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Ad exec in NU sex-toy row defends actions on blog

The Northwestern sex toy scandal got another shot in the arm Tuesday  afternoon, as a blog post surfaced that quotes the Chicago advertising executive involved in the demonstration defending his actions and castigating the media for mischaracterizing them.

Jim Marcus, creative director of Tribal DDB, the digital division of DDB Chicago, demonstrated the use of a sex-toy on his fiance in a voluntary assembly after a human sexuality class at Northwestern University this month. The news, first reported in the Daily Northwestern, led to a call¬† for the ouster of professor John Michael Bailey. Get the full story »

Knight Foundation funds NU news innovation lab

Northwestern University has scored a four-year, $4.2 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for an effort designed to improve the digital tools used by journalists and other information providers.

A marriage of journalism, computer science and market research that’s set to be formally announced Thursday. The new lab will partner with a several Chicago-area media organizations to test, deploy and refine its developments, t

NU’s Kellogg selects site for new building

By Dawn Rhodes | The new site for Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management will concentrate the school’s resources in one place and potentially open a central location for its student center, according to university officials.

The Board of Trustees approved Thursday’s proposal to put the new building on the northeast part of campus, between the James L. Allen center, which houses the Executive Education Center, and Lakeside Fields where the lacrosse, soccer and field hockey teams play. Currently, a parking lot occupies that space. Get the full story »

New Kellogg dean buys $885K Evanston home

ELITE STREET | By Bob Goldsborough | Sally Blount, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management’s new dean, has paid $885,000 for a six-bedroom brick Georgian-style house in Evanston. Blount joined Kellogg in July after serving as a dean at New York University. Get the full story »