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Professors petition Board of Trustees in response to Title IX lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

February 24, 2014

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

Northwestern professors posted a petition Sunday evening asking the University’s Board of Trustees to fully implement policies that require accountability and transparency when handling sexual assault and misconduct. Sociology...

Northwestern responds to student’s lawsuit, denies Title IX violations

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick

February 21, 2014

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Northwestern responded Friday to the Title IX lawsuit a Medill junior filed against the school last week, saying the school appropriately punished philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow based on the findings of its internal investigation. The...

Student: Northwestern’s failures spurred Title IX lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick

February 21, 2014

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The Medill junior who filed a Title IX lawsuit against the University last week said Thursday she has “lost faith as an individual and as a student” because of the way Northwestern handled her reported sexual assault at the...

Ludlow sues local media outlets for defamation

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

February 14, 2014

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Philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow is suing three local media companies, claiming their coverage of a Title IX lawsuit against Northwestern was defamatory and portrayed him in a "false light before the public." Ludlow is suing Sun...

Attorney: Ludlow disputes lawsuit’s allegations

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick

February 13, 2014

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The professor accused of sexually assaulting a Medill junior in 2012 released a statement Thursday denying the student’s allegations and claiming she “initiated friendly communications” with him the day after the alleged ...

Attorney: Student filed police report with help of Northwestern political science professor

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick

February 13, 2014

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The Medill junior who filed a Title IX lawsuit against Northwestern also filed a police report describing the alleged sexual assault by philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow, her attorney said Wednesday. It is unclear whether the student ...

Day after lawsuit, Ludlow’s role at Northwestern unclear moving forward

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick

February 12, 2014

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Philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow, whose alleged sexual assault of a Medill junior spurred a Title IX lawsuit filed Monday against Northwestern, is a candidate for a position at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the school...

Updated: Student sues Northwestern, claiming University ignored sexual assault findings

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick

February 10, 2014

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A Medill junior is suing Northwestern, alleging the school failed to act after she filed a sexual assault complaint against a professor two years ago. The lawsuit claims the University handled the allegations with “deliberat...

Administrators reflect on Obama prioritizing sexual assault

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

January 28, 2014

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Northwestern administrators praised the continued national attention on sexual violence prevention spurred by President Barack Obama’s creation of a task force to address sexual assault on college campuses. Obama addressed the hi...

White House creates task force to combat sexual assault on campuses

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

January 22, 2014

Filed under Administration, Blogs, Campus, Campus Safety, On Campus

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday the creation of a new White House task force that will address the high rate of sexual assault on college campuses. The group, which includes the Attorney General and the secretaries...