The national conversation surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion is ongoing. Northwestern has responded by committing to advancing racial and social justice and making the University a more equitable and inclusive place for all — and generous donors are bolstering these efforts.
In November members of the Chicago-area Native American community and representatives of Sand Creek Massacre descendants gathered on campus to share reflections at a bonfire and a panel discussion. U.S. Army cavalry soldiers slaughtered approximately 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho Native Americans on Nov. 29, 1864, at Sand Creek in Colorado. University founder John Evans was the governor and superintendent of Indian Affairs of the Colorado Territory at the time. Northwestern has made Native American research a priority in recent years.