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National Clubs

This fall the Alumnae of Northwestern University will mark the 40th anniversary of its continuing education courses. Spring quarter courses begin April 1 and include Global Issues; History of the Economy, with anthropology professor Tim Earle; Medical Ethics, with faculty from the Feinberg School of Medicine; and Images of Gender and Sexuality in Art from Antiquity to the Renaissance, with Julie Harris, former associate professor of art history.

On May 2 NUBAA (Northwestern University Black Alumni Association) will induct 11 distinguished alumni into its Hall of Fame at a ceremony at Chase Tower in downtown Chicago. This year's honorees are Johnnetta Betsch Cole (GSESP59, 67, H92), former president of Bennett College for Women and chair of the Johnnetta B. Cole Global Diversity and Inclusion Institute (see "All the Presidents Men and Women," fall 2007); Irv Cross (SESP61), a sports broadcaster; Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton (GSESP42); Eva Jefferson Paterson (WCAS71), a civil rights attorney (see "Leading the Charge for Change," summer 2000); R. Eugene Pincham (L50), a retired judge and civil rights leader; and Fred "The Hammer" Williamson (WCAS60), a football star and actor. The club will posthumously honor Hope Bartlett (J97, GJ97), a Jacksonville, Fla., television reporter who died on assignment in 1998; Milton Gardner (J70), an attorney and namesake of the club's Gardner/Exum Scholarship; Percy Holden (J84), a former Wildcat football player and assistant elementary school principal; Emma Reynolds (FSM1895), co-founder of Chicago's Provident Hospital in the late 1800s; and Rashidi Wheeler (WCAS02), a former Wildcat football player who died in 2001. The club's annual 5K walk and run will be held May 3 on the Evanston campus to raise money for scholarships.

Visit the NAA's clubs page for more news about alumni events in your community.

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During the Council of One Hundred's fall meeting in September, members hosted a mixer with young alumni and sharpened their culinary skills at the Chopping Block Cooking School at the Chicago Merchandise Mart. Maria Vlahos (WCAS96, GSESP98) experiments with chocolate candy making. The council's spring meeting is set for April 16–17.Photo by Kevin Lole (WCAS04)