Spring 2012

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In Your Face

Rahm Emanuel marks one year as Chicago's mayor

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Swing Time

Luke Donald's go-to guy is Wildcat golf coach Pat Goss.

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Rocket Ma’am

Gwynne Shotwell leads pioneering space aeronautics firm

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Pointed Words

Fast-talking phenoms dominate the world of debate

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A Survivor’s Story

Holocaust survivor Thomas Weisshaus shares his tale

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Weekend Update: Live from Evanston

SNL’s Seth Meyers highlights Homecoming

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Full of Drama

John Logan has mastered storytelling for stage, screen

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Pet Photo Contest Winner

Goldendoodle from Brooklyn takes first place

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Campus Life

Then: Who Really Started Dillo Day?

The origins of Northwestern's springtime celebration

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Following Twain's Travels

Road trip leads to profound insights into America

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Program Offers Taste of Business Prep

Courses cover financial economics, managerial analytics.

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Collections: Powerful Posters

Exhibit highlights propaganda from the USSR

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Overcoming the Odds

Aspiring journalist settles into life at Northwestern

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The Lip Balm Guy

Freshman developed product to heal dry skin

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Measuring Chicago’s Carbon Footprint

New technology reveals “fingerprint” of emissions

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Arctic Mud and a Warming World

Spring symposium focuses on solutions to climate change

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Stevens and Sons

Wildcat baseball is a family affair

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Basketball Beyond Borders

Two former 'Cats talk about playing basketball abroad

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Wildcat Tweets

Keep up with your favorite alumni athletes via Twitter

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Fencing Coach Stays Sharp

Ed Kaihatsu is a top-ranked fencer in the foil.

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Alumni Life

Alumni Put the Paid in Unpaid Internships

Grant program helps interns focus on the future

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Billy McKinney: Points Leader

Longtime leading scorer has made his mark in the NBA

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Marcia Andersen Mahoney & Jill Schacter

Mighty Twig grows new reading rooms

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Alumni Updates

News on arctic adventurer and a food lover's best friend

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Obits on Filipino national artist, Navy sub commander

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Purple Prose

Flying the Big Bird

Veteran pilot gets jazzed on test drive

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More support for solar, cheers for Dr. Dan

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