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Guest Essay: Carbon Pricing Is the Best First Step to Address Climate Crisis, By Co-leaders of Citizens’ Climate Lobby Evanston

With the current climate crisis, Evanstonians can feel proud of our Climate Action and Resilience Plan and our bold commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050. We are not alone in taking local action. Nearly 150 U.S. cities have committed to transition to clean renewable energy by 2050. These local commitments are critical in light of […]

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Harry Lennix and NU Friends Support Plans for New Performing Arts Center

A spirited group of Northwestern alumni, professors and current students, primarily from Communications and Theatre concentrations, gathered on Oct. 23 in a private room at the Celtic Knot to meet, mingle and learn about a new venture in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago: plans to create the Lillian Marcie Performing Arts Center as a place […]

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Overdue Tribute Honors Vietnam-Era Veterans

The image of American soldiers returning home as heroes who are recognized for their sacrifices contrasts sharply with the hostility and indifference that marked the return home of Vietnam War veterans. In May 2012, the federal government began partnering with local governments, private organizations and communities across America to participate in the Commemoration of the […]

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The Musical Offering Celebrates 20 years of Bringing Music to Evanston

Rick Ferguson, an Alabama native who is artistic director of The Musical Offering music school, the life of a musician is often “very nomadic – you follow where teaching leads you.” Mr. Ferguson was led to Evanston three decades ago by the prospect of getting his doctorate from Northwestern University. He did not complete his […]