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SESP dean to retire in August 2017

Fathma Rahman, Assistant Campus Editor

April 26

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

SESP Prof. Penelope Peterson will retire from her position as dean of the School of Education and Social Policy at the end of August 2017, Provost Dan Linzer announced. Peterson, who has served as dean of SESP since 1997, is the long...

Letter to the Editor: Open letter by Northwestern faculty in support of academic integrity

February 9

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The undersigned 46 Northwestern faculty urge University President Morton Schapiro and Provost Daniel Linzer to withdraw the appointment of retired Lt. Gen. and former ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry as executive directo...

Former Northwestern adjunct professor leaves after saying sexual harassment complaint inquiry was unfounded

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

January 27

Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Dave Linhardt never made it to teach the third meeting of his Principles of Entrepreneurship class. On Jan. 12 and Jan. 14 — only the second week of the quarter — Linhardt, who was an adjunct professor, sent two emails,...

Students, faculty split over proposed academic calendar

Erica Snow, Reporter

January 14

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Students and faculty remain divided about the new quarter system timeline recommended by a task force’s findings released on Tuesday. The “10-5-5-10” calendar, which would split Winter Quarter into two five-week sessions...

Task force recommends Northwestern begin academic year in August, still maintain quarter system

Alice Yin, Managing Editor

January 11

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

A task force studying the undergraduate academic experience has proposed Northwestern begin the academic year five weeks earlier, while still maintaining the quarter system. Christened the “10-5-5-10” calendar, NU would...

Buffett Institute names first executive director

Peter Kotecki, Assistant Campus Editor

November 23

Filed under Campus

Former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry was named the inaugural executive director of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. Eikenberry, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Harvard University and Stanford...