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Law professor Lawrence Marshall (L85) with Council of One Hundred member Amy Rosenthal (SESP94) at the club’s spring meeting at the John Evans Alumni Center.

Photo by Esther Chou

Thanks to the generosity of the Alumnae of Northwestern University, the John Evans Center will receive some renovations.

The club awarded a grant to the Northwestern Alumni Association to convert a first-floor office to a conference room in honor of the late Helen Knight (GC36), an NAA Merit and Service Award winner who had been an active club member. Other gifts and grants from the Alumnae this year will benefit various academic departments as well as the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, which received $15,000 to underwrite part of this fall’s exhibit Honoré Daumier: Public and Private Domains.

This fall the Council of One Hundred marks its 10th anniversary of providing mentoring services to students by sponsoring an etiquette banquet for seniors on Oct. 15 at the Omni Orrington Hotel. In addition to polishing their dining skills, seniors will network with council members and get tips from professional image consultants on how to present themselves during job interviews.

This fall’s John Evans Club calendar features a weekend of activities Nov. 14–15, including a performance of Footloose at the Ethel M. Barber Theater and parties before and after the Wildcats-Michigan football game. Last May nearly 300 members and their guests returned to campus for the annual Waa-Mu Show, This Just In, at Cahn Auditorium. The club is planning a series of events to celebrate its 50th anniversary next year.

NU PIAA (the Northwestern University Public Interest Alumni Association) provides opportunities for alumni to network around public service issues and connect with the University. In October Kimberly Gray, an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, will lead a discussion of environmental issues. Last May members in Washington, D.C., heard law professor Larry Marshall (L85), director of Northwestern’s Center on Wrongful Convictions, discuss criminal justice reform, and those in the Chicago area heard the late Richard Schwarzlose, Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence at the Medill School of Journalism, discuss the state of modern journalism.

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