The Daily Northwestern

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...

Northwestern names Jeffrey Glassroth interim dean for Feinberg

Lark Turner

October 29, 2010

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus (Archived)

Dr. Jeffrey Glassroth has been named interim dean of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern announced Friday. Glassroth replaces Dr. J. Larry Jameson, who is taking a job at the University of Pennsylvania as executive...

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...