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Steering committees established to address priorities following black student experience report

Erica Snow and Catherine Kim

May 18, 2017

Filed under Campus

The University announced three steering committees to enhance the black student experience on campus in an email sent to students by administrators on Wednesday. The email was sent by vice president for student affairs Patricia...

SESP dean to retire in August 2017

Fathma Rahman, Assistant Campus Editor

April 26, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2015

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...