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In Focus: McKeown makes Evanston feel like home

Matt Forman
March 1
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
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
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
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
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
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...

In Focus: Northwestern’s new hand

Brian Rosenthal
January 30
Filed under Campus (Archived), In Focus

It started in May 2009, when Dean of Students Mary Desler announced her retirement. The next month, Kellogg School of Management Dean Dipak Jain said he would step down as well. Then it was Chief Technology Officer Mort Rahimi, who made his announcement that September. In all, four members of the pr...

In Focus: Evanston will enforce ‘brothel rule’ starting in July, NU administration won’t fight it

Alex Kane Rudansky
January 23
Filed under City, In Focus

The Northwestern administration will not ask Evanston to reconsider its "brothel law," a zoning ordinance that will cause hundreds of students to be evicted next year from off-campus housing, a University official told THE DAILY on Monday. The law, which prevents more than three unrelated people fr...

Latest Innocence Project hearing shows widening rift between Northwestern, Director David Protess

Brian Rosenthal
January 18
Filed under Campus (Archived), In Focus

CHICAGO - For months, Northwestern University and one of its most high-profile faculty members, David Protess, stood united against Cook County prosecutors who sought student documents related to the Medill Innocence Project's investigation of convicted murderer Anthony McKinney. But under the weigh...

In Focus: University, police unfazed by large homicide increase in 2010

Sarah Freishtat
January 18
Filed under Crime, In Focus

A few days before Christmas, Evanston resident David Branch went to a friend's house on Seward Street to hang out and have a few drinks. A fight broke out, and the host, Michael Anderson, allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed his friend in the upper thigh, according to police reports. Anderson ap...

In Focus: Generation Cheat?

Sammy Caiola
January 12
Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived), In Focus

In the typical Northwestern student's schedule of classes, meetings and practices, finding time to write a class paper can be hard to manage. For one Weinberg junior, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, plagiarism was the answer. "It seemed like it was the end of the world, and there was no way...

In focus: Inside the study abroad drinking culture

Patrick Svitek
November 19
Filed under Campus (Archived), In Focus

More than 700 Northwestern students studied abroad last year. They formed long-lasting bonds with host families. They enjoyed exceptional research opportunities. They fully immersed themselves in unique and diverse cultures. And they apparently drank, too. A lot. At least that's according to an October re...