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Looking Back at Northwestern’s International Honorary Degree Recipients

June 16, 2021
Since the 1870s, when Northwestern began awarding honorary degrees, many distinguished individuals from all across the globe received the accolade. In honor of commencement and as part of our #NUGLobalJourney series, we will revisit some of the most notable international recipients.



Daily Northwestern Newspaper Headline: Hundreds Sign For Student Foreign Tour

Northwestern Students Set Sail

April 19, 2021
In the early 1900's, sailing across the world on so-called “study tours” was a favorite past time of Northwestern students.


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Elie Rekhess appointed Israel Liaison in Office of International Relations

March 31, 2021
Recently, Crown Visiting Professor in Israel Studies Elie Rekhess was named the official Israel Liaison for Northwestern. In this new role, Rekhess will assist with the expansion and development of institutional relationships and Northwestern programs and support the coordination and communication with university partners and visitors from Israel.