Inquiry Magazine Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy

Spring 2016

Penelope Peterson


Dear Friends,

What do you think makes the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) at Northwestern unique? I have studied and worked at various universities across the United States, including Stanford, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and of course, Northwestern. I’ve come to see that we have something special at SESP and Northwestern—and it’s not just the trademark purple or the lakefront campus.

Our distinctiveness lies in our multidimensionality that leads to innovation. Our academic programs are strong on theory, and also strong on practice. Our School is known for close community and also global reach.

Like Northwestern as a whole, our School sparks innovation by bringing people together...

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