Northwestern University

Kain Colter. (David Banks/Getty Images)

NLRB Dismisses Northwestern Players’ Petition To Form A Union

The national office overturned a 2014 decision by the regional office.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2015

(Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

Study: Smart Phones Accurately Detect Depression

To determine symptoms of depression, doctors may only need to look no further than a patient’s smart phone.

07/16/2015

(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Northwestern Students, Faculty To Get Free Rides On CTA Bus Route

Northwestern University is parking its Ryan Field shuttle buses and will let CTA do the job, beginning this fall.

07/15/2015

One hundred at-risk middle school boys from the North Lawndale and Evanston areas are tackling Northwestern for a two-week camp.  (Credit: CBS)

At Risk Kids Get Academic, Life Lessons At NU Football Camp

One hundred at-risk middle school boys from the North Lawndale and Evanston areas are tackling Northwestern for a two-week camp, reports CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke. Football is the hook, but the primary goal is academics and teaching life skills.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2015

Northwestern University

Feds Look Into Racist Graffiti Incidents At Northwestern

The FBI is stepping in to help Northwestern University police after at least four incidents of racist and anti-Semitic graffiti on the Evanston campus.

06/29/2015

https://cbschicago.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/generic-cbs-2-wbbm-web.jpg

Medical Students Pay Tribute To Body Donors

(CBS) — Students at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine gathered on Monday afternoon on Chicago’s near North Side to thank the families and friends of those who donated their bodies for medical study. Medical students read […]

06/01/2015

(Credit: Northwestern University)

Northwestern Goes ‘Trade School’ In Unique Partnership With Evanston

It’s not exactly known as a trade school, but at Northwestern University, a group a Evanston residents are learning about construction while on the job.

05/07/2015

(Credit: Northwestern University)

Northwestern Law School Offering Debt Relief To New Graduates

Northwestern University School of Law has launched a new program to ease the burden of student debt for graduates who can’t afford to pay off their loans.

04/29/2015

Charles Deering Library at Northwestern University in Evanston. (Credit: Northwestern University)

Swastika, Racist Graffiti Reported At Northwestern University Library

University police said a swastika and disparaging remarks about African Americans were scrawled in pencil in a men’s restroom at the library, on Northwestern’s Evanston campus, and the incident prompted a campus-wide e-mail alert from university President Morton Schapiro, issued Tuesday.

04/15/2015

(Credit: Northwestern University)

Northwestern Student Raped In Dorm Room

School officials said the attacker is not believed to be a student at the Evanston campus, where a young woman was raped inside a dorm room between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday.

03/31/2015

(credit: Thinkstock)

Chicago IT Businessman Shows Connection In Both Worlds

Chaitanya Bandi, an assistant professor at Northwestern University, explains how data scientists connect the dots between business management and internet technology.

03/30/2015

Alstory Simon leaves prison.

Freed Inmate Sues Northwestern, Others For $40M For Coercing False Confession

A 64-year-old man who was freed from prison last year, after prosecutors dropped charges in a 1982 double murder case, has filed a $40 million lawsuit against Northwestern University, accusing a former professor and his team of railroading him into a false confession.

02/17/2015

(Credit: Northwestern University)

Sister Of Warren Buffett Donates $100M To Northwestern

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s sister has donated $100 million to Northwestern University, which the suburban Chicago school says is the largest single gift in its history.

01/28/2015

Willie Johnson (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Quinn Commutes Sentence Of Man Convicted Of Lying In Murder Case

Gov. Pat Quinn commuted the sentence of a man recently imprisoned for lying in a murder case — and also commuted the sentences of a man convicted of killing a 77-year-old woman, a man convicted of shooting police officers and a man convicted of killing a college basketball standout — all in the governor’s final day in office.

01/13/2015

mercy-home

AT&T Donates $1.1 Million To Chicago Youth Programs

Corporate dollars are hitting the streets for hundreds of young people getting a hand back onto the straight and narrow, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

12/08/2014

Synthetic Marijuana

NU Prohibits Pot Use For Students On Colorado Ski Trip

Northwestern University’s annual Colorado ski trip has sold out for the first time. But as WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports live, those who hope to use it as an excuse to “get high” legally are getting a warning.

11/19/2014

James Foley on assignment in Aleppo, Syria. (Credit:  Nicole Tung)

Northwestern To Hold Memorial For Slain Journalist James Foley

Foley earned a master’s degree from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in 2008. He was in Syria in 2012 when he was captured by militants. He was killed in August by members of the Islamic State terrorist group.

11/14/2014

Court Generic

Northwestern Professor Accused Of Sexual Assault Sues Accuser

A Northwestern University professor accused in a lawsuit of attempting to sexually assault a former student is now suing his accuser for defamation, claiming her false accusations invaded his privacy and hindered his career prospects.

10/29/2014

A Divvy bike station in downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Divvy Bikes Offering Discounted Memberships For Chicago Area College Students

The Divvy bike rental program is offering discounted membership for students at several Chicago area colleges.
The student membership will cost $55 for an annual membership, discounted from the standard $75 fee.

10/06/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at Northwestern University October 2, 2014 in Evanston, Illinois. Obama spoke about the economy to a group at the Kellogg business school after attending a fundraiser at another location earlier in the day. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

Obama Touts Economic Progress In Northwestern Speech, Attends Quinn Fundraiser

President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit the campus of Northwestern in 60 years as he delivered a speech on the economy there Thursday afternoon.

10/02/2014

more