The Daily Northwestern

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...

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...

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...

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 ...