The Daily Northwestern

The Graduate School set to launch new child care grants

Peter Kotecki, Campus Editor

September 27, 2016

Northwestern will provide child care grants for eligible graduate student parents to use at any licensed daycare or in-home provider, effective Oct. 1. The grant will be available to graduate students who have a child under...

The Graduate School expands parental leave policy following years-long push from students

Julia Jacobs, Editor in Chief

September 14, 2016

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...

Northwestern expands parental leave benefits for staff members

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

January 30, 2015

Northwestern staff members who have recently adopted children or whose partners have recently given birth can now take paid parental leave. Eligible staff members can take a paid leave of 10 to 12 weeks after they or their...

New childcare center opens for Northwestern families

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Campus Editor

October 2, 2012

A new childcare center opened in mid-September now offers a variety of early education options to Northwestern faculty, staff and full-time students following criticism from competing local day care facilities. Bright Horizons...