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Attorney: Ludlow disputes lawsuit’s allegations

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick

February 13, 2014

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

The professor accused of sexually assaulting a Medill junior in 2012 released a statement Thursday denying the student’s allegations and claiming she “initiated friendly communications” with him the day after the alleged ...

Attorney: Student filed police report with help of Northwestern political science professor

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick

February 13, 2014

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

The Medill junior who filed a Title IX lawsuit against Northwestern also filed a police report describing the alleged sexual assault by philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow, her attorney said Wednesday. It is unclear whether the student ...

Day after lawsuit, Ludlow’s role at Northwestern unclear moving forward

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick

February 12, 2014

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

Philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow, whose alleged sexual assault of a Medill junior spurred a Title IX lawsuit filed Monday against Northwestern, is a candidate for a position at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the school...

Feinberg study reveals brains adapt memories over time

Christine Farolan, Reporter

February 11, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Humans' brains are constantly modifying their memories of the past, making the memories less accurate but better for decision-making in the future, according to new Northwestern Medicine study.  Donna Jo Bridge, lead author of the...

Northwestern professor debuts research on how recession affects pregnancy rates

Amanda Gilbert, Reporter

February 9, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

Sociology Prof. Christine Percheski is working to understand the correlation between fertility rates and poor economic conditions across communities. Percheski discussed her analysis of fertility rates during the recen...

Feinberg professor featured on ’60 Minutes’

Joseph Diebold, Managing Editor

February 9, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Campus, Faculty, On Campus

A Feinberg School of Medicine professor was interviewed on the CBS News show "60 Minutes" Sunday night to discuss sex differences in medical research. Dr. Melina Kibbe, also a doctor at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, was interviewed...

Three arrested in theft of Stradivarius violin from Bienen lecturer

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

February 5, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the theft of a Stradivarius violin, taken from Bienen lecturer Frank Almond in Milwaukee last week, investigators announced Wednesday. The nearly 300-year-old instrument remains...

Evidence found by Medill Justice Project casts doubt on 2005 murder conviction

Rosalie Chan, Reporter

February 5, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

Evidence uncovered by students in the Medill Justice Project regarding an imprisoned daycare worker charged with murder influenced a judge's recent ruling that "no reasonable jury" should have found her guilty. The case involved d...

Program created by SESP professor boosts struggling students

Scott Brown, Reporter

February 4, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

For struggling high school students, falling behind may not mean falling through the cracks, according to a report from a University of Chicago lab co-directed by a Northwestern professor. The report, published Jan. 27 by the...