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Haase Wins Ver Steeg Fellowship

June 25, 2024

Developmental psychologist Claudia Haase received the 19th annual Dorothy Ann and Clarence L. Ver Steeg Distinguished Research Fellowship Award for her work probing the mysteries behind emotions and relationships.

Avery Hirschfield

2024 Undergraduate Honors and Awards

June 12, 2024

Avery Hirschfield, who studied learning and organizational change and minored in psychology, received the School of Education and Social Policy’s Alumni Leadership Award for her work as president and co-director of the Global Engagement Summit, a student-led conference uniting entrepreneurs across the world.

Convocation 2024: ‘Go, Go, Go, and Human’

June 12, 2024

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Mitchell S. Jackson encouraged graduates to reflect on the meaning of “human” and use it as a verb during his 2024 convocation address at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP).

Sepehr Vakil

AI in Education: Considering Ethics and Power

June 07, 2024

Difficult ethical and moral questions will play a central role in whether artificial intelligence will expand opportunities and equity in STEM education or make things worse, professor Sepehr Vakil said during his closing keynote at a National Science Foundation convening of principal investigators.

Eight honors students pose in front of Annenberg with faculty and staff

Meet SESP’s 2024 Honors Students

June 05, 2024

Anxiety, identity, and mentorship emerged as key themes for honors students at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, who were recognized during a faculty meeting and presented their work at a poster session.

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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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