Board of Trustees Approves Medill Name Change

By: Staff Report | Daily Northwestern

Northwestern’s board of trustees approved changing the Medill School of Journalism’s formal name to “The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications” on Friday.

The decision follows a 38-5 Medill faculty vote in November in favor of expanding the scope of the school’s name to encompass its more diverse course offerings. The Medill School of Journalism, which is named after Joseph Medill, one of the founding editors of the Chicago Tribune and former mayor of Chicago, was established in 1921.

The school has long offered advertising classes in addition to its journalism instruction, but The Integrated Marketing Communications certificate program was officially introduced in the early 1990s.

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