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Figlio and Shapiro Join National Academy of Education

Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy Professor David Figlio and Northwestern University President and Professor Morton Schapiro have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Education. Figlio, the incoming dean of the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP), and Schapiro have made indelible marks on education through their scholarship. An honor […]

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Do Race-Based Stressors Contribute to Achievement Gap?

Race-based stressors, including perceived discrimination and the fear of fulfilling negative stereotypes, have psychological effects and physiological effects on the body, which may contribute to the racial-ethnic achievement gap, new Northwestern University research suggests.   Schools, teacher quality and family income all play a large role in student success, but these factors do not fully […]

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Northwestern Researchers Make Major ALS Breakthrough

The underlying disease process of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS and Lou Gehrig’s disease), a fatal neurodegenerative disease that paralyzes its victims, has long eluded scientists and prevented development of effective therapies. Scientists were not even sure all its forms actually converged into a common disease process. But a new Northwestern Medicine study for the first time has identified […]

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Quatar Foundation Endows Three NU Professorships

The Qatar Foundation will provide funding support for three endowed professorships at Northwestern University named after the leader of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.   Northwestern and the Qatar Foundation have been partners since 2008, when Northwestern joined five other leading American universities that had established branch campuses at Education City, a rapidly […]

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Study Finds that Students From Swing States Tend to Vote Back Home

        College students make strategic choices about where to vote, most prefer absentee ballots, and they are especially likely to vote absentee if their homes are in swing states, according to a new Northwestern University study of student absentee voting in the 2008 presidential election. The findings are published today (Oct. 1) by the Center […]