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Evanston and Northwestern police forces forge close ties

Michele Corriston

October 11, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), Greek

Medill sophomore Alison Decker was walking near Darrow Avenue last Spring Quarter when two men mugged her, grabbing her from behind and holding her to the ground to steal her iPod and cell phone. Three minutes after the attack, ...

Dining halls pull cantaloupe after listeria scare

Jeremy Seah

October 11, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

Students eating at Northwestern dining halls may have noticed that cantaloupes are, at least for now, off the menu. The removal comes in response to news that cantaloupes from a melon farm in southern Colorado were responsib...

Campus safety remains a priority for University, parents

Kaitlyn Jakola

October 11, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

A few weeks ago, Weinberg junior Alice Zhang got a concerned call from her mother. A family friend and fellow NU student had gone several days without calling her mother, who was frantically looking for a way to contact her da...

Northwestern ranked the nation’s 9th most expensive college

Joseph Diebold

October 10, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

Forbes magazine published a report Monday ranking Northwestern as the ninth most expensive college in the country. The report, which relied on data from the National Center for Education Statistics, included the cost of tuitio...

Telles-Irvin assumes new VP of student affairs post

Lark Turner and Lark Turner

September 20, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

Used to the semester system, Northwestern's newest administrator waited impatiently for freshmen to arrive mid-September. But Patricia Telles-Irvin, NU's new vice president for student affairs, wasn't idle between August 1 -...

Northwestern officially introduces Medill-McCormick lab

By Annie Chang

February 1, 2011

Filed under Administration

Plans for a one-of-a-kind joint journalism-engineering laboratory were officially announced at the McCormick Tribune Center forum in a news conference Thursday. Approximately 30 students, faculty and staff members attended the annou...

Northwestern to get new vice president of student affairs in summer

Susan Du

January 22, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

Patricia Telles-Irvin, a veteran University of Florida administrator who has shown a large interest in alcohol policy and was recently named president-elect of an 11,000-member group of college student affairs employees, will be...

NU Cares fund helps Northwestern faculty, staff in need

Annie Chang

January 11, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern faculty and staff can now receive financial help from their peers in times of need while keeping their identities confidential. NU Cares is an employee-to-employee assistance fund fueled by donations from NU staff ...

Founding dean of Northwestern in Qatar retires

Annie Chang

January 2, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

John Margolis, the dean of Northwestern University in Qatar, is keeping a promise he made to himself three years ago: to return to Evanston at the age of 70. Margolis will retire in June after serving as the founding dean of t...

Northwestern announces new dean of Qatar campus

Chris Kirk

December 4, 2010

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

Scholar, author and educator Everette Dennis has been named the new dean of Northwestern in Qatar. Dennis is "widely recognized in the fields of communication and journalism, and more broadly within higher education," according...

Undergraduate Budget Priorities Committee concludes student feedback forums

Lark Turner and Lauren Kelleher

November 20, 2010

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus (Archived)

After a feedback forum last week, members of the Undergraduate Budget Priorities Committee hope students will continue to be involved in the budget recommendation process representing their interests come spring. "Without student f...

ASG and administration form new meal plan working group

Safiya Merchant

November 14, 2010

Filed under Administration, Student Government

In response to complaints about meal plans, the Northwestern administrators have partnered with select student organizations to create a student taskforce that may propose broad changes to the way that meal plans works at NU...