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Cat Zakrzewski
Cat Zakrzewski is the In FocusĀ editor of The Daily and a Medill junior. Her past positions include assistant summer editor, Campus editor, Holiday Guide editor, assistant In Focus editor, assistant Campus editor, copy editor, photographer and reporter. She is from Ambler, Penn., and has interned at The Chicago Sun-Times Homicide Watch, Northwestern Magazine and Montgomery News. She currently serves as a USA TODAY Collegiate Correspondent. Her other campus commitments include Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women.

Cat Zakrzewski, In Focus Editor

Mar 08, 2015
Dance Marathon brings in $1.1 million to support record number of children (Story)
Mar 07, 2015
Approaching the 120-hour mark, seniors reflect on four years in the tent (Story)
Mar 06, 2015
Dance Marathon 2015: Block 1 recap (Story)
Mar 05, 2015
In Focus: The mayor behind the myth (Story)
Feb 17, 2015
Freed inmate sues Northwestern, David Protess for $40 million (Story)
Jan 28, 2015
Warren Buffett’s sister donates more than $100 million to Northwestern (Story)
Jun 12, 2014
Clinton brings her book tour to Chicago (Story)
May 22, 2014
Updated: Police looking for individual who overturned Chabad House menorah (Story)
May 16, 2014
In Focus: Trial of the heart: Woman says Northwestern cardiac surgeon used ‘human experimentation’ (Story)
Apr 30, 2014
Finding facts in fiction: ‘Beneath the Harvest Sky’ brings authenticity to silver screen (Story)
Apr 20, 2014
Boston Marathon offers new start for Evanston runners shocked by last year’s bombings (Story)
Apr 15, 2014
After discontinuing Semester Online, Northwestern alters online education goals (Story)
Apr 03, 2014
Northwestern, consortium terminate online course-for-credit program (Story)
Apr 03, 2014
Iowa senator’s request revives controversy over medical device used at Northwestern (Story)
Dec 03, 2013
Make the most of your Reading Period celebrations (Story)
Nov 22, 2013
Family of James Foley honors one year anniversary of his capture (Story)
Nov 21, 2013
NU Conference on Human Rights hosts drones discussion (Story)
Nov 15, 2013
Northwestern launches new ID policy at Fitzerland tailgate (Story)
Nov 13, 2013
DMK Restaurants eyes Evanston location (Story)
Oct 10, 2013
Northwestern introduces more specific hazing policy (Story)
Oct 08, 2013
Game day brings few arrests, complaints after police increased presence (Story)
Oct 03, 2013
Evanston prepares for Homecoming, ‘College GameDay’ crowds (Story)
Oct 02, 2013
Northwestern begins online education initiatives (Story)
Sep 30, 2013
Homecoming to prep for Ohio State game with ’90s-themed events (Story)
Sep 28, 2013
‘College GameDay’ to broadcast from Northwestern (Story)
Sep 26, 2013
Politicians, activists call for action on gun control (Story)
Sep 25, 2013
Updated: Northwestern student transported after fall from fraternity house window (Story)
Sep 24, 2013
Ald. Ann Rainey applauds murder conviction in Evanston man’s death (Story)
Sep 24, 2013
‘Safe School Zone’ talks delayed again (Story)
Sep 24, 2013
Ald. Jane Grover looks to bring small professional athletic events to Northwestern (Story)
Sep 23, 2013
Schapiro teases A&O Blowout announcement (Story)
Sep 19, 2013
Chabad House looks to maintain recruitment levels in first full year of disaffiliation (Story)
Sep 01, 2013
ASG, students offer mixed views on new Subway in Norris (Story)
Aug 25, 2013
Schapiro applauds Obama’s plan for college affordability (Story)
Aug 21, 2013
New service RezEssentials aims to curb move-in day headaches (Story)
Aug 14, 2013
Video: Patients march to Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Story)
Aug 12, 2013
