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Faculty Senate passes resolution recommending NU ombuds program deal with ‘systemic’ issues

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

March 2

Filed under Campus

Faculty Senate passed a resolution Wednesday recommending the establishment of an ombuds program at Northwestern responsible for improving university services for students, faculty and staff. Presented by the Faculty Rights...

Faculty Senate endorses petition opposing Trump’s travel ban

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor

February 3

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Faculty Senate endorsed a petition Wednesday opposing the executive order signed by President Donald Trump last week. The group Academics Against Immigration Executive Order created the petition, which had garnered more than...

Faculty consider new academic calendar proposals

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor

January 8

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. ...

Faculty Senate passes resolution on relationship with Northwestern administration

Leah Dunlevy, Reporter

December 12

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Faculty Senate passed a resolution Wednesday asking Northwestern administrators to work with the Senate and its committees instead of forming ad hoc task forces when seeking faculty input on issues. The resolution said that...

Student-run class notes service plans to begin selling textbook summaries

Kristina Karisch, Reporter

October 27

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

After its launch at the end of Spring Quarter, the student-run service NoteShark is considering shifting its main focus toward selling textbook summaries. NoteShark is meant to provide a service similar to SparkNotes, Medill...

ASG will distribute free helmets, create Transportation Safety Task Force

Matthew Choi, Copy Chief

October 23

Filed under Campus, Student Government

Associated Student Government, in partnership with University administration and the Evanston bikeshop Wheel and Sprocket, will distribute free bicycle helmets to Northwestern students Monday afternoon. ASG will give out 330...

Faculty Senate report shows many departments oppose 10-5-5-10 calendar

Peter Kotecki, Campus Editor

October 20

Filed under Administration, Campus

A Faculty Senate report released in September showed that many departments at Northwestern do not support the so-called “10-5-5-10” calendar, a proposal that would move the beginning of the academic year to August. In a University report released in Janu...

Faculty Senate passes resolution in support of cycling, pedestrian safety

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

October 6

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...