Medill Alumni Listservs

The Listservs will be eliminated effective 5/30/2014 as the university moves to a new alumni web community called OurNorthwestern.  Log in to OurNU here: https://our.northwestern.edu/welcome

Welcome to the Alumni Listservs

One of the best ways to stay connected to the Medill alumni community is through our alumni listservs. They operate as electronic mailing lists: Anyone who subscribes to a listserv can send and receive messages to and from other subscribers. You must subscribe to a listserv in order to post messages to it. This is a great way to have insightful media discussions, learn about or offer job opportunities (including "Hot Jobs" from Medill Career Services) and get advice from fellow graduates, among other topics.

Subscribing

You can subscribe to the listservs via an automated system hosted by Northwestern University Information Technology (NUIT). Subscriptions are maintained automatically via email.

In order to successfully subscribe to a list, make sure you are not using email signatures, the message is in plain text, your commands are in English and you send your commands to listserv@listserv.it.northwestern.edu. The subscribe protocol is precise, so if you put spaces in the listnames, you will get an error message. To subscribe:

1. Send a plain text email to listserv@listserv.it.northwestern.edu without any subject line.
2. Type the following command in the message:

SUBSCRIBE listname Firstname Lastname

Insert the name(s) of one or more of the following lists you want to subscribe to in place of "listname."

MEDILLALUMS
MEDILLIMC
MEDILLCHI
MEDILLNY
MEDILLDC
MEDILLNE
MEDILLSOCAL
MEDILLSF
MEDILLEUROPE

Sending Messages

Alums use listservs to send and receive information about job leads, sources, apartment listings and event announcements, among other topics. We ask that you use the same discretion that you would with any other communication. (e.g., Is this message of interest to a wide audience?)

Medill has made these listservs available for the convenience and enjoyment of our alums. We view the listservs as an open community. Bear in mind that Medill has a diverse pool of graduates who have chosen to enter all types of professions. Please be aware that we do monitor the listservs on a daily basis and do not allow patently offensive, pornographic or illegal postings. Alumni who post such material will be taken off the listservs immediately. With these few common-sense exceptions, Medill does not censor the listservs.

Use the following addresses to post messages to the listservs. (You can post messages only if you are a subscriber, and you must send them from the email address you used to subscribe.)

Medill Alums: MEDILLALUMS@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
Medill Chicago: MEDILLCHI@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
Medill Europe: MEDILLEUROPE@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
Medill IMC: MEDILLIMC@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
Medill New England: MEDILLNE@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
Medill New York: MEDILLNY@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
Medill San Francisco: MEDILLSF@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
Medill Southern CA: MEDILLSOCAL@listserv.it.northwestern.edu

Medill Washington, D.C.: MEDILLDC@listserv.it.northwestern.edu

Unsubscribing

To unsubscribe, send the following request to listserv@listserv.it.northwestern.edu:

Subject: (leave blank)
Body: unsubscribe MEDILLALUMS

Please note that you need to send a separate request for each listserv from which you would like to be removed (MEDILLCHI, MEDILLEUROPE, MEDILLIMC, MEDILLNE, MEDILLNY, MEDILLSF, MEDILLSOCAL and MEDILLDC), and you must send it from the email address you used to subscribe.

Requesting Daily Digests

All messages posted to this list are also available in daily digests. If you wish to receive messages in digest format, send the following request to listserv@listserv.it.northwestern.edu:

Subject: (leave blank)
Body: set MEDILLALUMS mail digest

Please note that you need to send a separate request for each listserv (MEDILLCHI, MEDILLEUROPE, MEDILLIMC, MEDILLNE, MEDILLNY, MEDILLSF, MEDILLSOCAL and MEDILLDC), and you must send it from the email address you used to subscribe.

Questions?

More detailed instructions can be found at NUIT. Contact Medill's Alumni and Employer Community Manager (and listserv moderator) with any additional questions.