Monday, March 11, 2013
In February, the Wildcats and the Chicago Cubs entered into a five-year marketing agreement to host many of NU’s athletic events at Wrigley Field.
Northwestern University recently confirmed that it would keep six football games a year in Evanston, the Daily Northwestern reported. In February, the Wildcats and the Chicago Cubs entered into an agreement to host more athletic events at Wrigley Field, including five football games. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl says Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro has promised to keep six home games a year at Ryan Field and games played at Wrigley will not be against a marquee team that sells out, the Daily Northwestern reported. The five-year marketing agreement between Northwestern University’s athletic department and Chicago Cubs, a professional franchise is the first of its kind and will benefit many Northwestern teams and Cubs…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Golden Anniversary plus one of one of NBA's greatest moments shines spotlight on Wildcat legend Joe Ruklick.
51st anniversaries usually don’t come with any great flair. There are no stones or gems marking the occasion, no parties or influxes of cards as the memories are still fresh from the milestone achieved one year prior. To celebrate a 51st anniversary would cut against the grain. But then Joe Ruklick has spent a lifetime cutting against the grain. On March 2, the Evanston native and former NBA basketball player celebrated 51 years since the day Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in an NBA game as the Philadelphia Warriors beat the New York Knicks 169-147 in Hershey, PA. Ruklick passed the ball to Chamberlain who dunked it home to score the 99th and 100th points. While Chamberlain had a long, storied career in the NBA, Ruklick had three …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Students saying the tipping point was the mistreatment of a university employee who alleges he found a stuffed black bear hanging from a noose at his desk, the 'Sun-Times' reports.
Northwestern University students marched Thursday to protest acts of racial mistreatment on campus, saying the tipping point was the mistreatment of Michael Collins, a university employee, who alleges he found a stuffed black bear hanging from a noose at his desk, Evanston Review reported. Several hundred students turned out at the protest and charged that there have been seven major racial events on campus among them, a party held by white students with racist costumes and two Asian-American women who were harassed by racial slurs, Evanston Review. Related Northwestern University Coverage
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Northwestern University sophomore drowned in Wilmette Harbor last September. Police say he had a blood alcohol content roughly twice the legal limit for driving.
Evanston police say alcohol was a contributing factor in the accidental drowning of Northwestern University sophomore Harsha Maddula, whose body was found in Wilmette Harbor in September 2012. A toxicology report from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office indicated that Maddula had a blood alcohol level of .125, or roughly 1.5 times the legal driving limit of .08, according to Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott. “Although the medical examiner is determining the death to be a drowning, and the cause undetermined, the investigation from the police department appears to show that this was accidental in nature with a contributing factor being alcohol consumption,” Parrott told Patch. Maddula, a pre-med student from Garden City Park, NY, …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Everyone's making a video of the "Harlem Shake" these days. The Northwestern University football team jumped on the bandwagon with their take last week.
The Northwestern Football team showed they could win the Gator Bowl in January, and now they've showed they can do something a little different: "The Harlem Shake." YouTube users around the country have been making 30-minute video clips to Baauer's song "Harlem Shake," and last week, the Wildcats jumped on the bandwagon. As of Wednesday evening, the football team's YouTube video had more than 50,000 views.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Four local journalists talk about the city's proposal to raise money by selling Evanston water to more municipalities on the ECTV show "The Reporters."
Watch this video to see a clip from the ECTV show "The Reporters," where four local journalists talk about the latest news in Evanston. This week's discussion centered around the city's plan to sell water to more northwest suburbs in hopes of bringing in money. Can Evanston actually bring in a profit without raising rates? Evanston Review's Bob Seidenberg moderates, with panelists Bill Smith of Evanston Now, Shawn Jones of the Evanston Roundtable and Jenny Fisher of Evanston Patch. The show is streamed live on cable channel 6 on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and on Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. On these same days and times, it will be simultaneously streamed on the ECTV website.
Friday, February 15, 2013
What hot new restaurants are opening in Evanston? How will Northwestern fill the stands? Four local journalists talk about the latest news in Evanston on the ECTV show "The Reporters."
Watch this video to see a clip from the ECTV show "The Reporters," where four local journalists talk about the latest news in Evanston. That includes discussion of Michelin-rated Farmhouse coming to Evanston and a new "popup" restaurant concept on Chicago Avenue. It also includes discussion of Northwestern's latest schemes to fill the stands, including something called "purple pricing" and a partnership with Wrigley Field. Evanston Review's Bob Seidenberg moderates, with panelists Bill Smith of Evanston Now, Shawn Jones of the Evanston Roundtable and Jenny Fisher of Evanston Patch. The show is streamed live on cable channel 6 on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and on Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. On these same days and times, it will be …
Evanston residents can participate in the 4th annual Evanston Day in Springfield on March 13.
Want to reach out to state elected officials and discuss issues relevant to Evanston residents and organizations? Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Evanston Day in Springfield. The event will be held on March 13 and offers Evanston residents a chance to speak directly with key policy makers and leaders of the State of Illinois, according to a press release. Last year 55 people participated in the event, which was headed by Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Evanston City Council members and Northwestern President Morton Schapiro. To register for the event, visit: CityofEvanston.wufoo.com or contact Matt Swentkofske, Evanston’s intergovernmental affairs coordinator at 847-859-7835. Schedule for 2013 Evanston Day in Springfield …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The computer-based model predicts brain cancer growth to quickly show if therapy is effective.
Northwestern University researchers say they have developed a mathematical method that predicts the growth of brain tumor and could help doctors fight the tumor more effectively. Kristin Swanson, professor and vice chair of research for neurological surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and a team of researchers developed the computer-based mathematical model to combat glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer, according to a university press release. “When a hurricane is approaching, weather models tell us where it’s going,” Swanson said in the release. “Our brain tumor model does the same thing. We know how much and where the tumor will grow. Then we can know how much the treatment …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Robert W. Galvin Foundation is honoring Mary B. Galvin, wife of former chairman and CEO of Motorola Inc., with a gift to Northwestern University.
Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music recently received a $6 million gift from the Robert W. Galvin Foundation in honor of Mary B. Galvin, who graduated in 1945 with an undergraduate degree in communication. The new Music and Communication Building under construction on the Evanston campus will be renamed the Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall in recognition of the gift. Designed by architectural firm Goettsh Partners, the building located on the south end of campus will be Bienen School of Music’s new home. “The recital hall will be the centerpiece of our new building,” said Toni-Marie Montgomery, dean of the Bienen School of Music in a statement. “Mrs. Galvin’s role as co-founder of the Stradivari Society, which …