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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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  • Trice: Dismissed Kenwood coach defends game plan of grades first

    Trice: Dismissed Kenwood coach defends game plan of grades first
    Earlier this month, the principal at Kenwood Academy High School asked physical education teacher Jim Maley to step down as the school's varsity basketball coach. Afterward, Maley wrote a letter to parents who were upset about the decision, explaining...
  • Unionizing College Sports Bad

    The move by some scholarship football players at Northwestern University to become unionized, and the ruling by the regional director of the NLRB in their favor, has the potential for severe damage to much of college sports. Judge Peter Ohr states in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago area classical music recommendations

    Chicago area classical music recommendations
    Avalon String Quartet: The ensemble completes its season-long Bartok cycle with the composer's String Quartet No. 6, paired with Prokofiev's Quartet No. 2. 2 p.m. Sunday, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.; free with museum...
  • Keep tax hike or face stark cuts, Quinn says

    Keep tax hike or face stark cuts, Quinn says
    Gov. Pat Quinn and ruling Democratic lawmakers united Wednesday around what they say is a stark election-year choice — vote now to make permanent the temporary income tax increase they installed three years ago or face major cuts in state spending...
  • NLRB: Northwestern football players can unionize

    NLRB: Northwestern football players can unionize
    Northwestern University football players on scholarship are employees of the school and therefore entitled to hold an election to decide whether to unionize, an official of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday. The stunning decision,...