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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...

An invisible minority: The low-income experience at Northwestern

An invisible minority: The low-income experience at Northwestern

Sammy Caiola, Reporter

October 29, 2013


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...

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...