Tag Archives: Northwestern University

Reunion with Fellow Beat Reporter Rekindles Wistful NU Bowl Game Coverage Hopes

In 1986, Northwestern University’s football squad, on the strength of winning two nail-biters at the end of the season against Michigan State & Illinois, attained four victories for the first time since 1973. Those details are so ingrained in my memory because I was a freshman at NU and my work-study job in the Sports […]

Northwestern’s Half-Baked Attempt at Connection: A Ham-Handed, Handwritten Thank-You Note

Earlier this month, I received a hand-written thank you note in the mail from an undergraduate at Northwestern University, my alma mater. That was impressive. The personally written, but hardly personalized letter from a Northwestern undergraduate. Then I read the note – and if it wasn’t a verbatim transcription of a form letter, then I […]