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Incoming SESP dean David Figlio enters position after years of teaching, research

Erica Snow, Reporter

February 5, 2017

Filed under Campus, Faculty

Human development and social policy Prof. David Figlio estimates he’s taught more than 13,000 students over the course of his professional career. Now, he’ll oversee more than 700 undergraduate and graduate students, 34 faculty and more than 100 staff members as the new dean of the School of Education an...

Northwestern professors sign petition against immigration executive order

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor

January 30, 2017

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

More than 130 Northwestern professors signed a petition opposing an executive order by President Donald Trump barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The petition says the executive...

Office of the Provost recognizes faculty diversity initiatives

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

January 27, 2017

Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty, Latest Stories

Multiple faculty members were recognized this week for their work on diversity initiatives at Northwestern, receiving a total of nearly $165,000 through the Office of the Provost, the University announced. The awards were created...

McCormick Prof. Gilbert Krulee dies at age 92

Ally Mauch, Reporter

January 26, 2017

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

McCormick Prof. emeritus Gilbert Krulee, who spent more than 40 years at Northwestern and helped introduce a computer science department to the university, died Jan. 18 at age 92. Krulee, a professor of electrical engineering...

Feinberg profs develop apps to improve mental health

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor

January 26, 2017

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Researchers at the Feinberg School of Medicine have designed phone apps that aim to help users reduce depression and anxiety by interacting with the apps only a few times a day. Kathryn Noth Tomasino, who co-authored a stu...

Record number of Northwestern faculty wins humanities fellowships

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

January 9, 2017

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Four faculty members in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the most awards to a single institution by the NEH this year. This year marks a record for the...

Northwestern scientists named National Academy of Inventors fellows

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

December 22, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Two Northwestern professors were named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors for their biological research. Profs. Thomas Meade and Joseph Moskal were nominated by their peers and named 2017 fellows for their contributions...

University releases statement following petition to make NU a ‘sanctuary’ for undocumented people

Peter Kotecki, Campus Editor

November 18, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty

Northwestern released a statement Friday saying NU is “strongly committed” to being a welcoming and inclusive place, a few days after thousands signed a petition asking the University to become a “sanctuary” for undocumented students, workers and their families. The petition, whi...