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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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  • Evanston mid-rise with 'a neighborhood feel'

    Evanston mid-rise with 'a neighborhood feel'
    Although it is within sight of Northwestern University's Ryan Field football stadium, Central Station in Evanston is a world apart from the college scene. The new 80-unit luxury apartment mid-rise gets its name from the Metra rail stop a block to the...
  • Chris Christie is not a 'small ball' politician [Commentary]

    Chris Christie is not a 'small ball' politician [Commentary]
    Perhaps you missed ... a regional National Labor Relations Board decision that ruled Northwestern University's football players are "employees" subject to union representation. And before you dismiss this decision as the ravings of some bureaucrat...
  • 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...
  • Noelle Nikpour: Here's a plan to fix college athletics

    The runner-up in college basketball's men's national championship game this week wasn't a team of college students.  It was a group of soon-to-be-pros sponsored by the University of Kentucky, many of whose college "careers" will consist of less than...
  • Ronald Barnard,1935-2014

     Ronald Barnard,1935-2014
    Years ago, Ronald Barnard watched his stepdaughter reach for a pen to sign the student loan papers that would help her become a teacher before he stopped her and took the papers. "'That's all I needed to know, that you were committed to doing this,'"...
  • New president of the Allentown Art Museum is rolling out the welcome mat.

    When the search committee looking for a new president for Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley first approached David Mickenberg about the job last year, Mickenberg says the presentation was impressive. It offered a picture of a museum in a...
  • Shabazz Scores One For The Players

    Shabazz Scores One For The Players
    Look elsewhere in this newspaper for expert analysis of University of Connecticut basketball star Shabazz Napier's remarkable skill on the court. I hail him for his candor and willingness to speak truth to power last week as he declaimed on the conditions...
  • 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...
  • 'Ford Heights Four' exonerated, but not free from past

    'Ford Heights Four' exonerated, but not free from past
    On a recent morning, Willie Raines clomped around his nearly 12 acres in northwest Indiana, a cigarette in one hand, a tumbler of his favorite Don Pedro brandy in the other, looking every bit a gentleman rancher. Scattered across his property and packed...
  • 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...
  • Historic Patio Theater to close in April

    Historic Patio Theater to close in April
    The historic Patio Theater in Portage Park has been in Demetri Kouvalis' family since 1987. His father ran the movie theater until 2001, when the air conditioning broke. The repairs were more than the family could afford, and the theater, built in 1927,...