Fall 2011

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Northwestern is the quarterly alumni magazine for Northwestern University.
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A campus coffeehouse became a legendary music venue

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A Stroke of Genius

Clot-busting drug can minimize the impact of stroke

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The Long Goodbye

Barry Petersen on caring for his wife with Alzheimer's

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The Queen of Soaps

"All My Children" creator Agnes Nixon looks ahead

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New York, NU York

Broadway trip featured performances from alumni stars

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Moving Forward

A letter from President Morton Schapiro

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Campus Life

Then: A Familiar Foe

Wildcats renew historic gridiron rivalry

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Cutting the Cord

Kiss’n’Bye for parents at Wildcat Welcome

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Collections: One Funny Bird

"Purple Parrot" — a dilly of a humor magazine

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Tethered to Technology

Study finds minority kids more plugged in

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Alumni Life

Getting to Know NU and You

Bob McQuinn, new VP for alumni relations

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Close-up: Anoop Jain

Anoop Jain opens community kitchen for Tibetan refugees

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Close-up: Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn acts up a storm

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Close-up: Andy Dunn

Andy Dunn flies by the seat of his pants

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Close-up: Maryam Keshavarz

Filmmaker explores forbidden love in Iran

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Alumni Updates

Fantasy writer pens new book, "L" profiler bikes Chicago

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A fond look back

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Purple Prose

College Shopping

Parents’ attitudes too elitist on kids’ college choices

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