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A Justice for All

John Paul Stevens is the quintessential Supreme Court justice: fair, nonpartisan and committed to upholding the rule of law.


john huston, polar explorer

Mission Accomplished: Northwestern Alumnus Reaches North Pole

Northwestern alumnus John Huston (WCAS99) and his expedition partner Tyler Fish reached the North Pole on April 25, wrapping up a 54-day journey that began in early March in northern Canada. Huston and Fish became the first Americans to ski unsupported to the North Pole. Read more of our coverage of Huston or check out their blog for updates.

Northwestern's space doctor Michael Barratt
Courtesy NASA

Space Doctor

Northwestern alumnus Michael Barratt will spend the next 200 days aboard the International Space Station. Barratt (FSM85, GFSM88, 89), who says he spent "four fabulous years in the medical school" at Northwestern, will serve as a flight engineer when Expedition 19 blasts off March 26 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Read more about Barratt's Northwestern connections and a recent NASA interview.

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Heralding the Best of Both Worlds

Heralding the Best of Both Worlds by Ryan Morton

A consummate generalist, Lee Huebner has had successful careers in journalism and academia, after a five-year sojourn in the White House.

From Commoners To Kings

From Commoners To Kings by Elizabeth Henley (WCAS09)

Professor Elizabeth Brumfiel curated a Field Museum exhibit on the Aztecs that reveals the everyday lives of the men and women who built a great empire in Mexico.

In Other Words

In Other Words by Fred R. Shapiro

Northwestern alumni and faculty have uttered memorable bons mots through the years.

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Campus landmark gets a face-lift.

Homecoming and Reunions 2008

Homecoming and Reunions 2008

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.