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In Focus: As NU goes global, professors raise concerns of pay, gender equity among non-tenure language faculty

In Focus: As NU goes global, professors raise concerns of pay, gender equity among non-tenure language faculty

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, In Focus, Top Stories

At Northwestern, not all faculty feel they are treated equally. According to a survey on faculty compensation, 50 percent of all instructional or clinical faculty — who are ineligible for tenure — were satisfied with their salaries. But for those in the humanities in the Weinberg College of Arts...

In Focus: New University initiative aims to alleviate costs of materials for low-income freshmen in STEM courses

In Focus: New University initiative aims to alleviate costs of materials for low-income freshmen in STEM courses

Allyson Chiu, Print Managing Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, In Focus, Top Stories

When most people feel like spoiling themselves, they indulge in decadent meals or go on shopping sprees. Communication freshman Carter Liebman treated himself to a Northwestern education. “My being nice to myself and spending money on myself was coming here,” he said. “And ultimately, that's...

In Focus: Student leaders struggle with University’s barrier-free initiative for group admissions

In Focus: Student leaders struggle with University’s barrier-free initiative for group admissions

Stavros Agorakis, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, In Focus, Student Government, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

A self-described “overachiever,” Weinberg junior Danielle Hojnicki thrived in her high school social scene. As a leader and member of several organizations — National Honor Society, choir, an art club, among others — she always felt eager to pursue her extracurricular interests. But coming...

In Focus: Over a year after University Commons reveal, administrators struggle to find funding

In Focus: Over a year after University Commons reveal, administrators struggle to find funding

Syd Stone, Copy Chief

November 10, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Facilities, In Focus, Top Stories

Northwestern attracts some of the wealthiest donors in the country. In the last six years alone, the University raised $3.57 billion in a fundraising campaign that helped launch the construction of world-class facilities like the Kellogg School of Management Global Hub and the Ryan Fieldhouse and Walter...

In Focus: Political science Profs. Jacqueline Stevens, Alvin Tillery entangled in legal fallout over a year after contentious meeting

In Focus: Political science Profs. Jacqueline Stevens, Alvin Tillery entangled in legal fallout over a year after contentious meeting
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Peter Kotecki and Nora Shelly

November 8, 2017


Filed under Campus, In Focus, Top Stories

More than a year after a meeting between political science Profs. Jacqueline Stevens and Alvin Tillery resulted in a rift, the two are embroiled in a lawsuit over claims made about that day. On March 8 last year, Tillery invited Stevens to his office to discuss her course schedule, which he told The...

In Focus: Administrators run into barriers amid attempts to diversify faculty

In Focus: Administrators run into barriers amid attempts to diversify faculty

Peter Kotecki and Jonah Dylan

May 26, 2017


Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

When physics and astronomy Prof. Michael Schmitt became chair of his department more than two years ago, only three of the 37 professors were women. The department launched searches for new faculty members that year, Schmitt said. At the end of the hiring process, the physics and astronomy department...

In Focus: As cost of living in Evanston rises, some residents struggle to keep up

In Focus: As cost of living in Evanston rises, some residents struggle to keep up

David Fishman, City Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under City, In Focus, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Charrisse Roberson did “everything right.” She never drank alcohol or used drugs. She did odd jobs around the neighborhood as a child and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree. She even held management positions for most of her life. Then, in 2008, things took a turn for the worse. While working...

In Focus: Northwestern graduate student sues professor for invasion of privacy, defamation following book release

In Focus: Northwestern graduate student sues professor for invasion of privacy, defamation following book release

Allyson Chiu and Matthew Choi

May 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty, In Focus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

A Northwestern graduate philosophy student filed a lawsuit Tuesday under the pseudonym Jane Doe against Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis and publishing house HarperCollins Publishers, LLC, following the April 4 release of Kipnis’ book, “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus.” The b...

In Focus: As town-gown strains subside, concerns over communication gaps, University contributions linger

In Focus: As town-gown strains subside, concerns over communication gaps, University contributions linger

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter

May 19, 2017


Filed under City, Education, In Focus, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

When Morton Schapiro stepped into his role as Northwestern’s president in 2009, Elizabeth Tisdahl, who had just been elected Evanston mayor, immediately reached out to him. Tisdahl said she threw Schapiro a welcoming party and gave him homemade baked goods to send a clear message: She wanted the...

In Focus: Following allegations, students challenge IFC’s approach to teaching sexual assault prevention

In Focus: Following allegations, students challenge IFC’s approach to teaching sexual assault prevention

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Greek, In Focus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Sharon Wang was one of more than 300 students who marched Feb. 10 to support survivors following allegations of druggings and sexual assaults at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Wang, who said she is a survivor of sexual assault, shared her story at the march in front of the crowd gathered outside the fraternity’s national...

In Focus: Northwestern students grapple with challenges of finding affordable internship experiences

In Focus: Northwestern students grapple with challenges of finding affordable internship experiences

Amanda Svachula, Reporter

May 8, 2017


Filed under Campus, In Focus, Top Stories

When a prestigious publishing firm offered Weinberg senior Haley Dunbrack an internship in Los Angeles last summer, she was thrilled — until she realized she could not afford it. Dunbrack comes from a low-income background and said she needs to make enough money during the summer to contribute to...

In Focus: Northwestern’s graduate student unionization effort diverges despite common cause

In Focus: Northwestern’s graduate student unionization effort diverges despite common cause

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

March 3, 2017


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As a graduate student instructor, LaCharles Ward always considered himself a Northwestern employee. The fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the School of Communication grew up on the West Side of Chicago, where he said he saw the benefits of unions first hand. His grandfather was a union worker for the...