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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
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
Filed under In Focus, Sexual Assault, 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...

An invisible minority: The low-income experience at Northwestern

An invisible minority: The low-income experience at Northwestern

Sammy Caiola, Reporter
October 29
Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

Daniel Nissani hates asking for money. For his first three years at Northwestern, the SESP senior was mostly self-sufficient thanks to his Pell grant, a federal scholarship issued to students with financial need. But because his mom received a pay raise last year and a chunk of his financial aid was res...

In Focus: Schapiro’s unconventional first 4 years marked by successes, controversies

In Focus: Schapiro’s unconventional first 4 years marked by successes, controversies

Lauren Caruba, In Focus Editor
May 30
Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro does not always know what he is going to say. Before Schapiro’s first speech as president of Williams College in 2000, the school’s presidential search committee chairman asked about his planned remarks. Ray Henze got an “I don’t know” from Schapiro in re...

In Focus: Beyond the numbers: Recruitment push may not address diversity concerns

In Focus: Beyond the numbers: Recruitment push may not address diversity concerns

Ally Mutnick, Reporter
May 23
Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

Even before she came to campus for an admitted student day last April, Weinberg freshman Karley Woods heard about the tense state of race relations at Northwestern, an issue that made her hesitant to enroll. “It was just around that time when all the bias incidents were occurring,” she said. “Obviously,...