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James Pollard

James is a senior staffer at The Daily covering political issues throughout the country and on campus. A junior from St. Louis, Mo., he is majoring in journalism and political science. He has previously served as a summer managing editor and the campus desk editor. Prior to that, he covered politics in Washington D.C. for Medill News Service through the Medill on the Hill program. He can be found on Twitter or by email.

James Pollard, Print Managing Editor

Nov 15, 2020
As Congress returns for the year’s final session, laid-off staff seek relief package (Story)
Nov 11, 2020
NUCNC and FMO talk transformative justice ahead of Angela Davis address (Story)
Nov 08, 2020
Students celebrate rebuke of Trump, cautious of Biden’s centrism (Story)
Nov 05, 2020
Pritzker grad not conceding after AP calls narrow race for Dem opponent (Story)
Nov 04, 2020
NU grad to become youngest member of Utah’s congressional delegation (Story)
Nov 04, 2020
Election results unclear as Michigan, Pennsylvania, other battleground states still counting votes (Story)
Oct 27, 2020
How conversations about anti-Semitism divided a campus (Story)
Oct 23, 2020
Trump and Biden dig into COVID-19, immigration in final debate (Story)
Oct 20, 2020
NU Community Not Cops calls on President Schapiro to resign following his condemnation of abolitionist protests (Story)
Oct 12, 2020
A small number of students may need ballot notarizations. Here’s where you can do that. (Story)
Oct 08, 2020
Harris and Pence clash over Trump’s coronavirus response in vice presidential debate (Story)
Sep 30, 2020
President Trump questions election’s integrity in chaotic first presidential debate (Story)
Aug 24, 2020
What you need to know about Fulgent Genetic testing (Story)
Aug 23, 2020
Ald. Rue Simmons, twelve black organizations announce proclamation for black justice (Story)
Aug 17, 2020
Rep. Gong-Gershowitz calls for Madigan to resign from leadership posts after implication in federal bribery scheme (Story)
Aug 16, 2020
A look back on the 2019-20 school year’s speakers (Story)
Aug 16, 2020
How to have fun in quarantine: A brief guide to remote social interactions (Story)
Aug 15, 2020
Recent grad sues NU for charging full tuition despite remote spring courses (Story)
Aug 09, 2020
Two-thirds of Americans say they are likely to vaccinate themselves against COVID-19 when possible, according to study (Story)
Aug 05, 2020
NU announces 87 staff layoffs, lowered F.Y. 2021 budget in financial update (Story)
Jul 22, 2020
NU to implement letter grading again for Fall term (Story)
Jul 21, 2020
Northwestern alum challenges former DNC chair in Florida primary (Story)
Jul 13, 2020
NU participating in state AG’s lawsuit against Trump administration over ICE directive (Story)
Jul 12, 2020
The Trump administration targeted international students. Here’s how higher education has responded. (Story)
Jul 09, 2020
TGS extends milestone deadlines, though policy shift “does not imply a funding extension” (Story)
Jul 06, 2020
Protest results in impromptu meeting with mayor as youth protesters push Hagerty on defunding EPD (Story)
Jul 01, 2020
Einstein Bros. Bagels evaluating whether to reopen downtown Evanston location (Story)
Jun 18, 2020
Amid calls to boycott Lightfoot’s commencement speech, a look at the Chicago mayor’s history on policing (Story)
Jun 16, 2020
Northwestern forms search committee for next Chief Diversity Officer (Story)
Jun 13, 2020
E. Patrick Johnson named School of Communication dean; first African American in that position (Story)
Jun 07, 2020
Reporting while black: Faculty, alumni talk experiences in journalism (Story)
Jun 05, 2020
A&O announces co-sponsored event with Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji “to celebrate Black joy, Black art, Black women” (Story)
Jun 03, 2020
Dr. Steven Thrasher talks protests, coronavirus and policing (Story)
May 30, 2020
Jai Wolf brings stuffed animals, EDM and purple Helvetica font to Digital Dillo (Story)
May 28, 2020
The Regrettes announced as final mainstage artist for Digital Dillo (Story)
May 22, 2020
University announces six-phase plan for a return to campus (Story)
May 21, 2020
A&O re-announces virtual Q&A on May 25 with John Mulaney (Story)
May 20, 2020
“Zoombombers” share videos of child sexual abuse during Women’s Center symposium (Story)
May 15, 2020
Mayfest announces Jai Wolf as first mainstage artist for Digital Dillo (Story)
May 12, 2020
In interview, Interim Provost Kathleen Hagerty talks fall quarter (Story)
May 11, 2020
President Schapiro announces anticipated budget deficit, 250 staff furloughs (Story)
May 07, 2020
Changes to student health insurance include premium hike, prescription drug benefits (Story)
May 06, 2020
Education Department strengthens rights of students accused of sexual assault (Story)
May 05, 2020
A&O announces virtual speaker event on May 7 with Jonathan Van Ness (Story)
May 02, 2020
Conte, Zuniga narrowly win ASG election (Story)
May 01, 2020
Schapiro: In-person graduation ceremonies to be held next June (Story)
Apr 29, 2020
Dillo Day 2020 moved online; “Digital Dillo” to be held May 30 (Story)
Apr 28, 2020
University’s total confirmed cases of COVID-19 reach 21 (Story)
Apr 28, 2020
University rejects $8.5 million allocated through CARES Act (Story)
Apr 27, 2020
Teresa Woodruff, The Graduate School Dean, named provost at Michigan State (Story)
Apr 22, 2020
Northwestern graduation ceremony moved online, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to speak (Story)
Apr 16, 2020
Schapiro: University funding hampered by COVID-19 (Story)
Apr 13, 2020
Three more contractors, one student test positive for COVID-19 (Story)
Apr 12, 2020
MASK ON: How to make your own face mask (Story)
Apr 10, 2020
Four contractors test positive for COVID-19; no contact with employees or students (Story)
Apr 06, 2020
Millions of college students left out of coronavirus stimulus payments (Story)
