The Daily Northwestern

Ludlow cancels class after planned sit-in

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

March 4, 2014

Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

Weinberg Prof. Peter Ludlow canceled at least one of his 300-level philosophy classes Tuesday, which many students had planned on walking out of in protest of Northwestern’s continued employment of Ludlow after a Medill junior...

Northwestern study supports genetic linkage to male sexuality

Christine Farolan, Reporter

February 27, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Certain genes may correlate to male sexual orientation, according to a study led by two Northwestern professors. Dr. Alan Sanders, director of the Behavior Genetics Unit at NorthShore University HealthSystem, along with psy...

Updated: Student suing Northwestern files suit against Ludlow

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick

February 27, 2014

Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

The Medill junior who filed a lawsuit against Northwestern saying the University failed to address her claims of sexual assault has filed a civil suit against philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow. In the lawsuit, filed Wednesday morn...

Mathematics professors win Sloan Research Fellowships

Rosalie Chan, Reporter

February 26, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Campus, Faculty, On Campus

Two mathematics professors received 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships, which are given to early-career scientists and scholars for their achievements and potential to contribute to their fields. Drs. Nir Avni and Aaron Naber were...

Evanston nonprofit launches two-generation initiative using Northwestern research

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

February 25, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Campus, Faculty, On Campus

A local nonprofit is launching a two-generation educational initiative using data from Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research. The Evanston Community Foundation pilot program will encourage financial independence for lo...

Feinberg study finds link between sedentary lifestyle, disability rates

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

February 24, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

A group of Northwestern researchers published a study last week detailing a strong link between sedentary adults and their risk of being disabled late in life. Controlling for participants' activity levels, the Northwestern...

Professors petition Board of Trustees in response to Title IX lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

February 24, 2014

Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

Northwestern professors posted a petition Sunday evening asking the University’s Board of Trustees to fully implement policies that require accountability and transparency when handling sexual assault and misconduct. Sociology...

Northwestern responds to student’s lawsuit, denies Title IX violations

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick

February 21, 2014

Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

Northwestern responded Friday to the Title IX lawsuit a Medill junior filed against the school last week, saying the school appropriately punished philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow based on the findings of its internal investigation. The...

Student: Northwestern’s failures spurred Title IX lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick

February 21, 2014

Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

The Medill junior who filed a Title IX lawsuit against the University last week said Thursday she has “lost faith as an individual and as a student” because of the way Northwestern handled her reported sexual assault at the...

Northwestern updates website after congressman accuses colleges of creating financial aid hurdles

Lan Nguyen, Reporter

February 17, 2014

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Northwestern’s undergraduate financial aid office made changes to its website after U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) accused many elite colleges, including NU, of violating federal law by misleading students to believe they...

Ludlow sues local media outlets for defamation

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

February 14, 2014

Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

Philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow is suing three local media companies, claiming their coverage of a Title IX lawsuit against Northwestern was defamatory and portrayed him in a "false light before the public." Ludlow is suing Sun...