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Faculty members split over Karl Eikenberry’s appointment at Buffett Institute

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

March 3, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Faculty members discussed Wednesday regarding the appointment of Karl Eikenberry as the first-ever executive director of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. Eikenberry, a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, was na...

University increases student involvement in search for new Weinberg dean

Olivia Exstrum, Assistant Campus Editor

November 14, 2014

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern faculty and administrators are involving more students in the search for the next dean of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences after students voiced concerns about their lack of involvement in the process at an open forum in October. A student interview group, chosen by the Weinberg College Student Adv...

Northwestern to undergo reaccreditation next year

Olivia Exstrum, Assistant Campus Editor

October 31, 2014

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus

Northwestern is undertaking an institutional reaccreditation review this academic year that will conclude in a visit to the University in April 2015 by a seven-member evaluation team, the University announced Monday. The review...

Search committee chosen for new Weinberg dean

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

May 19, 2014

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern announced Monday the names of the members of the search committee to choose the next dean of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. The candidate the group chooses will take the place of Sarah Mangelsdorf, wh...

After discontinuing Semester Online, Northwestern alters online education goals

Cat Zakrzewski, Reporter

April 15, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

After its first experiment in for-credit online courses for undergraduates failed, Northwestern is now shifting its focus to developing Web courses for its graduate programs and building up its Massive Open Online Courses. Jake...

Northwestern extends registration deadline for Semester Online

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Summer Editor

August 8, 2013

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

The deadline to register for Northwestern's first online courses for credit has been extended three weeks, the University announced Tuesday. Jake Julia, NU associate provost for academic initiatives, said undergraduate students...

Northwestern partners with Coursera to continue online education development

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant In Focus Editor

February 22, 2013

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern announced Wednesday that it has partnered with Coursera, a digital platform for massive open online courses. The University’s foray into the growing field of MOOCs, along with 28 other American and global institutions,...