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Kellogg named best full-time MBA program in world by The Economist

Kellogg named best full-time MBA program in world by The Economist

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management has the best full-time MBA program in the world, according to The Economist’s 2017 ranking. Kellogg has consistently risen in the publication’s annual ranking since 2013, when it was named number 23. Last year, NU was ranked second to the University...

QuestBridge co-founder discusses growth, program’s importance at Northwestern talk

QuestBridge co-founder discusses growth, program’s importance at Northwestern talk

Crystal Wall, Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Speakers

QuestBridge co-founder and CEO Ana Rowena McCullough said because her parents grew up in the Philippines in families with few resources, they could have been scholars in the program. Working with QuestBridge now feels like an opportunity to honor their hard work, she said. McCullough spoke Wednesday...

ASG members undergo record check for sexual assault, misconduct

ASG members undergo record check for sexual assault, misconduct

Samantha Handler, Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Campus Stories

To ensure accountability for sexual misconduct, Associated Student Government members underwent their first Student Conduct Records Check on Wednesday — a quarterly process following a code change last year. ASG’s adviser will review records to see if members have been found responsible for sexual...

Controversial political scientist Charles Murray talks Trump, criticizes identity politics

Controversial political scientist Charles Murray talks Trump, criticizes identity politics

Tim Balk, Gameday Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Speakers, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Political scientist Charles Murray, whose appearances have sparked rowdy protests on some college campuses, spoke Wednesday about the conditions that led to President Donald Trump’s election and criticized what he called “toxic” identity politics at an event hosted by College Republicans. The...

CAPS unveils new meditation program to help students manage stress

CAPS unveils new meditation program to help students manage stress

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Counseling and Psychological Services has expanded its stress management programming this year to include Breathe, a mobile portal featuring guided meditations for students. Breathe, which appears on the NUHelp app, features four subsections: stress response, test anxiety, sleep and one titled “I’m...

Student groups rally at The Rock to support non-tenure eligible faculty union

Student groups rally at The Rock to support non-tenure eligible faculty union

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

November 1, 2017


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

About 50 people gathered at The Rock on Tuesday to rally for non-tenure eligible faculty, calling on the University to bargain with their union and raise wages. Representatives from several student groups — including Rainbow Alliance, ZOOZ, Asian Pacific American Coalition and For Members Only —...

Student medical group petitions for increased emergency medical services

Student medical group petitions for increased emergency medical services

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

A petition to expand medical services on campus received more than 200 signatures as of Tuesday night, said Weinberg junior Sophia Settle, the petition’s author. The petition — addressed to the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Risk Management, the Office of the General Counsel, University...

Former Italian prime minister proposes strategy to defeat populism

Former Italian prime minister proposes strategy to defeat populism

Alan Perez, Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers

Brexit negotiations are well underway, and a far-right German party gained seats in the parliament. But at a keynote address Tuesday, former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said there was reason for hope. “This time is a time of incredible and remarkable opportunity,” Renzi said. “We can...

Former Kellogg dean Donald P. Jacobs dies at 90

Former Kellogg dean Donald P. Jacobs dies at 90

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Donald P. Jacobs, dean emeritus of the Kellogg School of Management, died Monday, the University announced. Jacobs, who was 90, served as Kellogg’s dean from 1975 to 2001, transforming Kellogg “into one of the world's premier management education schools,” according to a news release. “He...

NU doctoral graduate pleads not guilty to attempted murder in connection with CTA pushing

NU doctoral graduate pleads not guilty to attempted murder in connection with CTA pushing

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Northwestern doctoral graduate Chad Estep pleaded not guilty Monday to four counts, including attempted first-degree murder, after allegedly pushing a Chicago man onto CTA tracks in August. Estep was charged Oct. 9 with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery in a public place. Additionally, Estep pleaded not guilty to aggravated battery against a transit employee and un...

NU, Emory professors discuss non-traditional narratives of history

NU, Emory professors discuss non-traditional narratives of history

Elizabeth Cameron, Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers

Professors from Northwestern and Emory University discussed Monday their efforts to find non-traditional narratives of history through scholarship and poetry. Emory African American studies Prof. Carol Anderson spoke with NU English Prof. Natasha Trethewey and African American studies and history...

Students plan rally in support of non-tenure eligible faculty

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Campus Stories

After non-tenure eligible faculty at Northwestern asked students to support their right to bargain as a union, at least seven student groups have decided to organize a rally for Tuesday, visiting assistant professor of sociology Jackson Bartlett said. “Students have a lot of power on campus, more...