The digest: Northwestern
people, events and things
Golf alumnus Donald helps win Ryder Cup / Former Wildcat golfer Luke Donald
teamed with fellow European professionals last weekend to defeat the United
States in the 35th Ryder Cup Matches. The European team won the event, held
outside Detroit at the Oakland Hills Country Club, by the largest margin in
the event’s 77-year history. Donald, a Ryder Cup rookie, earned points
in three of his four matches.
Student makes Glamour list / Weinberg College senior Jane Lee is a winner
of Glamour magazine’s
47th annual Top 10 College Women Competition. In the October issue, Lee,
the current ASG president, recounts some of her exceptional achievements in
and advocacy. In high school she helped write a recycling bill, a version
of which became law. And at Northwestern she helped fight local redistricting,
preserving student voting power. Her dream job is to be a member of Congress.
Get smart! / Chicago magazine’s September issue includes a special section
on how to get smarter. Tony Award-winning director and performance studies
professor Mary Zimmerman was profiled among successful Chicagoans. She shared
her wisdom and talked about theatre, censorship and truth. She also admitted
to kissing page 100 of every book she reads. Daniel Hale Williams (see story
on page 1), the first African-American graduate of the medical school, was
listed as one of the 47 smartest Chicagoans of all time for performing one
of the world’s first successful heart surgeries.
Tennis pro Martin retires / Former Wildcat All-American Todd Martin announced
his retirement from professional tennis at the U.S. Open earlier this month.
Martin was known by tour pros and fans for his sportsmanship, humility and
leadership. He won eight singles titles and five doubles titles in 15 years
on tour. Read fan tributes to Martin at www.atptennis.com.
Your Mom is weird / Medill Media Management Project students sold the Quad-City
Times publisher on a new teen publication, leading to the launch of a Web
site and weekly paper called Your Mom. “It’s a weird name, but that’s
the beauty of it,” students wrote in the proposal. The publication takes
an irreverent tone and, according to team member and 2004 grad Hillary Rhodes,
reflects teens’ real lives.