Thomas G. Ayers Residential College of Commerce and Industry (Ayers)
|Size: 164 residents
Location: 2324 Campus Drive
Master: Sara C. Broaders, senior lecturer in psychology, Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
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Named after a former chairman, CEO, and national business leader, Ayers seeks to promote a broad understanding of business and related institutions in the United States and the world. Residents explore the realities of the business world through firesides, seminars and other programs.
The annual Ayers Business Symposium engages corporate and government leaders, faculty, and students in discussions of current issues affecting business. A recent symposium on "Business without Borders" addressed issues of multicultural communication and collaboration. Speakers included the CEO of an international corporation and a vice president of a global pharmaceutical company. Other topics have included "The Business of Politics," "Chicago 2016: The Olympic Bid," and "Success under 30."
Faculty fellows of the college participate in ACCI firesides, a quarterly book club, monthly business-themed movie nights, a faculty appreciation dinner, and a variety of academic and cultural events throughout the year. Fellows are drawn from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management, the Integrated Marketing Communications Program of the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Intergrated Marketing Communications; and other programs and departments across the University.
ACCI has successfully led efforts to encourage both intellectual and athletic competitions among the residential colleges on campus. The college also host a full schedule of social events, and residents participate in various philanthropic activities such as Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity, and Northwestern's Dance Marathon.
The College is located on North Campus, facing Lake Michigan and the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion and Norris Aquatics Center.
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