Skip to main content

People & Profiles

As President Michael Schill wrapped up his first few months in office, Northwestern Magazine talked with him about higher education’s role in creating a compassionate community, his favorite books and what he values most in his human — and canine — companions.

Meet President Schill

Schill on Schill
Annie Krall became co-president of the Northwestern Club of Chicago in 2021. A third-generation Wildcat, Krall shares what she loves about her Northwestern bonds.

Get to know Krall

AL Annie Krall
During a freezing winter quarter in 1988, most of Jarrett Kerbel’s Northwestern peers likely dreamed of spending spring break on sunny beaches. But Kerbel made plans to visit Holy Cross Monastery, an Anglican Benedictine community in West Park, N.Y., and he has devoted his life to the Christian faith ever since.

Meet Kerbel

CU Jarrett Kerbel
Danielle Cadet wasn’t supposed to go to Northwestern, and she wasn’t supposed to become a journalist. But Cadet ’10, ’11 MS followed her own path, and now, as executive editor and and vice president of content at Essence, she’s on a mission to tell the full breadth of Black stories.

Read about her journey

MND Danielle Cadet
Bicycle sales in the U.S. skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic as consumers avoided public transit and indoor gyms. Cycling, however, can be risky in urban settings.

More on cycling safety

CU Christina Whitehouse
After years of study and training — including four years in Northwestern’s celebrated theater program — Mark Hoebee finally danced on the Great White Way, appearing in a production of Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. After “about 10 Broadway shows and national tours, he enjoyed a successful career as a choreographer and director of musicals before joining the Tony Award–winning Paper Mill Playhouse, where he is producing artistic director.

Check out the latest show

Bronx Tale
Dedicated philanthropist, investment executive and scholar Arthur Pancoe ’51 MS passed away on Jan. 16.

Read the story

Pancoe Obit
Margaret Glenn Sales Semmes, who studied music at Northwestern in the 1940s, was one of 856 women who served in the Women’s Army Corps’ 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, also known as the Six Triple Eight, the only American Army unit comprising all women of color during World War II. They faced a mammoth task: sorting through a multiyear backlog of mail that had yet to be delivered to American soldiers, government personnel and Red Cross workers serving abroad.

Learn about the Six Triple Eight

Margaret Sales Semmes Hero
Whether they were college sweethearts or connected after graduation, these Wildcat couples are very much in love today — and many are celebrating reunions this year!

Read the story

Collazo Heart Option copy v2
Parkinson’s disease often causes hand tremors and muscle rigidity, making it difficult to write by hand. After her grandpa was diagnosed with the disease and could no longer write, journalism major Izzy Mokotoff teamed up with biomedical engineering major Alexis Chan to develop SteadyScrib, a special pen and clipboard system that helps counteract Parkinson’s symptoms.

See how SteadyScrib works

steadyscrib hero 2