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TGS creates seven-year strategic plan, aims for measurable changes

TGS creates seven-year strategic plan, aims for measurable changes

Alex Wong and Danny Vesurai

November 25, 2018


Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Top Campus Stories

The Graduate School Dean Teresa Woodruff early last month announced Vision 2025, a seven-year strategic plan to implement tangible improvements in TGS by focusing on one theme each year. This year’s focus is structure, which Woodruff said will include providing more avenues for student input and...

Federal officials open Title IX investigations into Northwestern

Federal officials open Title IX investigations into Northwestern

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 25, 2018


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

Federal investigators opened two investigations into Northwestern’s Title IX procedures this October, less than a month after the University unveiled its revised sexual misconduct policy. The Education Department opened the probes on Oct. 2 and 10 to examine Northwestern’s “procedural requirements”...

Advocacy Corps gives students opportunities to work for local advocacy groups

Advocacy Corps gives students opportunities to work for local advocacy groups

Emma Edmund, Reporter

November 25, 2018


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

Students have taken the opportunity to become advocates for local justice organizations through the Advocacy Corps, a two-quarter program offered through Northwestern’s Office of Student Engagement. The program — which takes place during the Winter and Spring Quarters — teaches students how...

Northwestern stays in background as its peers are scrutinized on admission practices

Northwestern stays in background as its peers are scrutinized on admission practices

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

As treasured secrets of Harvard’s undergraduate admissions process were forcefully spilled in the lead up to the high-profile trial against the university, colleges began to quiver. It was the first time the public saw documents that granted a look into how exactly the country’s most coveted college...

Psychology and biology majors among highest level of underemployment, study shows

Psychology and biology majors among highest level of underemployment, study shows

Grace Lougheed, Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, Career, Latest Stories

Forty-three percent of college graduates are underemployed in their first job, according to a recent study by Burning Glass Technologies, a job analytics firm. Two-thirds of these students remain underemployed for five years. At Northwestern, 73 percent of undergraduates are employed after graduation,...

As student body gets more diverse, University introduces first-year programming to boost inclusivity

As student body gets more diverse, University introduces first-year programming to boost inclusivity

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 20, 2018


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

Yasmine Diara is a seasoned Peer Adviser — 2018 was her third year leading activities during Wildcat Welcome, facilitating discussions and giving first-years much needed advice. This year, though, the Weinberg senior got to do the same things with other PAs as well. These extra sessions, called...

Staying on campus for Thanksgiving? You’re not alone

Staying on campus for Thanksgiving? You’re not alone

Atul Jalan, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories

AAA projects that more than 54 million Americans will travel this year for Thanksgiving, the highest volume of travelers since 2005. Orbitz, a travel metasearch engine, ranked the day before Thanksgiving as the busiest travel day of the year. For many Northwestern students, that means hours spent...

Vice president and general counsel Philip Harris no longer at Northwestern

Vice president and general counsel Philip Harris no longer at Northwestern

Amy Li, Assistant Campus Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern’s vice president and general counsel is no longer employed by the University. Philip L. Harris, who joined the University in January 2016, was removed from the staff list on the General Counsel’s website, and his automatic email response has been updated to indicate he left Northwestern....

Student initiative seeks to improve mental health at NU

Student initiative seeks to improve mental health at NU

Neya Thanikachalam, Reporter

November 19, 2018


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

A group of Northwestern students created a mental health initiative, #BeWellNU, in response to student dissatisfaction with the University’s mental health services. The four-member group is currently gathering data from a student survey, which they plan to present to administrators during Winter...

Administrators seek new ‘D-term’ to shift Fall Quarter earlier

Administrators seek new ‘D-term’ to shift Fall Quarter earlier

Sophia Scanlan, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

In a few years, Northwestern students may have some extra weeks after Fall Quarter to conduct research, explore internships, take another class, study abroad or even just relax at home before Winter Quarter begins. This potential December session — nicknamed the D-Term — means students would start...

Former Northwestern student faces charges of criminal sexual assault, battery

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, Latest Stories

Former Northwestern student Nicholas Nelson, 22, faces three charges of felony sexual assault and battery. Nelson, a former McCormick junior, was attending a party on the night of Feb. 3 and going into Feb. 4, according to Evanston Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew. A female Northwestern student who was attending...

At Sand Creek Massacre commemoration, NU says it must ‘continue to right wrongs’

At Sand Creek Massacre commemoration, NU says it must ‘continue to right wrongs’

Sneha Dey, Reporter

November 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Descendants of the Sand Creek Massacre victims — Otto Braided Hair, Karen Little Coyote, Fred Mosqueda and Gail Ridgely — shared their family’s pain at an on-campus commemoration of the massacre’s 154th anniversary. The commemoration attempted to grapple with Northwestern’s ties to the massacre....