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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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  • Northwestern to start NLRB appeal by April 9

    Northwestern to start NLRB appeal by April 9
    Northwestern University said on Friday it will file a request to review the decision of the National Labor Relations Board regional director by April 9. Peter Sung Ohr, the regional director of the NLRB, ruled on Wednesday that football players on...
  • College football -- yes, it's a job

    University officials and the NCAA have been reluctant to acknowledge that top-tier college football programs are run these days less as athletic programs than as businesses. But a labor administrator's decision Wednesday that Northwestern University's...
  • Labor experts debate NU football ruling

    A day after Northwestern University football players on scholarships were deemed employees of the school in a regional decision by the National Labor Relations Board, labor attorneys said the possible ramifications of the decision are endless. "The...
  • Amalgamated Nose Tackles of America

    Amalgamated Nose Tackles of America
    So the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board says Northwestern University's scholarship fullbacks, tight ends and linebackers are school employees, entitled to vote on whether to unionize. The public face of this effort is former NU...
  • Fixing college sports: In free agency we trust

    The NCAA must be feeling a bit like Dr. Frankenstein these days: assailed by college football and men's basketball players who reject the NCAA's precious, but mostly mythic, notion that they are student-athletes. At Northwestern University, a group of...
  • If student-athletes are employees, give them a seat at the negotiating table

    Yet another nail went into the coffin of the NCAA on Wednesday. And for those who genuinely care about the well-being of college athletes, that couldn’t be better news. Peter Sung Ohr, a regional National Labor Relations Board official, ruled that...
  • Student Athletes In Labor Unions? Lawmaker Is Researching The Idea

    Student Athletes In Labor Unions? Lawmaker Is Researching The Idea
    HARTFORD — Ten days after the National Labor Relations Board ruled that football players at Northwestern University have the right to join a labor union, a Connecticut lawmaker is looking into legislation that would allow student athletes at the...
  • Dist. 86 hires its first CFO

     Dist. 86 hires its first CFO
    Hinsdale Township High School District 86 has hired a chief financial officer despite critics' claims the district is already spending too much money for administrator salaries and other expenses not directly tied to education. William Eagan of...
  • Local Voices West: April 3

     Local Voices West: April 3
    Letters to the Editor from La Grange Park, Hinsdale and Naperville. Election judges I voted at the Village Hall in La Grange Park on March 18. I was asked to present an ID or a voter card, which I cannot recall ever being asked for before. I had my...
  • Medical students help homeless outreach program

    Medical students help homeless outreach program
    Warren McGee stepped into a basement closet at Fourth Presbyterian Church on a recent Friday, shouldered a duffel bag packed with snacks and toiletries, donned a thin blue vest and stepped out onto a sunlit North Michigan Avenue. For the next 90...
  • Northwestern football players dodge unionization questions on practice field

    Northwestern football players dodge unionization questions on practice field
    Northwestern University football players took to the practice field Tuesday for the first time as student-employees, the result of a ruling last week, and were uncomfortable with questions about unionization. Their opinions matter because they could...