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1 hr ago | WKSU-FM Kent

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Northwestern University has formally asked a U.S. labor agency to review a decision by one of its regional directors that the school's football players are effectively employees and can therefore vote on whether to unionize.

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5 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Parents fatigued by kids' obsession with 'Frozen'

An undated handout image from the movie "Frozen." The historic Walt Disney Animation Studios, where the art of mainstream animation was essentially born, wins its first Oscars for “Frozen,” and with it a new lease on life.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Parenting, Winnetka, IL, Chicago, IL

10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Free and Easy: Ella Fitzgerald and Spring Arts Festival

In celebration of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald's birthday, the American Art Museum is hosting a performance Friday in her honor.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz, Maryland, Symphony, Arts, World News

14 hrs ago | The Times Leader

Advocates seek to help trade school students burned by debts

Janice Peete-Bey didn't stay long at the Baltimore trade school where she enrolled 25 years ago, leaving after the class seemed useless.

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Related Topix: Reisterstown, MD

18 hrs ago | The Beaumont Enterprise

Thomas Taschinger: Legal pot is coming, but that's not good

Attention, stoners: Put down the joint - and the Doritos - and slowly step away.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Opinion

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Chicago Parent

Therapist to Chicago parents: Make your relationship a priority

Parents-to-be often take classes focused on labor and delivery, breastfeeding and newborn care, but therapist Mallory Rose found the Chicago area lacking in ways to help couples keep their relationships strong.

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Related Topix: Northbrook, IL

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North Campus Construction Begins Next Phase April 21

The next phase of construction on the north part of Northwestern University's Evanston campus will begin Monday, April 21 when construction starts on the global hub for the Kellogg School of Management and the new North Campus parking structure opens for parking.

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Related Topix: Evanston, IL

AME Info

Northwestern University in Qatar, in partnership with Doha Film...

Prepare monthly financial reports and maintain full set of accounts and perform reconciliation of receivables, payables and bank balances and ensure monthly closing by stipulated deadlines.

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Related Topix: World News, Qatar, Middle East, United Arab Emirates

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Northwestern Well Represented at 2014 Whitney Biennial

Several Northwestern University faculty members and alumni have strong ties to the 2014 Whitney Biennial in New York, one of the most prestigious exhibitions in the world.

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Related Topix: Meatpacking District (New York, NY)

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Replacing college fight songs with 'Solidarity Forever'?

Nearly 30 years ago, I graduated from Northwestern University, having spent four memorable years in Evanston.

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Related Topix: University of Iowa, Cornell University

TG Daily

Surprising material could play role in saving energy

One strategy for addressing the world's energy crisis is to stop wasting so much energy when producing and using it, which can happen in coal-fired power plants or transportation.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the y...

A volunteer holds a dried cannabis bud at the La Brea Collective medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California, March 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs

WLBT-TV Jackson

War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

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 therefore have the right to unionize, bargain collectively and even strike.

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Medical News

Engineering cell-based, biological devices may selectively kill...

A Northwestern University synthetic biology team has created a new technology for modifying human cells to create programmable therapeutics that could travel the body and selectively target cancer and other sites of disease.

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Related Topix: Health

WTVF Nashville

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley

Thu Apr 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz Supports Northwestern University Performing Arts Center

Chicago Blackhawks chairman William Rock well "Rocky" Wirtz and his wife, Marilyn, are supporting the Northwestern University School of Communication by creating an endowment that will fund innovative student and faculty projects in the Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern -- and rename the center.

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Related Topix: Evanston, IL

WATE-TV Knoxville

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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... MOSCOW - Kremlin-controlled television channels criticized The Associated Press' international television service for cutting into its ... (more)

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Star-Telegram.com

Michelle Obama: High school diploma is not enough

It may be a few years before the first daughters head to college, but Michelle Obama is already brainstorming a dorm room checklist while encouraging high school students to dream big about their education beyond graduation.

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Related Topix: Michelle Obama, Education Etc., Howard University, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, University of Wisconsin Madison

WTEN-TV Albany

Juan Gabriel expected to leave hospital soon

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... Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board ... (more)

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Wall Street Journal

B-School Deans Get to Work at the White House

Leaders from 14 top U.S. business schools met with economic advisors at the White House yesterday to discuss their institutions' roles in improving workplace conditions for working families, particularly women.

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Related Topix: California, UC Los Angeles, New York University, UC Berkeley

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