Photo gallery: Patients march to Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Story)
Aug 12, 2013
Patients march 7 miles to protest transplant policy at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Story)
Aug 08, 2013
Evanston launches shopping campaign to benefit nonprofits (Story)
Aug 08, 2013
Northwestern extends registration deadline for Semester Online (Story)
Aug 07, 2013
Kellogg donation to fund new master’s program, chaired professorship (Story)
Jul 24, 2013
Senate passes bipartisan agreement to reverse student loan rate hike (Story)
Jul 17, 2013
Photo gallery: Assault weapons ban debate (Story)
Jul 14, 2013
Grubbing soon: What’s new to eat this summer in downtown Evanston (Story)
Jul 04, 2013
Photo gallery: Fourth of July in Evanston (Story)
Jun 30, 2013
Photo gallery: Evanston’s second gun buyback event (Story)
Jun 30, 2013
Evanston residents trade guns for cash at second buyback event (Story)
Jun 25, 2013
Botched Blackboard upgrade leads to inadvertent emails (Story)
Jun 18, 2013
Finals cancellation may have affected hundreds of students (Story)
Jun 02, 2013
After long delays, headliners close rainy Dillo Day (Story)
May 31, 2013
Updated: Wiz Khalifa will headline Dillo Day, Mayfest announces day before festival (Story)
May 30, 2013
Mayfest will move performances to Patten in event of thunderstorms (Story)
May 30, 2013
Mayfest to announce Dillo Day performer Friday afternoon (Story)
May 29, 2013
Northwestern approves 3 new positions for Counseling and Psychological Services (Story)
May 28, 2013
Student’s death raises questions about lab access at Northwestern (Story)
May 28, 2013
Mayfest silent on headliner as Dillo Day nears (Story)
May 27, 2013
Juc E Frut wins Mayfest’s Battle of the Bands, gets Dillo Day slot (Story)
May 27, 2013
Updated: Smash Mouth to play Dillo Day afternoon rock slot (Story)
May 24, 2013
ASG, College Feminists spar over ‘The Vagina Monologues’ funding (Story)
May 23, 2013
Lunice to open for final Dillo Day act (Story)
May 22, 2013
Bienen graduate student says he may fail class after ‘racially insensitive’ incident (Story)
May 20, 2013
Students aim to regain traction for new student center advocacy (Story)
May 19, 2013
Schapiro receives honorary degrees from Garrett, Notre Dame (Story)
May 15, 2013
First weeks in office rocky for ASG’s Ani Ajith, Alex Van Atta (Story)
May 14, 2013
Northwestern to return Napoleon Bonaparte family letter to France (Story)
May 10, 2013
Indie band Walk the Moon to play Dillo Day (Story)
May 08, 2013
Despite confirmation delays, ASG determines some fall funding (Story)
May 07, 2013
Northwestern sets plans to honor Dmitri Teplov (Story)
May 07, 2013
International students from Mexico take issue with Cinco de Mayo letter (Story)
May 06, 2013
New carry-out program coming to dining halls (Story)
May 06, 2013
LA Dodgers part-owner to speak at School of Law commencement (Story)
May 06, 2013
Updated: McCormick sophomore Dmitri Teplov’s death ruled a suicide (Story)
May 05, 2013
Northwestern’s Qatar campus graduates second class (Story)
May 05, 2013
Students celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Lakefill bonfire (Story)
May 02, 2013
Northwestern closes in on unofficial Dillo Day campaign (Story)
May 01, 2013
Mayfest announces plans for second stage, Dillo Village (Story)
Apr 30, 2013
Northwestern announces two new programs in Israel (Story)
Apr 29, 2013
Students resume diversity talks with documentary (Story)
Apr 28, 2013
Internationally renowned Feinberg pharmacologist dies (Story)
Apr 25, 2013
Medill panel analyzes Boston Marathon coverage (Story)
Apr 25, 2013
Students discuss North Korean history, politics (Story)
Apr 22, 2013
Family of Medill alum James Foley, missing in Syria, to host awareness event (Story)
Apr 22, 2013
