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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, 2016


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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...

In Focus: Northwestern theater community tackles representation challenges

In Focus: Northwestern theater community tackles representation challenges

Matthew Choi, Reporter

May 25, 2016


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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...

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, 2016


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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...

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, 2016


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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....

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, 2016


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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...

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, 2016


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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...

In Focus: Liquor liability

In Focus: Liquor liability

Alice Yin, Managing Editor

March 1, 2016


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...

In Focus: Searching for safe spaces

In Focus: Searching for safe spaces

Mariana Alfaro, Reporter

February 23, 2016


Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, In Focus, Student Groups, Top Stories

Surrounded by hundreds of other protesters, Qunsia Daniel marched past security and into the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion basketball courts, surprising an audience of student-athletes, alumni and top University officials. As Daniel and the other protesters — many of them black Northwestern students ...

In Focus: As University recruits more low-income students, textbook costs still a barrier

In Focus: As University recruits more low-income students, textbook costs still a barrier

Shane McKeon, Development and Recruitment Editor

November 18, 2015


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Lindsey Pape was eyeing a second major. Pape, then a freshman studying Radio, Television and Film, considered expanding her studies with environmental science: After all, she wants to make documentaries about the environment. But then she started adding up the costs of General Chemistry and Math...

In Focus: A bid for diversity

In Focus: A bid for diversity

Alice Yin, Campus Editor

November 12, 2015


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When Fei Wang went through recruitment two years ago, she was not sure she would be accepted as a lesbian, first-generation Chinese immigrant. Today, the Weinberg junior serves as the first-ever campus inclusion and community chair for her sorority. “Having the position itself opens up room for conversation,”...