D.A. Powell gives a reading as part of the Northwestern University English Department 6th Annual Creative Writers' Festival. D. A. Powell is the author of a trilogy of books, including Tea (Wesleyan, 1998); Lunch (2000); and Cocktails (Graywolf, 2004), which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
John Evans, a Northwestern University founder and major donor and trustee, was governor of Colorado at the time of a brutal 1864 massacre of Native Americans. But until recently, the university has scarcely acknowledged that part of Evans’ past.
Bernardine Dohrn has quite the resume. She's founder of the Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern, she lead radical groups like SDS and the Weather Underground and coordinated anti-Vietnam war demonstrations across the country.Oh, and she was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List. Can you imagine what she was up to at 25?