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Northwestern Ranks High on Forbes Best Colleges List

Northwestern Ranks High on Forbes Best Colleges List

It was the top ranked school in Illinois.
Northwestern Sues Writer Over Leopold and Loeb Book

Northwestern Sues Writer Over Leopold and Loeb Book

Nina Barrett, who recently opened Evanston’s Bookends & Beginnings, has refused to return the manuscript and files, the university alleges.
Northwestern Ranked 23rd Best University in the World

Northwestern Ranked 23rd Best University in the World

American universities dominated the top of the list.
Applications Being Accepted to Serve on D65 School Board

Applications Being Accepted to Serve on D65 School Board

Eileen Budde is stepping down, so the board will appoint a new member to fill her seat until the next election.
ETHS Superintendent Gets 4 Percent Raise

ETHS Superintendent Gets 4 Percent Raise

The District 202 school board approved the raise Monday for Eric Witherspoon.
D65 Board Wants State to Change Concealed Carry Law

D65 Board Wants State to Change Concealed Carry Law

The board is petitioning the state to make carrying a concealed gun illegal anywhere on school property, including in vehicles.
Crackdown on Homemade Treats Considered by D65

Crackdown on Homemade Treats Considered by D65

The school district may require that food parents bring in for classes be commercially prepared — including birthday cupcakes or cut-up fruit.
Mumps Case Suspected at ETHS

Mumps Case Suspected at ETHS

Parents are being warned to be on the lookout for symptoms of the virus.
ETHS Ranked 21st Best IL High School

ETHS Ranked 21st Best IL High School

The U.S. News and World Report list came out this week.
Northwestern Asks that Football Player Unionization Ruling be Overturned

Northwestern Asks that Football Player Unionization Ruling be Overturned

The university filed papers with the National Labor Relations Board Wednesday.
ETHS Makes ‘Most Challenging High School’ List

ETHS Makes ‘Most Challenging High School’ List

Evanston ranked as the 17th most challenging in Illinois, putting it ahead of all other North Shore schools.
Kellogg’s 400,000-Square-Foot Building on Next Week’s Agenda

Kellogg’s 400,000-Square-Foot Building on Next Week’s Agenda

Northwestern University is seeking a permit for the Kellogg School of Management building on Campus Drive.
Slate Interviews Haven ‘Leggings Activist’

Slate Interviews Haven ‘Leggings Activist’

Sophie Hasty, 13, explains the humiliation of being ‘dress-coded’ and why she and her classmates decided to start a campaign against the rule.
Evanston/Skokie District 65 Names New Superintendent Choice

Evanston/Skokie District 65 Names New Superintendent Choice

Dr. Paul Goren was chosen from a total of 60 candidates to become the new superintendent of schools.
Northwestern University Responds to Football Player Unionization Push

Northwestern University Responds to Football Player Unionization Push

Vice president of university relations for Northwestern University expresses official disagreement with the National Labor Relations Board decision that football players on scholarship shoul
NU Football Players to Unionize? That is the Question

NU Football Players to Unionize? That is the Question

Northwestern University football players have been seeking union representation, and on Wednesday the National Labor Relations Board agreed that they should be treated as employees of the un
D65 Clarifies Position Regarding Dress Code: No Ban on Certain Clothing

D65 Clarifies Position Regarding Dress Code: No Ban on Certain Clothing

A Principal’s Advisory Team met Tuesday to discuss the school dress code at Haven Middle School with parents, administrators and students weighing in.
Northwestern Athletics 'Ticket Tax' Exceeds Evanston Revenue Projections

Northwestern Athletics 'Ticket Tax' Exceeds Evanston Revenue Projections

Northwestern University football is helping to generate substantial revenue for the City of Evanston, the Daily Northwestern reports.
Evanston Yoga Pants and Leggings Ban: Dress Code Debate Continues

Evanston Yoga Pants and Leggings Ban: Dress Code Debate Continues

Despite a directive from Evanston/Skokie School District 65, hundreds of students wore yoga pants and leggings anyway last week and have signed a petition in opposition of the new dress code
Evanston/Skokie D65 Considers 4 Candidates for Superintendent

Evanston/Skokie D65 Considers 4 Candidates for Superintendent

Four candidates remain for the top spot in Evanston/Skokie School District 65.