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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...

In Focus: Amherst account inspires Northwestern student to reveal own sexual assault

In Focus: Amherst account inspires Northwestern student to reveal own sexual assault

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor
November 27, 2012
Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, In Focus, Top Stories

Earlier this quarter, an Amherst College student garnered national attention for her account of callous treatment by school administrators following her rape. For one Northwestern student, the story was all too familiar. “I battle my memories of the rape every day,” Weinberg senior Lauren Buxbaum wrote in a Facebook st...

In Focus: Athletic upgrades on hold

Colin Becht and Justin Schecker
May 15, 2012
Filed under In Focus, Sports

In October 2010, the Northwestern athletics department proudly announced it was embarking on drafting a master plan for athletic and recreational facilities upgrades. In a statement, athletic director Jim Phillips heralded the comprehensive study of NU's sports facilities, calling it "a monumental mi...