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As college presidents respond to issue, NUâ€™s seeks hands-on approach By CAT ZAKRZEWSKI
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Minorities, women in Evanston push for more local city contracts
By JIA YOU
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When new projects come up in Evanston/Skokie School District 65, landscaping company owner George Lytle receives an email alerting him to bid for contracts. But when new projects come up in the city of Evanston or at Northwestern, more often than not, Lytle hears nothing. Lytle, an Evanston resident, is not the only local business owner to feel neglected by the city, said Randy Roebuck, president of Evanston Fair Share, a
group of minority contractors demanding more deals with the city. â€œOnly thing we can say, we never know (when contracts come up),â€? Roebuck said. â€œWe donâ€™t get that kind of notification from the city.â€? Nonetheless, Lytle is attending a city-sponsored business seminar Friday that features major local players such as District 65, the city of Evanston and NU. He said he hopes to learn more about the chance to plant trees around NUâ€™s planned new visitors center. â€œWe just want an opportunity,â€? Lytle said. Originally established in the 1970s to
encourage minority business development, the Evanston Minority, Women and Evanston Business Enterprise Development Committee organized the seminar, â€œEvanston Procurement 101,â€? to educate local contractors about business opportunities and bidding practices around the city. The committee works under the direction of Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd), who has advocated for more city contracts with local vendors since he became committee chair in 2011. â€œWe want to make sure that, in light of Âť See BUSINESS, page 6
Prentice landmark status declined Commission once again denies status for old womenâ€™s hospital By SUSAN DU
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Chicagoâ€™s landmarks commission voted unanimously to decline recommending landmark status for the old
Prentice Womenâ€™s Hospital Thursday night, upholding for the second time Northwesternâ€™s plans to demolish it and build a biomedical research facility in its place. The meeting was a reconsideration of the Prentice issue originally brought before the panel Nov. 1. At that meeting, commissioners evaluated Prenticeâ€™s eligibility for landmark status according to a set of architectural integrity criteria, as well as a report by the Department of High-Resolution PDF - PRINT READY Housing and Economic Development.
Preservationists opposed to the comAndrew Mooney, advised the presmissionâ€™s conclusion then sued the city ervation panel to refrain from recomof Chicago. mending landmark status for Prentice On Jan. 11, a Cook County judge because NUâ€™s development plans align found the commission did not violate with downtown Chicagoâ€™s comprehencity ordinances but questioned whether sive plan. After review of preservationthe landmark designation process was istsâ€™ reuse proposals for the old hospital, transparent enough. In response, the the panel found Prentice could not be adapted to suit the Universityâ€™s needs. Commission on Chicago Landmarks chose to vote on Prentice a second time â€œThe Department has determined that with consideration of a revised HED the Northwestern proposal is in the best report. Output On: February 06, 2013 8:57 AM Âť See PRENTICE, page 9 The report, written by commissioner
A mere signature on a petition is not enough for University President Morton Schapiro, who will travel to Springfield, Ill., and Washington, D.C., to further the gun control discussion. More than 350 presidents of colleges and universities have signed the College Presidents for Gun Safety petition since it launched in December in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Schapiro told the Daily about his plan in an email Thursday and said his name was not featured on the petition because he felt he could do more. â€œThe reason I donâ€™t simply add my name is that I donâ€™t think they make a substantive Successful difference in the policy lobbying is world,â€? Schadone quietly. piro wrote. Morton Schapiro, â€œFor a cause as important University as gun conpresident trol, I find it to be more effective to speak directly with representatives in Springfield and in D.C. about that matter.â€? He did not share any specifics about his planned trips. â€œSuccessful lobbying is done quietly,â€? Schapiro wrote in a follow-up email Thursday night. Schapiro also explained he receives several petitions per week for many different causes. This particular petition gained notoriety at a press event Feb. 4 when Secretary of Education Arne Duncan endorsed it along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the executive committee of the American Association of Universities, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrations and the United States Student Association. Schapiroâ€™s announcement of his upcoming trips came just a day after the Associated Student Government
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ETHS graduate stars in ‘Book of Mormon’
A longtime Chicago stage actor and an Evanston Township High School graduate (‘89), James Vincent Meredith takes on an important role in Chicago’s version of the Tony Award-winning musical, “The Book of Mormon,” according to the Chicago SunTimes. “Avenue Q” composer Robert Lopez and “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone jointly created the Broadway musical, which tells the tale of two Mormon missionaries trying to connect with a remote village in Northern Uganda. Meredith plays the spiritual leader of the village, Mafala Hatimbi. Meredith grew up in Evanston, where his parents still live. He studied acting at the Piven Theatre Workshop based in Evanston, according to the Sun-Times, where he attended five years of drama instruction taught by Byrne and Joyce Piven. He is also currently a member of the Steppenwolf ensemble, a local Chicago theater company.
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