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Olivia is a Medill senior studying journalism and political science. Her past positions at The Daily include In Focus editor, digital engagement editor, managing editor and campus editor. The Nebraska native is also an intern at Injustice Watch and is involved with her sorority. She previously worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Star in Johannesburg, The Medill Justice Project and The Chicago Reporter. You can reach Olivia via Twitter or email.

Olivia Exstrum, Web and Multimedia Editor

Feb 15, 2017
In Focus: Aftermath of NU-Q student’s mental health crisis highlights differences between Evanston, Qatar sites (Story)
Mar 04, 2016
In Focus: For students dealing with mental health issues, medical leave process presents obstacles (Story)
Oct 22, 2015
Graduate student parents raise concerns about representation on task force (Story)
Jun 03, 2015
AP journalist Kathy Gannon awarded James Foley Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism (Story)
May 22, 2015
Deciding divestment: Northwestern student activists face obstacles beyond their control (Story)
May 01, 2015
New Title IX investigator to help streamline sexual misconduct process (Story)
May 01, 2015
DM exceeds goal, funds 11 Starlight Sites (Story)
Apr 10, 2015
A&O hints at rapper T-Pain for spring show (Story)
Apr 01, 2015
Dance Marathon selects 2016 executive co-chairs (Story)
Apr 01, 2015
Northwestern hires first full-time Title IX investigator (Story)
Mar 10, 2015
Students carry mattresses, pillows to protest professor’s controversial article (Story)
Mar 06, 2015
Northwestern student reports sexual assault to police (Story)
Mar 06, 2015
Frustrated with lack of support, graduate student parents search for solution (Story)
Mar 03, 2015
Northwestern researchers find protein related to Alzheimer’s present in young people (Story)
Mar 03, 2015
Northwestern students petition to voice disagreement with divestment resolution (Story)
Mar 03, 2015
Northwestern forms faculty task force to assess undergraduate experience (Story)
Mar 03, 2015
Northwestern professor’s column on professor-student relationships sparks student backlash (Story)
Feb 24, 2015
Immigration activist, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas to speak at Northwestern (Story)
Feb 24, 2015
Northwestern poses transparency challenges as students move forward with divestment (Story)
Feb 22, 2015
‘Orange is the New Black’ star Natasha Lyonne to speak at Northwestern (Story)
Feb 19, 2015
Northwestern researchers find system in ear provides clues about hearing conditions (Story)
Feb 19, 2015
Northwestern not directly invested in corporations named in divestment resolution, University says (Story)
Feb 19, 2015
Medill junior Sophia Bollag to be next editor in chief of The Daily (Story)
Feb 18, 2015
Chicago Black Lives Matter activists speak at second ‘breathe-in’ event (Story)
Feb 17, 2015
Student petition recommends US-centric diversity curriculum requirement (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
McSA holds vigil to commemorate slain Muslim students (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
DM increases registration fee scholarships, considers gender-open changing rooms (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
Committee hosts ‘Breathe-In,’ discusses concept of blackness (Story)
Feb 09, 2015
ASG to further publicize changes to sexual assault hearings process (Story)
Feb 09, 2015
Northwestern to add Title IX investigator amid process overhaul (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
Northwestern to offer Spring Quarter course in Native American health (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
Kellogg student chosen for renewable energy program (Story)
Feb 04, 2015
Justice Elena Kagan visits law school, discusses law school model (Story)
Feb 02, 2015
‘Parks and Rec’ star Nick Offerman to perform Saturday as A&O winter speaker (Story)
Feb 01, 2015
Evanston declares snow emergency, Northwestern to remain open Monday (Story)
Jan 29, 2015
Northwestern expands parental leave benefits for staff members (Story)
Jan 28, 2015
ASG changes election procedure for off-campus senators (Story)
Jan 28, 2015
Students form campaigns for, against divestment in Israel-Palestine conflict (Story)
Jan 27, 2015
