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Stephen Breyer Connects Stanford with Nation’s Highest Court

Stephen Breyer has spent more than two decades on the Supreme Court. The most senior member of the Court’s liberal wing, Breyer’s background includes a mixture of academic, political, and judicial experiences. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Breyer got his first taste of the Supreme Court by clerking for Justice Arthur Goldberg in 1964…

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Cornell Diversity Readies Janet Reno for Historic Career

In 1993, Janet Reno became the first woman to serve as attorney general of the U.S., serving in the nation’s top law enforcement job for almost eight years during President Clinton’s administration. A self-described “awkward old maid” who stood 6’2″, Reno won respect from average Americans for helping the president win congressional approval of the 1994 crime bill, the most substantial crime legislation in U.S. history…

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Brown University Gives Birth to ‘Father of Public Schools’

Horace Mann is best known as the “Father of Public Schools” for his monumental work in educational reform in the U.S. Born in the final years of the 18th century, Mann overcame poverty and hardship to become the first American advocate who believed that—in a democratic society—education should be free, universal, nonsectarian, and reliant on well-trained professional teachers…

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Eliot Ness Cleans Up ‘Windy City’ with UChicago Degree

One of the most famous federal agents in the history of law enforcement, Eliot Ness is best known for his efforts to destroy Al Capone’s gangster empire in the city of Chicago. In 1927, Ness joined the Bureau of Prohibition, assembling a squad of ruthless and incorruptible federal agents known as “The Untouchables” to combat Capone’s multimillion-dollar breweries…

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The Top 100 Consultants of 2022

Alumni Spotlight is pleased to announce The Top 100 Consultants of 2022. These professionals flourish in the face of disruption and are quick with their strategic problem solving expertise. As economic uncertainty surges, this year’s awardees are heavily relied upon to provide advice and direction to the companies and industries they serve…

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Northwestern Launched Warren Beatty

Warren Beatty’s life is the stuff of Hollywood legend, and not just because his career spans more than six decades. After studying with the famed acting teacher Stella Adler, Beatty was 22 when he got his big break with his three-episode TV debut in “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.” Although his film debut in “Splendor in the Grass” (1961) was widely acclaimed by critics and viewers alike…

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Columbia University Sticks to Its (James) Gunn

In 2014, “Guardians of the Galaxy” made James Gunn a household name. As a film director, Gunn has earned a die-hard fandom by injecting irreverent comedy, dynamic music, and high energy into his work. Now one of Hollywood’s top directors, he is known for his work in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), which includes the “Guardians” trilogy, “The Suicide Squad,” and the “Peacemaker” series..

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Daniel Kahneman, Pioneer of Modern Behavioral Economics

Having zero experience in economics didn’t stop Daniel Kahneman from receiving a Nobel Prize in the field. Kahneman, an Israeli-American psychologist and academic, is best known for his work in integrating insights from psychological research into economic science. Previously, economists assumed that people are for the most part rational decision-makers who act in support of their self-interest. Kahneman’s groundbreaking research suggested otherwise…

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