The Daily Northwestern

Troy is a Medill third-year studying journalism. He was a managing editor in spring and fall 2018 and opinion editor for two quarters. The Charm City native is also involved in Wildcat Welcome as a Peer Adviser and has an on-campus job. You can reach Troy via email.

Troy Closson, In Focus Editor

Sep 18, 2019
Medill Justice Project to rebrand into new investigative reporting lab (Story)
Aug 21, 2019
Evanston Township High School faces lawsuit alleging two security guards sexually abused female students (Story)
Jul 19, 2019
Cross Country: Former Wisconsin coach Jill Miller named new head of cross country program (Story)
Jun 21, 2019
Cross Country: ‘A Havahla Haynes to leave Northwestern for SMU (Story)
May 30, 2019
Curtain Call: In striving for perfection, Ryan Lumsden first had to find patience (Story)
May 27, 2019
Cross Country: Aubrey Roberts just misses out on NCAA Outdoor Championships qualification (Story)
May 17, 2019
39 Days Later: A reflection on the finale of “Survivor: Edge of Extinction” (Story)
May 16, 2019
Men’s Golf: Wildcats finish season just short of NCAA Championships (Story)
May 13, 2019
Cross Country: Aubrey Roberts wins 5K at Oxy Invite ahead of NCAA West Regionals (Story)
May 06, 2019
A Royal Reveal: Wildcat Meghan Markle gives birth to a baby boy Archie (Story)
Apr 29, 2019
Men’s Golf: Wildcats have ‘disaster’ showing at Big Ten Championships ending in 13th place (Story)
Apr 24, 2019
Cross Country: Wildcats post season-best performances during strong weekend showings (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
Men’s Golf: Northwestern finishes fourth at Boilermaker Invitational (Story)
Apr 05, 2019
Men’s Golf: Northwestern puts up mixed performances in March tournaments (Story)
Mar 10, 2019
‘History Made’: Aubrey Roberts lands two-time All-American status (Story)
Mar 04, 2019
Cross Country: Aubrey Roberts qualifies for 5,000-meter race at NCAA Indoor Championships (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Closson: The Daily’s publisher must hold itself accountable to the racial diversity it hopes to see in our newsroom (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
Closson: Being a black journalist is hard — but necessary (Story)
Dec 04, 2018
A primer for the rest of ‘Survivor: David vs. Goliath’ this holiday season (Story)
Nov 30, 2018
As colder temperatures bring fewer sightings, students reflect on abundance of skunks this fall (Story)
Nov 26, 2018
SESP junior Alan Perez named The Daily’s next editor in chief (Story)
Nov 19, 2018
Cross Country: Aubrey Roberts lands All-American honors, first in program history (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
Cross Country: Roberts readies for third-straight NCAA Championships appearance (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Cross Country: Aubrey Roberts clinches NCAA Championship bid as Wildcats fall short of berth (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
Harvard admissions trial shines spotlight on race-conscious admissions, value of diversity in higher education (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
Cross Country: Wildcats pushing for top two finish at regional meet, NCAA Championships bid (Story)
Nov 07, 2018
Despite Abrams disappointment, women of color make history in November elections (Story)
Nov 01, 2018
Men’s Tennis: Wildcats look for successful weekend at Minnesota Mock Duals (Story)
Oct 29, 2018
Cross Country: Wildcats run to seventh at Big Ten Championships as Aubrey Roberts shines (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
She’s expecting: Meghan Markle 12 weeks pregnant with first child (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
Teresa Woodruff, The Graduate School dean, elected to National Academy of Medicine (Story)
Oct 14, 2018
As Harvard’s admissions trial begins, University officials say lawsuit won’t affect Northwestern (Story)
Oct 09, 2018
Non-tenure faculty vote against unionization after NLRB grants University request to count contested ballots (Story)
Oct 07, 2018
Northwestern chemistry Prof. receives China’s Friendship Award (Story)
Sep 14, 2018
Loved ones remember Shane Colombo as passionate, ‘epitome of a good person’ (Story)
May 13, 2018
