- Northwestern Announces Record Voter Registration for Incoming Freshmen
A record 96 percent of incoming freshmen have registered to vote thanks to a new online voter registration tool created by Northwestern's non-partisan Center for Civic Engagement. SESP professor Dan Lewis serves as the center's director.
- Wilensky Wins 2016 Excellence in Design Award
Northwestern's Uri Wilenksy, a professor of learning science and computer science, has been recognized for creating NetLogo, a computer-based modeling system that helps people build or open simulations and “play” with them.
- Northwestern Research on Racism, Stress, Featured in The Nation
A new review suggests the experience of bias alters our hormones in ways that widen the academic achievement gap.
- Three SESP Scholars Selected for Public Voices Fellowship
Jeannette Colyvas, Heather Schoenfeld and Matt Easterday will participate in the yearlong Public Voices Fellowship program, an initiative designed to train faculty to be thought leaders across platforms.
- Ispa-Landa, Schoenfeld Named IPR Fellows
School of Education and Social Policy sociologists Simone Ispa-Landa and Heather Schoenfeld have been named fellows at Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research.
- How the Stress of Racism Affects Learning
Northwestern research suggesting that the pressures associated with discrimination contribute to the achievement gap featured in The Atlantic.
- Colucci Finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year
John Colucci, SESP's 2009 student convocation speaker and a sixth grade teacher in Oak Park, is one of 10 finalists for the Illinois Teacher of the Year award.
- Spillane Recognized as Top Education Leadership Researcher
Two new studies cite Northwestern professor, who helped pioneer the concept of "distributed leadership" as leading expert in the field
- Wilensky, Horn Receive $2.5 Million National Science Foundation Grant
Learning scientists and computer scientists Uri Wilensky and Michael Horn have received a three-year, 2.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study how to effectively incorporate computational thinking into high school STEM courses.
- Alumni, Undergraduates Mix During Annual Career Event
- Northwestern Research Featured on American Public Media
Northwestern professor Emma Adam discusses new research suggesting that black and Latino students who experience racism have higher levels of cortisol, a hormone linked to stress, and one that is known to impact focus and learning.
- Finnish Educators Call Fuse An 'Inspiration'
Schools in Finland are adopting the FUSE Studio program because it promotes “well-learning” and reflects the goals of the country’s new core curriculum, Finnish educators said during a recent panel discussion at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy.
- Why Are Disadvantaged Students Outnumbered at Top Schools?
Education Week quotes Mesmin Destin and cites his research in an article that looks at why thriving in an academically rigorous environment is more than simply being prepared for classes
- MSLOC Students Compete in National Case Competition
Graduate students from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) and the Kellogg School of Management recently participated in the 2016 National MBA Human Capital Case Competition in Nashville, Tenn.
- Mental-Health Experts Debate the Ethics of Assessing Trump
In his cover story in "The Atlantic," Northwestern Professor Dan McAdams was "very careful" to avoid statements that would amount to a formal medical diagnosis. The Chronicle of Higher Education talks to Adams about why weighing in on Trump is a challenge for mental health experts.