Interviewing Trump

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As the presidential campaign heats up, journalists are experiencing an entirely new challenge: how to effectively question the Republican nominee. Why? He doesn’t play by the rules, says Harvey Young, chair of the Department of the Theatre and Dance, to a Poynter columnist. Read on for more.

A Techie’s Farewell

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School of Communication assistant professor Elizabeth Gerber explains to the Washington Post why it’s not always easy to part with outdated or broken tech. This comes in the wake of VHS's, well, wake. Read on.

Don’t Blame Pokemon Go

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Blame the user, says Eszter Hargittai, April McClain-Delaney and John Delaney Research Professor of Communication Studies. The app that’s sweeping (and irritating) the nation isn’t the problem, users’ judgment of appropriate times and places in which to use it is. She explains in July 22’s Washington Post.

Garry Marshall Remembered

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Garry Marshall, proud Northwestern alumnus and great friend to the School of Communication, died on July 19, 2016. He was one of the most respected figures in Hollywood, having coupled a lengthy and lauded career in television and film with legendary kindness, warmth, and humor.

Treating Autism

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Dr. Sarah C. Bauer, developmental pediatrician, and Megan Roberts, the Jane Steiner Hoffman and Michael Hoffman Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, lead a team offering innovative early-intervention autism diagnosis and treatment. They cowrote a piece for Scientific American explaining why evidence-based medical treatments alongside non-judgmental physician care are more dependable than alternative methods.

68th Annual Emmy Nominations

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (C83, H07), has earned her fifth Emmy nomination (and potentially her fifth win) for her role as President Selina Meyer on the HBO comedy Veep. David Schwimmer (C88) got a well-deserved nod for his role in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. David Hollander (C90) is nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for his work on Ray Donovan.

Wirtz Center Renovations

The Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts is expanding, thanks to 8,000 square feet of upgrades and additions to its theatrical facilities. Construction is slated for completion by the start of the 2016-17 academic year.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Month

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The Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning welcomes all Northwestern University faculty and staff to visit in the month of July and receive a free hearing test and weeklong hearing aid trial.

Professor offers expertise

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J.P. Sniadecki, assistant professor in the Department of Radio/Television/Film, shared his knowledge of the culture of public parks in China with the New York Times. Sniadecki created an acclaimed documentary about one such popular space, titled People’s Park.

A 2016 Top Drama School

The Hollywood Reporter ranked Northwestern at No. 2 on its annual list of the 25 best undergraduate drama schools in the world.

Sarah Siddons Society Actor of the Year Awards

The Sarah Siddons Society and the School of Communication honored alumnus and Broadway (and beyond) star Brian d’Arcy James at a music-filled ceremony on Monday. The event showcased both the best of Northwestern Music Theatre, as well as the life-altering impact of the Siddons Society scholarships.

2016 Writers' Panel

What makes a great story? What drives a good writer? Is it all about the paycheck? Four industry insiders last week shared tips and stories about careers in the creative arts with School of Communication students. Spoiler alert: it’s all about what keeps you up at night.


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