The Daily Northwestern

Faculty consider new academic calendar proposals

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor

January 8, 2017

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

In an effort to combat student stress and other concerns about the quarter system, several academic calendar changes were proposed at Faculty Senate last month. The Educational Affairs Committee proposed moving back start dates for the school year and lengthening breaks at the Dec. 7 Senate meeting. ...

Some undergraduate schools to begin using new advising system Winter Quarter

Peter Kotecki, Campus Editor

November 6, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

Three undergraduate schools will begin using a new advising system Winter Quarter, piloting software that aims to improve communication between students and advisers. The new system, AdviseStream, is intended to help with information...

NU Quest Scholars Network plans to address course expenses, meal plans for low-income students

Jake Holland, Reporter

October 26, 2016

Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Student Government, Student Groups

Northwestern Quest Scholars Network is working to address topics ranging from course expenses to meal plans for low-income students on campus this year. To improve course accessibility, Quest Scholars vice president Madisen...

Faculty Senate passes resolution in support of cycling, pedestrian safety

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

October 5, 2016

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Faculty

Faculty Senate passed a resolution supporting the creation of a task force on bike and pedestrian safety Wednesday, nearly two weeks after Weinberg freshman Chuyuan Qiu was killed by a cement truck while biking. The resolution, authored by Associated Student Government President Christina Cilento, said the task force — a collab...