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In Focus: While Medill rebuilds its investigative journalism program, shadow of damaged legacy still lingers

In Focus: While Medill rebuilds its investigative journalism program, shadow of damaged legacy still lingers

Clare Proctor, Reporter

January 24, 2020

Anthony Porter had two days left to live. He had been found guilty of murdering a young couple on the South Side of Chicago in 1982. Porter was set to be executed in September 1998. Porter’s lawyers were able to get him a stay of execution from the Illinois Supreme Court, on the basis that Porter,...

In Focus: Students grapple with bureaucracy, lack of clarity after returning from medical leave

In Focus: Students grapple with bureaucracy, lack of clarity after returning from medical leave

Neya Thanikachalam, Assistant Campus Editor

November 25, 2019

While on medical leave last year, Medill senior Drake Wilson received a letter from Northwestern reassuring him that he was “still a part of the Wildcat community” even if he wasn’t physically on campus. But following a frustrating and time-consuming process to return to the University after three...

Toppling the Trigger: Following 8th Ward shootings, victims’ loved ones search for hope

Christopher Vazquez, Digital Managing Editor

October 25, 2019

There were no murders in Evanston’s 8th Ward in the five years leading up to 2016. In the last three years, the ward and its surrounding areas have seen three gun homicides. In our latest episode of “Toppling the Trigger,” The Daily’s series on gun violence in Evanston, survivors and community...

In Focus: As student mental health concerns rise, parents and social workers worry District 65 services aren’t equitable

In Focus: As student mental health concerns rise, parents and social workers worry District 65 services aren’t equitable

Marissa Martinez, Print Managing Editor

May 31, 2019

Margaret Rothe has met with children from almost every elementary and middle school in Evanston during her 25 years as a social worker in Evanston/Skokie School District 65. By now, she’s working with the second or third generation of the same families, who are reporting similar mental health problems,...

In Focus: Parents of students with disabilities say Evanston schools are failing to support their children

In Focus: Parents of students with disabilities say Evanston schools are failing to support their children

Julia Esparza and Kristina Karisch

May 30, 2019

In January, Tandria Collins got a call from her daughter, an eighth-grader at Haven Middle School. She was hiding in a school bathroom after girls approached her wanting to fight. Her daughter Chayce had her hood pulled over her hair so “no one would try to pull it if they fought” as she cried to...