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Faculty Senate creates student affairs standing committee to foster collaboration between students, faculty

Kelli Nguyen, Assistant Campus Editor

April 8

Filed under Campus, Faculty

Faculty Senate voted Wednesday to create the student affairs standing committee to promote communication and collaboration between students and faculty. Medill lecturer Karen Springen will chair the committee, which aims to...

Kellogg professor studies adoption, impact of lottery-linked savings

Stavros Agorakis, Reporter

April 7

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Kellogg Prof. Benjamin Iverson asks whether gambling can increase one’s personal savings in new research on prize-linked savings accounts, in which savings return no interest but are entered into a lottery for a chance to be...

Proposed ‘10-5-5-10’ calendar change stalls with lack of faculty support

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

March 3

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Faculty members are overwhelmingly against the proposed “10-5-5-10” calendar change, Faculty Senate president Ed Hughes said, slowing the progress of potential changes to the quarter system. At Wednesday’s meeting of...

Faculty members split over Karl Eikenberry’s appointment at Buffett Institute

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

March 3

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Faculty members discussed Wednesday regarding the appointment of Karl Eikenberry as the first-ever executive director of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. Eikenberry, a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, was na...

Northwestern professors honored with Presidential Early Career Awards

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

February 21

Filed under Campus, Faculty

Two Northwestern professors were awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, President Barack Obama announced Thursday. Chemistry Prof. Elad Harel and McCormick Prof. James Rondinelli (McCormick...

Northwestern sustainability administrator Rob Whittier takes talents to Colorado

Matthew Choi, Assistant Campus Editor

February 18

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Rob Whittier has climbed Mount Rainier, conquered the trek to Everest Base Camp and scaled Mount Kilimanjaro during his honeymoon. Next week, he will continue on to the mountains of Colorado in a newly created sustainability ...