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Northwestern University receives largest, single gift in its history

Northwestern University received a gift exceeding $100 million from alumna Roberta Buffet Elliott.

The president of the university, Morton Schapiro, announced the single gift as the ­largest in the university’s history.

The gift will be used to create the Roberta Buffet Institute for Global Studies, which will follow a multidisciplinary and problem-solving approach to advancing important global issues. Schapiro hopes the Buffet Institute will take the impact of the university’s global programs to a whole new level.

Since receiving her degree from Northwestern in 1954, Elliot has been a major ­supporter of international studies for the university.

She was recognized for her generous gift to the university in January, while standing alongside her brother, Warren Buffet, the ­well-known financial investor.