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Untangling Alzheimer's

Northwestern researchers, clinicians and social workers collaborate to treat Alzheimer's and dementia -- and help families and patients cope with these devastating diseases.

by Jay Pridmore

Glenn Opie at Homecoming

Give It a Twirl
Former Northwestern drum major Glenn Opie thrilled the Homecoming crowd with his baton-twirling performances during pregame and halftime. Read our Q&A with Opie and check out the videos of his performance.

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To the Top of the Earth

To the Top of the Earth by Sean Hargadon

Project Wildcat co-founder John Huston trekked across the Arctic Ocean on a history-making adventure.

'Cats Crowned Again

'Cats Crowned Again by Robbie Levin

Northwestern won its fifth consecutive lacrosse title in a record-setting undefeated season and celebrated postseason runs in men's golf and women's tennis.

A Killer Whale of a Tale

A Killer Whale of a Tale by Elizabeth Canning Blackwell

How the lessons of exotic animal training transformed one Medill alumna's marriage -- and her life.

Greek House

Greek House by Elizabeth Weingarten

Northwestern's fraternities and sororities are partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in Chicago's suburbs.

The Architecture of Northwestern

The Architecture of Northwestern

A new campus guide highlights the University's architectural treasures.

Grande Coach

Grande Coach by Tim Warren

Dan Peterson is a legend in European basketball.

Who Wants to Play Northwestern Trivia?

Who Wants to Play Northwestern Trivia? by Paul Nebenzahl

Find out how well you know the University.