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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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  • 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...
  • Interrogation taping a positive reform for police

     Interrogation taping a positive reform for police
    Even for Cook County, which has seen nearly 100 wrongful convictions exposed in the last quarter-century, Tuesday was momentous. The convictions of two men for a 1992 double murder were thrown out the same day a record $40 million settlement was made...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wilmette voters might see two referendum questions on ballot

    Wilmette voters might see two referendum questions on ballot
    When Wilmette voters cast ballots in the November election, they may be weighing in on providing money to two revered local institutions — New Trier High School and the village's lakefront. Officials of the Wilmette Park District recently said...
  • Mary Lou Sundberg, created alphabet system to help students, 1941-2014

     Mary Lou Sundberg, created alphabet system to help students, 1941-2014
    During Mary Lou Sundberg's 30-year elementary school teaching career, she found herself dealing with a student who could not learn letter sounds or formations no matter the educational approach. That led to an epiphany — Mrs. Sundberg decided...
  • Wrongful Convictions Require State Vigilance

    Wrongful Convictions Require State Vigilance
    In recent years, as they have become increasingly aware of the frequency and various causes of wrongful convictions, prosecutors in a number of large cities and counties across the country created conviction integrity units. These units re-examine the...
  • 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...
  • 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...