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Investigators find Prof. Laura Kipnis did not violate Title IX

Sophia Bollag, Editor in Chief

June 5, 2015

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

Lawyers hired by Northwestern to investigate two complaints against Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis found last week she did not violate Title IX by writing an op-ed for The Chronicle of Higher Education, according to documents...

Ludlow sues Medill senior for defamation in sexual assault case

Tyler Pager, Breaking News Editor

October 28, 2014

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, Latest Stories

Philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow filed a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against the Medill senior who said Ludlow sexually assaulted her in 2012, according to the Chicago Tribune. Ludlow’s suit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges the student made false claims to the media and...

Students plan to decorate mortarboards to show support for Title IX

Olivia Exstrum, Assistant Summer Editor

June 19, 2014

Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

Multiple students are planning to decorate their mortarboards with a taped “IX” at Northwestern's commencement ceremony Friday morning to celebrate NU's progress regarding Title IX and to show solidarity for those affected...

Ludlow sues Northwestern for gender discrimination, defamation

Sophia Bollag, Assistant Summer Editor

June 19, 2014

Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

Philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow is suing Northwestern and top University officials for defamation, gender discrimination and invasion of privacy. The University acted “with malice and with reckless indifference” toward Ludlow’s...

Graduate student considers filing Title IX suit against Northwestern

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

May 22, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

A Northwestern graduate student will likely sue the University within the next month alleging that his Title IX rights were violated, the student’s lawyer said in court on Thursday. News about the potential suit surfaced...

Northwestern administrators review policies as Title IX is extended to transgender students

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

May 4, 2014

Filed under Administration, Campus

Although Northwestern policies have protected students from discrimination against gender identity since 2009, NU administrators are reviewing these policies following a new federal guidance document that explicitly states that Titl...

ACLU: Title IX coverage explicitly extended to transgender students

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

April 29, 2014

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

The Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education explicitly stated for the first time on Tuesday that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity. The OCR released a n...