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Construction projects approved for Tech building, Fiji house

Construction projects approved for Tech building, Fiji house

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories

Proposals to build an addition to the Technological Institute and to renovate the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house were presented to and approved by the city's Design and Project Review Committee on Wednesday. Architect Mitchell Fox presented a plan to build an “A-B” infill between the exis...

Northwestern graduate student files request for pseudonym in lawsuit; Laura Kipnis, HarperCollins oppose

Northwestern graduate student files request for pseudonym in lawsuit; Laura Kipnis, HarperCollins oppose

Matthew Choi, Reporter
June 19, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis and publishing house HarperCollins Publishers LLC filed an opposition June 9 to a motion from a Northwestern graduate student to continue using a pseudonym in her lawsuit against HarperCollins and Kipnis. The lawsuit, filed May 16 by the graduate student under the pseudonym Ja...

Commencement Notebook: Five awarded honorary degrees

Commencement Notebook: Five awarded honorary degrees

Cole Paxton, Web Editor
June 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

At Northwestern’s commencement on Friday, Billie Jean King didn’t just share her wisdom with Northwestern graduates. She took something home too. The tennis legend and equal rights advocate was one of five honorary degree recipients at commencement, earning recognition alongside professors in law...

Billie Jean King tells graduates to ‘give to life’ in commencement speech

Billie Jean King tells graduates to ‘give to life’ in commencement speech

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Speakers, Top Stories

Billie Jean King came onstage at Northwestern’s commencement in traditional fashion, walking alongside University President Morton Schapiro as the Northwestern Symphonic Wind Ensemble played a conventional processional song. Less than a hour later, the ensemble was playing the lively strains of...

University Library to renovate entrance, combine help desks this summer

University Library to renovate entrance, combine help desks this summer

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 14, 2017
Filed under Campus, Facilities, Top Stories

The turnstiles at the entrance to University Library — notorious for their difficult-to-use WildCARD scanners — are set to be upgraded this summer. The library plans to add a third turnstile to the entrance, as well as to combine the Information Commons and research assistance desks, according to a ...

Northwestern Board of Trustees elects J. Landis Martin as new chairman

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 13, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

J. Landis Martin (Kellogg ‘68, JD ‘73) will take over as chair of the Northwestern University Board of Trustees in September, the University announced Tuesday in a news release. Martin was elected to the position by the board on Monday and will succeed eight-year chair William Osborn (Weinberg ...

Ex-Goldman Sachs trader, implicated in securities fraud, to join Northwestern as economics research fellow

Ex-Goldman Sachs trader, implicated in securities fraud, to join Northwestern as economics research fellow

Julia Jacobs, Reporter
June 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Ex-Goldman Sachs Group trader Fabrice Tourre, who was sued for his involvement in a major Wall Street deal linked to the 2008 financial crisis, will start as a post-doctoral research fellow in economics at Northwestern this fall. In March 2014, Tourre was ordered by a U.S. district court judge to pay more than $82...

NU-Q continues summer classes after several Arab countries cut off diplomatic, commercial ties with Qatar

NU-Q continues summer classes after several Arab countries cut off diplomatic, commercial ties with Qatar

Mariana Alfaro and Allyson Chiu
June 12, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Northwestern University in Qatar remains open this summer despite several Middle Eastern countries breaking diplomatic and commercial ties with Qatar, University spokesman Al Cubbage said. “We are keeping students, faculty and staff at NU-Q informed, and University officials continue to be regularly in t...

Organization of Women Faculty responds to University’s pay equity study

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
June 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Northwestern's Organization of Women Faculty proposed solutions to achieving pay equity among faculty, which included regularly bringing in outside parties to analyze the pay system and consistently monitor it, the OWF announced in a statement last week. The statement — released June 2 — was...

Former University Police lieutenant sentenced to 4 years in prison for child pornography

Former University Police lieutenant sentenced to 4 years in prison for child pornography

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
June 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

Former University Police lieutenant Ronald Godby was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty last month to felony charges of manufacturing and possession of child pornography. Godby, 54, will serve time in the Illinois Department of Corrections and will be required to register...

University Police launches first 30-day trial of body-worn cameras

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
June 7, 2017
Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

University Police officers began a 30-day trial period of wearing body cameras Wednesday, deputy chief of police Gloria Graham said. Chief of Police Bruce Lewis announced in an email Tuesday that five UP officers will participate in the trial and use body-worn cameras while on duty. Feedback from...

Provost Dan Linzer to head private scientific research corporation

Provost Dan Linzer to head private scientific research corporation

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
June 7, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Provost Dan Linzer will head the Research Corporation for Science Advancement after leaving Northwestern this summer, the University announced in a news release Monday. Linzer, who has served as provost since 2007, will serve as RCSA’s president beginning in October, according to the release. The...