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Official statements, messages and announcements to the Northwestern community from President Morton Schapiro, Provost Jonathan Holloway and other NU leaders.

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The Daily Northwestern’s Coverage of Campus Events

Nov 12, 2019
Journalism is under assault in a variety of spheres. But my hope is that we at Northwestern can model ways in which a community can promote freedom of the press while also demonstrating how we conduct healthy and respectful debate.
Charles Whitaker
Charles Whitaker
Dean of the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
journalism, medill, daily northwestern, charles whitakerCharles Whitaker
NASEM, harassment, title IXJonathan Holloway

Winter Recess 2019

Nov 7, 2019
Continuing a recent tradition, we will observe Winter Recess on Dec. 26, 27 and 30, 2019, in order to offer an extended break to our University community.
Morton Schapiro
Morton Schapiro
President and Professor
Jonathan Holloway
Jonathan Holloway
Provost and Professor
Craig Johnson
Craig Johnson
Senior Vice President for Business and Finance
winter recessMorton Schapiro, Jonathan Holloway, Craig Johnson

Staff Engagement Progress

Oct 31, 2019
The staff engagement survey of 2017 provided invaluable insights, which have continued to drive change across Northwestern.
Jonathan Holloway
Jonathan Holloway
Provost and Professor
Craig Johnson
Craig Johnson
Senior Vice President for Business and Finance
Priya Harjani
Priya Harjani
Interim Vice President for Human Resources
staff engagement surveyJonathan Holloway, Craig Johnson, Priya Harjani

Changes to the Academic Calendar

Oct 17, 2019
We write with an important update on changes to the academic calendar and to share some exciting news about commencement.
Morton Schapiro
Morton Schapiro
President and Professor
Jonathan Holloway
Jonathan Holloway
Provost and Professor
academic calendar, commencementMorton Schapiro, Jonathan Holloway

Supporting Health and Well-being

Oct 10, 2019
Critical partnerships with students, faculty, staff, alumni and our Evanston and Chicago communities demonstrate Northwestern’s commitment to students' well-being and can be seen in many ways.
Julie Payne-Kirchmeier
Julie Payne-Kirchmeier
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
health, well-being, students, helpJulie Payne-Kirchmeier

Creating an Ombuds Office

Oct 8, 2019
I am pleased to announce our plans to create a professional ombuds office at Northwestern to serve students, faculty and staff. The office will help individuals navigate resources and offices at the University.
Jonathan Holloway
Jonathan Holloway
Provost and Professor
ombudsJonathan Holloway

Kicking Off Our Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Coeducation

Oct 7, 2019
To mark the 150th anniversary of coeducation at Northwestern, we are celebrating our community of remarkable individuals — past, present and future.
Jonathan Holloway
Jonathan Holloway
Provost and Professor
Craig Johnson
Craig Johnson
Senior Vice President for Business and Finance
Julie Payne-Kirchmeier
Julie Payne-Kirchmeier
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
150 years of womenJonathan Holloway, Craig Johnson, Julie Payne-Kirchmeier

Initiatives for Preventing and Responding to Discrimination and Harassment

Oct 1, 2019
It is essential that we hold each other accountable for creating a culture where community members feel comfortable coming forward to report discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct to the Office of Equity, and where we make clear to one another that this behavior is not tolerated.
Morton Schapiro
Morton Schapiro
President and Professor
Jonathan Holloway
Jonathan Holloway
Provost and Professor
Craig Johnson
Craig Johnson
Senior Vice President for Business and Finance
discrimination, harassment, sexual misconductMorton Schapiro, Jonathan Holloway, Craig Johnson

Implementing the Undergraduate Student Lifecycle Initiative

Sep 26, 2019
We are excited to announce that we are starting to implement an initiative this fall that will directly benefit our undergraduates, particularly those who identify as first-generation, low-income and/or marginalized and underrepresented minority students.
Jonathan Holloway
Jonathan Holloway
Provost and Professor
Julie Payne-Kirchmeier
Julie Payne-Kirchmeier
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
undergraduate student lifecycleJonathan Holloway, Julie Payne-Kirchmeier

Welcome from President Schapiro and Provost Holloway

Sep 24, 2019
For those of you who are returning to our campuses this week, we hope the summer was a time of renewal. For those of you who are just beginning your adventure at Northwestern, we welcome you to one of the most distinctive places you will find anywhere in American higher education.
Morton Schapiro
Morton Schapiro
President and Professor
Jonathan Holloway
Jonathan Holloway
Provost and Professor
Welcome, FallMorton Schapiro, Jonathan Holloway

Announcing the Faculty Pathways Initiative

Sep 20, 2019
The Faculty Pathways Initiative is a groundbreaking new multi-year program with the goal of accelerating faculty members’ development and advancement across their careers.
Jonathan Holloway
Jonathan Holloway
Provost and Professor
Faculty Pathways InitiativeJonathan Holloway

150 Years of Women at Northwestern

Aug 26, 2019
This fall marks 150 years since women could enroll as Northwestern undergraduate students. As we collectively mark this milestone — and celebrate the individuals who have shaped Northwestern — we have many opportunities to reflect upon the past and to recommit ourselves to improve the present and future.
Morton Schapiro
Morton Schapiro
President and Professor
Jonathan Holloway
Jonathan Holloway
Provost and Professor
150, womenMorton Schapiro, Jonathan Holloway