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Northwestern alumnus makes $3 million gift to Medill School of Journalism for social justice reporting

Erica Snow, Reporter

March 15

Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern alumnus David Freedman (Medill '81) has pledged $3 million to the Medill School of Journalism to support social justice reporting initiatives, according to a news release published Tuesday. Freedman’s gift will...

Medill Justice Project opens DC bureau

Julie Fishbach, Reporter

November 17

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

The Medill Justice Project has expanded to Washington, D.C., with a new bureau that opened this quarter. The investigative reporting project covers potentially wrongful convictions and criminal justice issues. Julie Woon, who...

Medill junior Sophia Bollag to be next editor in chief of The Daily

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

February 19

Filed under Campus, Student Groups

Medill junior Sophia Bollag will be the next editor in chief of The Daily Northwestern, the paper’s publisher announced Wednesday. Bollag, a current managing editor at The Daily, will succeed Weinberg senior Ciara McCarthy....

Murder conviction of Alstory Simon overturned after doubts shed on Protess investigation

Tyler Pager, Breaking News Editor

October 31

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

The Cook County state's attorney vacated the double-murder conviction of Alstory Simon on Thursday, raising questions about an investigation assisted by former Medill Prof. David Protess. Protess led the Medill Innocence...

Northwestern to hold memorial service for Mihirtej Boddupalli

Tyler Pager, Breaking News Editor

September 25

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern will remember McCormick senior Mihirtej Boddupalli in a memorial service on Oct. 16. Boddupalli was killed in a July drunk driving accident after a car he was riding in crashed into a water-filled quarry. The driv...

Chicago Innocence Project founder remembers Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter as visionary

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor

April 23

Filed under Campus

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the vice president of the Chicago Innocence Project and the man at the center of one of the most famous wrongful conviction cases in the U.S., died Sunday from prostate cancer.  Carter served on ChIP...