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In Focus: As town-gown strains subside, concerns over communication gaps, University contributions linger

In Focus: As town-gown strains subside, concerns over communication gaps, University contributions linger

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter

May 19, 2017


Filed under City, Education, In Focus, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

When Morton Schapiro stepped into his role as Northwestern’s president in 2009, Elizabeth Tisdahl, who had just been elected Evanston mayor, immediately reached out to him. Tisdahl said she threw Schapiro a welcoming party and gave him homemade baked goods to send a clear message: She wanted the...

In Focus: Following allegations, students challenge IFC’s approach to teaching sexual assault prevention

In Focus: Following allegations, students challenge IFC’s approach to teaching sexual assault prevention

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Greek, In Focus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Sharon Wang was one of more than 300 students who marched Feb. 10 to support survivors following allegations of druggings and sexual assaults at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Wang, who said she is a survivor of sexual assault, shared her story at the march in front of the crowd gathered outside the fraternity’s national...

In Focus: Northwestern students grapple with challenges of finding affordable internship experiences

In Focus: Northwestern students grapple with challenges of finding affordable internship experiences

Amanda Svachula, Reporter

May 8, 2017


Filed under Campus, In Focus, Top Stories

When a prestigious publishing firm offered Weinberg senior Haley Dunbrack an internship in Los Angeles last summer, she was thrilled — until she realized she could not afford it. Dunbrack comes from a low-income background and said she needs to make enough money during the summer to contribute to...

In Focus: Northwestern’s graduate student unionization effort diverges despite common cause

In Focus: Northwestern’s graduate student unionization effort diverges despite common cause

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

March 3, 2017


Filed under Campus, In Focus, Top Stories

As a graduate student instructor, LaCharles Ward always considered himself a Northwestern employee. The fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the School of Communication grew up on the West Side of Chicago, where he said he saw the benefits of unions first hand. His grandfather was a union worker for the...

In Focus: Aftermath of NU-Q student’s mental health crisis highlights differences between Evanston, Qatar sites

In Focus: Aftermath of NU-Q student’s mental health crisis highlights differences between Evanston, Qatar sites

Olivia Exstrum and Stephanie Kelly

February 15, 2017


Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

Rhytha Zahid Hejaze arrived at Northwestern University in Qatar in August 2013, excited to study journalism at a top university. She did not expect that eventually she would face academic suspension at the end of her third year, much less spend a night in a Qatari jail cell. During her freshman year,...