From the Dean

December 4, 2015

In support of President Schapiro’s Update on Diversity and Inclusion

President Schapiro recently sent a letter discussing some of the current efforts underway to create a more diverse and inclusive community at Northwestern. We wish to augment his message by mentioning some of our ongoing diversity and inclusion work in The Graduate School.

September 30, 2015

TGS Implementing a New Unified Application, Admission, and Recruitment Platform in 2016-17

I am pleased to announce that The Graduate School will be implementing a new unified application, admission, and recruitment platform for the 2016/2017 academic year that will greatly improve the ability of our faculty and staff to identify prospective students and oversee the admissions process.

September 23, 2015

TGS Releases 2015 Diversity Report

The Graduate School’s (TGS) Diversity Report for 2015

September 17, 2015

Fall Quarter Letter from Dean Dwight A. McBride

We at TGS are beginning the year on strong footing. Our collective advocacy on behalf of graduate students resulted in an increase to the base stipend rate for PhD students, which was announced in June, and we have worked closely with schools and academic programs to provide support and guidance around the implementation of the new rate.

September 8, 2015

Jennifer Hobbs, PhD, and Kate Veraldi Promoted at The Graduate School

It is my pleasure to inform you that Jennifer E. Hobbs, PhD and Kathryn Veraldi have been promoted at The Graduate School (TGS).

August 14, 2015

Hank Seifert Appointed Associate Dean for Student Affairs at The Graduate School

It is with great pleasure that I announce today that Dr. Hank Seifert has been appointed to The Graduate School's senior leadership team as Associate Dean for Student Affairs, effective August 15, 2015.

June 23, 2015

Dean’s 2015 Hooding Ceremony Remarks

Read Dean McBride's remarks from the Fourteenth Annual PhD and MFA Hooding Ceremony held June 18.

June 4, 2015

Huey Copeland Appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs beginning in the 2015-16 Academic Year

In his role as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Huey will provide academic leadership for all doctoral, master’s, certificate, and cluster programs under the supervision of The Graduate School and serve as a key member of the senior leadership team.

May 27, 2015

Increase to the Base Stipend Rate

I am extremely pleased to announce that, effective September 1, 2015, the annual base stipend rate for PhD and MFA students in The Graduate School (TGS) will increase to $29,000 per year. I hope you will greet this news with the same enthusiasm that have in TGS.

May 20, 2015

William Karpus, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Leaves The Graduate School

It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that William J. Karpus, Associate Dean for Student Affairs at The Graduate School (TGS), Professor of Pathology and Microbiology-Immunology in the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Medical Group member, and Director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Flow Cytometry Core Facility will be leaving Northwestern this summer to become the inaugural Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin—Madison on August 1, 2015.

May 19, 2015

Leave of Absence for the 2015-16 Academic Year

t is with mixed emotions that I announce that during the 2015-16 academic year, I will be taking a leave of absence as Dean of The Graduate School and Associate Provost for Graduate Education to be the sixteenth Mellon Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the American Antiquarian Society (AAS).

April 21, 2015

Spring Quarter Letter from the Dean

Read Dean McBride's letter to the graduate and postdoctoral community.

April 16, 2015

TGS Awards and Recognition 2015 Video

TGS is pleased to share a video of our Awards and Recognition event, which was held on March 3 at the Hilton Orrington Hotel.

January 26, 2015

Winter Quarter Letter from the Dean

Read Dean McBride's letter to the graduate and postdoctoral community.