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In Focus: Aftermath of NU-Q student’s mental health crisis highlights differences between Evanston, Qatar sites

In Focus: Aftermath of NU-Q student’s mental health crisis highlights differences between Evanston, Qatar sites

Olivia Exstrum and Stephanie Kelly
February 15
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Rhytha Zahid Hejaze arrived at Northwestern University in Qatar in August 2013, excited to study journalism at a top university. She did not expect that eventually she would face academic suspension at the end of her third year, much less spend a night in a Qatari jail cell. During her freshman year,... Read more »

In Focus: As University aims to increase awareness of Title IX process, reporting remains a taxing experience

In Focus: As University aims to increase awareness of Title IX process, reporting remains a taxing experience

Claire Hansen, Reporter
February 6
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Walking to class on day one of Winter Quarter 2016, Lucy Godinez saw the student who allegedly sexually assaulted her for the first time since leaving his apartment that night. At first, Godinez said she felt the standard awkwardness of running into a former sexual partner. But as they began making... Read more »

In Focus: A New Waa-Mu

In Focus: A New Waa-Mu

Mariana Alfaro, Web Editor
November 21
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During “Gold,” the 84th Waa-Mu Show, Communication senior Adhana Reid found herself on stage, singing a song she never felt comfortable with. "There were a number of microaggressive things that happened during that show's process,” Reid said during a panel last month. “One of the things ... Read more »

In Focus: After University lifts CAPS 12-session limit, students still feel pushed to seek outside care

In Focus: After University lifts CAPS 12-session limit, students still feel pushed to seek outside care

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
November 18
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This fall, Northwestern students twice received the standard email from administrators following a student’s death, urging them to seek grief counseling at Counseling and Psychological Services if needed. But when Alye Miller did so earlier this quarter after the death of a close friend, she found... Read more »

In Focus: Spending big on the future of Northwestern football

In Focus: Spending big on the future of Northwestern football

Bobby Pillote, Assistant Gameday Editor
November 13
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In a couple of years, Northwestern football players will be running drills against the scenic backdrop of Lake Michigan in one of the nation’s most expensive practice facilities. The $260 million Ryan Fieldhouse and adjoining Walter Athletics Center, due to be completed in summer 2018, will abut... Read more »

In Focus: Inside administrators’ efforts to preserve the appointment of former ambassador Karl Eikenberry

In Focus: Inside administrators’ efforts to preserve the appointment of former ambassador Karl Eikenberry

Julia Jacobs and Tyler Pager
May 27
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Karl Eikenberry had already bought a house in Winnetka. The former United States ambassador to Afghanistan had been appointed to serve as the first executive director of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies last November. Administrators were gushing about all the new opportunities the well-connected former U.S. Army leader and Stanfor... Read more »

In Focus: Northwestern theater community tackles representation challenges

In Focus: Northwestern theater community tackles representation challenges

Matthew Choi, Reporter
May 25
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As a student playwright, Kori Alston has experienced firsthand the dearth of diversity in the Northwestern theater community. While casting his play, “The Alexander Litany,” which explores black masculinity, the Communication sophomore needed four black men. At auditions this winter, only one tried... Read more »

In Focus: Northwestern grapples with unique needs of international students as percentage of foreign undergraduates grows

In Focus: Northwestern grapples with unique needs of international students as percentage of foreign undergraduates grows

Sophia Bollag, In Focus Editor
May 24
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The opportunity to work as a journalist in South Africa helped convince Sofia Rada she wanted to attend Northwestern. “Because the adrenaline found in exploring unknown territory excites me, I would jump on the opportunity to complete my (journalism) residency in South Africa,” Rada wrote in her... Read more »

Anxiety Abroad: Students call for better resources navigating sexual harassment, mental health issues on study abroad programs

Anxiety Abroad: Students call for better resources navigating sexual harassment, mental health issues on study abroad programs

Peter Kotecki, Development and Recruitment Editor
May 20
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While Victoria Ledford and Kassamira Carter-Howard were studying abroad in Morocco, unfamiliar men would often harass and catcall them. When a man followed Ledford home, she asked women in her host family for help. “They’d be like, ‘That’s happened to me before,’” the SESP junior said.... Read more »

In Focus: As Lyrica profits dry up, Northwestern seeks another ‘blockbuster’ drug

In Focus: As Lyrica profits dry up, Northwestern seeks another ‘blockbuster’ drug

Peter Kotecki, Development and Recruitment Editor
April 10
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Northwestern boasts some of the deepest pockets of any university in the country. Its more than $10 billion in net assets is the product of many factors — wealthy donors, pricey tuition, shrewd investments. But one of the largest reasons for the University's wealth is Lyrica, a pharmaceutical used... Read more »

In Focus: For students dealing with mental health issues, medical leave process presents obstacles

In Focus: For students dealing with mental health issues, medical leave process presents obstacles

Olivia Exstrum, In Focus Editor
March 4
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John Mederich experienced his first mental breakdown in October 2013. A report on the incident described a volatile scene. According to medical records obtained by The Daily, a friend became worried when Mederich began acting strangely, “furious, ranting, raving.” “He started sobbing, a... Read more »

In Focus: Liquor liability

In Focus: Liquor liability

Alice Yin, Managing Editor
March 1
Filed under Campus, Greek, In Focus, Top Stories

For the first time in at least nine years, the sorority quads were absent of the serenading male voices that had filled each chapter house for one night during Winter Quarter. The surrounding roads were empty of the buses that opened their doors to current and new Greek members, all clad in formalwear... Read more »