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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...

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...