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In Focus: Northwestern theater community tackles representation challenges

In Focus: Northwestern theater community tackles representation challenges

Matthew Choi, Reporter

May 25, 2016


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As a student playwright, Kori Alston has experienced firsthand the dearth of diversity in the Northwestern theater community. While casting his play, “The Alexander Litany,” which explores black masculinity, the Communication sophomore needed four black men. At auditions this winter, only one tried...

In Focus: Northwestern grapples with unique needs of international students as percentage of foreign undergraduates grows

In Focus: Northwestern grapples with unique needs of international students as percentage of foreign undergraduates grows

Sophia Bollag, In Focus Editor

May 24, 2016


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The opportunity to work as a journalist in South Africa helped convince Sofia Rada she wanted to attend Northwestern. “Because the adrenaline found in exploring unknown territory excites me, I would jump on the opportunity to complete my (journalism) residency in South Africa,” Rada wrote in her...

In Focus: Students call for better resources navigating sexual harassment, mental health issues on study abroad programs

In Focus: Students call for better resources navigating sexual harassment, mental health issues on study abroad programs

Peter Kotecki, Development and Recruitment Editor

May 20, 2016


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While Victoria Ledford and Kassamira Carter-Howard were studying abroad in Morocco, unfamiliar men would often harass and catcall them. When a man followed Ledford home, she asked women in her host family for help. “They’d be like, ‘That’s happened to me before,’” the SESP junior said....

In Focus: As Lyrica profits dry up, Northwestern seeks another ‘blockbuster’ drug

In Focus: As Lyrica profits dry up, Northwestern seeks another ‘blockbuster’ drug

Peter Kotecki, Development and Recruitment Editor

April 10, 2016


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Northwestern boasts some of the deepest pockets of any university in the country. Its more than $10 billion in net assets is the product of many factors — wealthy donors, pricey tuition, shrewd investments. But one of the largest reasons for the University's wealth is Lyrica, a pharmaceutical used...

In Focus: For students dealing with mental health issues, medical leave process presents obstacles

In Focus: For students dealing with mental health issues, medical leave process presents obstacles

Olivia Exstrum, In Focus Editor

March 4, 2016


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John Mederich experienced his first mental breakdown in October 2013. A report on the incident described a volatile scene. According to medical records obtained by The Daily, a friend became worried when Mederich began acting strangely, “furious, ranting, raving.” “He started sobbing, a...