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My Northwestern Direction

Northwestern Teaches Anything Is Possible

My 18-year-old self would be shocked to see me writing this — and very relieved. You don’t outgrow Northwestern — it grows with you in unexpected and special ways, if you let it.

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My Northwestern Direction

Finding Harmony in Different Voices

When I reflected on my time at Northwestern, I realized that the undergraduate experience was built on crossing paths. This was a common theme among my fellow students — creative and analytical thinkers who had diverse interests.

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Mark Vadik ’89, ’04 MA has proved you can balance creative talent with a practical, business-savvy approach to life. After graduating from Northwestern with a degree in performance studies, Vadik became a lawyer and started his own entertainment law firm in Chicago.

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Then: A Grand Gala

Spring 2018
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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Bonnie and Clyde, 1967 Former Northwestern student Warren Beatty starred as con man Clyde Barrow in this biographical crime film. The Graduate, 1967 This groundbreaking rom-com featured William Daniels ’50 as the father of protagonist Benjamin Braddock, played by Dustin Hoffman. Planet of the Apes, 1968 Astronaut George Taylor, played by Charlton Heston ’45, encountered a species of intelligent apes when he traveled to a mysterious planet in this sci-fi thriller.

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These rock and jazz acts played Northwestern in the 1980s.

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