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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


Filed under In Focus

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


Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

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


Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

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


Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

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,”...

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...