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Dispersed from campus, college students turn to meme page for community, charity

Dispersed from campus, college students turn to meme page for community, charity

Eva Herscowitz, Reporter

April 1, 2020

COVID-19 may have closed college campuses, but the switch to remote learning has given rise to a group larger than any individual institution’s enrollment nationwide. The Facebook group “Zoom Memes for Self Quaranteens” has connected college students seeking humor amid canceled graduations,...

Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid to pay Spring Quarter work-study funds

Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid to pay Spring Quarter work-study funds

Catherine Buchaniec, Design Editor

April 1, 2020

In an email obtained by The Daily, the Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid informed some students with Federal Work-Study jobs of its intention to pay Spring Quarter wages regardless of students’ ability to work remotely. “In place of actual hours worked, you will be paid for the same number...

Northwestern’s response to COVID-19

Northwestern’s response to COVID-19

Jacob Ohara, Video Editor

April 1, 2020

See how Northwestern has responded to COVID-19.

Unite Here Local 1 holds virtual rally for NU food and service workers

Unite Here Local 1 holds virtual rally for NU food and service workers

Yunkyo Kim, Reporter

April 1, 2020

UNITE HERE Local 1 hosted a virtual rally through their social media platform Tuesday urging Northwestern to pay subcontracted employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sole union representing Northwestern’s dining and service workers circulated a petition earlier this month calling on the University to pay dining workers. It has since gotten more than 1,800 signatures, according to organizers. Following the petition, Craig Johnson,...

Northwestern to move to Pass/No Pass grading system for Spring Quarter

Northwestern to move to Pass/No Pass grading system for Spring Quarter

James Pollard and Marissa Martinez

March 31, 2020

Northwestern University will be employing a Pass/No Pass grading system for undergraduate students during Spring Quarter, according to an email sent to students Tuesday evening. “We know that some students are working hard to achieve certain GPA goals,” the email said. “But we also have students...