Northwestern University

Northwestern University is a private research university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago in Illinois, United States. Northwestern has 12 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools offering 124 undergraduate degrees and 145 graduate and professional degrees. Northwestern was founded in 1851 by John Evans, for whom Evanston is named, and eight other lawyers, businessmen and Methodist leaders to serve the people of a region that had once been known as the Northwest Territory. Instruction began in 1855; women were admitted in 1869. Today, the main campus is a 240-acre (97 ha) parcel in Evanston, along the shores of Lake Michigan. The university's law and medical schools are located on a 25-acre (10 ha) campus in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood. In 2008, the University opened a campus in Education City, Doha, Qatar with programs in journalism and communication. In academic year 2010-11, Northwestern enrolled 8,397 undergraduate and 7,870 graduate and professional students. Northwestern has one of the largest university endowments in the United States, currently valued at $7.2 billion. One of only 62 institutions elected to the Association of American Universities...


  • Hawks' Wirtz creates Northwestern endowment fund

    The Associated Press 5 hours ago
    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz and his wife Marilyn are creating an endowment fund for Northwestern University's theater program. University officials say the multimillion dollar gift will fund student and faculty projects in the Theatre and Interpretation ...
  • Final concert of season set in Rockford

    Daily Gazette, Sterling, Ill. 18 hours ago
    ROCKFORD -- The Rockford Symphony Orchestra's final concert in the 2013-14 ComEd Classics Series will be "Love of Homeland," featuring the Mendelssohn Chorale at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St ...
  • Northwestern 'confident' in athlete union appeal

    The Associated Press 18 hours ago
    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University says it is exploring legal options as a group tries to unionize college athletes at the school. A federal agency is considering Northwestern's appeal of a ruling that said scholarship athletes are essentially university ...
  • War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

    The Associated Press 19 hours ago
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes essentially are employees of the university and ...
  • Athletes' union responds to Northwestern appeal

    The Associated Press 1 day ago
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The College Athletes Players Association is criticizing Northwestern University's argument for overturning a ruling that would allow the school's football players to unionize. Northwestern is appealing a ruling by a regional director of the National Labor ...

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