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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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  • 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,...
  • Evanston mid-rise with 'a neighborhood feel'

    Evanston mid-rise with 'a neighborhood feel'
    Although it is within sight of Northwestern University's Ryan Field football stadium, Central Station in Evanston is a world apart from the college scene. The new 80-unit luxury apartment mid-rise gets its name from the Metra rail stop a block to the...
  • 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...
  • New president of the Allentown Art Museum is rolling out the welcome mat.

    New president of the Allentown Art Museum is rolling out the welcome mat.
    When the search committee looking for a new president for Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley first approached David Mickenberg about the job last year, Mickenberg says the presentation was impressive. It offered a picture of a museum in a...
  • Ronald Barnard,1935-2014

     Ronald Barnard,1935-2014
    Years ago, Ronald Barnard watched his stepdaughter reach for a pen to sign the student loan papers that would help her become a teacher before he stopped her and took the papers. "'That's all I needed to know, that you were committed to doing this,'"...
  • Shabazz Scores One For The Players

    Shabazz Scores One For The Players
    Look elsewhere in this newspaper for expert analysis of University of Connecticut basketball star Shabazz Napier's remarkable skill on the court. I hail him for his candor and willingness to speak truth to power last week as he declaimed on the conditions...
  • Noelle Nikpour: Here's a plan to fix college athletics

    The runner-up in college basketball's men's national championship game this week wasn't a team of college students.  It was a group of soon-to-be-pros sponsored by the University of Kentucky, many of whose college "careers" will consist of less than...
  • Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as 'Late Show' host

    Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as 'Late Show' host
    When Stephen Colbert takes over for David Letterman as host of the “Late Show” on CBS next year, he will bring with him a career built on Chicago-style comedy. He will be the second major late-night talk show host, after fellow...
  • 'Ford Heights Four' exonerated, but not free from past

    'Ford Heights Four' exonerated, but not free from past
    On a recent morning, Willie Raines clomped around his nearly 12 acres in northwest Indiana, a cigarette in one hand, a tumbler of his favorite Don Pedro brandy in the other, looking every bit a gentleman rancher. Scattered across his property and packed...
  • In sickness and in health

     In sickness and in health
    Patrick and Angie Jessee were less than three months from their wedding day when they received the news: Patrick had non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His life expectancy, according to his oncologist, was five years. They had planned to wed on Oct. 8, 2011. But...
  • Nona Burney, Roosevelt University professor, 1949 — 2014

    Nona Burney, Roosevelt University professor, 1949 — 2014
    After long stints as a teacher and principal in Cleveland, Nona Burney joined the faculty of Roosevelt University's College of Education in Chicago, which she saw as a way to extend her efforts to improve the education of students from diverse...
  • Obamacare and its effect on women's health

    Obamacare and its effect on women's health
    Meg Finnegan thought she might never be able to afford to have a baby. Finnegan, who is self-employed and has a pre-existing medical condition, was having trouble finding health insurance at all, let alone a policy that would cover pregnancy and...