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Inquiry alumni magazine explores the latest news and knowledge from the School of Education and Social Policy. Spring and fall issues focus on an important current theme.

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SESP Startup Brewbike Poised to Expand

BrewBike, a student-run coffee company founded at Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy, has closed an $800,000 seed round and will use the funds to expand operations in the Chicago area and to other universities.

Lorraine Hairston Morton: 1918 -2018

SESP alumna Lorraine Morton, the first African-American to serve as mayor of Evanston and a long-time Chicago area icon of public service who advocated for justice and equal treatment, died Saturday. She was 99.

Sabol, Schwandt Join IPR

School of Education and Social Policy faculty members Terri Sabol and Hannes Schwandt are among six new fellows joining Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research.

SESP Startup Shines in Demo Day

People6, a startup digital marketing company founded by School of Education and Social Policy undergraduate Kristen Sanders, took third place -- and a $2,000 prize -- in Northwestern University’s Wildfire Demo Day.

Saving Lives with Social Policy

Income inequality and health inequality are not necessarily connected, according to a new study of U.S. and French death rates examining the often-studied link between poverty and poor health.

Northwestern, CPS Launch Rapid Impact Grants Program

SESP and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have created the Rapid Impact Grants Program -- an accelerated program that will fund small projects that address pressing research needs to help inform practice and propel academic progress in the nation’s third-largest school district.

Sexism Follows Women Across States—and Lives

A new working paper co-authored by economist Jonathan Guryan reveals the impact of sexism on women's career and life outcomes.

SESP in the Media: August 2018

An ongoing, monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by School of Education and Social Policy faculty, researchers, and our community.

SESP Graduate Students Win Dev Sci Funding

Northwestern University doctoral students Mollie McQuillian, Jacquelyn Stephens and Courtenay Kessler have been awarded seed grant funding for ambitious research projects that promote health and well-being across the lifespan from the DevSci Center for Transdisciplinary Training and The Graduate School.  

SNAP Benefits Reduced When Work Requirements Rise

Expanding work requirements for those participating in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would hurt millions of people already in the workforce, especially those with low levels of education, Northwestern University labor economist Diane Shanzenbach wrote in Brookings.