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Ex-Goldman Sachs trader, implicated in securities fraud, to join Northwestern as economics research fellow

Ex-Goldman Sachs trader, implicated in securities fraud, to join Northwestern as economics research fellow

Julia Jacobs, Reporter
June 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Ex-Goldman Sachs Group trader Fabrice Tourre, who was sued for his involvement in a major Wall Street deal linked to the 2008 financial crisis, will start as a post-doctoral research fellow in economics at Northwestern this fall. In March 2014, Tourre was ordered by a U.S. district court judge to pay more than $82...

NU-Q continues summer classes after several Arab countries cut off diplomatic, commercial ties with Qatar

NU-Q continues summer classes after several Arab countries cut off diplomatic, commercial ties with Qatar

Mariana Alfaro and Allyson Chiu
June 12, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Northwestern University in Qatar remains open this summer despite several Middle Eastern countries breaking diplomatic and commercial ties with Qatar, University spokesman Al Cubbage said. “We are keeping students, faculty and staff at NU-Q informed, and University officials continue to be regularly in t...

Organization of Women Faculty responds to University’s pay equity study

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
June 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Northwestern's Organization of Women Faculty proposed solutions to achieving pay equity among faculty, which included regularly bringing in outside parties to analyze the pay system and consistently monitor it, the OWF announced in a statement last week. The statement — released June 2 — was...

Former University Police lieutenant sentenced to 4 years in prison for child pornography

Former University Police lieutenant sentenced to 4 years in prison for child pornography

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
June 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

Former University Police lieutenant Ronald Godby was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty last month to felony charges of manufacturing and possession of child pornography. Godby, 54, will serve time in the Illinois Department of Corrections and will be required to register...

University Police launches first 30-day trial of body-worn cameras

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
June 7, 2017
Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

University Police officers began a 30-day trial period of wearing body cameras Wednesday, deputy chief of police Gloria Graham said. Chief of Police Bruce Lewis announced in an email Tuesday that five UP officers will participate in the trial and use body-worn cameras while on duty. Feedback from...

Provost Dan Linzer to head private scientific research corporation

Provost Dan Linzer to head private scientific research corporation

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
June 7, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Provost Dan Linzer will head the Research Corporation for Science Advancement after leaving Northwestern this summer, the University announced in a news release Monday. Linzer, who has served as provost since 2007, will serve as RCSA’s president beginning in October, according to the release. The...

Northwestern’s incoming first-year class sets new benchmarks for Pell Grant recipients, CPS graduates

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
June 2, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern’s incoming first-year class has both the largest number of Pell Grant-eligible students and a record number of Chicago Public Schools graduates, University administrators said. The University currently has received 1,940 deposits, said Michael Mills, associate provost for University...

Pulitzer Prize-winning television critic Emily Nussbaum discusses career, writing criticism

Pulitzer Prize-winning television critic Emily Nussbaum discusses career, writing criticism

Amanda Svachula, Reporter
June 2, 2017
Filed under Campus, Speakers, Top Stories

Two iconic television shows launched in the ’90s — “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “The Sopranos” — inspired Emily Nussbaum to become a television critic. “I got passionate about ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ and that’s where the story begins,” she told a crowd of about 50 in...

Faculty Senate endorses statement supporting academic freedom after protest of ICE representative

Faculty Senate endorses statement supporting academic freedom after protest of ICE representative

Alan Perez, Reporter
June 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty

Faculty Senate unanimously endorsed a statement Thursday supporting academic freedom in response to a letter from a group of faculty, which expressed support for students who stopped a guest lecture by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement representative in May. The statement, authored by the Executive Committee of Fac...

Students, administrators discuss student group alcohol policy at ASG town hall

Students, administrators discuss student group alcohol policy at ASG town hall

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
June 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Northwestern administrators listened to students voice concerns about a distrust between alcohol-serving student groups and the University during a town hall hosted by Associated Student Government. About 50 students gathered in Harris Hall to discuss the student group alcohol policy. The town hall...

ASG Senate changes residential districts in final meeting of academic year

ASG Senate changes residential districts in final meeting of academic year

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
June 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Associated Student Government Senate amended its Code on Wednesday to change the apportionment of residential senator seats. The new districts will account for the opening of 560 Lincoln and the re-opening of Willard Residential College. The proposal, authored by chief of staff Lars Benson, includes...

Non-tenure track faculty at Northwestern join Service Employees International Union following election

Ally Mauch, Reporter
May 30, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Part-time and full-time non-tenure track faculty at Northwestern have joined the Service Employees International Union, nearly one year after faculty members filed for a union election, according to a news release from the SEIU. The union election was held last summer, but due to legal complications, the final valid ballots were not counted until...