New ISA World Cup vendors draw student group leaders (Story)
Apr 22, 2013
Dead president’s run for ASG revealed (Story)
Apr 17, 2013
Updated: Northwestern School of Law dean comes out in support of admitting undocumented immigrants (Story)
Apr 17, 2013
Students call for support following Boston Marathon tragedy (Story)
Apr 16, 2013
In Boston Marathon aftermath, community attempts to provide support (Story)
Apr 15, 2013
Marathon tragedy hits home for Evanston runners, Northwestern community (Story)
Apr 11, 2013
‘How I Met Your Mother’ star Josh Radnor to visit Northwestern (Story)
Apr 11, 2013
Nick Swardson slated for A&O spring speaker (Story)
Apr 10, 2013
‘All-males club’: Election highlights gender gap in Associated Student Government (Story)
Apr 10, 2013
Series to bring Teach for America founder, other speakers to Northwestern (Story)
Apr 09, 2013
Northwestern announces plans to remember law prof Saturday (Story)
Apr 08, 2013
Meet the Candidates: Ani Ajith, Alex Van Atta stress ‘linking perspectives’ in ASG race (Story)
Apr 07, 2013
Associated Student Government nonverbal campaigns officially launch (Story)
Apr 04, 2013
Associated Student Government campaign reforms to take effect in upcoming election (Story)
Apr 03, 2013
Vote Evanston early voting initiative fails to attract students (Story)
Apr 02, 2013
New Diversity Leaders’ Group to address issues across Northwestern schools (Story)
Apr 01, 2013
Northwestern adds new shuttle stop at Lincoln Avenue and Sheridan Road (Story)
Apr 01, 2013
Weinberg Prof. Kathryn Bosher leaves legacy in classics (Story)
Mar 15, 2013
Debates between 1st Ward alderman candidates Fiske, Tivador focus on student concerns (Story)
Mar 08, 2013
CAPS looks to expand staff as more students request services (Story)
Mar 07, 2013
Vote Evanston campaign attempts to engage students in local election (Story)
Mar 05, 2013
Schapiro, ASG continue push for gun control (Story)
Mar 04, 2013
Family asks for information more than 100 days after Foley’s kidnapping (Story)
Mar 04, 2013
New York Times program reaches out to Northwestern student leaders (Story)
Feb 28, 2013
Students call for change at march, demonstration (Story)
Feb 28, 2013
Students call for change at afternoon walkout and demonstration (Story)
Feb 28, 2013
ASG attempts to follow through on Chabad House resolution (Story)
Feb 27, 2013
In first year on the job, Kirchmeier looks to bridge off-campus gap (Story)
Feb 27, 2013
As police close investigation, questions remain in Maddula’s death (Story)
Feb 25, 2013
Updated: Evanston Police reach conclusion in Harsha Maddula investigation (Story)
Feb 25, 2013
Northwestern Athletic Department seeks increased attendance at basketball games through various incentives (Story)
Feb 25, 2013
Updated: EPD concludes investigation into Maddula’s death, University responds (Story)
Feb 25, 2013
The fine points of funding: How student groups cash in with Associated Student Government (Story)
Feb 22, 2013
Northwestern partners with Coursera to continue online education development (Story)
Feb 21, 2013
Chabad House dispute arrives at ASG Senate (Story)
Feb 21, 2013
ASG services committee aims to accommodate students with new online resources (Story)
Feb 19, 2013
Medill Justice Project makes strides in shaken baby syndrome cases (Story)
Feb 17, 2013
Howard, Northwestern students get wild in rendition of ‘Harlem Shake’ meme (Story)
Feb 14, 2013
New Scorecard tool unlikely to impact Northwestern financial aid (Story)
Feb 13, 2013
ASG addresses Foley, Chabad House at senate (Story)
Feb 12, 2013
ASG plans campus music video (Story)
Feb 11, 2013
In Focus: With court date set, rift persists between Klein, Northwestern (Story)
Feb 08, 2013
Schapiro plans trips to Springfield and D.C. to discuss gun control (Story)
