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Incoming SESP dean David Figlio enters position after years of teaching, research

Erica Snow, Reporter

February 5, 2017

Filed under Campus, Faculty

Human development and social policy Prof. David Figlio estimates he’s taught more than 13,000 students over the course of his professional career. Now, he’ll oversee more than 700 undergraduate and graduate students, 34 faculty and more than 100 staff members as the new dean of the School of Education an...

Faculty committee to assist in search for new provost

David Fishman, Assistant Summer Editor

August 5, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

University president Morton Schapiro will solicit help from a Faculty Screening Group in hiring a new provost, he said in an email last week. The news came after current provost Dan Linzer announced his departure at the end...

Northwestern-led research reveals gender gaps within disadvantaged families

Drew Gerber, Assistant Campus Editor

November 2, 2015

Filed under Campus

A new working paper released by two Northwestern researchers reveals that siblings raised in disadvantaged families experience gender disparities in behavioral and educational outcomes at a greater rate than that of high socioeconomic...

Australian Parliament member speaks on future of artificial intelligence

Mustafa Alimumal, Reporter

October 27, 2015

Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers

A member of the Australian House of Representatives said Tuesday afternoon people should be aware of the changing marketplace as he spoke about rapid technological innovation and the economic impact of artificial intelligence. Andrew...

Northwestern professor shares research on legislative gridlock

Nora Shelly, Reporter

October 12, 2015

Filed under Campus, Speakers

A Northwestern professor discussed her research into the underlying causes of legislative gridlock Monday, arguing that lawmakers’ reluctance to compromise has paralyzed legislatures across the country. Political science Pr...