1. Looking ahead: Northwestern's SummerStage season starts June 24 with The Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project: Applause! Applause! A Celebration of Charles Strouse, with performances by Strouse himself and Christine Ebersole.
It's the truthiness: Stephen Colbert is getting an honorary degree from his alma mater, Northwestern University.The host of "The Colbert Report" will join an impressive class of honory degree recipients at the Evanston campus during the commencement on June 17.