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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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  • Unions: Good for college sports?: Front Burner

    Unions: Good for college sports?: Front Burner
    When Peter Sung Ohr, a National Labor Relations Board regional director in Chicago, ruled last month that Northwestern University football players "fall squarely within the [National Labor Relations] Act's broad definition of 'employee' …" he...
  • Union: Northwestern's position in student labor case 'castle built on sand'

    Union: Northwestern's position in student labor case 'castle built on sand'
    The union seeking to represent football players at Northwestern University called the school's position in the case “a castle built on sand” in a document filed with the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday. The document was filed...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Colter Pro Day closed to media

    Colter Pro Day closed to media
    NFL scouts will get to watch Kain Colter work out Wednesday at Northwestern. But media members will not. NU’s Pro Day will be closed to reporters. The decision was collaborative, with all parties -- NU officials, Colter and scouts -- deciding that...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...