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Feinberg student sues Northwestern under Title IX

Madeline Fox, Summer Managing Editor

August 15, 2015

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

A Feinberg School of Medicine student is suing Northwestern under Title IX saying the school responded with “deliberate indifference” after he reported he was sexually harassed by a professor. A federal judge ruled last...

State campus sexual assault bill seeks clear policy, community collaboration

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

May 29, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, State

A bill aiming to improve institutional response to campus sexual assault passed the Illinois Senate last week. The bill includes requirements that colleges and universities notify victims of their rights and provide them with...

Northwestern works to revise sexual misconduct policy

Tyler Pager, Campus Editor

May 14, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern is revising its sexual misconduct policy to reflect new guidelines from the federal Violence Against Women Act and feedback from members of the university community. The updated policy consolidates the University’s...

New Title IX investigator to help streamline sexual misconduct process

Olivia Exstrum, Managing Editor

May 1, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

When Colleen Johnston learned Northwestern was looking to hire a Title IX investigator, she knew she wanted to apply. Johnston, who has a background in civil rights enforcement and law, said she had been looking for an opportunity...

Northwestern hires first full-time Title IX investigator

Olivia Exstrum, Managing Editor

April 1, 2015

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

Northwestern's first employee devoted to investigating Title IX complaints full time started Wednesday. Colleen Johnston will investigate complaints against the University related to sexual assault, NU's Title IX coordinator...

ASG to further publicize changes to sexual assault hearings process

Sophia Bollag and Olivia Exstrum

February 9, 2015

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government is working with administrators to better publicize how students can report sexual assault under the University’s new disciplinary hearing and appeals process, ASG officials said this week. Chris...

Northwestern to add Title IX investigator amid process overhaul

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

February 9, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

Northwestern is in the process of hiring a full-time Title IX investigator, one step in a complete overhaul of the hearing and appeals system for sexual misconduct cases. The overhaul began in September when NU implemented a new University ...

Ludlow’s Title IX lawsuit against Northwestern dismissed

Sophia Bollag, Managing Editor

February 5, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

A federal judge Thursday dismissed philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow’s lawsuit against Northwestern and top University officials alleging gender discrimination, defamation and invasion of privacy. The judge dismissed all claims...

Medill senior challenges dismissal of Title IX suit

Sophia Bollag, Web Editor

December 12, 2014

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

The Medill senior suing Northwestern under Title IX filed a motion Thursday asking the judge who dismissed her lawsuit to reconsider or vacate his decision.