Tracking Bienen's legacy, word by word

    In honor of President Henry Bienen’s retirement at the end of the year, we looked for a way to offer some perspective on his years in office. Inspired by a New York Times feature, we decided to examine Bienen’s final State of the University address — and every one he has given since he took office in 1995 — and pick out the words that he used most frequently. Here’s a presidency, and a recent history of Northwestern, in words.

    The full transcript of every speech may be found here.

    Photo by Katherine Tang. Production by Sisi Wei and Tom Giratikanon / North by Northwestern.


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