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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...

In Focus: A new push, but an old problem

Michele Corriston

May 6, 2012


Filed under Campus (Archived), Greek, In Focus

In January, a group of students held a meeting at the Black House to discuss the recent harassment of a Latina student. There, "The Collective," an unofficial group of students working to promote greater cultural sensitivity on campus, was born. The name has since dissolved, but its leaders remain...

In Focus: Can ASG be changed?

Michele Corriston and Patrick Svitek

April 11, 2012


Filed under Campus (Archived), Greek, In Focus

When Associated Student Government's next president takes office, he will inherit an organization facing a longstanding crisis of legitimacy and functional flaws, one even its top leaders say needs major reform. Campaign slogans dating back to the 1970s echo a cyclical push for change. "Away from Ineptitude." "Actio...

In Focus: Students seek ways to shape their schools

Kaitlyn Jakola

February 29, 2012


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived), In Focus

SESP senior Emily Kellner had a frightening realization last fall. The social policy major was trying to plan for post-graduation, searching for jobs that fit her qualifications, when she noticed something odd. "I just didn't quite feel that I was ready," she said. "When I started looking more critic...

In Focus: Why early action doesn’t apply to Northwestern

Jillian Sandler

February 1, 2012


Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), In Focus

For incoming Northwestern student Aric DiLalla, one of the 814 students admitted early decision to NU's class of 2016, committing to NU was a daunting choice. Before deciding to apply early, the Raleigh, N.C., native said he had to weigh the risk of graduating from college with significant debt aga...

In Focus: University expands diversity efforts schoolwide

Annie Chang

November 20, 2011


Filed under Academic, Administration, Alumni, Campus (Archived), In Focus

Northwestern Profs. Kimberly Gray and Manijeh Razeghi have a lot in common - both women are mothers who began teaching at McCormick in the early nineties - but the two professors have nearly opposite views on what it feels like to be a woman in an underrepresented field. Gray, the only tenured fema...