CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Northwestern University

Brain Scan

Rush, Northwestern Studying New Anti-Dementia Drug

Alzheimer’s researchers at Rush University Medical Center and Northwestern University have launched a study to test a new treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease, and are looking for volunteers to take part.

5 hours ago

Sample of a gender-neutral restroom sign. (Credit: Addictinginfo.org)

Northwestern Getting Two New Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Transgender students at Northwestern University will be getting their own separate bathrooms in the a heavily used student center on the school’s Evanston campus.

07/17/2014

Northwestern University graduate Kit Fox took this picture of a classmate's diploma, with a misspelling in the name of the Medill journalism school. (Credit: Twitter/@kitfoxnews)

Medill F? Northwestern Journalism Diplomas Misspelled

What does nearly $170,000 in tuition for four years of college get Northwestern University graduates? For honors students in the Medill journalism school, it apparently doesn’t get them a proofreader for their diplomas.

06/23/2014

Evanston police are trying to identify the person who knocked over a menorah on the Northwestern University campus. (Credit: YouTube)

VIDEO: Vandal Knocks Over Menorah On NU Campus

Officials are classifying the incident as criminal damage to property incident, and there are no indications it is hate-related, Evanston police said.

05/23/2014

The Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and Juvenile Court building. (Credit: CBS)

Rules Agreed To For Juvenile Detention Hearings

Illinois will implement new rules to help ensure the due-process rights of juveniles in a settlement of a 2012 lawsuit that alleged hundreds of children on parole are illegally detained each year, according to recent federal court filings.

05/20/2014

Ambulance

Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle On Northwestern Campus

The 21-year-old woman was struck while riding her bike at Sheridan Road and Chicago Avenue at 10:50 p.m.

05/15/2014

Trevor Siemian. (Getty Images)

Northwestern Players Vote Whether To Join Union

Northwestern football players cast secret ballots Friday in an on-campus hall adjacent to their home stadium on whether to form the nation’s first union for college athletes. Just don’t expect results any time soon.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2014

Pat Fitzgerald

Wildcats’ Fitzgerald Urges ‘No’ Vote On Union

Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald is encouraging his team to vote no on forming a union less than two weeks after the National Labor Relations Board said the players could bargain collectively and called for an election.

04/05/2014

Kain Colter. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Colter Takes Northwestern Player Union Case To Capitol Hill

Members of a group trying to unionize college athletes sought out potential congressional allies Wednesday as they braced for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union.

04/02/2014

Kain Colter. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Accountant: Union Status Could Be ‘Hornets’ Nest’ For Northwestern Players

With the National Labor Relations Board’s regional director in Chicago deciding Northwestern University football players qualify as employees of the university comes the question of whether they’d have to pay taxes on their scholarships.

03/27/2014

New Big Ten Logo

State Lawmakers Push For Another Big Ten School In Illinois

Some state lawmakers seem to want to play the role of Big Ten commissioner, and have taken steps to study the feasibility of having another Illinois college join the conference.

03/21/2014

(Photo Credit: colum.edu)

Best Filmmaking Classes And Workshops In Chicago

Put that creativity to use with Chicago’s best filmmaking classes and workshops.

03/17/2014

Artistic rendering of a new "global hub" for the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston. (Credit: Northwestern)

Northwestern Announces $3.75 Billion Fundraising Effort

The private suburban Chicago university says the money will be used to a series of new buildings and renovations while also endowing professorships, creating scholarships and supporting research, among other plans.

03/14/2014

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Credit: CBS)

Alzheimer’s Buddy Program Pairs Patients, Students

At age 80, retired Chicago physician and educator Dan Winship is getting a bittersweet last chance to teach about medicine — only this time he’s the subject.

03/04/2014

Court Generic

Student Claiming Sexual Assault Sues Northwestern Professor

A Northwestern University student who filed a federal lawsuit against the school earlier this month has now sued the professor she claims sexually assaulted her during her freshman year.

02/27/2014

(Credit: chicagoparkdistrict.com)

Best Summer Day Camps In Chicago

From sports to science, the Chicago area offers plenty of day camps that your child is sure to enjoy this summer.

02/21/2014

Tony Jones #6 of the Northwestern Wildcats is congratulated by teammates including Geoff Mogus #53 after scoring a touchdown on the Maine Black Bears during the first quarter of their college football game at Ryan Field on September 21, 2013 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by John Gress/Getty

Hearings Begin As Labor Panel Weighs Northwestern Players’ Bid For Union

The National Labor Relations Board has set arguments for next week over whether Northwestern University football players can form a union and have protections as employees of the school.

02/12/2014

Kain Colter. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Colter On College Athletes: ‘We Don’t Have A Voice. It’s A Dictatorship’

Recent graduate and former quarterback Kain Colter was once the face of Northwestern football, now he’s the face of a first-of-its-kind labor union, hoping to protect the future of all college athletes.

01/29/2014

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Photo: Northwestern To Wear Unique Alternate Jerseys

It’s safe to say Northwestern University is now 0-2 in alternate jerseys this year.

01/10/2014

Northwestern University

Northwestern, CPS Team Up To Provide High-Level Academics For Students

Northwestern University is announcing a new program aimed at getting more graduates of the Chicago public schools into the Evanston campus.

12/03/2013

more