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NLRB decision draws near on whether graduate students at private universities can unionize

Julia Jacobs, Editor in Chief

August 22, 2016

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

The National Labor Relations Board is expected to vote soon on whether to clear the way for graduate students at private institutions such as Northwestern to collectively bargain as university employees. Northwestern graduate...

Medill, Foley Foundation publish safety guide on conflict reporting

David Fishman, Assistant Summer Editor

August 17, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

Medill and the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation published a safety guide earlier this month for college journalism educators to teach students about the growing risk of reporting on conflict, terrorism and violence around the w...

Northwestern rises to No. 15 in Forbes Top Colleges List

Mariana Alfaro, Web Editor

July 7, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern ranked No. 15 in Forbes annual list of the country’s best colleges, moving up one spot since last year. In its ninth annual ranking of the best national colleges and universities, the magazine ranked 660 dif...

Office of Fellowships appoints new director as inaugural director retires

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor

May 26, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

When Sara Anson Vaux, the director of the Office of Fellowships, hired Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe to the office roughly 10 years ago, Vaux knew Pardoe could one day be the office’s director. “I had my eye on her right away,...

The Hollywood Reporter ranks Northwestern’s theater program as second best in country

Fathma Rahman, Assistant Campus Editor

May 25, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus

Northwestern’s theater program was ranked the second best undergraduate drama school behind The Juilliard School by The Hollywood Reporter. NU finished ahead of both Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama and New York University’s Tisch School of ...

Pell Grant recipients increase for the class of 2020

Mariana Alfaro, Web Editor

May 11, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus

About 17 percent of the class of 2020 will be made up of Pell Grant recipients, a new high for Northwestern, Michael Mills, the associate provost for university enrollment, told The Daily on Wednesday. The record percentage is up...

New RTVF funding system draws criticism from some students

Stavros Agorakis and Shane McKeon

May 5, 2016

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

The Department of Radio, Television and Film is transitioning to a new, department-driven film grant system, drawing criticism from some RTVF students and student filmmaking groups. Communication Prof. David Tolchinsky, who ch...