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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...

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...