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Undergrad Budget Priorities Committee gives students ‘blank check’

Peter Larson

October 18, 2010

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

The Undergraduate Budget Priorities Committee began its fall brainstorming process boldly last week, handing the student body a blank check. In the survey it currently has online at, UBPC poses one...

New assistant dean of student affairs hopes to ease off-campus student tension

Lark Turner and Lark Turner

October 17, 2010

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern has hired a new assistant dean of students, whose responsibility will be, in part, to oversee off-campus life. Betsi Burns, the former assistant director of Athletics for Academic Services and Student Development, began the...

Northwestern School of Law appoints interim dean, sets up search committee

Andrew Kaspar

October 13, 2010

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus (Archived)

The Northwestern School of Law appointed an interim dean late last week and also named the search committee responsible for finding a permanent replacement for departing Dean David Van Zandt. The appointments come about six weeks...

Search for new vice president for student affairs continues

Lark Turner

October 12, 2010

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

As Vice President for Student Affairs William Banis prepares to retire by August 31, the search for his replacement is in full swing. Shortly after Banis announced his retirement, a search committee consisting of 17 faculty, ...

In Focus: Northwestern’s endowment bounces back

Claire Brown

October 5, 2010

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern's endowment, after shrinking 16.9 percent in fiscal year 2009, rebounded with a 12.4 percent increase to $6.3 billion in fiscal year 2010, which ended Aug. 31. NU's turnaround compared favorably to other schools, ...

New Vice President for alumni relations announced

Lark Turner

October 1, 2010

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

Bob McQuinn will serve as Northwestern's new vice president for the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, administrators announced Friday. The position was formerly held by Sarah Pearson, now NU's chief strategist for institutional partnerships. Pear...

Feinberg receives $45 million to recover deficit

Lark Turner

September 22, 2010

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

After reporting a deficit at the end of fiscal year 2010 in August, Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine received $45 million from NU, the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, th...

Class of ’14 brings NU an increase in diversity

Lark Turner

September 20, 2010

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

The class of 2014 may be the most diverse and academically strong in Northwestern's history, according to preliminary statistics released by the admissions office Tuesday. "We had a sense it would be a special class," said Mich...

Northwestern reaches $2 million settlement with Sunshine family

Brian Rosenthal and Brian Rosenthal

September 19, 2010

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

Two years after Matthew Sunshine died of alcohol poisoning in his Northwestern dorm room, University administrators have agreed to a legal settlement with his family, according to court documents provided exclusively to The Da...

Federal student loan changes to benefit present, future undergraduates

Jessica Allen

April 14, 2010

Filed under Administration

In the past few months, lending policies have changed dramatically for Northwestern's student borrowers.However, some students are still unsure how or if they are affected, partly because some of the changes won't be implement...