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Northwestern hires director for community relations

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

May 7, 2015

Filed under Administration, Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

The University has named an executive director of neighborhood and community relations who will be the primary liaison between Evanston and Northwestern. Alan Anderson (McCormick ‘99, Kellogg ‘04) will oversee the town-gown...

Michelle Obama’s chief of staff to speak at School of Law convocation

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

May 7, 2015

Filed under Alumni, Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers

First lady Michelle Obama's chief of staff will give the main convocation address May 15 at the School of Law. Tina Tchen (Law '84), has been the first lady's chief of staff since 2011. Tchen also is executive director for...

Northwestern breaks ground on stadium for soccer, lacrosse

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

April 30, 2015

Filed under Alumni, Campus, Events

Northwestern broke ground this weekend on the Lanny and Sharon Martin Stadium, a renovated soccer and lacrosse field the University will build as part of the “We Will” campaign. University President Morton Schapiro praised...

Former Illinois governor, NU alumnus dies at 92

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

April 29, 2015

Filed under Alumni, Campus

Former Illinois governor and Northwestern School of Law alumnus Daniel Walker died Wednesday morning in California. He was 92. Walker, who was elected governor in 1972, garnered fame for walking more than 1,100 miles across...

Northwestern trustee and former AT&T executive dies at 57

Madeline Fox, Assistant Campus Editor

April 26, 2015

Filed under Academic, Administration, Alumni, Campus, Faculty

Northwestern trustee and former AT&T global marketing executive Cathy Coughlin (Weinberg ’79) died Thursday from pancreatic cancer. Coughlin, 57, launched AT&T’s 2013 “It Can Wait” campaign discouraging people...

Northwestern alumni win Pulitzers

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

April 21, 2015

Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

Two Northwestern alumni were part of reporting teams that won the highest award in journalism Monday. Rebecca Kimitch (Weinberg ‘98) won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting and a Seattle Times team that included Brian Rosenthal (Medill ‘11) won the Pulitzer for breaking ne...

Medill announces Hall of Achievement honorees

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

April 10, 2015

Filed under Alumni, Campus

Six alumni will be inducted into the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications' Hall of Achievement in May, the school announced Wednesday. “These alumni truly represent the best of Medill,...