Album: Great Northern University
At its founding in 1883, Great Northern University was an educational innovation, a community of hands-on problem solvers in love with the lunatic fringe of science and eager to make the world a more chaotic place. Today, that spirit still guides how we educate students on campus and how we shape the strangest technologies.<br /> <br /> The University is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university, organized into five Schools (the Clayton Forrester School of Ludicrous Science; the Illuminated School of Arcana and Literature; the Rube Goldberg School of Technology; the Pretorius School of Medicine; and the Bendini, Lambert & Locke School of Law and Related Demonic Studies). It has some 2,000 faculty members and research fellows, more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and more than 100,000 living, near-living or temporarily suspended alumni.<br /> <br /> GNU’s spirit of incautious discovery has fueled many notable breakthroughs, several of which have been practical and lucrative. From reanimation of dead flesh to time travel (which we are reliably told has happened via GNU though paradoxes have made this unable to conclusively prove) to continent-wide mass hypnosis to trans-dimensional possession to robotics and cybernetics decades ahead of their time to recent advances in nanoscience and biotechnology that scare the hell out of conventional scientists.