The Writing Program of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences was renamed the Bobbie and Stanton Cook Family Writing Program on May 13, 2015, after the Cook family made a significant gift to the program that touches every part of Northwestern.
John Anderson, one of our affiliated faculty, has just been named co-director of the Segal Design Certificate Program, along with Stacy Benjamin. The Design Certificate is available to any Northwestern undergraduate who wants to work on design in a team-based, cross-disciplinary setting. Information on the program can be found at http://segal.northwestern.edu/programs/undergraduate/segal-design-certificate/.
Writing Program faculty remember with joy and sadness our former colleague and friend, Edith Skom, who taught in the Program for over 30 years. Edie was a dedicated teacher and mystery writer who brought wit, compassion, and intelligence to us and to her many students. For more on Edie’s life and accomplishments, see http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2016/02/northwestern-writing-professor-edith-rosen-skom-dies.html
She is developing new material to support student engagement in Design Thinking and Communication (DTC).
As the Diamond Jubilee Fellowship recipient, she gave the keynote address at a symposium at Southampton University, UK.