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Spring 2018

Features

With the University's strengths in theater, communications, journalism and political science, plus its proximity to Chicago comedy clubs, Northwestern provides the right mix for aspiring comedians.

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Robin Thede broke new ground with her weekly show.

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Traditional marriages were about meeting basic needs. But today wives and husbands expect more: they want their spouse to spur them on to become their best selves.

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Eva Jefferson Paterson remembers the civil rights era on campus.

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Designer creates a new suit for the Man of La Mancha.

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Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and Robin Thede have changed the late-night landscape.

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Voices

Hanging on to things for dear life can be a good thing.

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News

Junior music majors Louis Danowsky and Sam Wolsk prep for release of second album.

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Researchers developing anti-aging drugs based on a genetic mutation found only in an extended Amish family in Indiana.

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Student startup looks to turn foreign cash into community support.

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Interdisciplinary team of researchers explores art and science of Northwestern’s resident Roman-Egyptian mummy.

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Researchers found that a group of middle-aged women looked about three years younger after they followed a 20-week facial exercise program.

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Former columnist J.A. Adande ’92, director of sports journalism at Medill, discusses the current state of sports media and why he returned to his alma mater to teach.

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Senior Hannah Kim shoots for more records as her storied wildcats career draws to a close.

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Entertainment icons returned to campus in 1980 to celebrate the completion of the Theatre and Interpretation Center. Now the School of Communication is planning another grand gathering at the 2018 CommFest.

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Alumni

Fifty years after the 1968 Bursar’s Office takeover, a commemoration of the historic event will look at the past and to the future.

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My Northwestern Direction

Bill Savage's career has not necessarily followed the route he had mapped out, but Sheridan Road has been part of every turn.

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"We Will" Update

CommFest 2018 will bring celebrity alumni together with faculty and students to celebrate and support the School of Communication.

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The School of Communication is poised to launch a performing and media arts center in downtown Chicago through donor support.

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Gifts to the Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools provide students the tools they need to excel beyond high school.

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Philanthropic support for the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute’s research programs creates opportunities for future innovators.

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People

Adventurer aims to complete Explorers Grand Slam to raise funds for brain tumor research at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

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Drawing on lessons learned at Medill, advertising veteran Gerard Meagher makes Manhattan's Old Town Bar distinctive.

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Alumni regent and former Clinton administration official preaches the power of technology and the importance of bridging the digital divide.

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