One of the best features of residential college life is interaction with fellows: faculty members who affiliate with residential colleges. They join us for fun and informal events, but they also present interesting aspects of their research, teach small seminars, and involve students in special research projects. In addition to seeing fellows at meals, here are the ways you can get to know some of Northwestern's most outstanding faculty and staff:
Quarterly Fellows' Receptions: Gatherings of several fellows for appetizers or a barbecue.
Cross-College Events: Excursions to Chicago for theater, opera, cycling tours, ice skating, and more.
Firesides: Short presentations and discussions with a fellow. Past topics have included "Same-Sex, Different States" on the legal implications of civil unions, and "The Violent Legacy of Monotheism."
Documentary Series: Several times a year a fellow chooses a timely and insightful documentary. Discussion follows the screening.
Tutorials: Fellows teach a course for academic credit in PARC's library, and enrollment is capped at nine students. Tutorial topics in the past have included "The Gang" and "Ethics and Sexual Politics".
Fellow Assistant Research Award (FARA): Members of the college can apply for this paid research assistantship to work on a fellow's current project. Topics in the past have included school de-segregation and comparative sociological studies of Chicago neighborhoods.