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Applications are now being accepted for the Brady Visiting Professor, 2016-17
Seniors Share Study Abroad Experiences, Link to Project to Serve Cognitively Disabled
Sophomores are introduced to Evanston by Civic Leaders
Thursday, November 19, 3:30 PM
Peter Ludlow has resigned his position in the Northwestern Philosophy Department. Many are breathing a sigh of relief, but as we move forward, what can or should be learned from this whole “incident”? The use of Title IX, in this case and others, to investigate faculty was cited by another Northwestern professor, Laura Kipnis, to raise concerns about freedom of speech, campus sexual culture, and the current state of feminism. She argued that colleges like Northwestern are “infantilizing” students, particularly women, who are no longer seen as mature adults who can make their own choices and deal with the consequences. That of course is not the way Northwestern wants to think of itself. Is our school handling these issues in the best possible way?