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Days before lawsuit over book, Kipnis was notified of Title IX complaint against her

Days before lawsuit over book, Kipnis was notified of Title IX complaint against her

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Stories

Days before a Northwestern graduate student filed a lawsuit against Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis, the same student — and several other students and faculty members — filed a Title IX complaint against her. The graduate student, who filed the lawsuit under the pseudonym Jane Doe, sued Kipnis and HarperCollins Publishers, LLC, for defamation and violation of privacy following the publication of her book, “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Com...

New student group fights mental health stigma in Indian American community

New student group fights mental health stigma in Indian American community

Catherine Kim, Development and Recruitment Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

When Weinberg junior Dhivya Sridar had an eating disorder last year, she said it was her close support group on campus, including her friends, professors and therapist, that helped her recover. Though she felt supported, Sridar said she knew that many Indian Americans struggling with mental illnesses...

Medill Prof. Patty Loew named director of new center for Native American, indigenous research

Medill Prof. Patty Loew named director of new center for Native American,  indigenous research

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Stories

Medill Prof. Patty Loew will serve as the inaugural director of Northwestern’s new Center for Native American and Indigenous Research. Loew, who began the position this month, said the center will build relationships with Native communities, provide resources for research and educate the general...

New director of student conduct calls for more student involvement

New director of student conduct calls for more student involvement

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

As the new assistant dean of students and director of student conduct, Lucas Christain said he wants to identify core issues on campus and connect with students. Christain, who joined Northwestern this summer, will work out of the Office of Student Conduct. He said some students have already reached...

Former U.S. Attorney to join School of Law as visiting scholar

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty

The Pritzker School of Law will welcome Zach Fardon, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, as a visiting scholar for the upcoming academic year, the University announced last week. "We are delighted to welcome this outstanding public servant to the law school,” School of Law...

NU materials research center receives $15.6 million grant

NU materials research center receives $15.6 million grant

David Fishman, Print Managing Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories

The Northwestern Materials Research Science and Engineering Center received a $15.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the University announced in a news release Wednesday. The six-year grant will help fund the center, which directly impacts 600 members of the NU community and provides...

Bienen student aims to revive award-winning music video production group

Bienen student aims to revive award-winning music video production group

Syd Stone, Copy Chief

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Bienen sophomore Erica Bank said she was excited to join Niteskool Productions — a club founded in the 1980s that produced award-winning music videos — until she realized the student group no longer existed. But when Bank received an email from Communication Prof. Jacob Smith — who had heard...

New Title IX outreach, education specialist aims to ‘demystify’ sexual misconduct reporting process

New Title IX outreach, education specialist aims to ‘demystify’ sexual misconduct reporting process

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

Northwestern has filled a position to educate the community about the sexual misconduct reporting process. Kate Harrington-Rosen began working as the Title IX/Equity Outreach and Education Specialist in July, she said. The position focuses solely on education and outreach, and is not involved in ...

More than 1,100 students, residents sign petition against proposed city high-rise

More than 1,100 students, residents sign petition against proposed city high-rise

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Whenever Communication senior Orli Spierer moves to a new city, she said she always seeks out small, independent bookstores. In Evanston, her bookstore of choice is Bookends and Beginnings, Spierer said. So when she heard about a proposed 37-story development that would demolish the store and severa...

Pritzker School of Law dean to step down after 2017-18 academic year

Pritzker School of Law dean to step down after 2017-18 academic year

Allie Goulding, Photo Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Pritzker School of Law Dean Daniel Rodriguez will step down after this academic year, Provost Jonathan Holloway announced Tuesday. Rodriguez will take a one-year sabbatical during the 2018-19 academic year to continue his work as a council member of the American Law Institute and a member of the...

Administrators encourage students to challenge convictions at convocation speech

Administrators encourage students to challenge convictions at convocation speech

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Provost Jonathan Holloway and vice president for student affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin encouraged new students to listen to their peers and challenge personal worldviews during convocation Monday. Holloway, who assumed the position of provost this summer, said education will give students the “gift...

Safe space critics ‘have no understanding of this generation,’ Schapiro tells new students

Safe space critics ‘have no understanding of this generation,’ Schapiro tells new students

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro blasted Fox News and stressed the importance of safe spaces in a speech to new students Monday. Schapiro said during his convocation address that he is frequently misunderstood by conservative commentators because of his previous articles defending safe spaces,...