From the Dean
As you know, Nsombi B. Ricketts moved from her role as Assistant Dean of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in TGS to become Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Northwestern.
Let me begin my spring 2017 quarterly letter with warm spring wishes from The Graduate School.
We are aware that a group of Northwestern graduate students has invited officials and members from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union onto campus in the coming days to host meetings about graduate student unionization.
I write to inform you that the winners of the Presidential Fellowship have been selected for the 2017 academic year. This fellowship is the most prestigious award available to graduate students at Northwestern: it is funded by the President of the University and awarded by The Graduate School.
It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that Nsombi B. Ricketts will leave TGS on March 31, 2017 to become Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Northwestern. Nsombi will begin her new appointment in the Office of the Provost on April 3, 2017.
To help reassure and retain current applicants who your program has recommended, or plans to recommend, for admission, you may offer these applicants the option to defer enrollment for up to one year.
It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that Huey Copeland will step down as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, effective August 31, 2017, to return full-time to the Graduate Faculty and his duties as Associate Professor of Art History with affiliations in African-American Studies, Art Theory & Practice, and Gender and Sexuality Studies.
I write you today to follow up on the message President Schapiro sent yesterday, and to reaffirm that The Graduate School supports all members of our intellectual community.
First off, a very Happy New Year to everyone. It has already proven to be a momentous year due to both local and national events. And many of us are engaged in serious and soul-searching discussions not only about our future directions, but also about the individual and collective roles we will play in that future.