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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...

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...