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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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  • Traveling abroad casts doubt on American exceptionalism

    Having lived abroad for much of my adult life, it feels a little odd cheering the U.S. in the World Cup. Rooting for the U.S. to beat up Ghana seems almost sadistic. I cheer with equal fervor for the few athletes Jordan, Egypt and Qatar send to global...
  • Stevie Wonder, Cloris Leachman honorary graduates at NU today

    Stevie Wonder, Cloris Leachman honorary graduates at NU today
    Musician Stevie Wonder and actress Cloris Leachman were among those who received honorary degrees from Northwestern University this morning. Joining them was Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti, who also gave the keynote address this...
  • Shivani P. Shah, pediatrician, Loyola University Health System

    Shivani P. Shah, pediatrician, Loyola University Health System
    Pediatric Endocrinologist Shivani P. Shah has joined  Loyola University Health System. She also is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.  Shah had been a pediatric endocrinologist...
  • Orange County Public Schools hires new principal for Lake Silver Elementary

    Orange County Public Schools hires new principal for Lake Silver Elementary
    Orange County Public Schools has appointed Sara Bigalke as the new principal at Lake Silver Elementary. A College Park native, Bigalke is a 1993 graduate of Lake Silver and a member of the Edgewater High School class of 2000.  She attended...
  • New media business model builds on volunteer content, but at what cost?

    New media business model builds on volunteer content, but at what cost?
    Once or twice a year I'm invited to talk with a classroom of university students about my career. Afterward the students pepper me with questions related, naturally, to their future: How do I find work once I graduate? How do I get a byline out of...
  • James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California

    James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California
    James Pitts, an influential smog researcher whose work was used to craft California's pioneering air quality regulations, has died. He was 93. Pitts died in his sleep of natural causes at his Irvine home on June 19, according to his wife, Barbara...
  • 'Right in the middle'

    'Right in the middle'
    On a recent Friday afternoon at Willye B. White Park on Howard Street in Rogers Park, dozens of kids hit baseballs, kicked soccer balls and swung on the playset. The shrieks that accompanied the child’s play were loud—yet it was a quiet...
  • Northwestern grads get engaged during graduation

    Northwestern grads get engaged during graduation
    In the middle of his doctoral hooding at Northwestern University last week, Bin Liu walked to the edge of the stage and kneeled. As he pulled out an engagement ring, Jie Han, his longtime girlfriend and fellow engineering student, made her way to the...
  • Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes

    Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes
    Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
  • John Hall Fish, 1932-2014, urban activist, dies

    John Hall Fish, 1932-2014, urban activist, dies
    Driven by a desire for social justice and racial reconciliation, John Hall Fish spent much of his career connecting college students and recent graduates with urban nonprofit organizations. In 1969, Mr. Fish co-founded the Associated Colleges of the...
  • Professor sues Northwestern in federal court

    Professor sues Northwestern in federal court
    A Northwestern University philosophy professor has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the school botched an internal investigation into an undergraduate student’s claims of sexual misconduct and later mischaracterized to the media an agreement he...