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Northwestern study finds no change in discrimination against black job applicants between 1990, 2015

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

September 18, 2017

Filed under Academic, Campus

A Northwestern study found no change in hiring discrimination against black job applicants from 1990 to 2015. Sociology Prof. Lincoln Quillian, senior author of the study, said the results were “both depressing and somewhat...

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...

Kellogg professor develops program to evaluate K-12 education technology

Yvonne Kim, Reporter

April 6, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus

Kellogg Prof. Benjamin Jones was working as a macroeconomist for the Obama administration when he first became interested in improving learning and technology for K-12 education. Jones, a faculty associate at the Northweste...

Brains increasingly matter more than beauty in a partner, Northwestern psychologist finds

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

February 16, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Men increasingly prefer brains to beauty in long-term romantic partners, according to a recent study co-led by a Northwestern professor. Psychologists from NU and the University of Innsbruck in Austria found men today valued...

Evanston nonprofit launches two-generation initiative using Northwestern research

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

February 25, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Campus, Faculty, On Campus

A local nonprofit is launching a two-generation educational initiative using data from Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research. The Evanston Community Foundation pilot program will encourage financial independence for lo...

Northwestern professor debuts research on how recession affects pregnancy rates

Amanda Gilbert, Reporter

February 9, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

Sociology Prof. Christine Percheski is working to understand the correlation between fertility rates and poor economic conditions across communities. Percheski discussed her analysis of fertility rates during the recen...

Northwestern study links young adults’ debt to poor physical, mental health

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Summer Editor

August 16, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A new Northwestern study has found that financial problems can turn into health concerns for young people in debt. The study shows higher debt can lead to higher blood pressure and poorer mental and physical health. Published...

Northwestern researchers, Evanston Community Foundation receive $100,000 grant for education project

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Summer Editor

July 4, 2013

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

The Aspen Institute has awarded a $100,000 grant to an education project aimed at low-income families spearheaded by the Evanston Community Foundation and Northwestern researchers, the University announced Friday. The foundation...