In Focus: Forging a free press at Northwestern's Qatar campus

In Focus: Forging a free press at Northwestern's Qatar campus

Rafi Letzter, Reporter
May 13, 2013
Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

In his commencement speech Wednesday at Northwestern University in Qatar, then-senior Ismaeel Naar reminded his classmates of their projects addressing the Syrian revolution and obesity in Qatar. Listening in their purple robes — more than 7,000 miles from Evanston — the journalism and communication... Read More »

Medill Justice Project director explains name change

Rafi Letzter, Reporter
February 7, 2013
Filed under Blogs, On Campus

For the first time since the Medill Innocence Project was founded at Northwestern in 1999, the program underwent a name change. Medill Justice Project director Alec Klein said today the December change of the program’s title was primarily a trademark issue, with no planned change in program goals... Read More »

Letzter: There is no such thing as a holiday tree

Rafi Letzter, Assistant Photo Editor
December 6, 2012
Filed under Holiday Guide 2012

Everything you think you know about Hanukkah is wrong. It is not at all like Christmas. Lumping them together under the banner of “The Holidays” is a mistake. As I understand it from an outsider’s perspective, Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus. Although of course for many secular... Read More »

Photo gallery: Football: Northwestern vs. Illinois

Photo gallery: Football: Northwestern vs. Illinois

Rafi Letzter, Assistant Photo Editor
November 24, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Multimedia, Photo Gallery

Northwestern kept its foot on the pedal until the end, crushing in-state rival Illinois 50-14 on Saturday. The Wildcats were once again led by the tandem of junior quarterback Kain Colter and junior running back Venric Mark. NU racked up more than 300 yards on the ground, led by Mark's 127 and Colter's... Read More »

Photo gallery: Stage set for Election Night in Chicago

Photo gallery: Stage set for Election Night in Chicago

Rafi Letzter, Assistant Photo Editor
November 6, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Daily Decision, Photo Gallery

Photo gallery: The Color ROAR

Photo gallery: The Color ROAR

Rafi Letzter, Assistant Photo Editor
October 22, 2012
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Gallery, Student Groups

Gusts of powdered color exploded in the air as nearly 100 Northwestern students engaged in Northwestern Homecoming's first-ever charity paint fight, The Color ROAR, on Sunday. Primal drums rumbled as the rhythm and dance group Boomshaka counted down for the fight... Read More »

An introduction to The Shot

An introduction to The Shot

Rafi Letzter, Assistant Photo Editor
October 20, 2012
Filed under Blogs, The Shot

The Shot is a new Daily blog devoted to images, the stories they tell and the craft of producing them. The Shot will showcase hard news and features, post discussions with photographers and work through a variety of questions surrounding photojournalism. For The Shot's inaugural post, Daily... Read More »

Photo gallery: Football: Northwestern vs. Minnesota

Photo gallery: Football: Northwestern vs. Minnesota

Rafi Letzter, Assistant Photo Editor
October 13, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Multimedia, Photo Gallery

MINNEAPOLIS — When Northwestern needed it the most, its defense stepped up and sealed the Wildcats’ 21-13 win over Minnesota on Saturday. The Golden Gophers (4-2, 0-2 Big Ten) drove deep into the Cats’ territory late in the fourth quarter, but the defense held from eight yards out to preserve... Read More »

Photo gallery: Football: Northwestern vs. Indiana

Photo gallery: Football: Northwestern vs. Indiana

Rafi Letzter, Assistant Photo Editor
September 29, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Gameday, Multimedia, Photo Gallery, Top Sports Stories

Northwestern held off a furious rally from Indiana to beat the Hoosiers 44-29 today. The Wildcats’ offense was firing on all cylinders and set a new school record with more than 700 yards of total offense against the Hoosiers. The previous record was 674 yards, set in 2005 against Wisconsin. Junior... Read More »

Photo gallery: Football: Northwestern vs. Boston College

Photo gallery: Football: Northwestern vs. Boston College

Rafi Letzter and Gabriel Peal
September 15, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Multimedia, Photo Gallery, Sports

With Saturday’s 22-13 victory over Boston College, Northwestern has won all three of its games this season — each in a different way, and all in close calls. The Wildcats needed a fourth-quarter comeback against Syracuse and a couple of key turnovers against Vanderbilt to win their first two... Read More »

PHOTOS: Northwestern v. Indiana Football Game

Rafi Letzter
October 30, 2011
Filed under Archive, Manual

Q&A with Ben Kemper, storytelling NU freshman

Rafi Letzter
October 27, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Armed only with his animated gestures and precise, theatrical diction, Communication freshman Ben Kemper wows audiences with his storytelling. Drawing inspiration from history and folktales, Kemper... Read More »

Northwestern alum tells tales of 70s rock and roll

Rafi Letzter
October 20, 2011
Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

CEO and Northwestern alumnus Bill Sagan (WCAS ‘73) spoke at the McCormick Tribune Center Forum on Thursday about his company, Wolfgang's Vault, to an audience including University President Morton Schapiro... Read More »