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

Tyler Pager, Breaking News Editor

October 31, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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...

Evidence found by Medill Justice Project casts doubt on 2005 murder conviction

Rosalie Chan, Reporter

February 5, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

Evidence uncovered by students in the Medill Justice Project regarding an imprisoned daycare worker charged with murder influenced a judge's recent ruling that "no reasonable jury" should have found her guilty. The case involved d...

Medill Justice Project investigation raises questions about 2003 Iowa murder conviction

Scott Brown, Reporter

January 7, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

Chad Enderle has been locked up in the Iowa State Penitentiary since 2003 for a murder he says he did not commit. In June 2013, the Medill Justice Project decided to investigate the case, bringing newfound scrutiny to both...

Medill Justice Project makes strides in shaken baby syndrome cases

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant In Focus Editor

February 19, 2013

Filed under Academic, Campus

In the past few years, the Medill Justice Project has undergone many changes, most recently changing its name from the Medill Innocence Project. But one major turning point occurred for the organization last year, when it began...

Medill Justice Project director explains name change

Rafi Letzter, Reporter

February 7, 2013

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

For the first time since the Medill Innocence Project was founded at Northwestern in 1999, the program underwent a name change. Medill Justice Project director Alec Klein said today the December change of the program’s title...