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Federal judge upholds dismissal of Title IX lawsuit against Northwestern

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief

March 12, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

A federal judge upheld Thursday his decision to dismiss the Title IX lawsuit that a Medill senior filed against Northwestern last year. The student sued the University in February 2014 under Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, claiming NU didn’t respond adequately after she reported being sexually assaulted by philosophy Pr...

Northwestern student reports sexual assault to police

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

March 6, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

A female Northwestern student reported an incident of criminal sexual assault to University Police on Tuesday. The incident occurred at the Evans Scholarship House at 721 University Place on Feb. 27, Deputy Chief Dan McAleer...

Northwestern professor’s column on professor-student relationships sparks student backlash

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

March 3, 2015

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

In the wake of alleged sexual misconduct between a Northwestern professor and students, an opinion piece written by Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis has prompted strong student reactions, including a letter against the articl...

ASG to further publicize changes to sexual assault hearings process

Sophia Bollag and Olivia Exstrum

February 9, 2015

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government is working with administrators to better publicize how students can report sexual assault under the University’s new disciplinary hearing and appeals process, ASG officials said this week. Chris...

Northwestern to add Title IX investigator amid process overhaul

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

February 9, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

Northwestern is in the process of hiring a full-time Title IX investigator, one step in a complete overhaul of the hearing and appeals system for sexual misconduct cases. The overhaul began in September when NU implemented a new University ...

Ludlow’s Title IX lawsuit against Northwestern dismissed

Sophia Bollag, Managing Editor

February 5, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

A federal judge Thursday dismissed philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow’s lawsuit against Northwestern and top University officials alleging gender discrimination, defamation and invasion of privacy. The judge dismissed all claims...

College Feminists hosts anti-sexual violence photography project

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

January 28, 2015

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers

Northwestern's College Feminists hosted Project Unbreakable, a group that aims to increase awareness against sexual violence and abuse, Tuesday night at Annenberg Hall. According to the group's website, the online photography...

Northwestern reports sexual assault from summer 2012

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

January 28, 2015

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety

A campus security authority reported an incident of criminal sexual assault to University Police on Jan. 21. The incident occurred on campus during the summer of 2012. The CSA, someone who is obligated to report if they...

Student suing Northwestern under Title IX files new evidence

Sophia Bollag, Managing Editor

January 9, 2015

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

Title IX lawsuits The Medill senior suing Northwestern under Title IX filed a new motion Tuesday in her lawsuit against the University, which includes evidence that has drawn criticism from NU and other professors named in th...

CARE hires permanent survivor advocate

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

January 9, 2015

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

Carrie Wachter has been hired as the permanent coordinator of sexual violence response services and advocacy at Northwestern’s Center for Awareness, Response and Education after a search began last summer to fill the position....