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Institute for Policy Research’s new director talks future plans

Sean McQuade

October 2, 2011

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

After about a yearlong search process, Northwestern's Institute for Policy Research announced Prof. David Figlio will serve as its next director starting Sept. 1, 2012. Founded in 1968, the IPR is an interdisciplinary public policy research ...

Kellogg prof balances motherhood, cycling

Cat Zakrzewski

October 2, 2011

Filed under Alumni

There is no simple way to explain how to cram being a full time mother, Kellogg professor, author and cyclist into a single day. However, Professor Leigh Thompson manages to do that everyday, and even if she is waking up at fiv...

BREAKING: Rod Blagojevich convicted of one charge, jury deadlocked on 23 others

Brian Rosenthal

August 15, 2010

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

After 14 days of deliberation, jurors returned to the judge Tuesday mostly deadlocked on political corruption charges against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a Northwestern alumnus. The jury found Blagojevich (Weinberg...

Alumna gives tips to take on Tinseltown

Sarah Eberspacher

May 19, 2010

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

Maggie Bandur, Communication '96, is the co-executive producer for the TBS series "My Boys" and previously worked on the FOX hit "Malcolm in the Middle." Before she was penning plots in Los Angeles, she was majoring in Radio,...

Q&A: Electronic rock trio Future Rock holds NU roots

Alyssa Meza

May 18, 2010

Filed under Alumni

Before Future Rock rocked festivals and concert venues, the members were playing at Norris University Center. The Daily caught up with Northwestern alumnus Mickey Kellerman about NU, making music and why he loves Chicago.Excerpts:The Daily: How did the band come toge...

Q&A: NU alumna talks college connections, alumni events

Sarah Eberspacher

May 4, 2010

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

Proving you can never really leave the college years behind, Jessica Roberts (Communication '03) is the former chairwoman of the Northwestern Young Alumni of Chicago and is currently still involved on the executive board. The gr...

Q&A: From playing one Munday to coaching the next

Brian Chappatta

April 28, 2010

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

There's only one person in the history of Northwestern lacrosse who has been a part of all five National Championship teams as both a player and a coach-Lindsey Munday. A star midfielder who ranks second in NU history in assist...

Alumni Q&A: Alumnus offers tips on ‘Mastering the Audition’

Sarah Eberspacher

April 21, 2010

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John Marshall Jones (Communication '84) came sweeping into Louis Hall on Tuesday night for a program sponsored by Kappa Alpha Psi, the African-American Theater Ensemble and Northwestern University Women Filmmakers Alliance. Upon m...

Alumni Q&A: Holocaust survivor, NU alumnus: Never forget

Sarah Eberspacher

April 14, 2010

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

Ralph Rehbock is retired. Sort of. The Northwestern alumnus (McCormick '57) teaches math at Oakton Community College, volunteers with "scouting" and serves as vice president for the executive board of the Illinois Holocaust Museu...

Q&A: ‘Breaking Bad’ star reflects on NU memories

Maria LaMagna

April 7, 2010

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

Before "Breaking Bad" star Anna Gunn (Communication '90), struggled with her meth-dealing husband's secretive double-life on the hit AMC TV series, she was just another theater major at Northwestern. Gunn talked to The Daily ...

Held by the Taliban’ journalist David Rohde awarded Medill Medal of Courage

Sarah Eberspacher

April 4, 2010

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

David Rohde of The New York Times was awarded the Medill School of Journalism's Medal for Courage in Journalism for his five-part article series, "Held by the Taliban."The Taliban kidnapped Rohde and Afghan journalist Tahir Lud...

Q&A: ‘Feast or famine’ lifestyle for operatic alumnus Victor Benedetti

Sarah Eberspacher

March 29, 2010

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

Victor Benedetti (Bienen '90, Master's '92) has matured in his profession since his time at Northwestern. The opera singer talked to The Daily about his past at NU (singing in shows and making mock contracts with law students), his pr...