October 2019 News Stories

October 2019 News Stories

  • College Counseling: Can High Schools Do It Well?
    High school guidance counselors can significantly influence whether young people pursue higher education. But counseling offices are often understaffed and juggling large caseloads and competing demands, according to Northwestern University researchers.

  • Tony Jack on Diversity: 'Access Ain't Inclusion'
    Colleges and universities must deliberately move from access to inclusion, sociologist Anthony Jack told a crowd of more than 600 people during Northwestern University’s Nancy and Ray Loeschner Leadership Series at Alice Millar Chapel.

  • Reunion 2019: SESP Hosts Alumni Luncheon
    Two dozen School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) alumni from a wide range of careers will join current undergraduates for networking conversations and lunch at noon in Annenberg Hall, room GO2.

  • SESP Faculty Members Join IPR
    Tabitha Bonilla and Sally Nuamah have been named faculty fellows at Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research, an interdisciplinary community of scholars.

  • Harvard's Anthony Jack To Deliver Loeschner Leadership Lecture
    Anthony Abraham Jack, author of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, will be speaking on campus culture and inequity in education as part of Northwestern University’s Nancy and Ray Loeschner Leadership Series.

  • Reunion 2019: SESP Alumni Connect With Undergrads
    More than two dozen alumni returned home to the School of Education and Social Policy for Reunion 2019, where they talked with undergraduates about everything from networking and travel to lifelong learning.

  • A Peek Inside the Principal’s Office: 'It’s a Pressure Cooker'
    School principals often have too much to do and not enough time to do it. They share leadership duties but have ultimate responsibility for the school and everyone inside of it. And they have to meet the demands of everyone -- from parents and school board members to teachers and students.

  • Pinkard Receives Grant to Reduce Computer Science Deserts
    Northwestern University professor Nichole Pinkard received a CME Group Foundation grant to expand her work increasing access to computer science for K-12 students who live in underserved areas of Chicago.

  • Tabitha Bonilla Joins SESP Faculty
    Tabitha Bonilla, a political scientist who studies how messaging influences voters’ responses to political issues and candidates, has joined Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy as assistant professor of human development and social policy.

  • Ispa-Landa Named Associate Professor
    Northwestern University education sociologist Simone Ispa-Landa received tenure and was promoted to associate professor of human development and social policy in the School of Education and Social Policy beginning Sept. 1, 2019.