The Daily Northwestern

Blotter: April 30

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

April 29, 2014

Filed under City, Crime

Police arrest third man in connection with sexual assault of woman A 20-year-old Evanston resident was arrested on a warrant early Sunday morning in connection with sexually assaulting a woman who has a mental condition in 201...

Letter to the Editor: Alum says ‘I Won’t’ to Northwestern’s ‘We Will’ campaign

Dick Reif, Medill '64

April 6, 2014

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I was invited to join Northwestern's $3.75 billion fund-raising drive called "We Will." My reply — I Won't. A school once called  "The Harvard of the Midwest" has morphed into a misguided muddle on Lake Michigan. Let's start wit...

White House sets funds to fight violence against women on campus in 2015 budget

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

March 7, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

The 2015 fiscal year budget will allocate $11 million to fight violent crimes against women on campus, the White House announced Wednesday.  The budget will also provide funds to test backlogged rape kits and help prosecu...

Philosophy graduate students: An open letter to the Northwestern community

Chelsea Egbert, Lee Goldsmith, Deborah Goldgaber, Eric Jonas, and Jessica Talamantez

March 5, 2014

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Academic philosophy has a gender problem. The authors of readings disseminated in the classroom and the students studying those authors in upper-level courses are overwhelmingly male.  Approximately 20 to 25 percent of full-time...

Northwestern responds to student’s lawsuit, denies Title IX violations

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick

February 21, 2014

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

Northwestern responded Friday to the Title IX lawsuit a Medill junior filed against the school last week, saying the school appropriately punished philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow based on the findings of its internal investigation. The...

Ludlow sues local media outlets for defamation

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

February 14, 2014

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

Philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow is suing three local media companies, claiming their coverage of a Title IX lawsuit against Northwestern was defamatory and portrayed him in a "false light before the public." Ludlow is suing Sun...

Attorney: Ludlow disputes lawsuit’s allegations

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick

February 13, 2014

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

The professor accused of sexually assaulting a Medill junior in 2012 released a statement Thursday denying the student’s allegations and claiming she “initiated friendly communications” with him the day after the alleged ...

Attorney: Student filed police report with help of Northwestern political science professor

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick

February 13, 2014

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

The Medill junior who filed a Title IX lawsuit against Northwestern also filed a police report describing the alleged sexual assault by philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow, her attorney said Wednesday. It is unclear whether the student ...