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Spring 2018

Summer 2018


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Toward a more inclusive campus

After running a successful yearlong pilot, Facilities will implement a permanent free menstrual product program this academic year. The program will make menstrual products free and available to all those on campus who menstruate, including transmasculine and nonbinary individuals.



The Chicago CUP: celebrating six decades of operation and the people behind it

For thirty five years Jack Burgoon, the longstanding assistant of chief operating engineer, has heard plenty of big boilers buzz and shake the old industrial building housing the Chicago central utility plant.



fieldhouseTransforming Northwestern's Athletics Experience

Northwestern Athletics attracts student competitors from across the nation and it is our commitment to match their Facilities experience with the excellence seen in all our University programs. In partnership with Northwestern Athletics and Recreation leaders, we set out to pursue a new vision for their education and athletic needs. Out of that collaboration came the plans for a once in a lifetime Facilities and Athletics effort, the Ryan Fieldhouse and Walter Athletics Center. The four-year project accomplished a tremendous milestone with its grand opening in summer 2018.


Northwestern's Commitment to Sustainability

Northwestern’s University-wide sustainability program, sustainNU, commits to creating an ecologically sound, socially just, and economically sustainable culture that engages students, faculty, and staff. In 2017, sustainNU initiated a University-wide Strategic Sustainability Plan to solidify Northwestern’s commitment to mitigating climate change. The comprehensive plan details the next five years of environmental stewardship—laying the groundwork for achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Facilities staff members play crucial roles in achieving the University’s sustainability goals.