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David Uttal, a professor of psychology, talks about his research during an investiture ceremony

David Uttal: Maps, Space, and Place

May 08, 2024

David Uttal was 13 years old when he took a wrong turn on a hiking trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Rescuers searched for him on foot, trail bike, jeep, and by air, probing thick underbrush and steep ridges across 60,000 acres.

Shanequewa Love

Grad Student Wins National Science Foundation Fellowship

May 01, 2024

Doctoral student Shanequewa Love has been awarded the highly selective National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship to support her work looking at the relationship between Black mothers and the child welfare system.

Mitchell S. Jackson

Mitchell S. Jackson to Speak at Convocation

April 29, 2024

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Mitchell S. Jackson, the John O. Whiteman Dean’s Distinguished Professorship in the English Department of Arizona State University, will be the featured speaker during the 2024 School of Education and Social Policy Convocation ceremony at Northwestern University.

Headshots of Truman Scholarship Winners Anna Dellit and Kaylyn Ahn   Em: I read the backgrounder but still not clear on whether I should be describing facial features, clothing, race, hair color and length etc. It may be relevant to some people that one person is Asian; others may be offended we call it out.

Undergrad Named Truman Scholar

April 17, 2024

Kaylyn Ahn (right), a junior at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social policy, was one of two Northwestern students to be named a 2024 Truman Scholar, the nation’s premier scholarship for students interested in public service.

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SESP magazine cover featuring dean Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy

Power of Possibility

Winter 2024

Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy didn't often question authority as an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. So when he received a C+ in organic chemistry and his academic adviser told him to forget about medical school, he did just that.

Headshot of undergraduate Kaylyn Ahn

How Trauma Led to Advocacy

Winter 2024

When Kaylyn Ahn contacted the police in 2021 to report she had been raped by an acquaintance, she was told that prosecu­tors would never pick up her case. Instead, a sergeant advised her to try not to let it happen again and move on.

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