News you might have missed: Nov. 3, 2013

    University to form new John Evans committee

    A second committee to study the history of John Evans is now in the works, according to a University release issued by President Morton Schapiro and Provost Dan Linzer. The group will continue the work of the existing study committee, tasked with investigating Evans’ involvement in the Sand Creek Massacre. That committee will report its findings in June 2014.

    The new committee will focus on “recommendations for ways that Northwestern can define more clearly the University’s relationships with Native Americans in the areas of academic programs, admissions, support services, and civic engagement and partnerships, as well as respond to the recommendations of the study committee,” according to the statement.

    The University is currently seeking recommendations for the new committee.

    Nevin’s wins bar fight with Bank of America

    Owners of Tommy Nevin’s Pub have settled a $5.5 million foreclosure suit filed by Bank of America N.A., ending a litigation dispute that began in March, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. The pubs' owners refinanced the Evanston and Naperville properties to avoid default, saving Northwestern students from grieving the death of yet another popular Evanston bar.

    Northwestern ranks sixth for Fulbright recipients

    Twenty-three Northwestern students and alumni were awarded 2013-2014 Fulbright grants, the University announced this week. The Fulbright grant is the flagship U.S. government sponsored program to fund international research projects. Northwestern ranks in the top 10 of Fulbright-producing researcher institutions for the eighth year in a row. Recipients of the 2013-2014 awards representing Northwestern will be studying in all corners of the globe, including projects in Mozambique, Colombia, India, Japan and Spain.

    Researchers turn off cancer gene with drug

    A Northwestern research team was the first to demonstrate delivery of a drug that turns off a critical gene that contributes to Glioblastoma multiforme, the brain cancer that killed Sen. Edward Kennedy, according to a University release. The research testing has increased survival rates for mice with the disease. Currently, GBM is aggressive and incurable, killing approximately 13,000 Americans every year.

    Visiting professor receives visual arts award

    Northwestern Artist-in-Residence Irena Knezevic was one of 10 artists to win awards from 3Arts, a nonprofit that supports Chicago artists, according to a University release. Award-winners were recognized for work in the fields of dance, music, theatre, visual arts and teaching arts. With her award for visual arts, Knezevic wins $15,000.

    Lauren Lindstrom contributed reporting.


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