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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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  • Historic Patio Theater to close in April

    Historic Patio Theater to close in April
    The historic Patio Theater in Portage Park has been in Demetri Kouvalis' family since 1987. His father ran the movie theater until 2001, when the air conditioning broke. The repairs were more than the family could afford, and the theater, built in 1927,...
  • Northwestern appeals union ruling

    Northwestern appeals union ruling
    Northwestern University on Wednesday formally appealed the ruling that classified its scholarship football players as employees and cleared the way for them to form a union.  The university said the regional director of the National Labor Relations...
  • Northwestern University appeals decision granting football team union vote

    (Reuters) - Northwestern University formally asked a U.S. labor agency on Wednesday to review a decision by one of its regional directors that the school's football players are effectively employees and can therefore vote on whether to unionize. The...
  • Local Voices West: April 17 edition

    Local Voices West: April 17 edition
    Letters to the editor from Oak Park, Warrenville, Downers Grove, Naperville, Wheaton, Berwyn and Western Springs.  Influence of the wealthy In regard to your April 3 editorial supporting the Supreme Court decision to eliminate limits to total campaign...
  • Your best ideas to improve the lives of disadvantaged Chicagoans

    Your best ideas to improve the lives of disadvantaged Chicagoans
    Survey modern Chicago — its abundant natural resources, its muscular skyline and powerhouse institutions — and you might conclude that the city was destined to rank among the world's elite. Not necessarily. Chicago is an engine powered by...
  • 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...
  • College athletes union places workplace issues in new light

    A National Labor Relations Board decision that classified Northwestern football players as university employees could have a lasting impact on the future of amateur sports. It also could complicate matters for athletes and universities alike. After all,...
  • College athletes aren't alone in struggling to define work status

    What do exotic dancers, Sleepy's mattress delivery men, graduate assistants, FedEx drivers, cleaning contractors, student interns, carpenters and college football players have in common? They are all struggling, in some legal way, to determine whether...
  • Fixing college sports: In free agency we trust

    The NCAA must be feeling a bit like Dr. Frankenstein these days: assailed by college football and men's basketball players who reject the NCAA's precious, but mostly mythic, notion that they are student-athletes. At Northwestern University, a group of...
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen on multi-tasking, Northwestern and the CSO

    Esa-Pekka Salonen on multi-tasking, Northwestern and the CSO
    Perhaps Esa-Pekka Salonen's Nordic cool and Chicago's propensity for long, bone-chilling winters similar to those of his native Finland have destined this musician and this city to be soulmates. For certain the busy composer and conductor's long-running...
  • Student Athletes In Labor Unions? Lawmaker Is Researching The Idea

    Student Athletes In Labor Unions? Lawmaker Is Researching The Idea
    HARTFORD — Ten days after the National Labor Relations Board ruled that football players at Northwestern University have the right to join a labor union, a Connecticut lawmaker is looking into legislation that would allow student athletes at the...
  • Dist. 86 hires its first CFO

     Dist. 86 hires its first CFO
    Hinsdale Township High School District 86 has hired a chief financial officer despite critics' claims the district is already spending too much money for administrator salaries and other expenses not directly tied to education. William Eagan of...