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Meet the Prez

Morton Schapiro has hit the ground running as Northwestern's president.

by Jay Pridmore

Christina Henriquez

Fiction Contest Winner
Cristina Henríquez won first place in Northwestern magazine’s first short fiction contest with her short story, “The Invitation.” Check out the runners-up: Danielle Burhop's “Peppercorn” and Ying Zhu Chin's “When Starbucks Came.” 

Spring 2010 Featured Links

Our Very Own Indiana Jones — Watch the Northwestern University Archives video of William McGovern's 1920s visit to Lhasa. 

Chicago River Tour — Read about and see more photos of Seth Stein's freshman seminar, "Lake Michigan and the Chicago River," featured in the magazine's opening photo. 

Glenn Opie at Homecoming

Give It a Twirl
Former Northwestern drum major Glenn Opie thrilled the 2009 Northwestern 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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In the Mood

In the Mood by Christopher Danzig

Flutist Norda Mullen rocks with the Moody Blues.

Take a Bike

Take a Bike by Christina Rosales

Reach the World helps Chicago and New York schoolchildren become global citizens as they follow travelers’ journeys around the world.

Fire on Ice

Fire on Ice by Ryan Haggerty

Since he took over the Chicago Blackhawks in 2007, owner Rocky Wirtz has rebuilt the franchise and won back the fans.

The Invitation

The Invitation by Cristina Henríquez

A short story on a young woman's wedding and a special guest.

Our Very Own Indiana Jones

Our Very Own Indiana Jones by Christopher Danzig

Professor William McGovern trekked to some of the most off-the-beaten-path corners of the globe to study remote civilizations — and later regaled students with stories of his adventures.