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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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  • Soak your cares away — it's terrific and scientific

    Soak your cares away — it's terrific and scientific
    In this hyper-fast, crazy-overscheduled, stress-inducing, 24/7 plugged-in reality, baths seem indulgent, even quaint, conjuring images of 19th century paintings of women with their hair swirled high atop their heads in old-timey tubs pouring pails of...
  • Northwestern professor sued by student

    Northwestern professor sued by student
    A Northwestern University student who had recently sued the school has filed a separate lawsuit against a professor for allegedly getting her drunk and making sexual advances two years ago. The suit, filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court, alleged...
  • Emanuel won't set limit on city lab spending

    Emanuel won't set limit on city lab spending
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday declined to place an upper limit on the amount of city money he would put into a high tech manufacturing lab slated for Goose Island, but said the public-private enterprise will soon pay for itself. The city has committed...
  • Third Coast contributes to 'youthquake' in city's new-music scene

    Third Coast contributes to 'youthquake' in city's new-music scene
    Sitting in a packed house of excited, engaged young people at a concert by Third Coast Percussion last week in the University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts, I was reminded how much the city's lively – and getting livelier all the time...
  • 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...
  • Karen Russell: How Florida influences her fiction

    Karen Russell: How Florida influences her fiction
    At 32, author Karen Russell is one of the youngest recipients of the MacArthur Foundation's annual "genius" grants, but she's already a lit-world veteran. Her novel "Swamplandia!" (Knopf, 2011) was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and...
  • James Franco and poet Frank Bidart draw a crowd

    James Franco and poet Frank Bidart draw a crowd
    Just the other day, the day that James Franco visited the Poetry Foundation to speak with acclaimed poet and mentor Frank Bidart on stage before a sold-out crowd of 800, the following poetic events happened: About 5:40 p.m on Wednesday, outside...
  • At 100, poem 'Chicago' still fierce, fresh

    At 100, poem 'Chicago' still fierce, fresh
    One hundred years ago this month, Chicago was not thought of as the planet's pig renderer. And its shoulders, hunched or held back, square or rounded, big or small or somewhere in the broad middle, went largely unremarked upon. All of that changed...
  • As marijuana laws change, health risks of pot use are weighed

    As marijuana laws change, health risks of pot use are weighed
    Now that people in Colorado (and, soon, Washington state) can buy marijuana about as easily as they can pick up a 12-pack of Bud Light, it's a good time to ask: How risky is it to turn to pot? President Obama has already shared his opinion, telling...
  • Joyce Porter, Oak Park

    Writing letters since: The early 1990s, mainly for the Tribune but also for the Wednesday Journal in Oak Park regarding local issues. She tends to pick up the pen "when I see something in the papers that I react strongly to, that I have strong feelings...
  • Don Reuben, 1928-2014

    Don Reuben, 1928-2014
    Don Reuben, considered one of the country's foremost experts on libel law during his years as a Chicago attorney, maintained an enviable client list of powerful city institutions. Mr. Reuben provided legal counsel to media interests including the...