Mar 31, 2020
Northwestern reaches seventh confirmed case of COVID-19, first on Chicago campus (Story)
Mar 31, 2020
Northwestern to move to Pass/No Pass grading system for Spring Quarter (Story)
Mar 27, 2020
Undergraduate summer study abroad programs canceled, GLO email says (Story)
Mar 26, 2020
Students petition for partial refund of tuition; over 3,000 signatures collected (Story)
Mar 25, 2020
Registrar: ‘NR’ grades assigned temporarily if final assessments disrupted (Story)
Mar 23, 2020
Norris closed through April 7; if necessary, would reopen under pandemic plan (Story)
Mar 20, 2020
Payne-Kirchmeier appointed vice president for Student Affairs (Story)
Dec 04, 2019
Northwestern chess club open to all skill levels, emphasizes community (Story)
Nov 26, 2019
Next Waa-Mu Show announced, titled “State of the Art” (Story)
Nov 18, 2019
University study helps limit search for life outside earth (Story)
Nov 13, 2019
Weinberg to implement Art for Cats, pilot program that will cover art supplies (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
Study links delayed vocab with severe tantrums in toddlers (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
Northwestern, ETHS students march for DACA, in solidarity with undocumented immigrants (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
2020 Vision: Students for Justice in Palestine reckon with administration, future activism (Story)
Nov 03, 2019
NU-Q students and alumni stage silent protest, dean responds after ‘To Hell with them’ comment (Story)
Oct 31, 2019
In interview, Provost Holloway lays out academic vision for NU, talks departmentalization and admissions scandal (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
Northwestern voting participation rate more than doubled in 2018 midterm elections (Story)
Oct 24, 2019
A&O announces comedian Eric Andre as fall speaker (Story)
Oct 17, 2019
CAPS clinical services director talks mental health crisis prevention with Faculty Senate (Story)
Oct 15, 2019
Search for next School of Communication dean begins (Story)
Oct 11, 2019
Abrams talks unfair elections, importance of Census (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
2020 Breakdown: Where do the top polling democratic candidates stand on higher education policy? (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
Pritzker Law professors petition for clemency for Brendan Dassey, featured in hit Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” (Story)
Oct 07, 2019
Northwestern announces six new members elected to Board of Trustees (Story)
Oct 01, 2019
Northwestern Political Union votes to support decriminalization of illegal immigration during first debate (Story)
Sep 29, 2019
Students from Hong Kong and Venezuela reflect on uprisings at home and disconnection while abroad (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Northwestern professors weigh in on Pelosi’s call for impeachment inquiry (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Northwestern professors weigh in on Pelosi’s call for impeachment inquiry (Story)
Sep 22, 2019
Students turned away from Plex dining hall due to confusion over dining hall schedules (Story)
Sep 14, 2019
Candidates clash over gun control, public education in third round of debates (Story)
Sep 08, 2019
Former Medill Prof. Alec Klein to release book after resignation, allegations of ‘predatory’ behavior (Story)
May 29, 2019
Dillo Day includes historic number of women in lineup, but still faces issues of inclusivity (Story)
May 22, 2019
Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians end strike, get increased pay but not desired pension (Story)
May 16, 2019
Artist program to host first pop up at The Garage (Story)
May 02, 2019
Student group highlights female DJs (Story)
Apr 17, 2019
Northwestern alumni, staff star on and off stage in ‘Two Days in Court’ (Story)
Apr 12, 2019
Evanston, Chicago stores celebrate local record stores on Record Store Day (Story)
Apr 11, 2019
Russian visual artist brings abstract exhibit to Evanston (Story)
Apr 04, 2019
Striking Chicago musicians perform at Northwestern (Story)
Mar 13, 2019
ETHS Board of Education discusses courses, workforce (Story)
Mar 09, 2019
Block 5: Pop it, Block it, Polka Dot it (Story)
Mar 04, 2019
Sanders talks economy, race in second campaign stop for 2020 presidential race (Story)
Feb 28, 2019
Evanston residents discuss future for Harley Clarke Mansion (Story)
Feb 24, 2019
Democratic-controlled Illinois sets eyes on marijuana legalization (Story)
Feb 20, 2019
Evanston partners with Northwestern and community organizations to provide residents jobs, training (Story)
Feb 19, 2019
Lecturer talks Middle East, tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Evanston businesses ready for you and your boo (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
ETHS student, Fleetwood-Jourdain gallery founder highlight their experiences as ‘history makers’ (Story)
Jan 31, 2019
Evanston/Skokie School District 65 signals opposition to federal recommendation to arm teachers (Story)
Jan 16, 2019
Arts Council confirms artist for Robert Crown installation (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
Gov. Pritzker outlines bold progressive vision at swearing in (Story)
Jan 13, 2019
Evanston artists debut ‘Word’ exhibit honoring black women (Story)
Jan 10, 2019
Law mandates black history curriculum in all Illinois public schools (Story)
Dec 24, 2018
Illinois Attorney General finds over 500 unreported abuse accusations against priests (Story)
Dec 04, 2018
International students talk about their favorite New Year’s traditions from abroad (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
Northwestern professor cancels class to allow students to vote (Story)
Oct 24, 2018
Students, professors agree prison reform is needed (Story)
Oct 17, 2018
Former Mexican President defends Mexican contributions to North American trade during campus speech (Story)