Northwestern reached new heights this year. The University dedicated breathtaking new campus buildings, extended its reach into the world and launched a historic fundraising campaign. Researchers led pathbreaking discoveries, a sitting US 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. Watch the video below to look back on the news stories that had us talking in 2014. Then share your favorite memory from 2014 by commenting below.


 


NORTHWESTERN'S 2014 HIGHLIGHTS


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 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 research

 

Human skeleton is one of the oldest found in North America

 

Students tackle global health issues around the world

 

 

Campus Life

 

New sailing center opens on Lake Michigan

 

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 create 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

 


To read the original "Year in Review" story, visit the Northwestern News Center.

 

For more stories from this month's Alumni News, visit the NAA on Our Northwestern, the University's online community.


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