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Communication students express relief after credit requirement lowered

Allyson Chiu, Assistant Campus Editor

November 11, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus

The School of Communication was the first undergraduate school at Northwestern to lower its credit requirements, which students say will give them more academic flexibility. The school dropped the number of credits needed to...

Administrators, faculty reach out to students after stunning election

Allyson Chiu and Yvonne Kim

November 10, 2016

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Events, Faculty, Latest Stories

In the wake of Tuesday’s unexpected election results, the University is taking measures to accommodate students’ needs by offering “healing spaces” and academic flexibility. “Partisan, inflammatory statements unfortunately seem to b...

Some undergraduate schools to begin using new advising system Winter Quarter

Peter Kotecki, Campus Editor

November 6, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

Three undergraduate schools will begin using a new advising system Winter Quarter, piloting software that aims to improve communication between students and advisers. The new system, AdviseStream, is intended to help with information...

Student-run class notes service plans to begin selling textbook summaries

Kristina Karisch, Reporter

October 27, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

After its launch at the end of Spring Quarter, the student-run service NoteShark is considering shifting its main focus toward selling textbook summaries. NoteShark is meant to provide a service similar to SparkNotes, Medill...

Faculty Senate passes resolution in support of cycling, pedestrian safety

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

October 6, 2016

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Faculty

Faculty Senate passed a resolution supporting the creation of a task force on bike and pedestrian safety Wednesday, nearly two weeks after Weinberg freshman Chuyuan Qiu was killed by a cement truck while biking. The resolution, authored by Associated Student Government President Christina Cilento, said the task force — a collab...

The Graduate School set to launch new child care grants

Peter Kotecki, Campus Editor

September 27, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern will provide child care grants for eligible graduate student parents to use at any licensed daycare or in-home provider, effective Oct. 1. The grant will be available to graduate students who have a child under...