Week in Review Nov. 19: Townies cry and accusations fly

    In case you were busy planning your Thanksgiving menu, here’s a recap of some news you may have missed this week.

    Meeting leads to much hollering, few blow jobs
    About 60 students, administrators, Evanston residents and elected officials were brought to Seabury Tuesday for a forum on topics like off-campus parties and occupancy violations. The meeting was the first in what Burgie Howard said would be a series of quarterly talks. We’ve got the whole story right here.

    In related news, Happiness Club under investigation for first degree murder
    Assistant State’s Attorney Celeste Stewart Stack declared in court Wednesday that Medill Innocence Project students violated the law in investigating the Anthony McKinney case. Stack alleges that the students illegally recorded a conversation with a potential alternate suspect, though Medill Professor David Protess maintains that the taping was legal. Head over to our playmates at The Daily Northwestern for the full story.

    IFC also wants to stress that women have always been allowed
    After more than a year’s worth of preparation, the Interfraternity Council is looking to get university permission to serve alcohol in fraternity houses. Under the proposal, the university would set up an application process by which fraternities would apply to hold BYOB and bar events in on-campus houses for of-age students. We’ve got the whole thing here.

    Effect not as great as Four Loko ban, students report
    A recent Evanston City Council decision to increase gasoline and utilities taxes means that off-campus students may end up paying more in rent. The increase, which will help to decrease the city’s budget deficit, will go into effect in 2011. Head over to The Daily for more.

    Not to be outdone, University of Chicago literary society to discuss Sartre at Soldier Field
    ESPN College Gameday will broadcast from Chicago Saturday as the Wildcats take on Illinois at Wrigley Field. This will be the first college football game played at Wrigley since 1938. Check out NU Sports for more information.


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