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Kellogg aims to combat business school gender gap

Michele Corriston

October 30, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management is sponsoring programs to attract female applicants and support current students in an effort to bridge the gender gap in business schools, which was reported in a recent New York Ti...

Northwestern’s strategic plan unveiled Monday

Kris Anne Bonifacio

October 30, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern released a copy of its 10-year strategic plan Monday night. The 28-page plan outlines the University's goals for the next decade, highlighting areas of research in which the University intends to focus, plans for...

Law school admissions use Facebook, Google to screen applicants, study finds

Paulina Firozi

October 29, 2011

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus (Archived)

Law schools are looking at applicants' digital profiles through Google and Facebook more than other admissions offices are, according to a study by Kaplan Test Prep. The study, released Oct. 24, surveyed undergraduate, business ...

Strategic plan ‘could change Northwestern culture’

Katherine Driessen

October 26, 2011

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus (Archived)

When University President Morton Schapiro and Provost Dan Linzer unveil Northwestern's strategic plan Nov. 1, Schapiro's two signature fields of scholarship - higher education and economics - will meet. And if Schapiro is luck...

In Focus: Two years after blackface incident, community issues remain

Safiya Merchant

October 26, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), In Focus

This week marks the two-year anniversary of Northwestern's blackface incident, when two students used blackface in their Halloween costumes, igniting a campus-wide controversy and triggering a discussion about race relations at NU...

Searle, Rogers House receive LEED certification

Chelsea Corbin

October 26, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), Science & Technology

Searle Hall and Rogers House recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certifications as a result of renovations completed last fall. Facilities Management declared a commitment to achieve LEED standards on al...

Obama announces new loan debt repayment plan for students

Lauren Caruba

October 25, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday the steps his administration is taking toward making college tuition more affordable and simplifying the federal loan repayment process for students. Addressing about 4,000 students ...

Experts discuss binge drinking prevention on campus during alcohol conference

Joseph Diebold

October 24, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), Greek

Experts from around the country convened at Norris University Center on Tuesday to share ideas for reducing alcohol-related issues on college campuses. Organized by The Dartmouth Learning Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking,...

Emanuel declares Northwestern’s Center for Public Safety Day on Sunday

Stephanie Haines

October 22, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), State

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, a worldwide traffic safety and police management institute, celebrated its 75th anniversary Sunday. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel named Oct. 23 as ...

Ladycats dance team and cheerleading squad merge this football season

Ava Wallace

October 22, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), Greek, Sports

For the first football season in school history, the Northwestern Athletic Department's University Cheerleading Squad and Ladycats Dance Team are merged in a spirit team officially known as the WildPride Spirit Squad. The sq...

NU plans for new daycare facilities for faculty

Michele Corriston

October 19, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern announced plans this month to expand childcare for faculty, staff and students in downtown Evanston just as the Organization of Women Faculty is releasing survey results calling for an on-campus option. The Universit...

NU dining halls compete for peta2 prize

Paulina Firozi

October 19, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

After winning the title of Most Vegan-Friendly College in the U.S. in the small-school category last year, Northwestern has once again been nominated for the competition, which is sponsored by People for the Ethical Treatment of...