A Year in Review

As the year comes to an end, take a look back on 2015 with The Daily Northwestern. From multimillion dollar donations to Dillo Day's cancelation to student activism, we bring you our top news stories and features from the past year.

Deciding Divestment

Student activists face obstacles beyond their control
Lost in Transition

Visiting professor’s past raises questions about hiring process
A Bid for Diversity

Greek life reflects on its ongoing effort for diversity, inclusion
Student groups report long wait times for Blaze Pizza fundraiser checks
When Sandeep Bharadwaj signed up his student group for a fundraiser, he did not expect that it would take 11 weeks — and what he said were more than 20 phone calls — to get his money.
Frustrated with lack of support, graduate student parents search for solution
A group of students formed the NU Student Parent Alliance last year to lobby the University for more support for student parents.
ASG continues push for credit requirements reduction
With the arrival of the new Weinberg dean over the summer, ASG issued a report calling on the school to reduce the number of credits students need to graduate.

Crisis in Springfield

Balancing Without a Budget
Read The Daily's coverage on how the state budget impasse is affecting Evanston.
Evanston social services cope with Illinois budget stalemate

Social service agencies are expected to deplete their cash reserves by the end of the year
Evanston school officials fear state cuts amid budget impasse

Districts 65 and 202 foresee several situations in which their funding could be cut significantly
Evanston Animal Shelter moves on from CARE controversy
Alisa Kaplan and Vicky Pasenko officially took over the shelter after CARE departed a year ago, following controversy over CARE's canine euthanasia rate.
After Chicago action, discussion of minimum wage hike reaches Evanston
As efforts on a statewide and Chicago level to raise the minimum wage have increased, the possibility of a wage hike in Evanston has been raised.
Young Evanston model Kaylyn Pryor remembered for energy, ambition after Chicago shooting
Pryor had plans to send in her first signed modeling contract, but she was shot and killed on Chicago's South Side before she could. Those closest to her remember her for her commanding energy and ambition.
Gun buyback activist questions efficacy of program after recent shootings
Less than three years after Carolyn Murray’s son was gunned down on the city’s West Side, Murray called on city officials to reinstate community-based gun buyback events.
The Daily returns to newsstands Jan. 5, 2016. In the meantime, check dailynorthwestern.com for coverage throughout the break, and you can find past 2015 issues of The Daily here.