The Daily Northwestern

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...

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 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...