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Some undergraduate schools to begin using new advising system Winter Quarter

Peter Kotecki, Campus Editor

November 6, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

Three undergraduate schools will begin using a new advising system Winter Quarter, piloting software that aims to improve communication between students and advisers. The new system, AdviseStream, is intended to help with information...

Northwestern faculty, students plan to improve ‘TweetCast’ ballot prediction app

Kristine Liao, Reporter

October 20, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty

Solely based on tweets, an application developed by Northwestern professors and students is reported to predict people’s voting preferences with an 80 percent accuracy. TweetCast is an online program that predicts who Twitter...

Medill profs pinpoint voter population that may not be represented in polls

Kristine Liao, Reporter

October 18, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty

A recent study by two Medill professors revealed a group of politically disengaged voters that may not have been represented in past polls but could prove crucial to the 2016 presidential election. Medill Profs. Martin Block...

NU professor named one of world’s most influential people in finance

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

October 12, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty

Economics Prof. Robert Gordon took 36th place in Bloomberg’s 2016 list of the world’s 50 most influential people in finance. Bloomberg’s list comprises people “who (command) the most power in financial markets.” A...

Faculty Senate passes resolution in support of cycling, pedestrian safety

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

October 6, 2016

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Faculty

Faculty Senate passed a resolution supporting the creation of a task force on bike and pedestrian safety Wednesday, nearly two weeks after Weinberg freshman Chuyuan Qiu was killed by a cement truck while biking. The resolution, authored by Associated Student Government President Christina Cilento, said the task force — a collab...

Norris Mini Courses will teach American Indian culture and language this fall

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

September 27, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty

With three new culture and language courses to be offered this fall, Norris University Center’s Mini Courses office is taking steps to expand American Indian programming on campus. The courses are Ojibwe and Cree Sweet Grass...