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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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  • Northwestern: Professor accused of sexual misconduct won't teach rest of school year

    Northwestern: Professor accused of sexual misconduct won't teach rest of school year
    A Northwestern University philosophy professor who is being sued over allegations he sexually attacked a student will not teach the rest of the school year, the university told the Tribune Wednesday. Northwestern President Morton Schapiro decided that...
  • Ray Still, legendary CSO oboist and teacher remembered

    Ray Still, legendary CSO oboist and teacher remembered
    Most oboe players are famous for being rather neurotic and even a bit crazy. The stereotype derives from all those long hours oboists spend making reeds and having to force air through an aperture no bigger than the eye of a medium-sized needle, all to...
  • Sexual misconduct complaint leads to Northwestern protest

    Sexual misconduct complaint leads to Northwestern protest
    Dozens of Northwestern University students marched across campus Tuesday to protest how the school handles complaints of sexual misconduct against faculty. The students had planned a sit-in and walkout at a class taught by a philosophy professor who was...
  • Booth moves ahead of Kellogg in U.S. News business school ranking

    Booth moves ahead of Kellogg in U.S. News business school ranking
    The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has pulled ahead of chief rival Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of the top U.S. business schools. Booth moved up to No. 4 from...
  • Smithsonian Institution taps Cornell's president as next leader

    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who’s spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting...
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen wins Nemmers Prize for music composition

    Esa-Pekka Salonen wins Nemmers Prize for music composition
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, the former music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has won the prestigious Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition, a biennial award from Northwestern University that honors a contemporary composer's body of work....
  • 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...
  • The argument against raising minimum wage

    The argument against raising minimum wage
    Remember, folks, last week's column focused on those who favor raising the federal minimum wage. This column looks at those opposed. Don't accuse me of being one-sided — I'm just keeping the two sides separated, so they don't get in a fight. If...
  • Arguments for NCAA football union walk fine line

    Arguments for NCAA football union walk fine line
    According to the Northwestern University undergraduate financial aid office, the cost of attendance for one year on the Evanston campus is $63,228. That covers room and board, tuition, books, fees and personal expenses. According to former...
  • Passings: John Cacavas, Joan Mondale

    John Cacavas Composer's career was helped by Telly Savalas John Cacavas, 83, a composer, arranger and conductor who parlayed his friendship with actor Telly Savalas into a prolific career scoring music for film and television, including a theme to...
  • Could unions change NCAA's game?

    Could unions change NCAA's game?
    I was not surprised to hear that the United Steelworkers union was helping the College Athletes Players Association at Northwestern University to file a petition to form a union. Unions are seeking new industries to organize and college football, unlike...
  • Soak your cares away — it's terrific and scientific

    Soak your cares away — it's terrific and scientific
    In this hyper-fast, crazy-overscheduled, stress-inducing, 24/7 plugged-in reality, baths seem indulgent, even quaint, conjuring images of 19th century paintings of women with their hair swirled high atop their heads in old-timey tubs pouring pails of...