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Fall 2023
Tim Hunter ’68 MD, a retired radiologist and professor emeritus who lives in Tucson, Ariz., has written the weekly “Sky Spy” column in the Arizona Daily Star for more than 15 years. He recently compiled his columns into a book, The Sky at Night.

Meet Hunter

Tim Hunter sits in a camping chair smiling, in front of a large telescope.
Coined by Northwestern associate professor Moya Bailey, the word “misogynoir” gives name to the specific type of prejudice that Black women experience in today’s society. Bailey sat down with Northwestern Magazine’s Diana Babineau to discuss the origin of the word, how the phenomenon persists today and the Digital Apothecary lab’s latest research endeavors.

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Moya Bailey stands smiling with her arms crossed next to large shelves of books at a library.
With unfailing energy and laser-sharp focus on institutional improvement, Michael Schill, Northwestern’s 17th president, plans to continue the University’s “rapid and steep” ascent to become one of the nation’s top universities. And now, in addition to maintaining the University’s high academic standards, he has a clear goal: building Northwestern’s athletic department into a national model for integrity and student well-being.

Get to know Northwestern’s 17th president

President Schill sits in a chair with his legs crossed, glancing to the left and smiling.
Kevin Hoban ‘09 and Jordan Simkovic ‘09 make music as Captain & Cat, a musical duo producing educational songs and videos for kids. The duo recently won the 2022 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize.

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Musical duo Kevin Hoban and Jordan Simkovic sit in front of a podcast mic smiling, with their guitars behind them.
Heather Harding ’92, executive director of the Campaign for Our Shared Future, shares why she considers inclusive, high-quality K-12 public education a bedrock of modern democracy.

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Illustrated portrait of Heather Harding.
The 2023 Northwestern Alumni Medal recipients — Roberta Buffett Elliott ‘54, Chris Galvin ’73, ’77 MBA and Charles S. Modlin Jr. ’83, ’87 MD — are leaders in philanthropy, business and health care.

Meet the medalists

Roberta Buffett Elliott sits smiling with her hands on her lap.
As new “widowed besties,” Annie Kuo and Matthew Becker discovered unexpected commonalities as Northwestern grads and parents of young children. They started dating in February 2022 and have been together ever since, carrying the love they have for their late spouses with the new love they’ve found.

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Annie Kuo and Matt Becker stand side by side with their arms around each other, smiling.
Kyra Kyles ’98, ’98 MS is CEO of YR Media, an educational center for aspiring music producers, podcasters, journalists and multimedia content creators. Kyles opened a new YR Media regional facility in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, offering training programs, paid internships and state-of-the-art audio and video production technology to young people from Chicago, Detroit and other Midwestern cities.

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Kyra Kyles stands in front of a mural with her hand on her hip.
On June 26, ultrarunner Jamie Aarons set a world record for scaling all 282 Munros (mountains in Scotland that are taller than 3,000 feet), traveling only by foot, bike and kayak. She compressed what many hikers set as a lifetime goal into just one month, completing the self-propelled circuit in 31 days, 10 hours and 27 minutes.

See how she broke the record

Jamie Aarons hiking with dogs
One of the first “backpack journalists,” Kevin Sites ’89 MS covered conflicts and disasters across the globe, including a yearlong endeavor to cover every conflict region in the world. Those experiences informed his debut novel, The Ocean Above Me, about an emotionally traumatized war correspondent who finds himself fighting for his own life — and confronting his past mistakes — during a harrowing shipwreck.

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