Northwestern reports sexual assault from summer 2012 (Story)
Jan 26, 2015
Northwestern begins implementing Native American outreach recommendations (Story)
Jan 23, 2015
Students for Justice in Palestine gives lesson on history, occupation (Story)
Jan 22, 2015
Advisory board announces dining plan, brings consulting firm to campus (Story)
Jan 22, 2015
Northwestern receives $5.6 million gift to support history center (Story)
Jan 21, 2015
ASG, Northwestern administrators discuss possibility of Divvy bikes on campus (Story)
Jan 20, 2015
Daily editor remembered for her commitment to journalism, teaching (Story)
Jan 20, 2015
Applications to Northwestern drop by 4.7 percent (Story)
Jan 19, 2015
Northwestern hosts delegates from Big Ten schools at conference (Story)
Jan 15, 2015
Northwestern study finds eczema patients more likely to engage in risky behavior (Story)
Jan 15, 2015
Construction fence near new Music and Communication Building to come down (Story)
Jan 15, 2015
Wildcats for Israel banner torn apart (Story)
Jan 15, 2015
ASG chooses election commission, changes committee name (Story)
Jan 13, 2015
New CARE survivor advocate hopes to empower students (Story)
Jan 08, 2015
CARE hires permanent survivor advocate (Story)
Jan 07, 2015
Northwestern offers winter bike storage for first time (Story)
Jan 06, 2015
Northwestern opens first gender-open restroom in University Library (Story)
Jan 06, 2015
Center on Wrongful Convictions co-director Jane Raley remembered for passion for justice (Story)
Jan 06, 2015
Northwestern forms audiology center offering clinical services (Story)
Jan 05, 2015
Intercampus shuttle schedule adds two round trips (Story)
Dec 19, 2014
Gender-open bathroom on Norris third floor set to open Winter Quarter (Story)
Dec 18, 2014
Medill Watchdog to end amid lack of funding (Story)
Dec 16, 2014
Northwestern’s Evanston liaison Lucile Krasnow to retire (Story)
Dec 16, 2014
Northwestern admits nearly half the Class of 2019 through early decision (Story)
Dec 03, 2014
The Daily Northwestern Holiday Guide 2014 (Story)
Nov 25, 2014
Northwestern struggles to fill CARE positions while center remains understaffed (Story)
Nov 20, 2014
Senate passes resolution on Ski Trip marijuana policy, allocates B-status funding (Story)
Nov 19, 2014
MARS hosts conversation about rape culture, consent (Story)
Nov 14, 2014
Trayvon Martin’s attorney talks losing trial, overcoming hardship (Story)
Nov 13, 2014
University increases student involvement in search for new Weinberg dean (Story)
Nov 13, 2014
Students propose Northwestern support of faculty work against Ebola in West Africa (Story)
Nov 11, 2014
Northwestern receives grant to buy electron detector (Story)
Nov 11, 2014
Northwestern profs contribute new medical guidelines for LGBT, gender-nonconforming patients (Story)
Nov 06, 2014
Trayvon Martin’s mother speaks at Northwestern about activism (Story)
Nov 05, 2014
Annual STEM event focuses on K-12 education (Story)
Oct 31, 2014
Northwestern to undergo reaccreditation next year (Story)
Oct 30, 2014
Students carry mattresses in national demonstration against sexual assault (Story)
Oct 28, 2014
Northwestern ranks 38th in annual sexual health ranking (Story)
Oct 24, 2014
Office of Services for Students with Disabilities now AccessibleNU, changes location (Story)
Oct 24, 2014
Quest Scholars Advocacy Committee kicks off (Story)
Oct 22, 2014
ASG discusses streamlining student group recognition process (Story)
Oct 21, 2014
Director of Risk Management retires after 16 years (Story)
Oct 20, 2014
AIO joins DG and ZBT DM team to increase inclusiveness (Story)
Oct 17, 2014
Alumna’s gift to support Deering renovation, athletic department (Story)
Oct 15, 2014
Four Northwestern administrators appointed to vice president positions (Story)
Oct 15, 2014
Former Pentagon official, visiting scholar discuss Middle East policy (Story)
Oct 09, 2014
Tri Delt house director remembered for humor, dedication (Story)
Oct 09, 2014
ASG approves guidelines for Wild Ideas Fund (Story)
Oct 08, 2014
Students complain at open forum about lack of voice in dean search (Story)
Oct 06, 2014
CARE hires temporary survivor advocate while continuing search (Story)
Oct 01, 2014
Study examines link between cultural diversity and scientific understanding (Story)
Oct 01, 2014
New disciplinary rules include independent investigator in student conduct disputes (Story)
