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Federal judge upholds dismissal of Title IX lawsuit against Northwestern

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief

March 12, 2015

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

A federal judge upheld Thursday his decision to dismiss the Title IX lawsuit that a Medill senior filed against Northwestern last year. The student sued the University in February 2014 under Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, claiming NU didn’t respond adequately after she reported being sexually assaulted by philosophy Pr...

Letter to the Editor: Redeeming Laura Kipnis

Raff Donelson

March 5, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

In her article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis got carried away. Her ignorant comments about the "melodramatic" Peter Ludlow affair as well as slights against former students and curren...

Northwestern professor’s column on professor-student relationships sparks student backlash

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

March 3, 2015

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

In the wake of alleged sexual misconduct between a Northwestern professor and students, an opinion piece written by Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis has prompted strong student reactions, including a letter against the articl...

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...

Student suing Northwestern under Title IX files new evidence

Sophia Bollag, Managing Editor

January 9, 2015

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

Title IX lawsuits The Medill senior suing Northwestern under Title IX filed a new motion Tuesday in her lawsuit against the University, which includes evidence that has drawn criticism from NU and other professors named in th...

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.

Guest Column: Northwestern needs to do better than the bare minimum in handling Title IX case

Laura Beth Nielsen, Guest Columnist

November 16, 2014

Filed under Opinion

On Thursday, a federal judge dismissed a Northwestern undergraduate’s Title IX lawsuit against the University; the dismissal likely will be appealed. Unless there is a settlement, which is the most common outcome in cases like ...

Court dismisses Medill senior’s Title IX suit against Northwestern

Ally Mutnick, Managing Editor

November 13, 2014

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

Title IX lawsuits A federal judge dismissed Thursday a Medill senior’s Title IX lawsuit against Northwestern, ruling the University is not liable because it “took timely, reasonable, and successful measures” in the aft...

Letter to the Editor: New developments in Title IX lawsuit raise questions

Dick Reif

October 30, 2014

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor is in response to an article published Tuesday titled “Ludlow sues Medill senior for defamation in sexual assault case." The situation surrounding a Medill senior's legal action against Nort...

In defamation suit, Ludlow claims student cost him opportunities at NU, Rutgers

Ally Mutnick, Managing Editor

October 29, 2014

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

In a defamation lawsuit filed Tuesday, philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow claimed the Medill senior who accused him of sexual assault made defamatory statements that interfered with both his job at Northwestern and his prospective em...