Largest single gift in Northwestern History
Northwestern alumna Roberta Buffett Elliott donated more than $100 million to the University in January to create the Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Studies, which will emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to international issues.
Fake director and real life woodworker tells jokes.
Nick Offerman, known for his role as Ron Swanson on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, performed a stand-up comedy set for students on Feb. 7 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.
Block presents: The T*pL*ss Cellist
The Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art received a $100,000 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for an exhibition focusing on American cellist and artist Charlotte Moorman. Otherwise known as the “Topless Cellist,” she epitomized avant-garde in the ‘60s and ‘70s. The exhibition is set to open in January 2016.
473 new sisters
Recruitment Counselors from all 12 sororities guided hundreds of women through Panhellenic Recruitment, with registration numbers up by about 100. In total, 473 potential new members received bids from a chapter this year, an increase from 445 last year.
The Chicago-Main Newsstand in Evanston sold six of the first 300 copies of Charlie Hebdo released for sale in the United States. After the Jan. 7 massacre at the magazine’s Paris headquarters, the Jan. 14 issue has been in high demand across the globe.
Early decision admissions
In mid-December, 1,011 students, or 49 percent of the Class of 2019, were admitted Early Decision. This is the largest number of students accepted early in Northwestern history.