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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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  • What Doctors Know: Adequate sleep is critical to your health

    Source: National Institutes of Health whatdoctorsknow.com We have so many demands on our time--jobs, family, errands--not to mention finding some time to relax. To fit everything in, we often sacrifice sleep. But sleep has profound effects on both our...
  • Audiologist drawn to the field because of grandfathers' hearing loss

    By Marcella Kreiter As a pre-med student at the University of North Dakota, audiologist Marie Vetter was flipping through a course catalog when she came across the section on Communication Sciences and Disorders. She spotted an introductory course on...
  • How activist judges increase your taxes

     How activist judges increase your taxes
    In 1977, writing in the Harvard Law Review, Supreme Court Justice William Brennan Jr. exhorted state judges to embrace activist interpretations of the law. The high court had taken a frustratingly conservative turn, Brennan noted. He encouraged state...
  • Three iconic Northwestern buildings could become part of historic district

    Three iconic Northwestern buildings could become part of historic district
    Three buildings that share a Gothic Revival style of architecture and gray limestone cladding on Northwestern University’s Chicago campus could soon become part of a historic district, officials announced on Tuesday. The Commission on Chicago...
  • 'Transformers: The Premake' makes Chicago critic a filmmaker

    'Transformers: The Premake' makes Chicago critic a filmmaker
    Before "Transformers 4" pounds into cinemas next week (sorry, "Transformers: Age of Extinction"), let us take a moment to step back and consider a much smaller, 25-minute film from Chicago-based critic Kevin B. Lee called "Transformers: The Premake,"...
  • 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...
  • Northwestern Law sued after expelling felon

    Northwestern Law sued after expelling felon
    A few months before graduation day for a program geared toward international lawyers, Northwestern University School of Law made a discovery that a prestigious institution of legal education might prefer to avoid — that one of its students was a...
  • What to expect when NCAA President Mark Emmert takes the stand

    As NCAA President Mark Emmert takes the stand Thursday in the landmark antitrust lawsuit against the 108-year-old association, much sparring on  “the revered tradition of amateurism in college sports” is expected. That characterization,...
  • Goliath roller coaster is fearsome and fun, but shows off physics too

     Goliath roller coaster is fearsome and fun, but shows off physics too
    Nathan Unterman didn't always know how to ride a roller coaster, but after 28 years of taking high schoolers on amusement park attractions, he's got a pretty good idea. Those who savor that moment before the coaster plunges down should ride in the front...
  • Gwynn's death renews call for chewing tobacco ban

    Gwynn's death renews call for chewing tobacco ban
    NEW YORK -- The death of Hall-of-Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn from mouth cancer has renewed calls to end the use of chewing tobacco from its traditional place in the game. Gwynn, 54, died June 16 after two surgeries to remove malignant growths inside...
  • Mining for fracking sand drives some Illinois farmers from land

     Mining for fracking sand drives some Illinois farmers from land
    — The Flynns are weary of bright lights that flood their bedroom each night from a sand mine next door. A second neighboring mine is in the works, and yet another nearby field has just been sold for mining as well. "I always thought when I died I'...