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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...

NLRB will hold hearing on contested ballots in non-tenure eligible faculty union vote at Northwestern

Kelli Nguyen, Development and Recruitment Editor

August 18, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty

The National Labor Relations Board will hold a hearing Tuesday to determine the validity of 71 ballots cast in the vote to form a non-tenure eligible faculty union at Northwestern. With the current accepted vote count at 223...

Astronomy Night draws thousands, mixes together music and science

Yvonne Kim, Reporter

July 18, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Thousands of people braved cloudy skies and rainy weather Wednesday for Astronomy Night at the Ravinia Festival, which hosted family-friendly science activities and an astronomy-inspired orchestral concert. The event was organized...

Non-tenure eligible faculty members at Northwestern file for union election

Tori Latham, Managing Editor

June 9, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Northwestern faculty members filed for an election Thursday for the formation of a union representing non-tenure eligible faculty and alerted University officials to the union's formation, said a faculty member involved in the...

Northwestern to hire 20 faculty members in computer science

Peter Kotecki, Development and Recruitment Editor

June 2, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty

Northwestern will hire 20 new faculty members as part of a roughly $150 million effort to expand its computer science program, the University announced on Wednesday. Half of the new professors will teach core computer science c...

Huffington Post editor says Medill professor criticized her writing ability due to her voice

Shane McKeon, Campus Editor

May 18, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

An editor at the Huffington Post says a male Medill professor told her she “probably had issues” with her writing ability because her voice was higher-pitched and sounded like that of an undergraduate on a phone call. Amanda...