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Northwestern University President-elect Rebecca Blank steps down to battle cancer

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Rebecca Blank will not serve as Northwestern's next President after learning she has an aggressive form of cancer. Blank said she had planned to arrive on campus Monday as President-elect, but discovered the cancer last week. Board of Trustees Chair J. Landis Martin announced that University President Morton Schapiro agreed to stay on until a successor is selected.
3 months ago·Evanston, United States

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Northwestern's president-elect steps down to battle cancer

Rebecca Blank, who was named last fall the first female president of Northwestern University, announced Monday she is stepping down after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

3 months ago·United States
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Rebecca Blank steps down as president-elect at Northwestern University after cancer diagnosis

Blank had been set to become the first woman president at Northwestern.

3 months ago·New York, United States
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Northwestern's president-elect steps down to battle cancer - Local News 8

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University’s president-elect is stepping down from the post after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. The school in Evanston, Illinois, said Monday that Rebecca Blank and her husband will return to Wisconsin, where she will undergo treatment. Blank was chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for eight years before she was named at Northwestern’s 17th president and first female presiden…

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New Northwestern President Steps Down After Cancer Diagnosis

(Bloomberg) — Rebecca Blank resigned as president of Northwestern University on Monday, which was supposed to be her first day on campus, after learning she has an aggressive form of cancer. Read More

3 months ago·Canada
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Northwestern’s president-elect steps down to battle cancer

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Rebecca Blank, who was named last fall the first female president of Northwestern University, announced Monday she is stepping down after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Read More

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Northwestern University President-elect Rebecca Blank steps down to battle cancer

According the school, President Morton Schapiro will remain at Northwestern until a successor is named.

3 months ago·Chicago, United States
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