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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...

SESP dean to retire in August 2017

Fathma Rahman, Assistant Campus Editor

April 26, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

SESP Prof. Penelope Peterson will retire from her position as dean of the School of Education and Social Policy at the end of August 2017, Provost Dan Linzer announced. Peterson, who has served as dean of SESP since 1997, is the long...

SESP introduces undergraduate learning sciences major

Julia Jacobs, Summer Editor

August 26, 2015

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

The School of Education and Social Policy will debut a learning sciences major in Fall 2016, the first undergraduate program of its kind in the country, the school announced Tuesday. The learning sciences program, which has...

New Trier principal named next director of SESP’s teacher education program

Jillian Sandler and Lauren Caruba

February 20, 2013

Filed under Academic, Campus

New Trier Township High School Principal Timothy Dohrer will be the new director of the School of Education and Social Policy’s teacher education program, Northwestern announced Wednesday. Dohrer will assume the position...

New SESP course gives students chance to donate $100,000

Adrianna Rodriguez, Reporter

February 19, 2013

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus

The School of Education and Social Policy will offer a new class during Spring Quarter in which students will allocate $100,000 to a philanthropic organization of their choice. The class, "Learning Philanthropy: Engaging in the ...