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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 on the economics of higher education, with particular expertise in the area of college financing and affordability. He is a Professor of Economics in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and holds appointments in the 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.

Northwestern Donates $1 Million to Evanston's Good Neighbor Fund

Northwestern University has donated $1 million to support facilities and services in Evanston as part of an ongoing partnership between the City and the University. 


Downtown Evanston buildings
Deering Library entrance on a sunny day

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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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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