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News at a glance

Quick hits and highlights hailing from in and around the School of Communication

March Madness

Actor, entrepreneur, and alumna Stephanie March (C96) will address the School of Communication Class of 2023 at Convocation on June 10 in the Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Where’s the beef?

Safya Levitsky-Weitz is a staff writer on FX’s The Bear, which in March received a Writers Guild Award for best comedy series.

Hands down, the smartest

Junior Kalan Hauser appeared in the “Show Me Something Good” segment on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in October. His talent? Walking on his hands while reciting the numerical digits of the mathematical constant pi. The crowd went wild.

Chekhov in the Catskills

The Seagull/Woodstock, NY, the much-buzzed-about play by radio/television/film chair and professor Thomas Bradshaw and starring Parker Posey, premiered in New York City in February and ran through April 9.

London calling

After a three-year pandemic hiatus, the Global Media and Communications Seminar and its follow-up trip to London resumed in winter quarter. The (almost) annual spring break voyage brought 17 students to England for site visits, lectures, networking, and fun.

Why the I

Dean E. Patrick Johnson published a leadership note on Northwestern platforms in February about his work in the DEI space. Read more about how inclusion, the I in DEI, is pivotal to success.

Cats can

The Wildcats men’s basketball team made the NCAA Tournament for the second time in University history and won its first-round game (in case you hadn’t heard). SoC majors on the team include Brooks Barnhizer, Luke Hunger, Matthew Nicholson, and a team manager, Ryan Collins.


President Biden appointed onetime human communication sciences major Beth Link (C11) as the assistant secretary for public affairs in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She was sworn in by HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge in October.

Save the date

This year’s Homecoming and Reunion Weekend is October 5–8. The Homecoming football game on October 7 pits the Northwestern Wildcats against the Howard University Bison.

Innovating outcomes

Clinical faculty Debbie Lee and Aaron Wilkins gave presentations last fall at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention in New Orleans. Lee’s research began mapping the literature of learning alliances in health professions education, while Wilkins partnered with the Block Museum to develop a life-participation approach to aphasia.

The Great Purple Way

Northwestern was once again listed among Playbill magazine’s 2022 top 10 most-represented schools on Broadway.