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Dean: Loud partying must stop

Northwestern Dean of Students Burgwell Howard says roudy student behavior last week threatens the school’s relations with the surrounding community.

Though NU makes many beneficial contributions to Evanston, including the Special Olympics and Campus Kitchens, irresponsible behavior by a few students can negate them, Howard said.

Northwestern Dean of Students Burgwell Howard says roudy student behavior last week threatens the school’s relations with the surrounding community.

Though NU makes many beneficial contributions to Evanston, including the Special Olympics and Campus Kitchens, irresponsible behavior by a few students can negate them, Howard said.

“All these things get erased because of the conduct of 10, 15 individuals,” he said. “Reputations are very easy to lose and very hard to get back.”

Residents of the neighborhoods west of campus reported students vandalizing construction signs along Maple Avenue and chanting as they walked in the streets, Howard said. In an e-mail sent to students at about 1 a.m. Saturday, he questioned the students’ behavior.

These action are "highly disappointing to the Dean’s Office and disheartening and infuriating to the other neighbors,” Howard said in the e-mail.

Two 22-year-old students received tickets Thursday for being too loud late at night, one on the 900 block of Gaffield Place and the other on the 800 block of Hamlin Street, said Evanston Police Department Cmdr. Tom Guenther.

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