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Voigts and Sarkisian

Rose Bowlers Return

Sixty years ago Northwestern celebrated its only bowl victory, a 20-14 win over California in the 1949 Rose Bowl. We caught up with some of the heroes of that win when they came to campus for a reunion in October. Read about the team's march to the Rose Bowl and the razzle dazzle that helped win the game.

More Risky Business

Find out what drives entrepreneur Guillermo Trias to bring the best of Spanish food and culture to the United States. Check out our video interviews with Trias and some of Northwestern's other alumni entrepreneurs.

dillo day

Mud and Bubbles

Students enjoyed summer pleasures at Dillo Day 2008. See the sights and hear the sounds.

Patrick Quinn

Archivist's Northwestern Days Are History

After more than 30 years as University archivist, Patrick Quinn has collected quite a few stories. He shares a few in our video interview.

Class of 58

A Half-Century of Memories

The class of 1958 holds the distinction of being the 100th class to graduate from Northwestern. During their visit to campus for Commencement, we interviewed a few of the 50-year alumni and asked them to reflect on their days at Northwestern and how the University has changed. See what they had to say.

Wife Rating Scale

A Happy Marriage?

Former Northwestern lecturer and matchmaker George W. Crane (WCAS22, G23, 27) created a marriage rating scale in the 1930s. Times have certainly changed. See how you and your spouse rate.

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Alternatives by Christopher Danzig

Beyond the Daily: Student-run publications with a different perspective are thriving.

Trees of Northwestern

Trees of Northwestern by Bill Arsenault

Northwestern's majestic leafy and pine-boughed sentinels stand in glory throughout the four seasons.

At the Controls

At the Controls by Tim Warren

David Chalian brings a stage director's flair to running ABC News' political coverage.

The Engaged Philosopher

The Engaged Philosopher by Daniel Cattau

Charles Taylor is renowned for his belief in the importance of spirituality in our secular world -- and for his personal involvement in social issues.

In the Family

In the Family by Stephanie Russell

A young filmmaker grapples with a terrible decision after learning she has a gene mutation for breast and ovarian cancer.

Jerry Talks Back

Jerry Talks Back

Controversial talk show host Jerry Springer gave the Commencement address to the School of Law's 2008 graduates last May, despite the objections of some students. Here's an edited transcript.

A Night to Remember on Broadway

A Night to Remember on Broadway by Walter Garschagen

Northwestern's Broadway entertainers put on an unforgettable show for "A Night with Northwestern in New York."

Power of the Purple

Power of the Purple

Northwestern's winning women dominate during another championship spring.

Thinking on These Things

Thinking on These Things

A letter from President Henry S. Bienen