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Letter to the Editor: A response to Joel Harrison and an Open Letter to Northwestern Graduate Students

May 23, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Dear Joel and colleagues: Let me begin by thanking you for engaging with me in a conversation about funding models for graduate education. My goal is to ensure that you, and all graduate students, are able to pursue academic...

Letter to the Editor: An open letter to The Graduate School Dean Teresa Woodruff

May 22, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Dear Dean Woodruff, In your recent email to The Graduate School community, you tried to clarify the school’s decisions to deny funding requests for students beyond their fifth years, emphasizing that they are ineligible for...

The Graduate School dean to leave Northwestern, will serve as new provost of Emory University

Allyson Chiu and Erica Snow

May 4, 2017

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

The Graduate School Dean Dwight McBride will leave Northwestern to serve as Emory University’s provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, the University announced Wednesday. McBride has served as the TGS dean...

The Graduate School set to launch new child care grants

Peter Kotecki, Campus Editor

September 27, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

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

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...

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...