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... Read more »

Northwestern to undergo reaccreditation next year

Olivia Exstrum, Assistant Campus Editor

October 31, 2014

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus

Northwestern is undertaking an institutional reaccreditation review this academic year that will conclude in a visit to the University in April 2015 by a seven-member evaluation team, the University announced Monday. The review... Read more »

Northwestern expands MOOCs program with new courses

Jeanne Kuang, Campus Editor

October 31, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus

Northwestern is developing new, free massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the digital Coursera platform, after ... Read more »

Northwestern to build new opera theater in honor of alumna

Rebecca Savransky, Managing Editor

October 30, 2014

Filed under Academic, Alumni, Campus, Faculty

A new opera theater, to be located in the Music and Communication building which will be completed in 2015, will be named the Shirley Welsh Ryan Opera Theater in honor of a Northwestern alumna. The theater, which will include... Read more »

Former Northwestern researcher settles fraud lawsuit for $475K

Tyler Pager, Breaking News Editor

October 30, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

A former Northwestern research physician will pay the United States $475,000 to settle claims of misusing federal grant money for personal expenses, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Dr. Charles Bennett, who... Read more »

Medill contributing to new Pakistani journalism center

Jeanne Kuang, Campus Editor

October 30, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications is helping to establish a U.S. State Department-funded journalism training center in Karachi, Pakistan. The school is working with... Read more »