Schill on Schill
As President Michael Schill wrapped up his first few months in office, Northwestern Magazine talked with him about higher education’s role in creating a compassionate community, his favorite books and what he values most in his human — and canine — companions.
Dance Like the World Is Watching
Northwestern students find their groove by embracing regional moves from across the globe.
Silicon Valley Immersion
Undergraduate students participated in the first Farley Bay Area Quarter, a new program offered by Northwestern’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation that provides classes in tech ethics, product management and venture fundraising, as well as an experiential seminar that includes externships at a range of tech companies.
Planning Ahead to Leave a Legacy
What does it mean to leave a legacy? For Rosemary Bruzek Schnell ’54, it meant creating ways for Northwestern researchers to push the frontiers of science and technology, and for businessman Stan Gradowski ’60, ’62 MBA, it meant investing in programs across the University to benefit future students and faculty.
Supporting Students Year After Year
Northwestern alumni and friends who want to make a lasting impact on students for years to come direct their philanthropy toward endowed scholarships.
Illuminating Black Student Life
As members of the Northwestern University Black Alumni Association (NUBAA) mingled at the Black House during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend in 2022, Charla Wilson hoped the alumni would find some familiar faces in her photo display of Black student life at the University. Wilson, who is Northwestern’s archivist for the Black experience, had recently launched a crowdsourcing campaign called “I know them!” to learn more about 1,400 images from the past six that depict Black student life on campus.
Few events bring together the Northwestern community across the ages like the inauguration of a new president. Through the decades and across generations, inaugurations have offered the opportunity to come together, not only to reflect on the progress of the University, but also to chart a course for its future.
Want to Learn Something New? Try Mini Courses
Now in its 50th year, the Norris Mini Courses program offers noncredit courses such as sewing, photography, and American Sign Language. These fun courses are open to both Northwestern students and the general public alike.
Sound Off: The Magic of Snow
Who says winter in Evanston is no fun? Alumni recall snowball fights, football under a full moon in 5-degree weather, a snowman built on a dorm rooftop and more winter shenanigans.
After taking Engineering Entrepreneurship, Ryan Teo launched Minimal Snacks with the goal of revolutionizing snack foods. Teo and his team created an air-dried snack made from beef, shiitake mushrooms, red wine vinegar and salt.