Julie Fishbach


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Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism 2018

CONTACT: [email protected]


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NU alum Cody Keenan reflects on time as White House Director of Speechwriting

Former President Barack Obama gave more than 3,500 speeches during his eight years in office. Northwestern alumnus Cody Keenan was behind the scenes, but still at the forefront of many of those memorable speeches, holding one of the most powerful jobs during the Obama presidency, crafting and shaping the messages heard by audiences around the world as the former White House director of speechwriting.

NBC News

22 things you didn't know about Blake Shelton

You know Blake Shelton as the successful country crooner who lends his coaching skills to "The Voice." But how much do you really know about the Grammy-nominated singer who will rock the Citi Concert Series on TODAY? Test your knowledge with this trivia.

NBC News
Coder, 19, Builds Chatbot That Fights Parking Tickets

When Stanford University student Joshua Browder began accumulating numerous parking tickets in London for minor violations last year, he realized he needed to do something. "After the fourth ticket, my parents said to me, 'You're on your own. We're not going to help you anymore,'" the Britain native told NBC News.

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Takeout in Bed? USC Students Transform College Dining

When Anthony Zhang and Chad Massura entered their freshman year at the University of Southern California, they faced cravings that college students who stay up late studying and chatting with friends know all too well: the late-night munchies. But living on a campus that closes its gates at 9 p.m.

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Harvard Student's App Solves One of Uber's Biggest Flaws

When Joshua Meier received a computer game for his fourth birthday, he was less than impressed. After he quickly became bored, Meier questioned why the levels and adventures were constructed as they were.

The Daily Northwestern

The Daily Northwestern
NU Change Makers receives positive feedback in improving inclusion, diversity efforts

Faculty and staff who went through a Northwestern University Women's Center program designed to create inclusive environments on campus said they left the program feeling "confident" or "very confident," according to data released by the Women's Center. The NU Change Makers program, which began in fall 2013, consists of yearly groups of faculty and staff...

The Daily Northwestern
Medill alumna who worked for ABC7 Chicago murdered in Belize

ABC7 Chicago executive producer Anne Swaney (Medill '98) was found strangled to death Friday in Belize, where she was on vacation. An autopsy determined the 39-year-old executive producer of online operations, whose body was found floating face-down in the Mopan River, died of "asphyxia due to compression of the neck area, throttling and blunt force...

The Daily Northwestern
Medill Justice Project opens DC bureau

The Medill Justice Project has expanded to Washington, D.C., with a new bureau that opened this quarter. The investigative reporting project covers potentially wrongful convictions and criminal justice issues. Julie Woon, who applied for a Medill Justice Project fellowship last December, said she expected her experience to be just like those before her, operating out...

The Daily Northwestern
Northwestern's 'We Will' campaign raises $2.4 billion in 19 months

Nearly one-third of the way in, Northwestern's "We Will" fundraising campaign is ahead of schedule with $2.4 billion raised of its $3.75 billion goal. "The campaign is so far ahead of where we thought we'd be, and I think it's having a real impact," University President Morton Schapiro told The Daily last month.

The Daily Northwestern
A cappella group Treblemakers plans 10-day tour of Asia

Sam Garcia has dreamed of one day leading Northwestern's only East Asian interest a capella group, the Treblemakers, on a tour of Asia since he joined the group as a freshman. Four years later, he is making that dream a reality. "It was in the back of my mind that if I became the leader...

The Daily Northwestern
Fitzerland policies change in effort to attract more students

Wildside and University administrators have altered tailgating policies at Fitzerland after stricter university-sanctioned regulations decreased attendance during the 2014 football season. Wildside and the Division of Student Affairs implemented new policies last season to provide a more structured and safe environment for the student-only tailgate section north of Ryan Field but in the process deterred...

The Daily Northwestern
Students respond positively to longer Wildcat Welcome

Before arriving on campus, Medill freshman Rob Schaefer said he was skeptical about Wildcat Welcome. Although he was excited to finally go to school after seeing all his friends leave home, Schaefer said he had doubts about the 10-day orientation program. Looking back on it, however, Schaefer said he appreciates the opportunities Wildcat Welcome provided....

The Daily Northwestern
Evanston Community Foundation holds annual fundraiser for community grants

The Evanston Community Foundation held its annual benefit Sunday evening to raise money to fund the organization's community grants. "The event builds community to have the people who support the foundation together," said Sara Schastok, ECF's president and CEO. "It makes for a very nice party of people who really care and are dedicated and appreciative...

The Daily Northwestern
Mock Trial club to send two teams to Nationals

Northwestern's Mock Trial program will be one of only five programs in the country to send two teams to Nationals in Cincinnati this month. Although NU usually sends teams to Nationals each year, no teams made it last year. This is the first time since 2009 two out of the four NU teams - the...

The Daily Northwestern
New center for low-income students holds open house to introduce services

The Center for Student Enrichment Services held an open house Wednesday evening to introduce the office and its services. "It really is a chance to come together as a Northwestern community that is committed to supporting low-income and first-generation students," Kourtney Cockrell, director of SES, told The Daily.

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The Island Now
New class initiated at Marine Academy

Lawrence Balsamo Jr. stared at the reflection of his full head of dirty blonde hair, taking a few final seconds to appraise his appearance. Sitting in a barber chair at the U.S.

The Island Now
Agency gives amputees medical care, trip to pool

Ngawang Tsetin held onto the railing with one of his two prosthetic arms, walking up the stairs to the water slide at the East Hills Village Park while another boy, Ahmed Sharees, trailed behind with his one hand clasped firmly to his friend's back.

The Island Now
Garden solace for Alzheimer's patients

The Alzheimer's Day Program, also referred to as "Our Space," was established in 1987 to provide an adult day-care facility for patients diagnosed with early to moderate onset dementia. The program meets Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center.

The Island Now
Summer school work to bleed into fall

Projects to improve the infrastructure of the Roslyn School District's five campuses slated to begin later this month may not be completed until after the school year begins in September, officials said Monday.

The Island Now
Great Neck Peace Action to remember bombing victims

The event, co-sponsored by the Long Island Alliance for Peace and the congregation's social justice committee, will focus on the danger of nuclear annihilation and the potential dangers the world faces in the present day, officials said. "The world was really shaken by the first nuclear explosion. It was so devastating.

The Island Now
Hiroshima bombing to be commemorated

The event, co-sponsored by the Long Island Alliance for Peace and the congregation's social justice committee, will focus on the danger of nuclear annihilation and the potential dangers the world faces in the present day, officials said. "The world was really shaken by the first nuclear explosion. It was so devastating.

The Island Now
Plandome to study underground garages

Village of Plandome trustees on Monday approved a three-month moratorium on issuing building permits for underground garages to permit a study to determine how underground garages should be defined in the village code.

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