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‘Being Mary Jane’ Showrunner Mara Brock Akil Talks Writing at Northwestern

By Lauren Vernea Mara Brock Akil, a Northwestern alumna, successful writer, and TV showrunner, recently returned to campus for the EPICS Speaker Series to discuss her luminous career. Akil, who has always been a role model for me, created iconic TV comedies and dramas such as Girlfriends, The Game, and BET’s first scripted drama Being Mary

MSLCE Students Get Professional Leads, Advice at Theatre Networking Event

By John Hounihan As winter quarter marches on, the MSLCE students have a lot on our minds. Perhaps nothing is more center than our search for internships. No matter our corner of the sector, we are deep into applications and interviews at organizations across the nation. On Feb. 6, our performing arts focused students got an incredible

New EPICS Assistant Director No Stranger to Helping Students Succeed

By Jacob Nelson Mandi Glowen, the new assistant director of EPICS to support the MSLCE program, is no stranger to helping students succeed in careers.   She’s spent about five years working in career counseling for students in a variety of roles. She began in Northwestern’s Career Advancement, where she worked for four years before

Students Head to 360i’s Chicago Office

By Scotty Stieber Last week, a group of School of Communication students took part in an EPICS Leadership Journey to 360i’s downtown Chicago office. Amanda Abar, the Executive Vice President of 360i Chicago, led the discussion about her current role and the many steps she has taken to get to where she is today. The

Northwestern and WTTW Host Panel for New PBS Drama

By Victoria Morris On Feb. 3, Northwestern’s School of Communication and WTTW Chicago hosted a panel discussion of the new PBS drama series “Mercy Street”. “Mercy Street”, a big move for PBS, is its first fictional program in over a decade. It’s designed to complement the popular dramatic series it imports from Britain like “Call