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Last July, former City Clerk Devon Reid implemented a police transparency policy. Almost a year later, the city has yet to follow it.

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Last July, Devon Reid, Evanston’s city clerk at the time, announced a policy he claimed would increase police transparency: publishing Evanston Police Department misconduct and use of force records on the city website.  In an interview with the Daily, Reid said the policy is important for holding the police accountable and also improving future police...

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NU to require vaccinations for faculty and staff ahead of fall return

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As Northwestern plans to return to full in-person activities this fall, faculty and staff will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before the 2021-22 academic year, the University announced Thursday. The announcement follows a previous May requirement mandating student vaccinations ahead of the fall, with some exceptions. For faculty and staff, full vaccinations must...

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Mirah Anti appointed to ETHS Board of Education

Thu, 06/24/2021 - 22:48

Mirah Anti is the newest member of Evanston Township High School’s Board of Education, filling a vacancy left after former board member Jude Laude decided not to seek reelection, the board announced Monday. Anti is currently the director of equity and inclusion for Township High School District 113 and has worked in education for several...

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NU lecturer-founded startup Taelor addresses style and sustainability with artificial intelligence

Thu, 06/24/2021 - 00:50

Menswear rental subscription service Taelor weaves together artificial intelligence and sustainability to curate stylish clothes for eco-friendly professionals. The women-led, Silicon Valley-based business was launched last year by Medill lecturer Anya Cheng (Medill M.S. ’08). Cheng said the company seeks to cater to customers’ needs for convenience and style while also tackling sustainability. As of...

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Northwestern Libraries accommodate community, opens resources to NU and Evanston community

Thu, 06/24/2021 - 00:40

This summer, Northwestern is lifting most library restrictions for all students, faculty and Evanston community members after a year of limited availability due to COVID-19 restrictions. Weinberg junior Ilona Lukina said she went to the library almost every day during the academic year, despite some areas — such as the Stacks in Main Library —...

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Northwestern to receive funding from U.S. Department of Energy to advance goal of clean electricity

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 23:13

Northwestern will join dozens of universities across the country in receiving funding from the U.S. Department of Energy in an effort to advance the deployment of carbon-free nuclear power, the DOE announced in a Tuesday news release.  The DOE will distribute a total of $61 million in funding for the development of 99 advanced nuclear...

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Northwestern announces formation of search committee for next vice president for human resources and chief human resource officer

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 21:50

Northwestern formed a committee to begin the search process for its next vice president for human resources and chief human resource officer, the University announced Monday.  The 14-member committee, chaired by Vice President for Operations Luke Figora, will identify candidates to replace Manuel Cuevas-Trisán. A slate of finalists will then be presented to Senior Vice...

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After spending over a year at home, some Northwestern students look toward an in-person fall

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 23:04

While many Northwestern students returned to campus throughout the past year, some have remained home, watching in-person activities and the excitement of college life resume from afar. But this fall, that will change. NU’s campus first shut down in March 2020 due to COVID-19, forcing the vast majority of students to return home to their...

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Kamel: Like most things in life, Zionism is not black and white

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 22:56

The emotions and passions surrounding Israel-Palestine are volatile, to say the least. There are few issues in our political discourse that cause people to run to their ideological corners faster than when the conversation turns to the latest round of violence in the small sliver of land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. ...

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The Daily Northwestern’s Spring Quarter 2021 Diversity Report

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 23:41

The Daily Northwestern has never fully represented the Northwestern or Evanston communities. The composition of our newsroom affects the stories we choose to publish, the sources we quote and the judgments we make as a student newspaper. We started releasing an annual diversity report in 2018 in an effort to be more transparent about our...

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Lake Street Church of Evanston, Second Baptist Church hold interfaith panel on reparations

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 22:19

Religious experts from across the country discussed reparations through an interfaith perspective in a Sunday panel hosted by Lake Street Church of Evanston and Second Baptist Church.  Rev. Michael Woolf of Lake Street Church of Evanston, who moderated the event, said while the discussion stemmed from Lake Street’s covenant relationship with Second Baptist Church to...

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Students host vigil in solidarity with Palestinian and MENA community members, mourn lives lost to violence in the region

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 00:42

Student organizations hosted a vigil at the Rock to stand in solidarity with Palestinians and Middle Eastern North African students as they grieved recent and generational losses. Groups requested anonymity for safety reasons. Even though the vigil was held on June 7, the first day of finals week, over 100 students attended the event where...

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City Council changes existing leaf blower usage restrictions

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 00:31

After extended debate and public comment on the issue, City Council voted to alter Evanston’s existing limitations on the use of leaf blowers on Monday, though major changes to the ordinance were postponed. The approved changes will extend Evanston’s warm-weather ban on gasoline-powered leaf blowers — initially set to expire on Sept. 30 — to...

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Late nights and top notch talent attract eclectic crowds from Chicago and beyond to historic Kingston Mines blues bar

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 00:06

As many bars close their doors for the night and patrons walk down the streets of Lincoln Park, the faint sound of blues music can be heard in the distance. The voices and instrumental stylings of performers at Kingston Mines still ring out into the night for hours, sometimes lasting until 4 a.m. Inside, visitors...

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District 202 approves $95.9 million budget for Fiscal Year 2022

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 22:11

After a year filled with financial uncertainties brought on by COVID-19, Evanston Township High School District 202’s school board passed a tentative budget for Fiscal Year 2022 on Monday. The $95.9 million budget marked a 4.8 percent increase from the current fiscal year, which Superintendent Eric Witherspoon said accurately reflects the state of the district...

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Metra announces changes to Evanston service through Union Pacific North Line

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 20:44

After receiving community feedback, Metra announced plans to adapt its service of the Union Pacific North Line, according to a Wednesday city news release.  The route currently stops at Evanston’s Davis Street Metra station. The changes will add stops at the Central Street and Main Street stations on weekdays.  These new stops are specifically targeted...

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Northwestern provides updates on commitments to social justice, discusses future plans

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 19:40

A year after Northwestern released its commitments to social justice in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, University President Morton Schapiro gave an update on NU’s progress in a Wednesday message to the community.  The University’s ten commitments, which were announced in June 2020, included plans to increase diversity in NU’s community and...

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Armed robbery occurs on Northwestern’s Chicago campus

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 19:17

An armed robbery reportedly occurred on Northwestern’s Chicago campus Tuesday night, according to a release from University Police. The incident occurred around 10:40 p.m. in the 200 block of East Superior Street, the release said. Two pedestrians told UP a dark sedan pulled up next to them as they were exiting a parking garage.  Two...

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Reaching New Heights: Bookends and Beginnings participates in virtual launch of “In the Heights: Finding Home”

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 01:27

After a 20-year journey from page to screen and back again, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s debut musical “In the Heights” was celebrated Tuesday night with a virtual launch of companion book “In the Heights: Finding Home.” The event, moderated by actor, director and producer America Ferrera, featured co-author Jeremy McCarter, playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes and Miranda as...

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Gender-Queer, Non-Binary, and Trans Task Force members reflect on demands to Northwestern

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 01:02

Northwestern’s Gender-Queer, Non-Binary, and Trans Task Force released recommendations to serve the University’s transgender, nonbinary and gender non-conforming community in February 2020.  Then, NU’s campus shut down, shifting those priorities.  The original report, led by sociology Prof. Héctor Carrillo and former Women’s Center Director Sekile Nzinga, emphasized seven key points. The recommendations included structural identity...

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