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Morton Schapiro

University President

Morton Schapiro

University President

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Meet Morton Schapiro

Morton Schapiro is among the nation’s leading authorities of economics of higher education, with particular expertise in the area of college financing and affordability and on trends in educational costs and student aid. He is a Professor of Economics in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and holds appointments in Kellogg School of Management and School of Education and Social Policy.

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University Response to Decision to Rescind DACA

President Morton Schapiro responds to President Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

University News

Articles or commentary related to University initiatives, accomplishments and major announcements.

President Schapiro on Safe Spaces

In a conversation with the Wall Street Journal, President Schapiro explains why he believes people need to feel safe to voluntarily engage in uncomfortable learning. 

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Commencement Speaker Named

Billie Jean King, equality advocate and global sports icon, will deliver the commencement address on June 16 to Northwestern University’s Class of 2017.

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Investing in Evanston

The campaign to build a new Robert Crown Community Center, Library Branch, and Turf Park has secured a transformative $1 million commitment from Northwestern University, which provides momentum for the community-wide fundraising initiative.

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