Alumna Purvi Shah: Using Law to Create Social Change

Purvi Shah (BS02), who majored in social policy and political science at Northwestern, founded the Movement Law Lab to seed a new generation of lawyers who can tackle some of America's toughest justice challenges

SESP in the Media: November 2020

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

Loeschner Lecturer Addresses a Growing Crisis: Hunger on College Campuses

Temple University professor Sara Goldrick-Rab, whose research inspired the documentary film “Hungry to Learn,” urged universities to collect data on hunger and food insecurity among their students in the latest installment of the School of Education and Social Policy's Nancy and Ray Loeschner Leadership Series at Northwestern University.

Envisioning Education With Tim Dohrer

Remote teaching will become a standard tool for educators –a bittersweet end to beloved “Snow Days,” Northwestern University’s Tim Dohrer said during a Northwestern Intersections podcast.

Alumna Wins Knowles Fellowship

School of Education and Social Policy alumna Amber Luczak (MS20), a chemistry and physics teacher at Marshall Metro High School in Chicago, has received a five-year fellowship from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation.

New Research: Being Upbeat Predicts Less Memory Decline

Being positive predicts less decline in memory during the aging process, according to a new study co-authored by researchers in the Life-Span Development Laboratory, including Claudia Haase, Emily Hittner, and Jacquelyn Stephens.

Carol Lee Elected President of the National Academy of Education

Professor emeritus Carol D. Lee, the former Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education, has been named president elect of the National Academy of Education.

Loneliness and Uncertainty Major Stressors for College Students

Stress from COVID-19 — along with stress related to health care, the economy, racism and the presidential election — is seriously threatening the mental health of our country, particularly our youngest generation, according to a new national survey from the American Psychological Association (APA).

Big Ten Panel Debates 2020 Election

Election scholars from across the nation discussed student voter registration, polling in key states and potential outcomes of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election during a special event open to all Big Ten students and guests.

From East Germany to Evanston: Haase Promoted to Associate Professor

Claudia Haase, a developmental psychologist who studies pathways to happy and healthy development across the life span, was promoted to associate professor of human development and social policy in the School of Education and Social Policy beginning Sept. 1, 2020.