An increasing number of Northwestern undergraduates are putting their passion, curiosity, and work ethic to the test as they pursue self-directed research projects. We recently talked with Ronald Braeutigam, Harvey Kapnick Professor of Business Institutions and associate provost for undergraduate education, about how leadership donors are supporting one of the key goals of We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern: creating academic experiences that prepare students to become leaders and problem solvers.
Meet four seniors whose projects exemplify the wide range of undergraduate research supported by leadership gifts to Northwestern.
When Pamela Butler James arrived at Northwestern as a freshman in fall 1967, female students wore skirts and matching sweaters. They had to sign in and out of their residence halls and return at night by designated times. The transformation of women’s athletics was still on the horizon, and internships and summer research were out-of-the-ordinary experiences for students.
Joining the Northwestern University Leadership Circle was a priority that couldn’t wait for many members of the Class of 2014, including Amelia Krolak. “I think it’s important for recent graduates to support Northwestern because it’s a way for us to give back, and it’s a great way for the University to see what’s important from a student perspective.”
Sam Gilbert ’09, a compensation analyst at Google, regularly emails more than 100 fellow Wildcats at the company to keep them posted on football watch parties, Northwestern’s young alumni ski trip, and opportunities to meet up in the Bay Area.
had Mirkin, George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry and the founding director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) at Northwestern, has had an enormous impact on nanoscale manufacturing and applications of nanotechnology in medicine, including cancer detection and treatment.
Leadership donors help make a Northwestern education available to any academically qualified student, regardless of his or her ability to pay.
It claimed her maternal great-grandmother, her paternal grandmother, and, most painfully, her mother, who succumbed to the disease over nearly two decades. Wendy’s father died five months and two days after his wife, in March 2003, heartbroken after watching Alzheimer’s steal his high school sweetheart.
We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern is a University-wide fundraising effort to realize the bold ambitions set forth in Northwestern’s strategic plan. The Campaign launched March 14, as more than 1,700 students, alumni, faculty, and benefactors attended kickoff events in Chicago and Evanston.
Over the past decade, Northwestern has increasingly become the school of choice for many of the best and brightest undergraduate students from the United States and around the world. We recently spoke with Mike Mills, associate provost for University Enrollment, about the Class of 2018 and the critical role that leadership giving plays in successfully competing for and supporting talented students at Northwestern.
On March 14, Northwestern launched a campaign to fund the most ambitious strategic plan in the University’s history. We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern is a resounding call for members of the community to solve society’s most critical challenges and advance knowledge for the greater good. The philanthropic investments made by NULC members will help shape innovative solutions, develop new forms of creative expression, and prepare the leaders and problem-solvers the world needs today and tomorrow.
When Katherine Reay first arrived on campus in 1988, she didn’t waste much time before forging her first lasting Northwestern memory. She’d been a Wildcat for about an hour when she met Mason, a senior industrial engineering student manning the grill at his fraternity house.
Sandra Waxman, Louis W. Menk Professor of Psychology, is concerned with a very big question: What makes us human? The answer, she believes, is linked to language. And the key to understanding language may come from understanding how babies think.
After making a name for himself as a longtime assistant coach at Duke, Northwestern Men’s Basketball Head Coach Chris Collins is in his first season as a head coach. We sat down with him to discuss Northwestern’s commitment to building a winning program, some big early wins, and what will happen when the ’Cats finally go dancing.
One of the things Jackie Willens (C11) loved about Northwestern was the close-knit feel of campus — particularly among NU’s film community. Now, even though she lives in Los Angeles as a graduate student at the University of Southern California, she still keeps that community at her fingertips through social media.
The opportunity to make tax-advantaged distributions from Individual Retirement Accounts (“IRAs”) is available again, but only for a limited time. The legislation will expire on December 31, 2014.
As the end of the year approaches, please keep in mind a few deadlines to ensure gifts to Northwestern are processed and applied to the 2014 tax year. Thank you for all that you do to support Northwestern.
Interdisciplinary research center to be named in honor of Ronald and JoAnne Willens
Sets new campaign record of $117.8 million in total giving from single benefactor.