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THE ADVOCATEBorn and raised in Los Angeles, Ramzy Issa came to Northwestern as a Posse Scholar. Issa’s family is from Palestine, and during his time on campus he served as a co-president of the Middle East and North African Student Association.

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Mark Goldman, a corporate communications executive and recreational triathlete, is completing an Ironman or half-Ironman for each of the service members who were killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, in September 2021. Goldman has completed six of the 13 races for the fallen heroes, dating back to April 2022.

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Members of the Northwestern community share the works of art — from classic American theater to a hit rock song — that have changed their outlook on life.

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In May 2022 Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History renovated its outdated Native North America exhibit hall and opened Native Truths: Our Voices, Our Stories, a permanent exhibition. Doug Kiel, assistant professor of history at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and a citizen of the Oneida Nation, served on the Native American advisory committee that spent 4 ½ years setting the agenda for the renovation and bringing it to life.

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What does it mean to leave a legacy? For Rosemary Bruzek Schnell ’54, it meant creating ways for Northwestern researchers to push the frontiers of science and technology, and for businessman Stan Gradowski ’60, ’62 MBA, it meant investing in programs across the University to benefit future students and faculty.

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Look Who’s Back

Spring 2023
Softball stars Danielle Williams, Jordyn Rudd, Skyler Shellmyer, Maeve Nelson and Nikki Cuchran return to lead Wildcats’ bid for another trip to the Women’s College World Series.

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Northwestern alumni and friends who want to make a lasting impact on students for years to come direct their philanthropy toward endowed scholarships.

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An anonymous gift will honor an educator who was also the star of an award-winning TV series.

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Using fresh produce and pantry staples, Harley Langberg ’10 recreates beloved Disney characters and more.

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The Plug Drink

Spring 2023
After a decade researching the role of liver health, Justin Kim ’15 and his brother, Ray, launched The Plug Drink, an herbal beverage backed by athletes and celebrities.

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