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Contemporary art expert Janet Dees joins Block Museum

Peter Kotecki, Reporter

August 27, 2015

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Contemporary art expert Janet Dees will join Northwestern's Block Museum of Art this fall as a curator, the museum announced last week. Dees, who joins the museum Sept. 21, will focus on modern and contemporary art with a global ... Read more »

Michael Szot pleads guilty to drunk driving charges after fatal crash

Madeline Fox, Summer Managing Editor

August 26, 2015

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Michael Szot pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated driving under the influence in the car accident that killed a Northwestern student and another passenger. Szot, who did not attend NU this year but was a rising McCormick senior at the ... Read more »

SESP introduces undergraduate learning sciences major

Julia Jacobs, Summer Editor

August 26, 2015

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The School of Education and Social Policy will debut a learning sciences major in Fall 2016, the first undergraduate program of its kind in the country, the school announced Tuesday. The learning sciences program, which has... Read more »

New organization vows to preserve Black House student spaces

Julia Jacobs, Summer Editor

August 24, 2015

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A new social justice organization launched Monday in opposition to a Northwestern plan to reorganize the Black House that would make room for administrators and limit student space. The Sheridan Block Club debuted on social ... Read more »

Amended alcohol policy grants amnesty to students who require emergency assistance

Julia Jacobs, Summer Editor

August 20, 2015

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Students who have emergency assistance called to help them while they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be officially granted amnesty from disciplinary action starting this fall under the conditions of the University’s... Read more »

Client of School of Law’s wrongful convictions center cleared of 1980 murder and attempted rape

Peter Kotecki, Reporter

August 18, 2015

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Daniel Andersen, a client of Northwestern School of Law’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth and The University of Chicago’s Exoneration Project, was cleared Thursday of murder and attempted rape convictions for w... Read more »

School of Law receives $5 million bequest from estate of first female faculty member

Peter Kotecki, Reporter

August 17, 2015

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Northwestern’s School of Law received a $5 million bequest from the estate of Dawn Clark Netsch (Weinberg ’48, School of Law ’52), the school's first female faculty member, to provide financial aid and loan repayment assistance... Read more »

Campus Blotter: Man leaves threatening voicemails for English department

Madeline Fox, Summer Managing Editor

August 16, 2015

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Northwestern University Police received a report Monday of repeated threatening phone calls to the English department’s office telephone beginning May 1. A research assistant in the department had been receiving threat... Read more »