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The Upside of the Down Economy

Alumni seek new jobs — and forge new careers — as they reinvent themselves during the economic downturn.

by Elizabeth Canning Blackwell

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Lime Credo Reunion

Lime Credo Comeback
Remember Lime Credo? More than 15 years after its last show, the beloved campus band reunited to rock Bill's Blues during Homecoming 2009.

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.

Winter 2009 Featured Links

The Journey Begins — Watch video of President Morton Schapiro's inauguration.

Back on the Map — Check out the Northwestern conservation team at work on Evanston's oldest map and see the restored map.

The First Earth Day — See photos and memorabilia from Project Survival. Learn more about One Book One Northwestern.

The Upside of the Down Economy — Learn more about the Northwestern Alumni Association's "Northwestern Explores: Work Well, Live Smart: The Economy, Your Career, Your Life" programming.

Alumni Awards — Read more about the 2009 award winners and see photos from the event.

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The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

Northwestern University celebrated the inauguration of President Morton Schapiro with song and dance, thoughtful discussion and football.

Full of Grace

Full of Grace by Adrienne Samuels Gibbs

Acclaimed poet Angela Jackson’s first novel, years in the making, is about an African American student coming of age in post–Civil Rights Act America.

Sweet Success

Sweet Success by Sharon Sutker McGowan

Chicago Sun-Times Washington bureau chief Lynn Sweet covers national politics with a no-holds-barred approach.

Man on Mars

Man on Mars by Robbie Levin

Brian Shiro is a man on a mission that's out of this world.

Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd by Sal Manna

Writer Sal Manna went into a new field — with his Aussie dogs.

Puttin’ on the Ritz

Puttin’ on the Ritz

The 2009 Alumni Awards celebration.

Getting to Know You

Getting to Know You

A letter from President Morton Schapiro