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On Their Way

As the class of 2008 takes off, here's a chance to get to know our featured seniors, including a star from Broadway's last run of Rent, a web news whiz and a cancer survivor who beat the odds.


Steph Yiu

On Their Way

Check out our video interviews with some of our featured seniors — Shradha Agarwal, Tyler Beattie, Ann Clark, Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Jason Heymann, Alex Robins, Grant Suhs and Steph Yiu.

Lefkow portrait

After the Tragedy

In "Out of Tragedy," federal Judge Joan Lefkow, above, talks about how she copes with the devastating loss of her husband and mother — both privately and publicly. In our video interview, Lefkow discusses her mother's poetry and its role in her healing process.

Quinn portrait

University Archivist Patrick Quinn Retires

In our video interview, Northwestern University Archivist Patrick Quinn reflects on his three decades at the University. Read more about Quinn's work at University Archives in our upcoming fall issue and in "Keeper of the Past."

Dance Marathon

The Big Dance

A record number of Northwestern students danced the night away for a good cause at the annual Dance Marathon. Check out our photo essay on the big dance.

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Out of Tragedy

Out of Tragedy

Federal Judge Joan Lefkow copes with the devastating loss of her husband and mother by calling for more security for federal judges -- and by publishing a book of her mother's poetry.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations by William Weinbaum

Manager Joe Girardi carries a lot of weight on his pinstriped shoulders -- the pursuit of a 27th world championship for the legendary Yankees.

O Pioneer!

O Pioneer! by Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Professor Carol Lee has broken new ground with her African-centered approach to teaching black schoolchildren.