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What Inspires Me: Seeking Solutions

Fall 2018
Yarrow Axford, associate professor of Earth and planetary sciences “Teaching is a really remarkable source of inspiration. I teach classes not just for Earth scientists but also for students in McCormick and Medill, even the law school.

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He gushed about how he had upgraded to a multi-CD stereo, how he diligently kept track of the mileage per gallon he averaged in a notebook that he stored in his glove compartment. I smiled dreamily.

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Northwestern University alumna Maura Sullivan reflects on her 2004 visit to Iwo Jima, site of one of World War II’s bloodiest battles, for a U.S. Marine Corps re-enlistment ceremony atop Mount Suribachi, a tour of the east side of the island and a ceremony with both U.S.

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Medill alumna Susan Page, the Washington, D.C., bureau chief for USA Today, remembers well the first time she interviewed candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. “He said, ‘Susan, I so admire your work,’” Page ’73 recounted in a panel discussion at Medill late last year.

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tim franklin journalism professor and senior associate dean at medill