosts a variety of events to showcase artists from across the Evanston community and their work. The June exhibit, titled “There’s No Place Like Home,” will begin June 1 from 5 p.m. to...

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‘Hearing Silences’ highlights experiences of Black female faculty at Northwestern

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 22:12

Medill Prof. Ava Thompson Greenwell (Medill ’84) doesn’t remember having any Black woman as her professor while she was an undergraduate student at Northwestern, she said.  Her latest project, an upcoming documentary titled “Hearing Silences,” aims to highlight the contributions and document experiences of Black women faculty at Northwestern, a group that has increased in...

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Downtown Evanston expands Thursday Night Market, includes free live concerts

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 22:06

Downtown Evanston will host its fifth Thursday Night Market series at Fountain Square this summer, featuring local artists, retailers, vendors, music and activities. Held on June 6, July 11, Aug. 1 and Sept. 5 from 4:30-7:30 p.m., the market will have about 30 vendors, according to Laura Brown, Downtown Evanston’s director of marketing. The market...

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LGBTQ+ affinity housing resolution passes in ASG, aims to foster community, provide support

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 21:55

The Associated Student Government passed legislation supporting the Pride House — an initiative for LGBTQ+ affinity housing on campus — on May 15 in a milestone for the LGBTQ+ student community on campus. The discussions toward implementing a Pride House have been ongoing for around five years, said Gender and Sexuality Resource Center Director Matt...

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Applause for a Cause to premiere mafia, mobsters-filled ‘NECRO 101’

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 21:13

Applause for a Cause’s eighth feature-length film will feature a college senior who needs one final credit to graduate and takes the only remaining class: Necromancy 101. “It’s like a Gen Z, comedic version of ‘The Godfather,’” said Communication senior and Co-Director Sam Friedman. “NECRO 101” is set to premiere during Northwestern’s film fest at...

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Campus Kitchens fills plates and hearts

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 21:07

Campus Kitchens recovers food from Northwestern dining halls and donates it to local food donation centers. Email: emilykim2025@u.northwestern.edu Twitter: @heyyitsemoly Related Stories: – After losing access to University vans, Campus Kitchens struggles with transportation costs – Evanston Community Fridges faces financial struggle, seeks donations to sustain free food access – Produce Mobile distributes free produce, combats...

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Fifth annual Juneteenth celebration sees new additions to parade, festivities

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 19:39

When Kemone Hendricks started Evanston’s annual Juneteenth parade in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrations included just a car parade and online events. Four years later, the founder and executive director of Evanston Present and Future said the fifth annual celebration will feature floats, music and dance performances at the parade, as well as various...

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University President Michael Schill addresses Congressional testimony in Thursday evening message

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 18:54

University President Michael Schill issued a statement on Northwestern’s ongoing efforts to combat antisemitism and hate in a schoolwide email Thursday evening. The message comes just hours after Schill faced intense questioning from Congressional lawmakers at a hearing about antisemitism on college campuses. In his message, Schill highlighted the four key themes he touched on...

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University President Michael Schill testifies before House Committee on Education

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 12:23

WASHINGTON — University President Michael Schill doubled down on his commitment to combating antisemitism and engaging with pro-Palestinian student activists in his Thursday morning testimony in front of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. University of California, Los Angeles Chancellor Gene Block, Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway and former Brandeis University President Frederick Lawrence...

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Schill announces new measures to combat antisemitism in opening statements before House committee

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 09:07

University President Michael Schill announced new steps to address antisemitism on campus in his opening remarks before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Thursday morning. Schill said the University will “reconstitute a task force to guide our actions and benefit from the work done by other university task forces,” revise the NU Code...

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The Daily Explains: As NU President Michael Schill prepares to testify, here’s a look at how other college presidents have fared at antisemitism congressional hearings

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 05:00

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, led by chairwoman U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), called University President Michael Schill and the leaders of two other universities to appear for a Thursday hearing about antisemitism on college campuses.  The hearing, titled “Calling for Accountability: Stopping Antisemitic College Chaos,” will mark the committee’s third on...

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Weekly Crossword: “Go Fish!”

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 01:15

In this week’s crossword: 20-Across, thirteen letters: Advice from Jiminy Cricket.

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The Mini Crossword, May 23, 2024

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 01:07

In today’s mini crossword: 5-Down, four letters: Website for handmade items.

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Captured: Dillo Day on the Main Stage

Wed, 05/22/2024 - 23:27

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This is a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around the community. You can contact the photo editor by emailing photo@dailynorthwestern.com. The 52nd annual Dillo Day took place on the Lakefill Saturday. Students became Camp Dillo s’mores-getters...

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Connections for the Homeless honors staff, volunteers, participants at Milestone Celebration

Wed, 05/22/2024 - 23:14

Several dozen people filed into the First Congregational Church of Evanston to attend Connections for the Homeless’ Milestone Celebration Wednesday evening. Starting at 6 p.m., the organization honored community members, volunteers and staff members, with a dinner provided afterwards by Chicken Shack. The local nonprofit provides financial assistance, emergency shelter and guidance for people experiencing...

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Kronenberg: The elephant in the room at NU-Q

Wed, 05/22/2024 - 22:45

On Monday, The Daily’s Saul Pink and Samantha Powers published an In Focus highlighting the financial challenges students face at NU-Q, Northwestern’s campus in Doha, Qatar. The piece details how some struggle to pay for meals with the limited food stipends given to them by the University, despite paying the same tuition as students at...

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DeLeon: Pride for profit – the repercussions of rainbow washing

Wed, 05/22/2024 - 22:26

Representation of and public support for a cause is becoming increasingly important for businesses to successfully cater to their audiences. You might remember Chipotle’s “Homo Estás?” campaign. Not only was the offensive use of Spanish hilariously horrific, but as a gay man I was shocked at how Chipotle thought it would get away with this...

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Lubin: The encampment was concerning not just because of antisemitism.

Wed, 05/22/2024 - 22:00

Content warning: This article contains mention of war, sexual assault and death. Like the long list of colleges that have had similar encampments, the encampment on Deering Meadow brought with it a surge of antisemitism. One protester wore a sweatshirt depicting Abu Obeida, the spokesperson for the Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian...

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