Northwestern University

Private research university in Illinois, United States

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Northwestern University: Private research university in Illinois, United States
Northwestern University (NU) is a private research university in Evanston, Illinois. It was founded in 1851 by nine men whose goal was to establish a university that would serve the former Northwest Territory. The university is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference and the only private university in the conference. Northwestern is ranked among the top twenty universities in the nation and top thirty universities in the world by major education publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Times Higher Education, and Academic Ranking of World Universities.


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Northwestern, Oklahoma move forward in NCAA Re-Rank 1-127

Northwestern soared into the top 10 in the NCAA Re-Rank 1-127, and Oklahoma continued to rise in the rankings after beating rival Oklahoma State. - Published

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Before Wildcats beat Big Ten rival Wisconsin, ESPN's Joey Galloway compared them to Rece Davis in jab at their athleticism. The players remembered. - Published

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Alabama remained No. 1 in the latest Amway Coaches Poll, while Northwestern took the biggest leap forward after beating Wisconsin. - Published

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This Game Boy doesn’t need batteries, but shuts off every 10 seconds

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Jason Wright Named President of Washington Football Team, 1st Black NFL Team Pres

The Washington Football Team has named Jason Wright as team president, the 1st Black team president in NFL history. Yep, this is a big deal. The 38-year-old spent 7 years as an NFL running back as an.. - Published

Will 'caution fatigue' dent efforts to stay safe?

With stay-at-home orders dragging on in many states to contain the virus spread, there is concern that resolve to continue playing it safe could wane. Northwestern University psychologist Jacqueline.. - Published

Small wearable device monitors virus symptoms

A wearable device the size of a postage stamp is being tested by researchers at Northwestern University as a way to monitor and catch early signs and symptoms of COVID-19. (May 5) - Published

He Was a Doctor Who Never Got Sick. Then the Coronavirus Nearly Killed Him.

Dr. Ryan Padgett, 45, once played in the Rose Bowl for Northwestern. He had rarely missed a day of work to illness. Then the coronavirus took him to the brink of death. - Published

Stopping deadly virus is Illinois scientist's goal

Northwestern University professor Karla Satchell is one of the scientists around the world racing to stop a new and deadly coronavirus. She's working with a team investigating the virus structure to.. - Published

Need knee replacement surgery? Get it before it's too late, study says

A study conducted by Northwestern University found that most patients who would benefit from knee replacement are taking too long to undergo surgery, - Published

'An important piece of the puzzle': Scientists discover why gene mutation leads to autism

Scientists at Northwestern University have discovered how a gene mutation plays a key role in developmental disabilities like autism. - Published

Northwestern QB commit arrested in Colorado on sexual assault, misconduct charges

Northwestern football commit Aidan Atkinson, a quarterback who holds several Colorado passing records, was arrested Friday on sexual assault charges. - Published

Northwestern's Jeff Sessions protest controversy: 'Give the young people a break'

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News or ‘Trauma Porn’? Student Journalists Face Blowback on Campus

Incidents at Northwestern and Harvard reveal a growing tension between traditional journalistic practices and the demands of student activists. - Published