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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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  • Voice of the People, Apr. 05

    Chicago's roads In most cases, when you see a car swerving, you would assume the person behind the wheel is either texting or intoxicated. In Chicago, cars swerving in their lanes is completely normal because of the thousands of potholes that have...
  • Northwestern football players dodge unionization questions on practice field

    Northwestern football players dodge unionization questions on practice field
    Northwestern University football players took to the practice field Tuesday for the first time as student-employees, the result of a ruling last week, and were uncomfortable with questions about unionization. Their opinions matter because they could...
  • 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...
  • Starter League, an 1871 original, is moving on

    Starter League, an 1871 original, is moving on
    The Starter League, formerly Code Academy, has outgrown its digs at the Merchandise Mart. One of the original startups chosen to participate in the tech startup incubator 1871, The Starter League teaches people how to code and build web applications. It...
  • Campaign against a medical procedure gains

    PHILADELPHIA The husband-and-wife doctors who have turned their personal tragedy into a public health crusade are getting traction. Cardiothoracic surgeon Hooman Noorchashm and his wife, anesthesiologist Amy Reed, 40 both trained in Philadelphia and...
  • With Northwestern ruling, college sports unions in play

    The following editorial appeared in the Seattle Times on Tuesday, April 1: Images of college football players on the picket line instead of the line of scrimmage are way ahead of events, but NCAA officials might be shocked how the issues resonate...
  • Stars catch breaks in baseball, work and life

     Stars catch breaks in baseball, work and life
    Baseball fans don't need Hawk Harrelson to tell them umpires make mistakes, and most of us have suspected that star players benefit from those missed calls more often than those not as highly regarded. Well, it's all true, according to a soon-to-be...
  • Union push could forever change college sports

    Imagine a Final Four at which the hot topic of conversation is the salaries of the college players on the court. Who's the most overpaid? Underpaid? Come Saturday's semifinals you could be sure the media would compare how much Wisconsin junior guard...
  • 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...
  • Pay to play? Their Take

    Pay to play? 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 [last week] that Northwestern...
  • 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...
  • NU's Kain Colter, Rep. Jan Schakowsky to discuss union

    Former Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter is scheduled to meet with Rep. Jan Schakowsky on Wednesday, on the heels of the football team's first key step in forming a union. Winning congressional support could be important if universities...