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Northwestern University Graduate Workers Statement Regarding COVID-19

By NUGW | Oct 5, 2020

Northwestern faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students: You can show support by signing this document here. Dear President Schapiro, Dean Woodruff, Provost Holloway, Members of the Northwestern Board of Trustees, Deans, and Administrative Officials of Northwestern University, Over the past few weeks, Northwestern University was forced to drastically reorganize its operations in response to the…

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COVID-19 Impact Statements

By Communications Committee | Apr 4, 2020

Read NUGW’s Statement Regarding COVID-19 and leave your own comments here.

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Letter to Provost Holloway from Department Chairs

By Communications Committee | May 21, 2019
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University Finances 2019

By Communications Committee | Mar 1, 2019

This is our 2019 report, kept here for archival purposes. Follow this link for our latest report. We have updated NUGW’s 2019 Financial Report in light of the University’s statements regarding COVID-19’s financial impact. You can download our full, updated report, as well as the financial data used for analysis, below. Below you will find…

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Support for the campaign to form Latinx Studies and Asian American Studies Departments at Northwestern

By Communications Committee | Jan 29, 2019

We, Northwestern University Graduate Workers (NUGW), endorse the Latinx Asian American Collective’s endeavor to establish Latinx Studies and Asian American Studies Departments at Northwestern University. We call upon all graduate workers to express their solidarity for this endeavor by signing the Collective’s petition and by partnering with organizations who have likewise endorsed this endeavor. We…

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NUGW Stands in Solidarity With Trans* Students

By Communications Committee | Jan 29, 2019

On October 21, the New York Times reported that a memo written by the Department of Health and Human Services sought to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, stating, “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identified by or before birth.” It further clarified, “The sex listed…

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Interdisciplinary Assistantships

By Communications Committee | May 26, 2018

On May 10, graduate workers in the humanities and social sciences received an email from Dean Woodruff regarding eligibility requirements for TGS-funded interdisciplinary graduate assistantships. According to the email, TGS will no longer approve these assistantships for students beyond their fifth year. This policy and its abrupt enforcement put many graduate workers in a precarious…

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Healthcare

By NUGW | Feb 22, 2018

This year, members of NUGW have had hundreds of conversations with you, our colleagues. Based on your feedback, it’s clear that Northwestern’s student healthcare plan does not meet our needs. Some of you have paid out of pocket for MRIs or have faced high premiums to add spouses and children to your insurance policy. Furthermore,…

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DMA Continuation Fees

By Communications Committee | Oct 17, 2017

Thanks to the hard work and organizing efforts of the Doctor of Musical Arts candidates and their colleagues at the Bienen School of Music, the fee structure for the Doctor of Musical Arts program will now be reduced to be equitable and competitive with Northwestern’s peer institutions. The reduction of these fees will help alleviate…

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