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Tuesday, May 11
Hari Osofsky

New dean named to lead Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Hari M. Osofsky, dean of Penn State Law and the Penn State School of International Affairs and Distinguished Professor of Law, professor of international affairs and professor of geography, has been appointed dean of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, effective Aug. 1. She is also appointed the Myra and James Bradwell Professor.

Read more about her.


Student founders will make their pitch at VentureCat

VentureCat, Northwestern’s annual student startup competition, announced that 25 semifinalist teams have been selected to compete this year. The program culminates in a pitch competition in which more than $300,000 in non-dilutive prize money is distributed to student ventures.

The eventual six finalists will make their pitches at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, through a public livestream.

Register now to follow along and take part in the voting.

TiShaunda McPherson
Social Justice

Practicing restorative justice at Northwestern

As part of an update on its social justice commitments, Northwestern has announced the creation of a cross-University program to develop organizational capability for restorative justice practices.

TiShaunda McPherson, who was recently promoted to senior associate vice president for equity, discussed with Northwestern Now the importance of implementing restorative justice practices at Northwestern.

Read the Q&A.

Other News

• Support for school vaccination requirements is up, but some resistance remains, according to a new study.

• Farmer-to-farmer training can boost nutrition and well-being as demonstrated through a study in part by Northwestern researchers.

• A curiously yellow star has caused astrophysicists to reevaluate what’s possible within our universe.

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