Packing up and moving out

Christina Chaey

Over the past decade and a half, most Northwestern students caught a glimpse of University President Henry Bienen exactly two times in four years: Convocation and Commencement.

Though his presence may have been scarce in the eyes of the student body, Bienen’s nearly fifteen years at NU have reaped some undeniably visible changes, including vast jumps in the average SAT scores of incoming freshmen, a trip to the Rose Bowl after a nearly 50-year spell and an endowment that peaked at approximately $7.4 billion in April 2008, the eighth-largest in the country in that year.

But after all he has accomplished, Bienen is quickly moving out of his office