18 Facts About Northwestern University

1. At one time, Northwestern University had the longest losing streak in Division I-A, losing 34 consecutive games between 1979 and 1982.

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2. Northwestern University is a charter member of the Big Ten Conference.

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3. Northwestern University was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1917 and remains a research university with "very high" research activity.

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4. In 2003, Northwestern University finished a five-year capital campaign that raised $1.55 billion, $550 million more than its goal.

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5. Northwestern University has had sixteen presidents in its history, the current president, Morton O Schapiro, an economist, having succeeded Henry Bienen whose 14-year tenure ended on August 31, 2009.

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6. Northwestern University is privately owned and is governed by an appointed Board of Trustees.

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7. Northwestern University has had a comprehensive recycling program in place since 1990.

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8. Northwestern University receives about $45 million per year to operate the campus.

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9. In October 2013, Northwestern University began the demolition of the architecturally significant Prentice Women's Hospital.

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10. Northwestern University was one of the first six universities in the country to establish a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps in the 1920s.

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11. In 2016, Northwestern University opened its San Francisco space at 44 Montgomery St, which hosts journalism, engineering, and marketing programs.

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12. Northwestern University was founded in 1851 by John Evans, for whom the city of Evanston is named, and eight other lawyers, businessmen and Methodist leaders.

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13. Northwestern University is a private research university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago in Illinois, United States.

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14. Northwestern University is based in Evanston, Illinois, with two other campuses located in Chicago and Doha, Qatar.

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15. Northwestern University had a dental school from 1891 to May 31, 2001, when it closed.

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16. Northwestern University is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference and remains the only private university in the conference.

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17. Northwestern University is a private research university based in Evanston, Illinois, United States, with other campuses located in Chicago and Doha, Qatar, and academic programs and facilities in Miami, Florida; Washington, DC; and San Francisco, California.

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18. In the 1960s, the Northwestern University created an additional 84 acres by means of a lakefill in Lake Michigan.

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