Fall 2012

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Northwestern is the quarterly alumni magazine for Northwestern University.
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Contents

Features

What's in a Name?

A who's who of Northwestern buildings.

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Test of Faith

Photojournalist captures snake handler's final moments.

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TV Debates and the Presidential Race

Alumni played key roles in getting debates on TV.

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Purple Passion

A number of alumni make their living off the vine.

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A Global Perspective

A letter from President Morton Schapiro.

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Campus Life

Then: Hail Caesar

Registration had its challenges in the predigital world.

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A Beautiful Struggle

Criticism, kudos for African American Studies program.

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Doha Delegation Attends Commencement

Paul Farmer preaches the power of partnerships.

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Pieces of History

Anthropology students excavate Lifesaving Station.

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Student Startups on Rise

Businesses provide real experience for entrepreneurs.

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‘Cuts & Grinds’ Inspired by History

Project pairs images of Northwestern past and present.

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Circus for the Kids

Cirque du NU to entertain at new Ronald McDonald House.

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Treblemakers Hit High Note

A cappella group releases its first album.

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Pie Phight

Pies fly for Pi Phi philanthropy.

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Senior Week S'Mores

Graduates enjoy a marshmallow toast.

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Swingin’ Engineers

Dance class for engineers inspires creativity.

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Finding True North

Young adult cancer survivors get back on trail.

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Magic Green Bus

Northwestern engineers help to develop bus-top airfoil.

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Seventh Heaven

Women’s lacrosse rallies to win seventh title.

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Big at Heart

Lesotho native Lepe Seetane comes up big for the 'Cats.

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Men’s Rugby Marks 40th Anniversary

Club to visit Bahamas for annual international tour.

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Engineering the Offense

Patrick Ward leads the Wildcats’ offensive line.

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Alumni Life

Good Chemistry

Alumnus brings hope to people with Wilson's disease.

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J. Jeffrey Rice: Lawman of the Line

Florida lawyer lays down the law on the gridiron.

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ArLynn Presser: Face to Facebook

Alum conquers agoraphobia to complete New Year's quest.

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Patricia Barber: Chicago Jazz Genius

Jazz artist cuts a new album, tours the world.

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Where Have All the Marriages Gone?

Marriage 101 professor explains dearth of nuptial news.

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Updates

Filmmakers go to Cannes, tennis pro gives back.

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Passings

Remembering a biotech pioneer and a veterans advocate.

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Purple Prose

Vote Early — and Often

Teach your children to participate on Election Day.

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Mailbox

Feedback

Kudos and darts for Rahm Emanuel.

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