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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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  • Keep tax hike or face stark cuts, Quinn says

    Keep tax hike or face stark cuts, Quinn says
    Gov. Pat Quinn and ruling Democratic lawmakers united Wednesday around what they say is a stark election-year choice — vote now to make permanent the temporary income tax increase they installed three years ago or face major cuts in state spending...
  • Local Voices West: April 3

     Local Voices West: April 3
    Letters to the Editor from La Grange Park, Hinsdale and Naperville. Election judges I voted at the Village Hall in La Grange Park on March 18. I was asked to present an ID or a voter card, which I cannot recall ever being asked for before. I had my...
  • If student-athletes are employees, give them a seat at the negotiating table

    Yet another nail went into the coffin of the NCAA on Wednesday. And for those who genuinely care about the well-being of college athletes, that couldn’t be better news. Peter Sung Ohr, a regional National Labor Relations Board official, ruled that...
  • College football -- yes, it's a job

    University officials and the NCAA have been reluctant to acknowledge that top-tier college football programs are run these days less as athletic programs than as businesses. But a labor administrator's decision Wednesday that Northwestern University's...
  • Reality show '16 and Pregnant' reduced teen births, study says

    Reality show '16 and Pregnant' reduced teen births, study says
    A new study concludes that the MTV show "16 and Pregnant" reduced teenage births by nearly 6% in the year and a half after the show started airing, countering concerns that the popular show has glamorized teen motherhood. Teen motherhood has plummeted...
  • Fine arts cuts create backlash in Highland Park

    Fine arts cuts create backlash in Highland Park
    Some Highland Park High School students and parents are protesting a handful of staff reductions and course cancellations in the fine arts department next school year, saying the cuts would be a detriment to the school. As of Monday morning, almost 900...
  • 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...
  • John Kass: Ruling could mean future shock for college football

    Even a former cornerback who failed to graduate from Whatsamatta U. can deduce what will happen to college football in America. Football's past may have been all about raccoon coats and chants of Boola-Boola. But the future of college football will be...
  • Local Voices North: April 10 edition

    Local Voices North: April 10 edition
    Letters to the editor from Glenview and Northbrook. Athletes' memories The debate about whether college athletes should get paid is foolish. In fact, it's ridiculous — especially for athletes who get to go to Northwestern University, a place...
  • Northbrook hires chief information officer, assistant to village manager

    Northbrook hires chief information officer, assistant to village manager
    A number of organizational changes in the Village of Northbrook resulted in a new chief information officer and a new assistant to the village manager joining the staff. Lori D. Baker, who previously worked as a manager at Oak Brook-based Tradebe...
  • UF's Donovan: Schools should be free to do more to help players

    UF's Donovan: Schools should be free to do more to help players
    UF coach Billy Donovan says schools should be free to do more to help players beyond the cost of a full scholarship. Speaking two days before the Gators' Final Four matchup with Connecticut, Donovan said a lot has changed since he played in the 1987...
  • 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...