Significant Gift Made to the Northwestern Writing Program

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.

Edith Rosen Skom, 1929 - 2016

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

Leslie Fischer Receives Digital Technology Grant

She is developing new material to support student engagement in Design Thinking and Communication (DTC).

Phyllis Lassner Awarded International Fellowship

As the Diamond Jubilee Fellowship recipient, she gave the keynote address at a symposium at Southampton University, UK.

Yarnoff and Gundlach named to ASG Honor Roll

Charles Yarnoff was selected as a member of the Writing Program for the Associated Student Government (ASG) Faculty and Administrator Honor Roll. Robert Gundlach was also selected as a member of the Linguistics Department.