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In Focus: Northwestern’s new hand

Brian Rosenthal
January 30, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2010
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...

In Focus: Northwestern students feel safe despite high crime ranking

Rebecca Cohen
November 16, 2010
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, 2010
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, 2010
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, 2009
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, 2009
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...