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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

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Graduate student advocacy groups reflect on progress made, demands still unmet under Dean Mayo

May 9, 2021

When Ph.D. student Sarah Peko-Spicer came to Northwestern in 2015, she worried about finding community as one of two Black graduate students in the statistics department. But the transition was not as...

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CoalitionNU emphasizes collective action and existing demands while reflecting on past year of organizing

April 19, 2021

For the past year, graduate students have met with University administrators to demand Northwestern prioritize students with marginalized identities. The administration has largely responded with hesitancy,...

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#OneYearOut, NUGW continues call for funding extensions and worker protections

April 12, 2021

Every morning, Ph.D. student Rose Werth wakes up unsure whether she will feel “paralyzed and overwhelmed” because of the responsibilities that come with her education.  A third-year graduate student,...

Graduate student Florencia Son. Son was appointed as the TGS representative on the NAA’s Board of Directors in August.

New graduate representative for the NAA Board hopes to advocate student demands

October 30, 2020

Florencia Son, a third-year chemistry doctoral student, is the messenger between over 13,000 students in The Graduate School and the Northwestern Alumni Association Board of Directors. Appointed in August...

Graduate Student Commons. The announcement of the TGS dean’s departure led graduate student groups to shift its efforts.

TGS student groups continue advocacy after announcement of dean departure

May 11, 2020

While The Graduate School begins its search for a new dean, following the announcement Dean Teresa Woodruff would become provost at Michigan State University, the student coalition that has called for...

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