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In Focus: Northwestern community looks to change sexual assault procedures as Ludlow case moves forward

In Focus: Northwestern community looks to change sexual assault procedures as Ludlow case moves forward

Jeanne Kuang and Ciara McCarthy
May 27, 2014
Filed under Campus Safety, In Focus, Top Stories

In the midst of national outcry and campus activism, Northwestern may soon be defending itself against two lawsuits alleging the school mishandled students’ complaints of sexual assault and sexual harassment. On Thursday, the attorney of an NU graduate student said his client might sue the University...

In Focus: Northwestern community evaluates culture, resources for transgender students

In Focus: Northwestern community evaluates culture, resources for transgender students

Tyler Pager, Assistant In Focus Editor
April 21, 2014
Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

When Bea Sullivan-Knoff played a drag queen in an adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” last year, she connected with a part of herself she never knew existed. “That was the first time I had that fully embodied femininity, and it was a transformative experience for me,” the Communication...

In Focus: From locker room to courtroom: How the union movement came to Northwestern

In Focus: From locker room to courtroom: How the union movement came to Northwestern

Rohan Nadkarni and Alex Putterman
February 17, 2014
Filed under Football, In Focus, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

On Jan. 28, four men stood at a podium in Chicago with a momentous announcement: A group of Northwestern football players had signed union cards and were filing to unionize as University employees. Former Wildcats’ quarterback Kain Colter, National College Players Association President Ramogi Huma,...

Student’s hazing story sheds light on Northwestern’s ‘broken’ disciplinary system

Student’s hazing story sheds light on Northwestern’s ‘broken’ disciplinary system

Michele Corriston, Lauren Caruba, Joseph Diebold, Paulina Firozi, Patrick Svitek, and Kimberly Railey
November 26, 2013
Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

Sean Lavery’s face was red with blood. His cheeks and forehead were bruised. A plastic tube ran through his battered nostrils. It was May 19, 2012, and Lavery was in the emergency room with a busted nose, fractured in four places. Two weeks later, he returned for a surgery that totaled thousands of...

In Focus: Taking back Title IX: Northwestern joins national push to address sexual assault

In Focus: Taking back Title IX: Northwestern joins national push to address sexual assault

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor
November 21, 2013
Filed under Campus Safety, In Focus, Top Stories

After she was sexually assaulted twice on campus, one Northwestern student felt as though no one understood what she was going through. The first assault occurred during Homecoming 2012, when her sorority paired with the perpetrator’s fraternity for the weekend’s activities, she said. After the...