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2016 News


College Unveils New Website

December 5, 2016
Driven by an analysis of user patterns, the redesigned site aims to meet the needs of its audience


We Will.

November 29, 2016
Weinberg College passes the $250 million mark in the University’s historic fundraising campaign


The Debt Dialogues

October 14, 2016
The Kaplan Institute’s yearlong series explores debt from a variety of humanistic perspectives

A Head Start in Science

October 6, 2016
Bio&ChemEXCEL program helps position incoming science students for academic success


Pocahontas and so much more

September 9, 2016
Assistant Professor of English Kelly Wisecup advances Northwestern’s work in Indigenous Studies


A Math Formula for Suspense

August 18, 2016
Economist Jeffrey Ely’s mathematical formula takes into account “expectations, uncertainty, belief and time”


The Curious Case of “Q”

July 29, 2016
Professor Jeffrey Masten’s new book explores the dynamic relationship between sexuality and language

Upward Trajectory

July 22, 2016
Northwestern University’s Physics and Astronomy Department is rising in impact and visibility

A New Chapter

July 21, 2016
With a new director and new home at Weinberg College, the Holocaust Educational Foundation looks to further its reach

Who Governs?

July 1, 2016 – from Institute for Policy Research
IPR political scientist James Druckman reveals how presidents manipulate public opinion


“What Makes Us Human”

June 16, 2016
Writer Hector Tobar brings his inspired stories to the Latina and Latino Studies Program's Spring Symposium

The W Awards

June 2, 2016
A new grant program encourages professors to explore new directions in research

Dean’s Book Wins Award

June 2, 2016
Dean Adrian Randolph's "Touching Objects” is honored by the American Association for Italian Studies



Farewell to Longtime Staff

April 29, 2016
Retiring staff members Paula Blaskovits and Hannah Maendel share their favorite memories of working for the College

Blue Jeans

April 25, 2016
New Video Conferencing Service Connects Faculty, Students and Staff

Uncle Tom’s Blues

April 14, 2016
Captivated by Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Weinberg College freshman Luke Peterson pens an original blues composition that underscores literature’s power to ignite creativity

Teaching the Talmud

April 14, 2016
Associate Professor Barry Wimpfheimer becomes Weinberg’s first professor to offer a MOOC

Living in Close Quarters

April 4, 2016
Northwestern’s Faculty-in-Residence program is set to double in size for the 2016-2017 academic year


Ready to Research

March 16, 2016
The Posner Fellowship Program continues to propel student's career path



The U.S. Slowdown

January 22, 2016
In his latest book, noted Northwestern University economist Robert J. Gordon investigates the declining pace of American growth and what it means for the nation’s future

Circling the Globe

January 22, 2016
Circumnavigator Grant winner Tara Mittelberg ’17 will travel the world this summer to research food security

A Shining Moment

January 15, 2016
Art historian Krista Thompson’s new book Shine wins the premiere award from the College Art Association
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