Difference between revisions of "Northwestern University"

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Northwestern was founded in 1851 by John Evans, for whom Evanston is named, and eight other lawyers, businessmen and Methodist leaders to serve the people of a region that had once been known as the Northwest Territory. Instruction began in 1855; women were admitted in 1869. Today, the main campus is a 240-acre parcel in Evanston, along the shores of Lake Michigan. The university's law and medical schools are located on a 25-acre campus in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood. In academic year 2010-11, Northwestern enrolled 8,397 undergraduate and 7,870 graduate and professional students.<ref name="CDS-B">{{cite web |url= http://www.northwestern.edu/about/northwestern-at-a-glance/students.html |title=Common Data Set – Enrollment and persistence |publisher=Northwestern University}}</ref>
 
[[Corporal punishment]] for undergraduates was introduced in 1922, when it was announced that students of either sex could be [[Spanking|spanked]] for a range of offenses in public, including swearing, smoking (if aged under 21), rollerskating in the downtown district, joyriding, or being rowdy in an ice cream parlor. There was a minimum sentence of five spanks and a maximum of 25. Male students were spanked by Policeman Carl Exman, and female ones by Policewoman Georgiana Jerell.<ref>{{cite web |url= httphttps://querywww.nytimescorpun.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=FB071EFA35541B7A93C6A81789D85F468285F9 |format=PDFussc2202.htm#22379 |publisher= ''The New York Times'' |date= February 14, 1922 |title= Ten College "Don'ts.": Evanstan Judge Tells Northwestern Students What Not to Do.}}</ref> It is not stated whether the spankings were administered publicly or privately, or how many such punishments were carried out, or when these rules were abolished, assuming they have been.
 
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