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Year in Review: Northwestern in 2014

Take a look back on the stories that had us talking this year

Northwestern University reached new heights this year. It dedicated breathtaking new campus buildings, extended its reach into the world and launched a historic fundraising campaign. Researchers led pathbreaking discoveries, a sitting president visited campus for the first time in 60 years, and we all took notice when Northwestern alumni changed the landscape of late night TV. Take a look back on the news stories that had us talking in 2014.

 

UNIVERSITY NEWS

Northwestern Announces $3.75 Billion Fundraising Campaign

John Evans Study Committee Issues Report

New Graduates Celebrate Commencement

Research Funding Continues to Grow in Tough Climate

President Obama Speaks to Future Business Leaders at Northwestern

Native American Outreach and Inclusion Task Force Recommendations Unveiled

Northwestern Names Visitors Center in Honor of Segals

 

RESEARCH

New Risk for Those Who Sit All Day? Disability After 60

Synthetic Biology: Breaking New Ground in Medicine

New Fathers Also at Risk for Depression

Casual Marijuana Use Linked to Brain Abnormalities

Electric Current to Brain Boosts Memory

 

NORTHWESTERN IN THE WORLD

Northwestern Helps Chicago Secure Multimillion-Dollar Lab

Dance Marathon Raises $1.3 Million to Support Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Human Skeleton Is One of the Oldest Found in North America

Students Tackle Global Health Issues Around the Globe

 

CAMPUS LIFE

Hoist the Sails at New Sailing Center

Meet Northwestern's Class of 2018

Afrofuturist Artist Wangechi Mutu Transforms Block Museum of Art

New Visitors Center a Welcoming Space for Prospective Students, Families

Renovations Make for New and Improved Henry Crown Sports Pavilion

 

PEOPLE

Dale Mortensen, Nobel Laureate, Dies at 74

Wrestler Jason Tsirtsis First Freshman to Win NCAA Title

Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers: Northwestern's Comedy 'Cats

Softball Player Marisa Bast First Finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year

Remembering Alumnus, Journalist James Foley

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