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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...

Northwestern Medicine study finds new gene linked to lung cancer

Hayley Glatter, Managing Editor

November 11, 2015

Filed under Academic, Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a new gene correlated with lung cancer tumor formation and metastasis. In a study published Nov. 3 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, scientists show that the suppression...

Northwestern begins student leadership initiative

Emily Chin, Social Media Editor

November 11, 2015

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Student Groups

Northwestern’s Division of Student Affairs is working to create a framework for bringing together different campus leaders. The division is assessing the current leadership climate and holding roundtables with students to...

Northwestern will enforce uniform course withdrawal policy

Peter Kotecki, Assistant Campus Editor

October 29, 2015

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

With the Oct. 30 drop deadline for Fall Quarter courses nearing, Northwestern’s undergraduate schools announced a uniform course withdrawal policy this week, including a provision that allows McCormick students to drop individual...

NU astrophysicist awarded top prize from American Physical Society

Drew Gerber, Assistant Campus Editor

October 28, 2015

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

Vicky Kalogera, the Erastus O. Haven professor of physics and astronomy, has been awarded a top-level prize from the American Physical Society for her work studying electromagnetic and gravitational wave radiation. The 2016...