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College Football Players as Employees: About This There Should be no Debate

Ellen J. Staurowsky | Posted 01.21.2015 | Sports
Ellen J. Staurowsky

In the final analysis, the distinction between college football players and college debaters is the fact that the industry would like college football players to remain silent. Denying them their rightful status as employees accomplishes just that.

Failed Tensions and Anti-Democratic Consequences in Israel

Naib Mian | Posted 02.08.2015 | World
Naib Mian

This piece was originally published in The Protest magazine at Northwestern University. Last spring, I took a course here at Northwestern University ...

There's More to Ferguson Than Burning Cars

Ellen Garrison | Posted 02.08.2015 | College
Ellen Garrison

I wanted to see for myself what would happen in Ferguson. There were demonstrations in every major U.S. city on Tuesday night. Some of them were violent and some were not, but all of them were rooted in anger and disappointment with the system.

This College Student Is Trying To Eliminate Small Talk One Big Question At A Time

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 09.23.2014 | College

Kalina Silverman thought she was alone. She was wrong. As a freshman at Northwestern University, Silverman had a tough time adjusting to life on th...

For How He Lived: Remembering James Foley

Anthony Settipani | Posted 10.27.2014 | College
Anthony Settipani

Before James Foley died at the hands of the Islamic State, he was a well-known war correspondent who felt a duty to cover the front line. But before all of that, he was a teacher returning to school, and just beginning to see journalism as the new direction his life needed.

Change Makers Create Cultural Change on Campus: A Northwestern University Case Study

Alecia Wartowski | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
Alecia Wartowski

From racial and ethnic diversity to an influx of "first generation" students and the challenges of being a low income student, most college and universities in this country have begun to recognize that the face of higher education is changing.

Unions and College Football: Show Me the Money or Take a Strike?

John T. Delaney | Posted 07.06.2014 | College
John T. Delaney

While the Northwestern decision will probably not change college football as we know it today, it could stimulate a reasoned discussion on the contributions of college athletes to the revenue generated by football and basketball.

If You Give a Mouse a Facebook

Stephanie Yang | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Stephanie Yang

If you give a mouse a Facebook, he's going to ask you to add him as a friend. When you accept his friend request, he'll probably want to add all your other Facebook friends too.

March Madness: Top Tier Collegiate Athletic Functioning in Perilous State

Gabriel Frankel | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Gabriel Frankel

While there needs to be serious reform in Division I collegiate athletics, I don't believe that unionization of student athletes is a serious step in the right direction to solve the most pressing concerns of student athletes at the highest level of competition.

College Football Coach Urges Players To Vote Against Union

AP | JIM LITKE | Posted 06.05.2014 | Sports

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald sided with his university against the formation of a players union in his first pub...

College Athlete Union Battle Raises Plenty Of Questions

AP | MICHAEL TARM and PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 03.28.2014 | Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — Vince Dooley is sure relieved he's not running an athletic program these days. Not after a decision allowing Northwestern football p...

'A Long Time Coming'

Posted 03.28.2014 | Sports

Jimmy King, a member of Michigan basketball's famous "Fab Five" in the early 1990s, said the National Labor Relations Board's ruling that Northwestern...

Students Create Tongue-In-Cheek 'First Kiss' Parody Video For Sex Week

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.21.2014 | College

Northwestern University students are celebrating "Sex Week" on campus, and what better way to highlight the event than with a quite literal tongue-in-...

Attempt To Scrap Northwestern Email List Makes Alumni Really Angry

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.07.2014 | College

Alumni of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism are incensed over the school's decision to discontinue a widely used group email list ...

The Significance of College Athletes Signing Union Cards

Ellen J. Staurowsky | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports
Ellen J. Staurowsky

In a player-centered attempt to organize, Northwestern football players have done what the college sport system and American higher education have failed to do over the span of more than a hundred years.

Colin Cowherd's Anti-College Players' Union Rant Gets Everything Wrong

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 03.31.2014 | Sports
Jonathan Weiler

There's really no excuse for Cowherd's ignorance about the reality of the labor organization actually supporting the players' petition for representation, since a five-second Google search would have cleared that up.

The First, Real Wildcat Strike

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 03.31.2014 | Sports
Robert J. Elisberg

Northwestern and athletics don't tend to get a lot of attention. So, it was quite attention-getting on Tuesday when Northwestern made the lead story on many sports pages around the country.

20 Secret Tips From Young Movers and Shakers

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Marquis Cabrera

My friends and colleagues are extremely successful young movers and shakers who are engineers, CEOs, lawyers, consultants, founders, film makers, desi...

TOP 10: Cost of Private Colleges in Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.21.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Last week we tallied the total cost of attending one of Illinois' 12 public colleges. Today we do it for some of the most highly regarded private co...

Illinois' Top Ten Universities

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.09.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

We took the U.S. News & World Report's ranking of universities in America and boiled it down to Illinois schools.

A Prestigious Program, But No Paycheck

ProPublica | Kara Brandeisky | Posted 10.01.2013 | College

Northwestern University's journalism school boasts of its prowess in preparing students for prestigious careers — but it also serves as a pipeline f...

WATCH: Engineering Students Use Dance To Solve Problems

AP | Posted 05.29.2013 | College

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Engineering students at Northwestern University are getting a leg up on the competition. They're learning to swing dance in a for-cr...

Medill Energy Report Sparks Debate

Mike Smith | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green
Mike Smith

Energy reporters need to understand science You don't expect a donnybrook when a university like Northwestern releases a White Paper. Yet oh what fun...


AP | MARK LONG | Posted 03.03.2013 | Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The stuffed monkey spent the last year in storage, out of sight but still in everyone's mind. Coach Pat Fitzgerald dusted ...

Joe Van Brussel

Graduate Students Across The Country Want A Blend Of Money And Meaning | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 11.16.2012 | Money

Where does getting a paycheck meet making a difference? For some students around the country, the often-separate goals are coming together in a variet...