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In Focus: Fifth Ward residents advocate for neighborhood school in historical building

In Focus: Fifth Ward residents advocate for neighborhood school in historical building

Colin Boyle and Ryan Wangman

June 1, 2018


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In the 1960s, Jerome Summers was among the first group of students bussed from the only neighborhood school in the historically black 5th Ward to a majority-white school outside of the ward — an effort to further the school district’s goal of eliminating de facto segregation. As part of that goal,...

Beyond the Binary: NU transgender students face obstacles navigating the housing process

Christopher Vazquez, Video Editor

June 1, 2018


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Transgender students’ struggle to find adequate housing arrangements at Northwestern because of limited gender open housing options. Because of the complications of changing legal sex on official documentation, students like Weinberg freshmen Chase Stokes and Ezra Okeson, transgender men, still face...

In Focus: One year after petition, Bienen students, faculty push to diversify music curriculum

In Focus: One year after petition, Bienen students, faculty push to diversify music curriculum

Ally Mauch, Assistant Web Editor

May 18, 2018


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Since she began playing the flute in fifth grade, Julia Clipper remembered only ever playing one piece composed by a woman. That was until this past April, when the Bienen senior, frustrated with the lack of representation in classical music, performed what she called an “intersectional feminist...

In Focus: Following years of limited departmental accountability, RTVF students push for Media Arts Grant reform

In Focus: Following years of limited departmental accountability, RTVF students push for Media Arts Grant reform

Allie Goulding, Assistant Design Editor

May 16, 2018


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About two years ago, Northwestern awarded Communication senior Sam Shapiro a $1,000 grant to create a short film. He never finished it. Shapiro believes he didn’t deserve the money in the first place. These funds were designated through the Media Arts Grant system, which was implemented by the Department...

In Focus: As Feinberg surpasses initial ‘We Will’ fundraising goal, progress on tuition-free initiative lags behind

In Focus: As Feinberg surpasses initial ‘We Will’ fundraising goal, progress on tuition-free initiative lags behind

Peter Kotecki, Editor in Chief

May 7, 2018


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Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine made a rare announcement in 2014: It would create an endowment large enough to provide a tuition-free education to all medical students. The initiative is part of the University’s “We Will” campaign, a $3.75 billion fundraising effort that has transformed...

In Focus: Fifty years after Bursar’s Office Takeover, Northwestern reconciles continued parallels in black student concerns

In Focus: Fifty years after Bursar’s Office Takeover, Northwestern reconciles continued parallels in black student concerns

Troy Closson, Print Managing Editor

May 3, 2018


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Kathryn Ogletree (Weinberg ’71, Graduate School ’76) was just a freshman when she helped mobilize and lead a 38-hour sit-in that would change the course of the University’s relationship with black students. It was May 3, 1968. Black students at Northwestern had organized the night before ...

In Focus: With demand for greater accessibility, Northwestern staff, students aim to close institutional gaps

In Focus: With demand for greater accessibility, Northwestern staff, students aim to close institutional gaps

Jake Holland, Development and Recruitment Editor

March 9, 2018


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Accessibility does not rank highly on Northwestern students’ list of priorities. In one section of Associated Student Government’s most recent annual analytics survey, Northwestern students were asked to allocate points among 16 prompts, said Austin Gardner, ASG’s vice president for accessibili...

In Focus: Student-athletes face unique mental health challenges, work to overcome stigma of getting help

In Focus: Student-athletes face unique mental health challenges, work to overcome stigma of getting help

Joseph Wilkinson, Sports Editor

March 7, 2018


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At the Northwestern women’s basketball game against Indiana on Jan. 14, 2017, Amber Jamison didn’t wear her regular jersey. Instead, she wore No. 5 in honor of Jordan Hankins, her best friend on the team. Just five days earlier, Hankins had died by suicide. Jamison scored 13 points that afternoon, helping lead the Wildcats to a win. Three days later, she put...

In Focus: Under proposed housing plan, Northwestern’s residential life faces uncertain future

In Focus: Under proposed housing plan, Northwestern’s residential life faces uncertain future

Allyson Chiu and Maddie Burakoff

February 19, 2018


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When picking a college, Scarlett Machson wasn’t sure Northwestern was the right fit for her. Though her mother was pushing her to apply to NU, Machson said she wasn’t excited about the prospect of becoming a Wildcat. But then she discovered the Communications Residential College. After scrolling...

In Focus: As NU goes global, professors raise concerns of pay, gender equity among non-tenure language faculty

In Focus: As NU goes global, professors raise concerns of pay, gender equity among non-tenure language faculty

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

November 21, 2017


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At Northwestern, not all faculty feel they are treated equally. According to a survey on faculty compensation, 50 percent of all instructional or clinical faculty — who are ineligible for tenure — were satisfied with their salaries. But for those in the humanities in the Weinberg College of Arts...

In Focus: New University initiative aims to alleviate costs of materials for low-income freshmen in STEM courses

In Focus: New University initiative aims to alleviate costs of materials for low-income freshmen in STEM courses

Allyson Chiu, Print Managing Editor

November 17, 2017


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When most people feel like spoiling themselves, they indulge in decadent meals or go on shopping sprees. Communication freshman Carter Liebman treated himself to a Northwestern education. “My being nice to myself and spending money on myself was coming here,” he said. “And ultimately, that's...

In Focus: Student leaders struggle with University’s barrier-free initiative for group admissions

In Focus: Student leaders struggle with University’s barrier-free initiative for group admissions

Stavros Agorakis, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 15, 2017


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A self-described “overachiever,” Weinberg junior Danielle Hojnicki thrived in her high school social scene. As a leader and member of several organizations — National Honor Society, choir, an art club, among others — she always felt eager to pursue her extracurricular interests. But coming...