Nine men met on May 31, 1850, to begin planning a university for the Northwest Territory.
Their vision was ambitious given that they had little money, no land, and limited experience with higher education. However, through a blend of inventive funding, quick politicking, strict motivation and an overflow of difficult work, the originators behind Northwestern College had the option to make that fantasy a reality.
In 1853, the originators bought a 379-section of land parcel of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They laid out a grounds and fostered the land close to it, naming the encompassing town Evanston to pay tribute to one of the College’s organizers, John Evans. Subsequent to finishing its most memorable structure in 1855, Northwestern started classes that fall with two employees and 10 understudies.
21 presidents have directed Northwestern in the years since. The College has developed to incorporate 12 schools and universities, with extra grounds in Chicago and Doha, Qatar.
Perceive how our College and grounds advanced after some time.