2016

A Year in Review

This past year was a rollercoaster on campus and beyond. As a tumultuous 2016 comes to an end, take a look back on a packed year of news with The Daily Northwestern. From an all-consuming presidential election to closely watched ASG politics to the impacts of student activism, we bring you our top news stories and features from the past year.

Drug Money

As Lyrica profits dry up, Northwestern seeks another ‘blockbuster’ drug
Taking Time

For students dealing with mental health issues, medical leave process presents obstacles
Saving Karl Eikenberry

Inside administrators’ efforts to preserve the appointment of the former ambassador
In Focus: Spending big on the future of Northwestern football
A deep look at the incoming $260 million Ryan Fieldhouse and adjoining Walter Athletics Center, which will become the most expensive practice facility in the Big Ten.
Religious protesters raise hell near The Arch
Wielding a large wooden cross and a banner warning “pot-heads” and “porno freaks” that they’re headed for hell, members of The Campus Ministry USA clashed with Northwestern students at The Arch.
Waiting for Diversity

Northwestern theater community tackles representation challenges
Liquor Liability

Contract policy debated amid perceived ‘crackdown’ on events with alcohol
A New Waa-Mu

A Northwestern musical tradition confronts calls for diversity

Election 2016

Northwestern, Evanston go to the polls
Read The Daily's coverage on how the 2016 election impacted Northwestern and Evanston.
Students backing Trump criticize nominee’s comments, but still plan to vote for him
Several Northwestern students voting for Trump told The Daily they were hesitant to outwardly express their support for the Republican nominee, especially on a campus with liberal leanings.
As dust settles, students grapple with what four years of Trump could look like
As the initial shock of Donald Trump’s election victory wore off, Northwestern students said they were concerned — some terrified — that the next four years could bring sweeping policy changes that would leave them worse off than they are today.
Students create Young Democratic Socialists chapter, continue support for Bernie Sanders
By starting the chapter on campus, some students tried to keep Bernie Sanders’ spirit alive at Northwestern after his loss to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.
Local women in politics mourn Clinton loss
As the reality of a Donald Trump presidency began to sink in, elected officials and leading women in the predominantly-Democratic city of Evanston lamented what could have been.
Schapiro responds to criticisms of email sent day after presidential election
University President Morton Schapiro’s statement drew criticism for not mentioning Donald Trump by name and not specifying threats a Trump presidency poses to many marginalized communities.
Evanston introduces ordinance barring police from asking immigration status
The ordinance, which passed at a council meeting in December, prohibits Evanston employees from asking a resident’s immigration status unless required by state law or state court.
The Daily returns to newsstands Jan. 3, 2017. In the meantime, check dailynorthwestern.com for coverage throughout the break, and find past 2016 issues of The Daily here.