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Gift from Potocsnak Family Endows College Prep Program

The Potocsnak family has made a new multimillion-dollar gift to Northwestern in honor of President Morton Schapiro, who concludes his tenure in August after 13 years at the University.

Convocation Features Spencer President Na’ilah Suad Nasir

Na’ilah Suad Nasir, president of the Chicago-based Spencer Foundation, will address more than 300 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral graduates during the 2022 School of Education and Social Policy Convocation ceremony.

Spillane Honored for Mentoring Young Scholars

James Spillane received the 2022 Spencer Foundation Mentor Award for his generous, wise, and decades-long support of the next generation of scholars.

SESP Equity Book Club: Leigh Patel

Author and professor Leigh Patel will discuss her latest book No Study Without Struggle: Confronting Settler Colonialism in Higher Education during the final SESP Equity Book Club Series event of the 2021-22 academic year.

Alumni Spotlight: Marcia McWalker-Williams

Northwestern University alumna Marcia Walker-McWilliams (BS06) is executive director of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium at the University of Chicago and the author of Reverend Addie Wyatt: Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Equality. She is also a board member of the Digital Public Library of America.

Kirabo Jackson Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor Kirabo Jackson was one of four Northwestern University faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of nation’s most prestigious honorary societies.

SESP in the Media: April 2022

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

Alumni Spotlight: Tamica Daniel

Tamica Daniel (BS03) is a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice who works on civil rights issues in housing, lending, public accommodations, and education. She majored in social policy and minored in African American Studies at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

Jackson Named Editor of Leading Economic Journal

Northwestern University professor Kirabo Jackson was appointed lead editor for the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, one of the nation’s most respected scholarly economic journals.

Salzman Joins Knowles Cohort of Teaching Fellows

Northwestern University alumna Emily Salzman (MS21) a math teacher at Chicago’s Lane Tech College Prep High School, is the latest School of Education and Social Policy recipient of a five-year fellowship from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation.