Week in Review May 20: Beer, buses and budgets

    In case you were busy catching up on the latest Dillo Day rumors, here’s a recap of some news you may have missed this week.

    Relay for Life raised a record amount last weekend. Photo by Julie Kliegman / North by Northwestern.

    Facilities actually planted the seeds months ago
    After deciding students were just too sober on Dillo Day, Mayfest and the university announced that this year’s festivities will feature a beer garden. Beers, which range from light and boring to local and hard to pronounce, will cost $5 each. Students will have to bring their Wildcard and another form of ID, and can purchase a maximum of five drinks. One intrepid, young and dashingly handsome[citation needed] reporter has the full story here.

    Their teacher, Ms. Frizzle, was taken into police custody for reckless endangerment
    Twenty elementary school students and an adult were taken to the hospital after two school buses collided in Evanston Tuesday. The students, who are from Chicago, were on a field trip to see Northwestern. None appeared to have suffered life-threatening injuries. Head over to our field trip buddies at The Daily Northwestern for the whole thing.

    Week in Review’s request for a Lakefill waterslide is still pending
    University administrators approved proposals by the Undergraduate Budget Priorities Committee. Student requests that will go into effect include better cell phone reception in in the main library and the Technological Institute, wireless Internet in Parkes Hall and Tech and more upperclassman housing. We’ve got more right here.

    Family and friends are relieved, but slightly irked he didn’t bring back souvenirs
    Medill alum James Foley was released from Libyan custody following more than 42 days of imprisonment by pro-Muammar Gadhafi forces. Three other journalists who had been detained were also freed. Check out The Daily for more.

    Turnout for rival philanthropy Relay for Death was fairly low
    Relay for Life raised $137,087 for the American Cancer Society, making this year’s Relay the most successful in Northwestern’s history. Going for 12 hours and ending last Saturday morning, Relay for Life will likely see an increase in the donation total as fundraising continues through August. We’ve got the whole story, as well as a photo slideshow, right here.


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