Feb 07, 2013
New Northwestern study shows writing intervention improves marital satisfaction (Story)
Feb 06, 2013
Northwestern alum Cody Keenan named President Obama’s chief speechwriter (Story)
Feb 06, 2013
Family turns to Syrian social networks for information about James Foley (Story)
Feb 05, 2013
Northwestern Green Cup to feature Earth Hour event (Story)
Feb 01, 2013
Northwestern students address racial profiling concerns at workshop (Story)
Jan 28, 2013
As Northwestern student’s petition gains support, Boy Scouts announce potential policy changes (Story)
Jan 25, 2013
Chabad House brings religious perspective to mental health discussion (Story)
Jan 24, 2013
Maddula toxicology report complete, but questions remain (Story)
Jan 23, 2013
Second memorial for Alyssa Weaver highlights her lasting legacy (Story)
Jan 22, 2013
Gun control debate comes to Northwestern as ASG plans to discuss resolution (Story)
Jan 16, 2013
New state law requires universities to accommodate religious practices (Story)
Jan 10, 2013
Mental health ENU coming to Wildcat Welcome (Story)
Jan 02, 2013
Updated: Medill alum James Foley taken in Syria, family says (Story)
Dec 05, 2012
Affirmative action panel discusses potential impact of Fisher v. University of Texas on Northwestern (Story)
Nov 30, 2012
NEMO re-evalutes plans for student emergency response team (Story)
Nov 30, 2012
Vigil commemorates laughter, life of Alyssa Weaver (Story)
Nov 29, 2012
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses city politics, 2012 election (Story)
Nov 27, 2012
Northwestern students, alumni petition against Chabad disaffiliation (Story)
Nov 27, 2012
Northwestern ranked among most stressful schools in nation (Story)
Nov 26, 2012
Panel examines stigma of mental illnesses (Story)
Nov 18, 2012
ASG, DU organize open mic night to raise money for Sandy-affected (Story)
Nov 18, 2012
Documentary raises awareness about female representation (Story)
Nov 15, 2012
Northwestern announces groundbreaking online courses for undergraduate students (Story)
Nov 15, 2012
ASG allocates student group funding, announces emergency response team (Story)
Nov 15, 2012
Q&A with ‘Boardwalk Empire’ star and Northwestern alumna Meg Chambers Steedle (Story)
Nov 14, 2012
Holiday drive proceeds last nonprofits throughout the year (Story)
Nov 13, 2012
Northwestern looks into providing massive open online courses (Story)
Nov 13, 2012
Campus Kitchens brings Thanksgiving dinner to hundreds of Evanston residents (Story)
Nov 11, 2012
Center for Student Involvement offers grant for creative collaboration (Story)
Nov 09, 2012
Website analyzes homicides in decade prior to abolition of Illinois death penalty (Story)
Nov 09, 2012
Knight Lab recognized for election coverage (Story)
Nov 08, 2012
More CAESAR changes coming after tepid student response to redesign (Story)
Nov 07, 2012
Thompson Plaza crowd celebrates Obama’s victory (Story)
Nov 06, 2012
For Obama supporters at CNN event, ‘nothing compares’ to Grant Park (Story)
Nov 06, 2012
For Obama supporters at CNN event, ‘nothing compares’ to Grant Park (Story)
Nov 05, 2012
Klein continues storytelling tradition in wake of religious discrimination lawsuit (Story)
Nov 05, 2012
Friday night dinners continue at Chabad House despite disaffiliation with Northwestern (Story)
Nov 01, 2012
ASG group explores drinking culture at Northwestern (Story)
Nov 01, 2012
ASG considers additional venue for Northwestern Day, passes Sandy resolution (Story)
Oct 31, 2012
Northwestern calls for discretion when choosing Halloween costumes (Story)
Oct 28, 2012
Medill Student Life director moves on to new role (Story)
Oct 24, 2012
Northwestern acknowledges disaffiliation of Chabad House (Story)
