Special Feature: Inauguration of President Morton Schapiro
Fabulous opportunities lie ahead, said President Morton Schapiro. “I see a community working as one to reach ever greater heights. I see a University that reflects the loftiest of all ideals. May Northwestern help lead the way in creating a safer, more just, more enlightened world – one that we can pass along with pride to future generations.”
Morton Schapiro is inaugurated as Northwestern's 16th University President.
From campus activities to the investiture and the symbols of office, photographers capture moments of the entire inauguration week.
An all-day rain didn't dampen the spirits of the many who turned out for the inauguration of Morton Schapiro as the 16th president of Northwestern.
New York Times columnist believes education important to economic and environmental sustainability.
"I see a university that reflects the loftiest of all ideals. May Northwestern help lead the way in creating a safer, more just, more enlightened world...I am absolutely thrilled to join you on this journey."
Dressed in the academic regalia of their respective institutions, nearly 100 delegates led the procession. They marched in order of the founding date of each institution with Harvard University (1636) going first.
President Emeritus Henry S. Bienen presented President Morton Schapiro with the presidential chain of office. Professor Carol Lee presented the University seal and charter.
Two panels of leading experts visited to explore two of today's most pressing issues: the affordability of higher education and energy and sustainability.
An evening of entertainment honoring President Schapiro showcases the breadth of talent and the rich arts community.
President Schapiro discusses priorities, first impressions and a few of his favorite things in online chat with students.