The Daily Northwestern

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 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...

Columbia University professor, Northwestern alumna files $20 million lawsuit against employer

Kelli Nguyen, Assistant Campus Editor

March 30, 2016

Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

A Columbia University assistant professor who received her Ph.D. at Northwestern is suing Columbia for $20 million, alleging gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Enrichetta Ravina (Graduate School ‘05) filed the lawsuit Mar...