Oct 23, 2012
CRC watch-party attendees say final debate was close call (Story)
Oct 18, 2012
ASG meeting runs late as senators debate proposed executive position (Story)
Oct 17, 2012
CRC hosts third watch party as Obama, Romney spar (Story)
Oct 16, 2012
Traffic increases on Collegiate ACB website (Story)
Oct 15, 2012
A&O Blowout brings Nas, Young the Giant to Welsh-Ryan Arena (Story)
Oct 12, 2012
Young the Giant, Nas perform at A&O Blowout (Story)
Oct 12, 2012
Vice-presidential debate sways Northwestern students (Story)
Oct 11, 2012
Northwestern community remembers former Medill lecturer (Story)
Oct 11, 2012
ASG gears up for new school year at first Senate meeting (Story)
Oct 09, 2012
Northwestern officials, ASG representatives evaluate campus lighting (Story)
Oct 05, 2012
CTA discontinues U-Passes for Medill class (Story)
Oct 04, 2012
A&O Blowout tickets available Monday morning (Story)
Oct 04, 2012
A&O Blowout tickets to hit box office Monday morning (Story)
Oct 04, 2012
NU Votes registers students for 2012 election (Story)
Oct 02, 2012
Northwestern takes 10th place in online ranking of school traditions (Story)
Oct 02, 2012
New childcare center opens for Northwestern families (Story)
Oct 01, 2012
Medill alumna sells screen rights to best-selling novel (Story)
Sep 28, 2012
Illinois director of Lubavitch-Chabad voices support for Rabbi Klein (Story)
Sep 27, 2012
Northwestern pharmacy to accept third-party insurance policies (Story)
Sep 26, 2012
Rabbi admits alcohol was served at Chabad (Story)
Sep 26, 2012
Purple Goes Green raises awareness of sustainable campus options (Story)
Sep 25, 2012
Rabbi prepares for last service after dispute with University (Story)
Sep 24, 2012
While you were gone: Top Campus stories from summer (Story)
Sep 24, 2012
Northwestern unveils redesigned website (Story)
Sep 24, 2012
Green House, CCS remain separate in shared building (Story)
Sep 12, 2012
Northwestern officials split on stagnant U.S. News & World Report ranking (Story)
Sep 11, 2012
Updated: Northwestern stays at 12th in U.S. News & World Report rankings (Story)
Jul 29, 2012
Website helps students save on books (Story)
Jul 15, 2012
Schapiro comments on the end of higher education (Story)
May 24, 2012
Eboo Patel visits campus to speak about interfaith’s role in diversity (Story)
May 21, 2012
Warm weather, young vendors highlight Evanston’s 63rd annual garden fair (Story)
May 14, 2012
Peace Project speaker discusses impact of mountaintop removal (Story)
May 10, 2012
Purple Posse restructures in response to feedback (Story)
May 04, 2012
Women Into Philosophy group celebrates one year anniversary (Story)
May 04, 2012
Evanston food author snags HarperCollins deal (Story)
Apr 30, 2012
Q&A: Evanston Township High School alum, now NY Times writer, wins Pulitzer Prize (Story)
Apr 27, 2012
CashStripe program to be terminated after two decade run (Story)
Apr 25, 2012
NU’s Engineering World Health plans fundraiser for Mission Outreach (Story)
Apr 25, 2012
Diversity of classes, dancers keeps Foster Dance Studios fresh after 7 months in business (Story)
Apr 24, 2012
New library system speeds up printing process (Story)
Apr 19, 2012
Former Dawes teacher, now volunteer, recognized for school garden program (Story)
Apr 17, 2012
MUSAC names Cytrynbaum winner of Medill Students’ Choice Award (Story)
Apr 13, 2012
Sheil to bring Kairos retreat to NU (Story)
Apr 13, 2012
Evanston residents gear up for falcon hatching (Story)
Apr 12, 2012
Northwestern’s Apple Store aware of new Mac virus (Story)
Apr 04, 2012
Professor’s lecture questions portrayal of lesbians in cinema (Story)
Nov 06, 2011
Northwestern Dance Marathon announces emcees for 2012 (Story)
Oct 03, 2011
Kellogg prof balances motherhood, cycling (Story)