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Northwestern University

Northwestern University
Northwestern University is one of the country's leading private research and teaching universities. It has two campuses located on Lake Michigan: the 240-acre main campus in Evanston, about 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. A third campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern has approximately 8,000 full-time undergraduate students, 8,000 graduate and professional program students and 2,000 part-time students. A member of the Big Ten conference, its athletic teams are called the Wildcats. Founded in 1851, Northwestern now has 12 schools and colleges: the Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Communication; the School of... Show more »
Northwestern University is one of the country's leading private research and teaching universities. It has two campuses located on Lake Michigan: the 240-acre main campus in Evanston, about 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. A third campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern has approximately 8,000 full-time undergraduate students, 8,000 graduate and professional program students and 2,000 part-time students. A member of the Big Ten conference, its athletic teams are called the Wildcats. Founded in 1851, Northwestern now has 12 schools and colleges: the Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Communication; the School of Continuing Studies; the School of Education and Social Policy; the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science; the Graduate School; the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications; the School of Law; the J. L. Kellogg School of Management; the Feinberg School of Medicine; the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music; and Northwestern University in Qatar. « Show less

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  • Kustok saga remains a shock, friends say

    Kustok saga remains a shock, friends say
    It's been three years since Allan Kustok was charged with killing his wife, Anita "Jeanie" Kustok, and a week since a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder, but friends and neighbors of the Kustok family said that while the verdict may have...
  • NU professor faults university's probe

    NU professor faults university's probe
    A Northwestern University professor fighting allegations he sexually attacked a student in 2012 denied he did anything wrong and on Friday accused the university of conducting a “flawed and one-sided investigation” that led to him being...
  • 3 teachers finalists for Golden Apple

    3 teachers finalists for Golden Apple
    Three local teachers are finalists for the 2014 Golden Apple award, which honors outstanding educators in Illinois. Kim Dyer, of South Middle School in Arlington Heights; Jacquelyn Negus, of Quest Academy in Palatine; and Alessandra Kennedy, of Thomas...
  • Northwestern professor sued by student

    Northwestern professor sued by student
    A Northwestern University student who had recently sued the school has filed a separate lawsuit against a professor for allegedly getting her drunk and making sexual advances two years ago. The suit, filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court, alleged...
  • William F. Thomas dies at 89; former Times chief editor

    William F. Thomas dies at 89; former Times chief editor
    William F. Thomas, an editor who led The Times during an extraordinary period of expansion in the 1970s and 1980s, when the paper widened its reach nationally and abroad and became a showcase for literary journalism, has died. He was 89. Thomas, who...
  • Five books round the bases on the Wrigley Field centennial

    Five books round the bases on the Wrigley Field centennial
    Wednesday, April 23, marks the 100th anniversary of the first professional baseball game at what is now Wrigley Field. The Chicago National League Ball Club LLC will, of course, promote this anniversary with a special logo and various historical...
  • Review: 'The Lost Region' by Jon K. Lauck

     Review: 'The Lost Region' by Jon K. Lauck
    America has always been many places. Whether measured from the multiple perspectives of Native American peoples, colonial cultures imported from Europe before the American Revolution, immigrants from abroad or interregional migrants within the United...
  • Elizabeth Blackwell on 'While Beauty Slept'

    Elizabeth Blackwell on 'While Beauty Slept'
    Like the heroine in her new novel, Elizabeth Blackwell is not the sort of person about whom stories are told. A veteran freelance writer, she is usually the one telling the stories. But this may be about to change with the publication of her third and...
  • Karen Russell: How Florida influences her fiction

    Karen Russell: How Florida influences her fiction
    At 32, author Karen Russell is one of the youngest recipients of the MacArthur Foundation's annual "genius" grants, but she's already a lit-world veteran. Her novel "Swamplandia!" (Knopf, 2011) was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and...
  • Downers Grove teacher a finalist for Golden Apple Award

     Downers Grove teacher a finalist for Golden Apple Award
    A Downers Grove seventh-grade teacher has been named a finalist for this year's Golden Apple Award. Meg Van Dyke, a science teacher at O'Neill Middle School, recently was listed as one of the 32 finalists for the award. Nearly 900 teachers from Cook and...
  • Northwestern professor replaced in class

    Northwestern professor replaced in class
    A Northwestern University philosophy professor who was recently sued on allegations he sexually attacked a student two years ago will not teach the rest of the quarter, the university said today. Alan Cubbage, a university spokesman, said the chair of...
  • Parent who served on academic improvement committee is hired by Dist. 303

    Parent who served on academic improvement committee is hired by Dist. 303
    A St. Charles man who represented parents on a high-profile committee to develop a court-ordered academic improvement plan for two struggling District 303 schools has been hired for an administrative post within the district. Emails obtained by the...