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The Graduate School expands parental leave policy following years-long push from students

Julia Jacobs, Editor in Chief

September 14, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

More graduate students will have access to parental leave for a longer period of time, following policy changes from The Graduate School effective this fall. Before Sept. 1, only women who gave birth to children qualified for...

National Labor Relations Board: Student assistants at private universities qualify as employees

Julia Jacobs, Editor in Chief

August 23, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that student assistants at private colleges and universities such as Northwestern should be considered employees, reversing a 2004 decision establishing that graduate students could...

Lawsuit filed against Northwestern’s employee retirement, voluntary savings plans

Peter Kotecki, Campus Editor

August 23, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

A lawsuit filed against Northwestern on behalf of two participants of NU's retirement plan, alleged the University's employee retirement and voluntary savings plans charge participants "unreasonable expenses" for the plans’...

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...

National leaders in aerospace, investment among those appointed to Northwestern Board of Trustees

David Fishman, Assistant Summer Editor

August 18, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

The world’s 76th most powerful woman, the former CEO of a major American conglomerate and the president of a Chinese-based auto-parts behemoth are among six new members of the Northwestern University Board of Trustees, the University...