Since its 1996 move from atop Symphony Center (formerly Orchestra Hall) next door, all the facilities of The Cliff Dwellers Club are located in the 22nd floor penthouse of the office building at the southwest corner of Michigan Avenue at Adams Street. Its lakefront facilities overlook Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Take a culinary tour of Barcelona right on Michigan Avenue at Mercat a la Planxa, a Chicago Tapas Restaurant where Catalan-inspired cocktails and cuisine come to life.
Start with a round of sparkling Cava or a pitcher of fruity sangria before digging into Mercat's menu of traditional tapas, grilled steaks, market-fresh seafood, artisanal cheeses and cured meats.
Whatever your pleasure, Chef Jose Garces' mod-Mediterranean kitchen delivers a dose of Catalan soul straight to your table.
Mercat a la Planxa - Chicago's new Catalan destination.
Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city and a destination for Chicagoans and visitors alike.
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NLU ValuesExcellenceWe are committed to providing the highest quality educational experience and administrative service to each student. We strive to be the best, and to continually improve our processes and outcomes.RespectThe NLU community and its educational philosophy are built on a high regard for the cultures, backgrounds, experiences and dignity of each person. We embrace and build upon the strength that comes from a diverse student body, faculty and staff.AccessFrom its founding, NLU has provided opportunity for each student. Whether through developmental support for the under-prepared or through culturally relevant curriculum, each student is brought to a high level of academic achievement, including those who have historically encountered barriers to higher education.CollaborationAs part of the dynamic creation of ideas and sharing of knowledge, we encourage interdependent learning relationships among students, faculty and staff, and between the university and its communities.PassionWe are deeply passionate about the fundamental value and importance of the work we do. An NLU education transforms individual lives, organizations and communities.InquiryWe are committed to fostering a love of learning and intellectual inquiry in all its forms. Faculty and student scholarship both enrich the learning experience and inform our larger society.InnovationBecause we continually seek to understand and address educational challenges in a diverse and dynamic global era, real-world environments are integrated with theory, creative thinking, and a commitment to social justice.EngagementWe actively reach out to students, schools, businesses, and communities, working hand-in-hand to achieve mutual goals. That deep involvement is also reflected in how NLU staff and faculty work collaboratively with their colleagues to provide services and instruction to each student.
- To accelerate the rate of growth of women’s business ownership
- To increase the economic impact of women-owned businesses on both families and communities
- To increase awareness of business ownership as a viable means of economic self-sufficiency
- To stimulate public policy and system changes which support and strengthen the economic impact of women