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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...

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...