Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ludlow no longer teaching Northwestern classes this quarter

Peter Ludlow will stop teaching for the rest of the winter quarter at Northwestern University. Winter quarter classes end March 15. Spring quarter begins March 31 and whether he will be teaching then is still undetermined, though he is currently on the schedule.
The announcement comes a day after students planned a sit-in and walk-out of Ludlow’s afternoon class in Harris Hall. Although Ludlow canceled the class, the students met to discuss next steps and protested in front of the office of Sarah Mangelsdorf, dean of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

Patricia Telles-Irvin, vice president for student affairs, and Todd Adams, dean of students, met Wednesday with three students who spoke out in protest of the University’s response to an alleged sexual assault committed by Ludlow against a Medill junior, who sued both NU and Ludlow last month.

Weinberg juniors Laura Whittenburg and Jazz Stephens were invited to the meeting along with philosophy graduate student Chelsea Egbert.
The administrators did not give specific reasoning behind the decision, but warned the students they could be subject to disciplinary proceedings if they continued to disrupt classes, Stephens said.
Telles-Irvin and Adams had a conversation with the students about Ludlow teaching Spring Quarter classes, but told them a decision has not been made, Whittenburg and Stephens said.
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As of Wednesday afternoon, CAESAR listed 12 students enrolled in Ludlow’s 200-level philosophy class for Spring Quarter.
Undergraduates in Ludlow’s Winter Quarter “Philosophy of Psychology” class had not been notified of the change as of Wednesday afternoon, multiple students confirmed to The Daily. Whittenburg and Stephens said they were told a substitute will give Ludlow’s lectures.

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