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In Focus: Recent crimes spur University action

Kris Anne Bonifacio and Vasiliki Mitrakos

November 16, 2011


Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), Crime, In Focus

Earlier this month, a Northwestern student was walking behind Cahn Auditorium when three men approached him from behind and tried to take his cell phone. The attempted robbery came only two days after another Northwestern student was robbed of his cell phone, that time on his porch at an off-campus...

In Focus: Two years after blackface incident, community issues remain

Safiya Merchant

October 26, 2011


Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), In Focus

This week marks the two-year anniversary of Northwestern's blackface incident, when two students used blackface in their Halloween costumes, igniting a campus-wide controversy and triggering a discussion about race relations at NU. About a week after the incident, then-Weinberg sophomore Kellyn Lewis wrote i...

In Focus: Studying abroad in countries, times of crisis

Peter Larson

October 5, 2011


Filed under Campus (Archived), In Focus

Early one Sunday morning in January, Study Abroad Director Bill Anthony came across startling news: Egypt was on the verge of an uprising, and a Northwestern student was in the midst of it in Cairo. The drama in Egypt, which would spill over elsewhere in the Middle East, illustrated new challenges faced by ...

In Focus: Change, controversy defined Lavine’s time at Medill

Katherine Driessen and Alex Kane Rudansky

September 20, 2011


Filed under Campus (Archived), In Focus

Medill School of Journalism Dean John Lavine announced his retirement, effective at the end of the 2011-12 academic school year, in a statement Wednesday. The architect behind the Medill 2020 plan, Lavine has changed the direction of Medill during his tenure, expanding both the school's name and ac...

In Focus: ‘Dismantling of a legacy’: The rise and fall of David Protess

Brian Rosenthal

May 10, 2011


Filed under In Focus

A banner headline in the February 7, 1999 edition of the Chicago Tribune succinctly summarized the longtime reputation of Medill Prof. David Protess: "NU professor now a media superstar," the boldface font exclaimed. Protess and students in his Investigative Journalism class had spent the prior decade...

In Focus: University Career Services plans to boost outreach, consider new location

Kirsten Salyer

March 2, 2011


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived), In Focus

It's rare for students to happen upon Northwestern's University Career Services building by accident. Located on the far north end of campus at 620 Lincoln St., the nondescript stone structure is divided into two wings with no front door in sight. Its most noticeable sign is the suited undergrad clutching...

In Focus: McKeown makes Evanston feel like home

Matt Forman

March 1, 2011


Filed under In Focus, Sports

Joe McKeown's arms are crossed and he's holding a clipboard in his right hand. His shoes are untied and his whitish-gray hair sticks out from the top of his black jumpsuit. His eyes ping-pong across the court as his defense slides to prevent passes from working their way around the 3-point line. No...

In Focus: Saferide weighs establishing advisory board to improve effectiveness

Susan Du

February 28, 2011


Filed under Campus (Archived), In Focus

Although she has called SafeRide several times this year, Alice Li has never been able to use the service. Each time, she has been asked to wait for too long. "One of my biggest qualms with SafeRide is that when you call, they say they'll take at least an hour to get to you," the Medill freshman said. "...

In Focus: ASG mulls cutting Senate in half, campus-wide elections for senators

Annie Chang

February 21, 2011


Filed under Campus (Archived), In Focus, Student Government

After months of discussing how to make the Associated Student Government more representative and effective, some ASG Senate leaders have come up with an unexpected and dramatic solution: slicing the size of the organization by more than half. But that's only one of several options ASG leaders are curre...

In Focus: Inside Deru

Sean Collins Walsh

February 14, 2011


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived), In Focus

In 1896, a group of Northwestern students established a seniors-only honors fraternity to improve relations between student leaders and the University administration. They called it Deru. More than 100 years later, around 2000, Deru went underground and became NU's secret society. But that's no secret...

In Focus: Frats, sororities must make expensive accessibility upgrades or risk losing their houses

Rowena Li

February 8, 2011


Filed under Campus (Archived), In Focus

Greek life at Northwestern may be exclusive in more ways than one. But the University administration is working to change that by pushing to make fraternities and sororities more accessible to NU students with physical disabilities. The Greek organizations are on board with the plan in principle, but most ...

In Focus: Undocumented at Northwestern

Tania Karas

February 6, 2011


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived), In Focus

Last May, the Associated Student Government passed a piece of "emergency legislation" in response to a controversial immigration bill that had just been approved by the Arizona Legislature. The non-binding resolution stated, in part, that ASG would work to "raise awareness and bring about a campus di...