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“We Will” Update

Northwestern dedicated the striking new Welsh-Ryan Arena in November, opening the doors of a world-class facility built to be the most accessible in college athletics. The renovated facility is now a modern home for men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and wrestling.

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Northwestern strives to attract and nurture faculty who are leaders in fields ranging from global health to the humanities. Enter the Ryan Family Chair Challenge, which is spurring the creation of new endowed professorships, or chairs, in strategic areas across the University.

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Members of Northwestern’s NU Loyal giving society — which recognizes alumni, parents and friends who make annual gifts of any size to the University for three or more consecutive years — hail from around the world and span generations. Since We Will.

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A major new commitment from Northwestern University Trustee T. Bondurant “Bon” French ’75, ’76 MBA and his wife, Hollis “Holly” S.

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Reaching Higher

Dedicated Donors

Fall 2018
A major new commitment from Northwestern University trustee and alumnus T. Bondurant “Bon” French ’75, ’76 MBA and his wife, Hollis “Holly” S.

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Athletics & Recreation

Elevating the Student-Athlete Experience

Fall 2018
New and renovated facilities on the Evanston campus are changing the way students in varsity, club and intramural sports practice, study and perform, thanks to the generosity of Northwestern Athletics and Recreation supporters. On April 5 an on-field celebration was held to honor key benefactors who made Ryan Fieldhouse and Wilson Field a reality.

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The Stars Will Shine

Spring 2018
CommFest 2018 will bring celebrity alumni together with faculty and students to celebrate and support the School of Communication.

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From an early focus on elocution and oratory to the rise of the dramatic arts, the School of Communication has grown considerably over the last 140 years and become a trendsetter in the field of the communication arts and sciences. Now two new initiatives will enhance graduate theater education at Northwestern and bolster the school’s long-standing contributions to Chicago’s flourishing cultural community.

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The discoveries of tomorrow are already underway at Northwestern’s Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, which integrates research in chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering and medicine to create a holistic understanding of molecular processes. CLP takes a transdisciplinary approach that opens up new areas of discovery and applies rapidly emerging insights toward new methods for preventing, detecting and treating disease — transforming science in order to transform lives.

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Getting the opportunity to go to college is a dream that may never be realized by those with limited financial means, but through donor support, the Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools is making such aspirations possible for some academically motivated students in need. Since 2013, the academy has provided personal enrichment, leadership development, college advising and cultural and civic engagement for qualified candidates who want to excel beyond high school.

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