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Spectrum Magazine

Features Sheridan Road Q and A Class Notes From the President In Memoriam

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  • New active shooter measures
    Lake Forest College continues to make the safety of campus a top priority. A new “Run, Hide, Fight” poster will be placed in rooms across campus over the next month. The poster provides clear guidance on what to do in the event of an on-campus shooting.
  • Glenn Adelson
    Wisdom from the wildflowers

    A collection of photos taken by Associate Professor Glenn Adelson on his year-long sabbatical will be featured in an exhibit in the Durand Art Institute starting March 1; opening reception 4–7 p.m.  

  • An 18-karat-gold toilet, titled “America,” by the sculptor Maurizio Cattelan in a restroom of the Guggenheim Museu...
    Alumnus makes waves
    Lake Forest College alumnus Richard Armstrong ’71 was recently mentioned in a New York Times piece concerning the White House, a gold toilet, and the Guggenheim Museum, of which he is director.


Current Issue: Fall 2017

  • I hope you caught the drone video footage of the Lillard Science Center renovation and construction project that was posted on Facebook and embedded in emails in July.
  • Chicago Cubs’ executive chairman and co-owner Tom Ricketts delivers Commencement Address to Class of 2017
  • It’s said that good things stand the test of time. The Lake Forest College Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium is a case in point. For the past 20 years, the College has suspended classes for one day at the end of the spring term to devote that time to celebrating student achievement and success.
  • Phi Theta Kappa recognized the College for “creating dynamic pathways” for community-college transfer students.
  • The College’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program was named one of the top three “Best Emerging Programs” in the country for its comprehensive academic program, interdisciplinary design, emphasis on experiential learning opportunities, numerous student activities, and far-reaching community partnerships.
  • In a recent ranking, Lake Forest College was named one of the Best Value Small Colleges for a philosophy degree.
  • The Sherman Fairchild Foundation awarded Lake Forest College a nearly half-million-dollar grant for new scientific equipment and instrumentation to equip its expanded science facilities and better serve students’ expanding interest in pursuing science majors.
  • Associate Professor of Education Desmond Odugu and his team of student researchers have spent the past two years researching housing discrimination in the Chicago area for his “Restricted Chicago: Housing Discrimination and Educational Inequities in Urban America” project.
  • Reading what she thought was a routine email last spring, Johanna Hendriksen ’19 responded “I’m interested” to her professor about for-credit summer internships. Little did she realize the process her reply would set in motion and the pivotal role that experience would play in her future.
  • A pictorial look at Lake Forest College history through the lens of The Forester yearbook
  • What’s new with our alumni
  • When Emily Capettini ’09 was asked to come back to campus to give a reading from her award-winning novella, and talk about her writing life after college, there was little doubt what she would do.