From the Dean

October 7, 2016

Mearah Quinn-Brauner Appointed Associate Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development at TGS

I am pleased to announce that Mearah Quinn-Brauner, PhD will join The Graduate School’s staff as Associate Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development on October 21, 2016.

September 28, 2016

TGS students in PhD programs based in the School of Communication will receive 19 quarters of guaranteed funding

Letter from Dean McBride and Dean O'Keefe on funding for School of Communication Students

September 23, 2016

Vicki Dekker Joins TGS as Associate Dean for Administration & Planning

After a robust national search, I am pleased to announce that Vicki Dekker will be joining The Graduate School as Associate Dean for Administration and Planning beginning on October 3, 2016.

September 22, 2016

Fall Quarter Letter to Faculty, Staff, and Postdocs from the Dean of The Graduate School

Read the letter from Dean McBride to the graduate community at Northwestern.

September 22, 2016

Fall Quarter Letter to Students from the Dean of The Graduate School

Read the letter to students from Dean McBride to the graduate community at Northwestern.

September 21, 2016

TGS Releases Diversity Report

I am pleased to share with you The Graduate School’s (TGS) Diversity Report for 2016. In this report, we have provided a high level overview of our progress in recruiting and retaining a diverse student body, recognized best practices across campus, and highlighted programmatic diversity and inclusion initiatives.

September 21, 2016

Building an inclusive campus—Enhanced resources for graduate students with children

The note sent yesterday from Provost Dan Linzer and Executive Vice President Nim Chinniah, highlighting the efforts underway to address the final recommendations of the Graduate Students with Children Taskforce, demonstrates the incredible progress we are making in ensuring that our graduate students receive the support necessary to find a healthy integration between scholarly endeavors and family responsibilities.

September 1, 2016

Statement on NLRB Ruling

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled, on August 23, 2016, that graduate students at private universities are statutory employees within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act. Northwestern has issued a press release acknowledging this ruling. We anticipate that this ruling will continue to fuel discussion across campuses, and that Northwestern’s graduate student community will have many questions.

June 9, 2016

Spring Quarter Letter from the Acting Dean

This is my final letter to you as acting dean, so let me take the opportunity to thank all of you with whom I’ve had the pleasure to work during the past nine months. From the faculty who train our students to the staff of The Graduate School who keep everything running, I’ve encountered only support and commitment. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to represent you from my borrowed office in Crown.

April 5, 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Presidential Fellows!

A message from Acting Dean Craig Bina.

March 15, 2016

Winter Quarter Letter from the Acting Dean of The Graduate School

Acting Dean Bina's letter to the graduate community.