National Pan-Hellenic Council secures plot space at Scott Hall in push for greater campus recognition (Story)
May 10, 2018
Multicultural Greek Council gains momentum in efforts to receive on-campus space (Story)
May 06, 2018
NU Black Alumni Association premieres documentary on Bursar’s Office Takeover (Story)
May 04, 2018
Students demand University action on black student experience, departmentalization, dining transition (Story)
May 03, 2018
In Focus: Fifty years after Bursar’s Office Takeover, Northwestern reconciles continued parallels in black student concerns (Story)
May 02, 2018
First-year Feinberg students launch Northwestern Medical Orchestra as downtown instrumental music outlet (Story)
Apr 13, 2018
Craig Johnson named interim senior vice president for business and finance (Story)
Apr 10, 2018
Shepard Hall opens exhibit highlighting past, contemporary student activism (Story)
Mar 09, 2018
Closson: Saying goodbye to the Opinion Desk, and all its high and lows (Story)
Feb 23, 2018
Closson: NU needs to move beyond task forces for tangible change (Story)
Feb 16, 2018
Closson: Don’t forget Florida (Story)
Feb 06, 2018
Closson: Let’s reframe mental health to acknowledge core issues, stop ‘pushing through’ (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
Closson: Beyond appearance of progress, Grammys remain stagnant in representation (Story)
Jan 26, 2018
Closson: Having professors who look like us can be invaluable to students of color (Story)
Jan 15, 2018
Closson: Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ comments aren’t shocking (Story)
Jan 08, 2018
Letter from the Opinion Editor: This is a space for you (Story)
Nov 28, 2017
A breakdown of our favorite things from Oprah’s Favorite Things (Story)
Nov 21, 2017
Closson: Trump’s latest attacks on black people illustrate deeper issues (Story)
Nov 14, 2017
Closson: Expand criminal justice reform, activism beyond policing (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
Letter from the Opinion Editors: Do not stop speaking up (Story)
Nov 07, 2017
Closson: Like FSU, Northwestern’s response to Greek issues must acknowledge problems with culture (Story)
Oct 31, 2017
The Spectrum: Students of color shouldn’t be forced to feel obligated to always speak about their identities (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
Closson: All men must work to end sexual assault, not just those in Greek Life (Story)
Oct 10, 2017
Closson: Why we need people of color in the room (Story)
Oct 03, 2017
Closson: It’s okay to ask for help (Story)
Sep 25, 2017
Closson: When athletes kneel during national anthem, understand greater significance (Story)
Sep 17, 2017
Letter from the Opinion Editors: These are trying times. Discuss them with us. (Story)
Jul 14, 2017
Dwight Hamilton joins NU as first associate vice president of equity, stresses campus outreach (Story)
Jun 16, 2017
Communication professor’s platform Open TV provides launchpad for web series, helps land HBO deal (Story)
May 21, 2017
Closson: Physical wellness at NU needs further conversation, attention comparable to mental health (Story)
May 11, 2017
Closson: Faculty diversity is essential to improving student inclusion (Story)
May 04, 2017
Closson: Adjusting to Northwestern, its lack of diversity as a black student (Story)
Apr 26, 2017
Closson: Use of N-word at A&O Ball representative of greater campus issues (Story)
Apr 18, 2017
Closson: Black arts on campus deserve more awareness, recognition (Story)
Apr 09, 2017
Closson: In Trump’s era of ‘fake news,’ student journalists should not be discouraged (Story)
Mar 28, 2017
Closson: From Doha to Evanston, campus similarities exist beyond first glance (Story)
Feb 26, 2017
Closson: Now more than ever, we need diverse journalists (Story)
Feb 12, 2017
Closson: Expand your discussion, reflection of black history beyond one month (Story)
Nov 21, 2016
Republican students have mixed post-election reactions (Story)
Nov 17, 2016
ASG sustainability committee focuses on reducing waste at Ryan Field (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
Women’s Swimming: Wildcats training toward strong showing at Big Tens (Story)
Oct 12, 2016
Men’s Swimming: Experienced Wildcats looking to build upon last season’s success (Story)