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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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  • Charges dropped in fatal hit-run, prosecutors say confession false

    Charges dropped in fatal hit-run, prosecutors say confession false
    Michelle Lech was stunned when a stranger showed up at her Plainfield doorstep two years ago and confessed to killing her sister in a 2008 hit-and-run. Now she’s outraged that Will County prosecutors dropped their case against the man Thursday...
  • Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, 1931-2014

    Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, 1931-2014
    Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, founder and director of the Medical Program for Performing Artists in Chicago, was the physician actors, singers and musicians turned to when stricken with an injury or illness that threatened their craft. When actor Steve...
  • Bill Berg, Chicago radio and TV personality, dies at 77

     Bill Berg, Chicago radio and TV personality, dies at 77
    Bill Berg was a popular afternoon-drive talk show host on WGN-AM radio in the 1970s who also filled in on Cubs and Bears broadcasts. "He had a good feel for people because he was a decent human being and he let people talk," said Dave Baum, a former...
  • Lee Hyla, Northwestern composer, 1952-2014

    Lee Hyla, Northwestern composer, 1952-2014
    Lee Hyla's friends, colleagues and students remember him as a supportive musical colleague and a composer with a profoundly individual voice. The vivid extremes of expression that made his music so compelling owed as much, they said, to his experience...
  • Ex-UCLA star Ed O'Bannon takes stand in antitrust suit against NCAA

    As a much-anticipated federal trial began here Monday, the walls that have long separated college athletes from the riches of a multibillion-dollar sports enterprise began to show some cracks. The occasion was the opening of an antitrust lawsuit filed...
  • O'Bannon takes stand as trial begins in lawsuit vs. NCAA

    O'Bannon takes stand as trial begins in lawsuit vs. NCAA
    OAKLAND, Calif. — As a much-anticipated federal court trial began Monday, the walls that for decades have separated college athletes from the riches of a multibillion-dollar sports enterprise began to show some cracks. The occasion was the opening...
  • Ed O'Bannon testifies in lawsuit against NCAA

    A civil trial pitting a class of former and current student athletes against the NCAA got underway Monday in U.S. District Court in a case that could upend the broad notion of amateurism in the multibillion-dollar collegiate men’s basketball and...
  • World Cup brings international fans together in Chicago

    World Cup brings international fans together in Chicago
    Soldier Field was an ocean of green and red last week when Mexico's national soccer team came to town for a pre-World Cup warm-up match, but here and there were bright dabs of yellow and blue — fans dressed head to toe in the colors of Bosnia-...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 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...