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CARE looks to restore stability, visibility following new hires

Tyler Pager, Campus Editor

April 8, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

With both positions now filled at the Center for Awareness, Response and Education, the two recent hires are looking to restore stability to the center and awareness about its work. CARE lost both of its full-time staffers...

CARE hires new assistant director

Madeline Fox, Assistant Campus Editor

April 2, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

The Center for Awareness, Response and Education has hired a new assistant director, Erin Clark, who started March 30. CARE, which provides confidential counseling services to survivors of sexual misconduct and hosts sexual...

Northwestern hires first full-time Title IX investigator

Olivia Exstrum, Managing Editor

April 1, 2015

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

Northwestern's first employee devoted to investigating Title IX complaints full time started Wednesday. Colleen Johnston will investigate complaints against the University related to sexual assault, NU's Title IX coordinator...

Northwestern student reports sexual assault

Tyler Pager, Campus Editor

March 30, 2015

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

A female Northwestern student reported being sexually assaulted by a male Monday night in a University residence hall, according to an NU security alert. The alert said the student had previous communication with the male....

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...