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In Focus: Northwestern students feel safe despite high crime ranking

Rebecca Cohen
November 16
Filed under Crime, In Focus

For Valentine's Day 2008, Missy Strelec got a face full of pepper spray and a trip to the police station. Strelec, then a SESP sophomore, had stopped to use the Evanston Burger King's bathroom with a friend who also attended Northwestern. When the students stepped out of their stalls, two girls were wait...

In Focus: How bad is student partying at Northwestern?

Andrew Kaspar
November 14
Filed under Campus (Archived), In Focus

Last month, hundreds of thousands of visitors to the gossip website Gawker.com came to know Northwestern students as the epic ragers whose drunken antics had made Dean of Students Burgwell Howard "apoplectic." The irony was not lost on some - or perhaps anybody. NU's notoriously not-so-Big Ten party...

In Focus: The quarter system at Northwestern

Lark Turner
November 7
Filed under Campus (Archived), In Focus

If you think Northwestern is nickel-and-diming you, look at the quarters. The next University Strategic Plan is nearing completion, and if University President Morton Schapiro has his way, it will recommend an update to the quarter system to maximize student learning outside the classroom. As members of the N...

Exclusive Interview: Medill Prof. David Protess speaks on the state’s atty’s recent filing

Lauren Kelleher
November 16
Filed under Campus (Archived), In Focus, National

In October, the Cook County state's attorney's office sparked controversy when it subpoenaed materials, documents and e-mails regarding the Anthony McKinney case from Medill Prof. David Protess and his Investigative Journalism class, an action which may "chill" efforts to work on future cases, Protess sa...

Accessibility concerns at forefront

Katie Park
November 16
Filed under City, In Focus

If Leo Kirwan wants to go to Barnes & Noble, he can get to the store, but he can't get inside on his own. Even in sub-zero temperatures, he has to sit outside the store, 1630 Sherman Ave., waiting for another person to open the door for him.And then he must wait for someone to open the second set of do...