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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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  • Woman accused of stealing college counselor's keys, car after admissions test

    Woman accused of stealing college counselor's keys, car after admissions test
    A Chicago woman was accused of stealing a suburban training college admissions counselor's car after visiting for an admissions interview and test last month, "because she didn't have a ride home," prosecutors said. Mary Davila-Velasquez, 23, of the...
  • 3 teachers finalists for Golden Apple

    3 teachers finalists for Golden Apple
    Three local teachers are finalists for the 2014 Golden Apple award, which honors outstanding educators in Illinois. Kim Dyer, of South Middle School in Arlington Heights; Jacquelyn Negus, of Quest Academy in Palatine; and Alessandra Kennedy, of Thomas...
  • Couple's culturally diverse marriage

    Couple's culturally diverse marriage
    In 1973, Queta Rodriguez traveled from her home in Mexico City for a yearlong visit with her uncle in New York City. She tagged along with her uncle's buddy to a French class, which was as much a social gathering as language course. There, Queta met Ron...
  • Greg Caputo retiring as news director of WGN

    Greg Caputo retiring as news director of WGN
    Longtime WGN-Ch.9 news director Greg Caputo has announced his retirement. Caputo, 64, who has headed up the Tribune Co. station’s news operation since 2002, told staffers Monday he is stepping down at the end of June.  "Being a part of WGN was a...
  • Leonard Slatkin ventures down memory lane of his Hollywood youth

    Leonard Slatkin ventures down memory lane of his Hollywood youth
    Few people are lucky enough to be surrounded by as astonishing a diversity of music and musicians as conductor Leonard Slatkin was while growing up. From the mid-1940s into the '50s, his parents' Los Angeles home was a welcoming nexus for various...
  • Matt Murschel: NCAA sticks a fork in limited meals for athletes

    Matt Murschel: NCAA sticks a fork in limited meals for athletes
      The NCAA has come to the plate when it comes to its latest legislation – and that plate is full of delicious buttery pancakes. The Legislative Council approved a measure Tuesday that allows Division I athletes to receive unlimited meals and...
  • Some Illinois doctors billing Medicare top rate

     Some Illinois doctors billing Medicare top rate
    A Melrose Park pain specialist charged Medicare the highest rate allowed for more than 80 percent of her established patients' office visits in 2012, government records show. That same year, a Chicago Heights internist classified every single patient...
  • Good Case That College Athletes Are Employees

    Good Case That College Athletes Are Employees
    Last week, third-graders in Guilford gave me a spontaneous round of applause. Why? Because the teacher introduced me as being from the University of Connecticut, where excellence in basketball has raised my profile, along with that of everyone else in...
  • Local Voices Lake: April 24 edition

    Local Voices Lake: April 24 edition
    Letters to the editor from Grayslake and Mundelein. Minimum wage One size shoe does not fit all feet. The same goes for a federally mandated minimum-wage law. Places like New York City and San Francisco already have wages that are at or above even...
  • Blackhawks chairman donates millions to Northwestern performing arts programs

    Blackhawks chairman donates millions to Northwestern performing arts programs
    Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz and his wife, Marilyn, have made a multi-million dollar contribution to his alma mater, Northwestern University, in support of performing arts programming. The gift, of an undisclosed amount, is part of a $3.75 billion...
  • Downers Grove science teacher wins Golden Apple Award

     Downers Grove science teacher wins Golden Apple Award
    Downers Grove teacher Meg Van Dyke has a mission to get kids passionate about science. So much so that when she was diagnosed with early-stage ovarian cancer late last year, the O'Neill Middle School teacher saw a learning opportunity for her seventh-...
  • Switch from gasoline to ethanol linked to higher smog levels

    Switch from gasoline to ethanol linked to higher smog levels
    Scientists have made a surprising discovery about ethanol: The more it was used by drivers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the more ozone they measured in the local environment. The finding, reported this week in Nature Geoscience, is contrary to other studies...