The Daily Northwestern

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...

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’...

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...

Tax fraud, identity theft affect more than 250 Northwestern employees

Peter Kotecki, Development and Recruitment Editor

April 27, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

About 270 Northwestern employees were victims of identity theft after their 2015 federal income tax returns were accessed, but administrators do not know the source of the breach. Approximately 150 faculty and staff have reported...

Rauner approves emergency funding for Illinois higher education

Billy Kobin, Reporter

April 25, 2016

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bipartisan state Senate bill into law Monday that will allocate $600 million in short-term funding to public state universities, colleges and Monetary Award Program grant recipients. The bill passe...