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Q&A with Mara Brock Akil creator of the television show “Girlfriends”

Medill will be honoring television producer Mara Brock Akil (BSJ92) with our Medill Hall of Achievement award at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Akil is the  creator of the hit television shows “Girlfriends,” “The Game” and “Being Mary Jane.” She will do an onstage Q & A with professor J.A. Adande after we present her award. Medill is extending a special invitation to students, faculty and staff at the School of Communication. Please sign up for a seat as we anticipate high demand for this event.

U.S. PIRG needs your help

U.S. PIRG is about standing up for the public interest and doing all we can to win – the same approach that over the past 45 years has helped us win literally hundreds of victories. Because of these laws and other policies, people are recycling more and wasting less, buying healthier and safer products, getting a better deal on credit card fees and student loans, driving cleaner and safer cars, drinking cleaner water, and living longer, healthier lives. We’re looking for smart, passionate, and driven students who work well in a team and want to make a tangible difference. Specifically, we’re hiring our 2018 class of U.S. PIRG Fellows and Digital Campaigners to help run powerful campaigns for the public interest. We need students from Northwestern University to join our fight and become leaders who will stand up for what’s right. The Fellowship program is a great entry point to fact-based advocacy. During your 2-year fellowship, you will learn everything you need to know to become an advocate for issues like consumer protection, government reform, and modernizing our elections. As a Digital Campaigner, you will support our campaign team by running a powerful digital campaign to tackle problems like the overuse of antibiotics and overturning Citizen’s United. If you are interested in applying for one of our positions, visit our website at to fill out an application. Our mailing address is: U.S. PIRG 328 S. Jefferson St. Suite 620 Chicago, IL 60661  

NCA’s Fall Internship & Job Fair 9/26-27

The Two-day Fall Internship & Job Fair will be held next week on Tuesday, Sept. 26 & Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 12-4 p.m. in Norris, 2nd Floor. All Northwestern students and alumni will have the opportunity to meet 160+ organizations in a variety of industries over both days of the fair. Students should attend both days to meet two different sets of employers. Please note that the dress code for the fair (and all NCA employer events) is now business casual.


College Magazine seeks writers who are passionate about the college experience. Writers capture student life through weekly articles. The writing opportunity begins with a 7-week writer training to tackle active voice, show vs. tell, interviewing sources and more. Working closely with our editors, writers transform their writing skills and ultimately uncover their voice. Writers also learn social media and SEO necessary for the real world of digital journalism. The opportunity is 10 hours a week. It’s a volunteer, challenging writing experience. Our graduates have gone on to careers at NBC, Seventeen Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Redbook, National Geographic, Random House, Rachel Ray Magazine and Washingtonian. We welcome applicants from all majors. Previous writing experience for a college-level publication is a plus. To Apply: Send your resume to Deadline: July 21, 2017 by 6 p.m. EST

Here is your preview of Fall Quarter 2017 Classes.

Here is your preview of Fall Quarter 2017 Classes. * Please remember this course listing is provided as a snapshot of classes that might be of interest to you as an SoC student and is not meant to substitute for the listings in CAESAR or consultation with your advisor.  In fact, there are often changes made on the CAESAR listings right up until registration and sometimes even after. Additionally, not all pre-requisites have been listed for all classes because some course descriptions have not yet been posted. So, take a look and see what interests you and then make sure to check the CAESAR listings to confirm class details. Classes are scheduled to go live on CAESAR on Monday, May 1, 2017. As always, if you have questions about your own degree progress or whether a class will count toward your major, minor, certificate or other additional program, make sure to check with your advisor. The Undergraduate Advising tab at the top right of the Spotlight blog page  will take you to their email address and contact information which is listed by major. Don’t forget: Pre-Registration for Fall Quarter 2017 begins on Monday, May 8thth at 8:00 am and ends Thursday, May 11th at 5:15 pm. Pre-registration and registration appointment times will be listed on your personal CAESAR account on Friday, May 5th, 2017.  Regular Registration begins the week of May 15th, 2017. * If  you click on the bookmark icon in the upper left corner of the pdf, you can easily navigate course topics.  In addition, there is a link to the Searchable CAESAR class descriptions archive at the top of the page and contact information for all departments in the subject banner line.