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“Our songs are the stories of our lives”: Two men remember the beginnings of gay liberation on campus

Daily Northwestern - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 07:45

In 1970, Maher Ahmad and Bill Dry founded the Gay Liberation Front — Northwestern’s first gay rights advocacy group. The group hosted the first gay dance on campus, held demonstrations in the city and boycotted bars that had racist policies. Just a few years later, Vince McCoy would become the first black president of the...

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Can Cities Do Reparations Alone?

Google News - Evanston - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 06:26
Last November, Evanston, Illinois's city council voted to funnel the first $10 million in revenue collected from its recreational marijuana tax to what it ...

Blotter: Vehicle damage

Daily Northwestern - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 23:00

A man punched an Evanston woman’s car that was parked in her driveway Wednesday evening, leaving a dent in the rear hatch. The incident occurred Wednesday around 7 p.m at 1820 Foster St., Evanston Police Cmdr. Brian Henry said. Two men were lying in the 42-year-old woman’s lawn when she went outside to check if...

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Harry Potter turns 40 amid quarantine and controversy

Daily Northwestern - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 22:48

For Melissa Richmond, her dorm room feels brightened by “Harry Potter” decor and a stack of the new illustrated editions on the standard-issue bureau, a colorful addition to the room. The Weinberg junior has been an avid Potterhead since she was in fourth grade, just before “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” came out. The...

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NU joins Illinois universities in creating Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation

Daily Northwestern - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 22:26

Northwestern recently joined three Illinois universities in creating the new Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation, a regional research center aimed at addressing important scientific and technological challenges with ideas from mathematics and statistics. Led by the University of Chicago, the center also includes the University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Illinois at...

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Administrators provide resources for international students in third discussion with NU community

Daily Northwestern - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 22:15

Administrators answered questions and provided resources for international students amid national visa policy changes and travel bans. The discussion was a third part of a series related to Northwestern’s plan to return to campus. Last week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that newly enrolling international students will be barred from entering the country if...

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D65 officials answer questions about reopening plans, online learning

Daily Northwestern - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 22:05

As families prepare for some in-person instruction in Evanston/Skokie School District 65, district officials discussed details for the upcoming school year in a Wednesday meeting. The district is set to begin the year with entirely remote classes, and plans to transition to some in-person classes beginning on Sept. 29. Parents will need to inform the...

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Confederate flag towel displayed at Lighthouse Beach; residents and city officials speak against hateful symbols

Daily Northwestern - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 21:58

Visitors displayed a Confederate battle flag towel at Lighthouse Beach on Wednesday, which has resulted in outrage from local residents. A video from Evanston resident LaShandra Smith-Rayfield (Weinberg ’98) confronting the visitors about the flag went viral, amassing more than 163,000 views as of Thursday night. The video showed Smith-Rayfield confronting a group who had...

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Beachgoers Blasted for Displaying Confederate Flag Beach Towel in <b>Evanston</b>

Google News - Evanston - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 21:57
Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Pritzker Says Metrics Rising in... The viral video, captured by Smith-Rayfield, shows the confrontation as she calls out the ...

July 30: Evanston Had 2 New COVID-19 Cases Today, Illinois’s New Cases Jumped to 1,772

Evanston RoundTable City News - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 17:19
Evanston had 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today. The State had 1,772 new cases, the most since May 24. “We’re at a danger point everybody,” said Gov. Pritzker. “Pay attention.”

Unsettling Report of a Confederate Flag Towel at Lighthouse Beach

Evanston RoundTable City News - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 10:46
WBBM Newsradio is reporting that a patron of Lighthouse Beach hung his towel, which portrayed the stars and bars of the Confederacy, on the snow fence there earlier this week.

Friends of the Robert Crown Center to Advance City of Evanston Additional $400,000

Evanston RoundTable City News - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 09:11
In response to a request from the City of Evanston, Friends of the Robert Crown Center (FRCC) agreed to wire the City $400,000 to cover change orders arising from soil problems, retaliatory tariffs on steel and other unforeseen issues during the construction of the new Robert Crown Community Center.

&#39;That Flag Right There Is My Swastika&#39;: Woman Confronts Group With Confederate Flag Towel At ...

Google News - Evanston - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 08:07
LaShandra Smith-Rayfield, a black woman who had heard about a Confederate flag being displayed at an Evanston beach Wednesday afternoon, ...

Oakton Community College Helps Create Automotive Technology Pathway for Young Adults

Evanston RoundTable Schools - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 07:56
Evanston resident Kobi Evans, 19, was all smiles after graduating on July 14 from the Automotive Service and Repair Career Pathways Program, a partnership between Oakton Community College, Youth Job Center in Evanston and Evanston Township High School.

Science suggests some men really are bisexual

Google News - Evanston - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 06:26
Bailey is a psychology professor at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He and his colleagues came to their conclusion after poring over the ...

Former and current PHA members report marginalization within NU Greek life

Daily Northwestern - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 22:25

As members within and outside of Northwestern Greek life continue to debate its future on campus, some members in Panhellenic Association sororities have made plans to deactivate from their chapters, reporting instances of marginalization as a contributing factor in their decision. Over the weekend, PHA leadership met with chapter presidents to discuss issues raised amid...

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Blotter: Alleged assault at Hilton Orrington Hotel, attempted break-in of apartment mailboxes

Daily Northwestern - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 21:08

Two Evanston men were charged with assault Tuesday evening. The two Evanston men were in the lobby of the Hilton Orrington/Evanston, located at 1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston Police Cmdr. Brian Henry said. At approximately 6:17 p.m., an argument reportedly broke out between the two men and a third Evanston man. One of the two men...

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Northwestern alum Dwight White designs Black Lives Matter patch for Chicago Fire FC

Daily Northwestern - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 20:58

Dwight White (Communication ’16, Medill ’17), a Chicago based artist and former Northwestern football player, recently designed a Black Lives Matter patch for the Chicago Fire FC. White landed this opportunity after Scott Hammer, the senior marketing director for the Chicago Fire FC, saw White’s art and asked him if he would create something for...

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Good Neighbor Fund Rebranded As Good Neighbor Racial Equity Fund

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 18:03
EVANSTON, IL — Northwestern University representatives announced plans Wednesday to continue its practice of contributing $1 million a year to ...

July 29: <b>Evanston</b> Had No New COVID-19 Cases Today, <b>Illinois&#39;s</b> New Cases Were 1393

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 17:52
And if things don't change, a reversal [of the reopening in phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan] is where we're headed.” New Cases in Evanston, ...

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