People & Profiles
ESPN legends Mike Greenberg and Michael Wilbon are part of a loud and proud network of Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications alumni in sports journalism. We talked with several prominent and up-and-coming sports media stars about how serendipitous timing put them in the right place to do groundbreaking reporting — and how sports reporting helps us understand broader societal issues.
Protector of the Plovers
A pair of endangered piping plovers needed a voice when they nested at the busiest beach in Chicago. Luckily, Tamima Itani ’86 MS, ’91 PhD, ’02 CERT spoke up and rallied support for the birds.
Behind the Makeup
For her first feature-length film, ‘Being BeBe,’ documentary filmmaker Emily Branham ’02 spent 15 years chronicling the unconventional story of drag performer Marshall Ngwa, aka BeBe Zahara Benet, an immigrant from Cameroon and the first winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
The Bard’s Best Friend
Three-and-a-half decades after she founded the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Barbara Gaines ’68 will step down as its artistic director this March. But thanks to her efforts over the years, the Tony Award–winning theater will go on with the show — putting on as many 20 productions and 650 performances each year on its three stages.
Kellogg alum Nicolas Rivelis and his wife, Marina, became U.S. citizens at Northwestern — where their story in this country started more than a decade ago.
Q&A with Albert Manzone ’93 MBA, Trustee
In September 2022 Albert Manzone ’93 MBA was elected to a two-year term as president of the Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA). He takes the helm at a pivotal moment for the NAA, which is implementing a years-in-the-making strategic vision to cultivate a more engaged and inclusive global alumni community.
Sound Off: The Magic of Snow
Who says winter in Evanston is no fun? Alumni recall snowball fights, football under a full moon in 5-degree weather, a snowman built on a dorm rooftop and more winter shenanigans.
Meet the 2022 recipients of the NAA’s highest honor, the Northwestern Alumni Medal: ‘Sex and the City’ writer Cindy Chupack ’87, broadcasting veteran David Louie ’72 and Inclusive Capital Partners founder Jeff Ubben ’87 MBA.
Pieces from Andrew Krivine’s punk-rock memorabilia collection have been shown at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, ADAM Design Museum Brussels, Cranbrook Art Museum in Michigan, the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles and other university galleries. Northwestern Magazine chats with Krivine ’82 about his favorite punk-rock relics and how he got started.
Veronica Roth’s debut novel, Divergent, was a No. 1 New York Times bestseller and a big-budget film starring Shailene Woodley. Now, Roth ’10 offers a nuanced look at a dystopian future “just around the corner” in her latest book, Poster Girl.