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City-School Liaison Committee discusses digital inclusion during COVID-19

Daily Northwestern - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 02:06

The City-School Liaison Committee discussed ways to help students with poor or no internet connection access online learning in a Thursday meeting. The committee, which is made up of city officials and representatives from Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and Evanston Township High School/District 202, considered both short- and long-term solutions to the problem of the...

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Dining services adjust to Wildcat Wellness, COVID-19 restrictions

Daily Northwestern - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 01:56

Despite initial student speculation, Northwestern will not be going viral on TikTok for serving moldy food during Wildcat Wellness. However, dining during and after the first week of school will look very different from last year. As part of Wildcat Wellness, students on campus order lunch and dinner for each day prior to their arrival,...

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BDN Death Notices 09-18

Google News - Evanston - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 01:22
Jean Lois Klinka Anderson, 94, of Evanston, Illinois, formerly of Beloit, passed away on Monday at Three Crowns Park, Evanston. A graveside service ...

A Tale of Two Testing Centers: Students talk asymptomatic and symptomatic on-campus testing experiences

Daily Northwestern - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 01:02

When Payton Shearn arrived at the Donald P. Jacobs Center for her mandatory COVID-19 test, she said she had no idea what she was walking into. The Communication junior was among the first undergraduate students living off-campus to get tested at the center. As part of Northwestern’s three-step COVID-19 testing process for undergraduate students returning...

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The Daily Northwestern Explains: How to conduct an at-home mask test

Daily Northwestern - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 01:01

Wearing a face mask is a simple and effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but not all masks provide equal protection. Here is a simple flame test to evaluate the effectiveness of a variety of masks. Email: oliviayarvis2023@u.northwestern.edu Twitter: @oliviayarvis Related Stories: — How to Sew a Protective Face Mask — Residents talk...

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NU Declassified: Zoom Through The Arch

Daily Northwestern - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 00:41

Peer Advisors, members of the Wildcat Welcome Board of Directors and incoming freshmen talk about the transition to a remote Wildcat Welcome. Between updating TNDs, hosting fun online social events and tackling accessibility issues, this year’s programming was unprecedented. MORTON SCHAPIRO: This is certainly not how I ever imagined I would be greeting our first...

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Fifth ward residents discuss concerns with students’ return

Daily Northwestern - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 00:20

One day after Northwestern started classes, with some students returning to on- and off-campus housing, Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th) held a virtual Fifth Ward town hall meeting to discuss the impact returning NU students might have on the Evanston community. Juniors and seniors returned to campus earlier this month, with a two week quarantine...

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Northwestern students’ return to Evanston presents concerns for residents

Daily Northwestern - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 00:06

As students return to Evanston and adjust to pandemic measures, city residents are also adjusting to having students back in town. Many residents are worried about students being back — especially when it comes to their compliance with Illinois COVID-19 guidelines. “We are very happy for the students to be our neighbors, but we have...

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Reintroducing The Weekly

Daily Northwestern - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 23:49

The audio editor of The Daily Northwestern reintroduces The Weekly, a podcast that breaks down The Daily’s top headlines each week. The first episode will premiere next Monday. ALEX CHUN: What’s up Daily listeners? My name is Alex Chun, and I’m the audio editor for The Daily Northwestern this fall. I’m super excited to announce...

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Lake Street Church’s relief fund combats effects of COVID-19, racism

Daily Northwestern - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 22:53

To combat growing eviction rates and food insecurity, Lake Street Church opened a COVID-19 relief fund for black Evanston residents in August. Lake Street Church raised $6,000 through congregant contributions and a grant from American Baptist Home Mission Societies. The church received enough applicants in the first 24 hours to distribute all of the money,...

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Northwestern students begin Fall Quarter taking remote classes at home

Daily Northwestern - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 22:17

When Northwestern announced just over a week before his anticipated move-in that he could not come to campus, Medill sophomore Elbert Xie scrambled to find an apartment in Evanston. NU students typically arrange leases for living off-campus months in advance, but Xie only had a couple of weeks. “In one or two days, the apartments...

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A new kind of New Year: Hillel’s virtual plans for the High Holidays

Daily Northwestern - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 22:02

For members of the Jewish community, the High Holidays are a time of reflection and togetherness. This year, as COVID-19 is preventing many from observing the holidays as they typically would, Northwestern Hillel has moved all of its programming to a virtual format. The online program includes a variety of services, learning opportunities and meal...

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“A Black Lady Sketch Show,” “Little Fires Everywhere” producers among Northwestern alumni nominated for Emmy Awards

Daily Northwestern - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 21:26

Among those nominated for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards for excellence in television are Northwestern alumni Robin Thede, Stephen Colbert, Jill Leiderman, Seth Meyers, Jenny Hagel, Allison Hord and Attica Locke. From late night comedy hosts to drama miniseries producers, here are some of the alumni and their respective Emmy-nominated shows. Robin Thede, “A Black...

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Former State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) announces planned 2021 mayoral run

Daily Northwestern - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 20:38

After six years as a state senator in Illinois’ 9th Congressional District and a 2018 gubernatorial run that fell short in the Democratic primary and resulted in an endorsement of Gov. J.B. Pritzker, longtime Evanston resident Daniel Biss is stepping back into politics with a bid for Evanston mayor in 2021. Biss, who has lived...

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Sept. 17: Eleven New COVID-19 Cases of Evanstonians, 2050 New Cases for the State

Google News - Evanston - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 18:03
New Cases in Evanston, Suburban Cook County, Chicago and Illinois. Under a July 15 Action Plan to Combat a Resurgence of COVID-19 in Illinois, ...

Sept. 17: Eleven New COVID-19 Cases of Evanstonians, 2,050 New Cases for the State

Evanston RoundTable City News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 17:50
Sept. 17  While the number of the City’s Covid-19 cases rise, the City declines to break out how many are due to students attending Northwestern University.

BHHS Chicago Celebrates Back to School and Collects Donations

Google News - Evanston - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 16:22
EVANSTON, IL – The Evanston office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago, in conjunction with the Kindness Foundation, held a Facebook ...

Opinion: Good ice cream is not hard to find, once you know where to look

Google News - Evanston - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 16:11
When I returned to Lake Geneva in 2008 after having spent 34 years working as the university archivist at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, ...

First responder to community needs

Google News - Evanston - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 16:00
Yael Eckstein was born in Evanston, Illinois and studied at Torat Chesed Seminary in Israel, Queens College in New York, and the Hebrew University ...

Judge Keeps Nurse's Lawsuit Against Northwestern Memorial Alive

Google News - Evanston - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:41
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