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Northwestern joins University of Pennsylvania in program to increase number of Latino professors

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

January 29, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

Northwestern is joining a new University of Pennsylvania program to increase the number of Latino professors in the humanities. Pathways to the Professoriate, a program launched by the Center for Minority Serving Institutions at ...

Socioeconomic diversity affects academic confidence in low-income students, Northwestern study says

Stavros Agorakis, Reporter

January 24, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Top Stories

Amanda Walsh said she is continually surprised to hear from seniors who, in their four years at Northwestern, were unaware of the challenges students with a low socioeconomic status face in college. Walsh, president of the NU Quest Scholars Ne...

New course evaluation system, Blue, to replace CTECs

Kelli Nguyen, Reporter

January 20, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus

Northwestern is set to replace the Course and Teacher Evaluation Council system with Blue, a third-party evaluation software. Similar to CTEC, Blue will serve as a data collection system for NU courses and instructors. The new sy...

Task force recommends Northwestern begin academic year in August, still maintain quarter system

Alice Yin, Managing Editor

January 11, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

A task force studying the undergraduate academic experience has proposed Northwestern begin the academic year five weeks earlier, while still maintaining the quarter system. Christened the “10-5-5-10” calendar, NU would...

Northwestern implements universal deadline for class withdrawals

Matthew Choi, Assistant Campus Editor

January 7, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

All Northwestern undergraduate classes will now have one final withdrawal deadline — noon on the last Friday before finals week. Previous quarters had varying policies and timetables on withdrawal — removing a class aft...

Mudd Library’s upcoming renovations to expand building vertically, horizontally

Mustafa Alimumal, Reporter

November 20, 2015

Filed under Academic, Campus

Mudd Science and Engineering Library is next in line for a facilities revamp, with work beginning around December. The construction will enlarge the library by adding two floors to the current three-story building and will...

Medill Justice Project opens DC bureau

Julie Fishbach, Reporter

November 17, 2015

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

The Medill Justice Project has expanded to Washington, D.C., with a new bureau that opened this quarter. The investigative reporting project covers potentially wrongful convictions and criminal justice issues. Julie Woon, who...