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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...

Title IX suit against Northwestern moves forward with amended complaint

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor

June 6, 2014

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

The Medill junior who is suing Northwestern for mishandling her complaint of sexual assault filed an amended lawsuit Thursday, which included new details about her experience in the aftermath of the assault and updated information...

Student leaders, administrators respond to Morty’s Angels

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

May 27, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

After a website ranking Northwestern women based on their physical appearance spurred multiple student complaints, administrators and student leaders responded this week commending the NU community for the way they addressed...

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...

Students to lobby members of Congress from Illinois about campus-wide issues

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

April 7, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Members of Associated Student Government traveled to Washington, D.C., this weekend as part of an annual event for Big Ten schools. The event focused on lobbying members of Congress from Illinois  about several campus-wide issues. Six...

Rutgers students protest Ludlow’s candidacy for professorship

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor

April 1, 2014

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

Students at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, are organizing to protest the hiring of Northwestern philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow, a candidate for a position at the school. The campus group Women Organizing Against...