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Edge of glory: How Phillips led Northwestern onto the cusp of the college sports elite

Edge of glory: How Phillips led Northwestern onto the cusp of the college sports elite

Josh Walfish, Reporter
October 18, 2013
Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

Jim Phillips has always believed in the Wildcats' ability to grow. He became Northwestern's 21st athletic director in 2008. Four hours before kickoff Oct. 5, thousands of students lined up outside Gate T at Ryan Field in anticipation of Northwestern’s matchup against Ohio State. It’s a scene ma...

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, 2013
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, 2013
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,...

In Focus: Falling through the cracks: Northwestern eyes mental health oversight for study abroad

In Focus: Falling through the cracks: Northwestern eyes mental health oversight for study abroad

Gideon Resnick, Reporter
May 17, 2013
Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

Disclosure is vital for treating mental health. No one knows that better than Terri Weaver. While studying abroad in London in November, her daughter, Weinberg junior Alyssa Weaver, committed suicide. Shocked by her daughter’s death, Terri Weaver, 55, retired early to cope with the pain. “Alyssa...

In Focus: Forging a free press at Northwestern’s Qatar campus

In Focus: Forging a free press at Northwestern’s Qatar campus

Rafi Letzter, Reporter
May 13, 2013
Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

In his commencement speech Wednesday at Northwestern University in Qatar, then-senior Ismaeel Naar reminded his classmates of their projects addressing the Syrian revolution and obesity in Qatar. Listening in their purple robes — more than 7,000 miles from Evanston — the journalism and communication...

In Focus: Students demand Native American studies, recognition of Evans’ role in Sand Creek Massacre

In Focus: Students demand Native American studies, recognition of Evans’ role in Sand Creek Massacre

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor
March 1, 2013
Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

Northwestern did not celebrate “Founders’ Day” this year. Instead, officials called  NU’s 162nd anniversary a “birthday,” in an attempt to appease a group of students who associate the school’s founding with a much more violent moment in American history: the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre. ...

In Focus: Evanston looks to curb gun violence after 3 slain in 2012

In Focus: Evanston looks to curb gun violence after 3 slain in 2012

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
January 28, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, In Focus, Top Stories

Carolyn Murray has worked to strengthen gun control in Evanston for six years. But city efforts to curb Evanston street violence — which claimed three young lives in 90 days in the fall — came too late to save her son. In July, Murray began plans for Evanston’s first gun buyback program to...