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Record number of Northwestern faculty wins humanities fellowships

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

January 10, 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...

Pulitzer prize-winning poet joins faculty next academic year

Allyson Chiu, Assistant Campus Editor

November 17, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty

A Pulitzer prize-winning poet will be part of Northwestern’s English Department beginning Fall Quarter of next year, the University announced Thursday. Mississippi native Natasha Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in poetry...

Northwestern scientists find region of brain responsible for placebo effect

Emre Turkolmez, Reporter

November 13, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Northwestern scientists discovered the area of the brain responsible for the placebo effect, the University announced. Feinberg Prof. Apkar Vania Apkarian, who co-led a study on placebos, said the discovery will significantly ...

Northwestern professors research race, class inequalities on national task force

Ally Mauch, Reporter

November 13, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Political science Prof. Alvin Tillery participated in a national task force on racial and class inequalities, co-editing a report released in September on the intersection of race and class in the Americas. The task force fou...

Administrators, faculty reach out to students after stunning election

Allyson Chiu and Yvonne Kim

November 10, 2016

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

In the wake of Tuesday’s unexpected election results, the University is taking measures to accommodate students’ needs by offering “healing spaces” and academic flexibility. “Partisan, inflammatory statements unfortunately seem to b...

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...