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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...

Updated: Ludlow’s Spring Quarter class canceled

Joseph Diebold and Ciara McCarthy

March 12, 2014

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

Philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow will not teach during Spring Quarter, University spokesman Al Cubbage said Wednesday. Ludlow was scheduled to teach a 200-level philosophy class called “Minds and Machines,” according to CAESAR,...

Updated: Ludlow responds to Medill junior’s lawsuit, denies allegations

Joseph Diebold and Ciara McCarthy

March 9, 2014

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

Updated, 5 p.m. Sunday: The student’s attorney, Kevin O’Connor, released a statement Sunday calling Ludlow’s response to the student’s complaint “untruthful.” The case will be a chance for the “factual incon...

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...

Title IX Coordinating Committee response to online petition and ASG resolution

Title IX Coordinating Committee

March 4, 2014

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

The following is the response to a petition posted online by faculty and a resolution passed at last week's Associated Student Government meeting. The response was first sent to the Northwestern community Tuesday morning. It ...

Ludlow cancels class after planned sit-in

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

March 4, 2014

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

Weinberg Prof. Peter Ludlow canceled at least one of his 300-level philosophy classes Tuesday, which many students had planned on walking out of in protest of Northwestern’s continued employment of Ludlow after a Medill junior...