Bussey Society (formally WiPhi)The Bussey Society is a new initiative in the philosophy department founded in 2011-2012. It is an all-female group of members of the philosophy department at all levels - undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty - who get together over snacks and coffee/drinks (funded by the department) 1-2 times per quarter. They aim to create an agenda of philosophical pursuits of common interest to its members:
- Organized reading of philosophy, deepen classwork, exchange views with others on philosophical topics, exchange of common concerns about what it's like to be a woman in philosophy at NU.
- Gertrude Bussey Lecture: (Bussey, a woman, became the first recipient of a Ph.D. in philosophy at NU in 1915). WiPhi invites a distinguished female philosopher at NU to give a public lecture.
- Sponsor or participate in other events such as:
- Visit of logician & philosopher of science, Gillian Russell
- Film screening about Simone Weill (in cooperation with Religious Studies, Gender Studies, French & Italian)
- Midwestern Conference of the Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP).
Check out WiPhi's Facebook page.