Nearly 400 people attended last month's A Day with Northwestern event on the Evanston campus, enjoying presentations from faculty, staff and alumni on topics ranging from the history of college football to the state of the economy.


Speakers represented almost every Northwestern school, and each session showcased an academic initiative outlined in Northwestern's strategic plan.


A keynote talk from Geoffrey Baer '85 MS about Chicago as the birthplace of the skyscraper was a big hit, as Baer tested the audience on their knowledge of little-known Chicago facts. A talk by Brian Wesbury '89 MBA about the economy also drew a big crowd, as it has for the last 14 years. And the room was packed for a talk on healthcare by Andrew Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at the Law School.


Mark your calendars for next year's event: it's scheduled for April 18, 2015.


For more information, visit alumni.northwestern.edu/ADayWithNU