I went to a meeting Friday night organized by Adam Mendel, an NU student doing great research into the hidden history of NU founder and Evanston township namesake John Evans. Evanston served as governor of the Colorado Territory from 1862-65, and during his tenure he "decorated a Colonel Chivington and his men for their "valor in subduing the savages" at Sand Creek. In actuality, the Sand Creek Massacre resulted in the murder and mutilation of over 160 unarmed indigenous people. The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Andrew Johnson, asked Evans to resign as governor in 1865, but Northwestern had no problem honoring him on the Board of Trustees. Or by naming the alumni center after him. Keep your eyes and ears open for future info on the fight to tell the whole truth about John Evans.
Check out this crazy lady at last night's Lakers-Nuggets game. Apparently she's a convicted stalker of Kenyon Martin, and barged onto the court during the middle of a possession demanding to know "where's Kenyon?" How does a stalker get courtside seats? This is why being famous would suck. Via TBL.
I'm admittedly ignorant of European politics, but over the weekend I saw that Sarkozy got beat in the presidential race by the Socialist Party's François Hollande. Pretty cool. This means an oppositional voice to the conservatism and austerity (aka "rich people only spending money on themselves in the name of fiscal responsibility") that's defined the EU since the new millennium. At least that's what the news says. We'll see.
I'm a little confused as to why the NUPEs got docked points for profanity when the host got to say whatever he wanted, but that's beside the point. All I could think about after I hopped off stage was how bad it'd be for Donnell if/when his girl found out he was MCing GreekScene instead of taking out the trash like she told him to.
Whoever has NU in the top three "best food universities" must either have been high, or at the Allen Center. Possibly both. Will, thoughts?