Sep 28, 2014
Students honor Gaza’s dead at candlelight vigil (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Classes, departments relocate amid Kresge renovation (Story)
Sep 21, 2014
Neuroscience club forms to create major, dispel myths (Story)
Sep 19, 2014
Northwestern marketing team researches University’s brand (Story)
Sep 10, 2014
University, Wildside roll out stricter tailgating policies for Fitzerland (Story)
Aug 29, 2014
New position will oversee Center for Student Involvement and Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (Story)
Aug 19, 2014
Northwestern ranked fifth-best college for food in online list (Story)
Jul 18, 2014
Weinberg chooses new interim dean, continues search (Story)
Jul 15, 2014
Northwestern hosting 25 young African leaders as part of Obama initiative (Story)
Jul 04, 2014
Northwestern partners with other universities to create new educational research center (Story)
Jun 28, 2014
Northwestern to update policy after proposed rule about sexual assault statistics (Story)
Jun 19, 2014
Students plan to decorate mortarboards to show support for Title IX (Story)
Jun 19, 2014
Transportation Advisory Board discusses changes for shuttles, Shop-N-Ride (Story)
May 27, 2014
Two Northwestern researchers influential in policy change on gender inclusion in research (Story)
May 22, 2014
Oncologist speaks on stem cell research and treatments as part of lecture series (Story)
May 16, 2014
Panel discusses relationship between religion, authority (Story)
May 14, 2014
Students make progress on eliminating bottled water (Story)
May 14, 2014
Northwestern employees, students discuss workers’ rights as part of Social Justice Week (Story)
May 12, 2014
Northwestern alums complete documentary honoring friend’s life (Story)
May 11, 2014
NU Gives Back kicks off day of service with a few changes (Story)
May 07, 2014
NU-Q study finds Arab residents wary of American entertainment (Story)
May 01, 2014
Two medical groups merge to create Northwestern Medicine (Story)
Apr 29, 2014
J Street U speakers discuss Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the 2-state solution (Story)
Apr 25, 2014
Take Back the Night March provides support for sexual violence victims (Story)
Apr 21, 2014
Northwestern receives $4 million to honor Newton Minow, creates law school professorship (Story)
Apr 20, 2014
Northwestern hosts Global Engagement Summit with workshops, speakers focused on social change (Story)
Apr 15, 2014
Feinberg student receives fellowship to study in Asia (Story)
Apr 14, 2014
New study tracks mono in college students (Story)
Apr 08, 2014
Northwestern freshman creates health care app focused on developing countries (Story)
Apr 07, 2014
Wildcat Welcome adds family ambassador position to application, extends application period (Story)
Apr 06, 2014
New on-campus housing system draws complaints (Story)
Mar 31, 2014
New intravaginal ring protects against HIV, pregnancy (Story)
Feb 24, 2014
Rainbow Alliance, Greek councils host talk on being LGBTQ in Greek life (Story)
Feb 19, 2014
Northwestern Latter-day Saints student group hosts panel on Mormonism (Story)
Feb 14, 2014
Wildside hosts theme nights to increase basketball game attendance (Story)
Feb 05, 2014
Northwestern debuts study abroad program on Qatar campus (Story)
Jan 26, 2014
Composer attends Bienen performance of his award-winning work (Story)
Jan 22, 2014
Maryland congressman visits Northwestern, discusses fiscal problems (Story)
Jan 21, 2014
New theater student group offers opportunities for non-majors (Story)
Nov 19, 2013
Kristallnacht survivor tells story at Chabad House of Nazi rise to power (Story)
Nov 14, 2013
Northwestern profs translate Renaissance anatomy tome for first time (Story)
Nov 14, 2013
For Members Only holds vigil to honor slain Michigan teen (Story)
Nov 10, 2013
Medill prof featured on panel about ethics of photo editing (Story)
Nov 07, 2013
Evanston health care experts discuss mental health, aging (Story)
Oct 23, 2013
Israeli intellectual Moshe Halbertal delivers annual Crown lecture (Story)
Oct 20, 2013
ASG launches program letting students have dinner with Evanston residents (Story)
Oct 14, 2013
NAHJ president Hugo Balta discusses media portrayals of Latinos (Story)
Oct 03, 2013
Alumni association launches social network to connect students, grads (Story)