When we have visited other schools, I have found it helpful to meet with our Regional Admissions Officer. I like knowing one person who will be reading my D's application and I believe it is helpful for them to be able to put a face (and a bit of personality) with the name when they read the app next winter.
However at NU, they weren't willing to tell us who our Regional Officer is. They responded to our queries with generalities like "An officer will be available to answer your questions during the Information Session" and "All applications are considered by the entire committee". Even when I pointed out that six other schools we have visited allowed this meeting, they would not relent.
Is there a reason that NU is so secretive? What is the downside of allowing these meetings?