I loved living in Chicago when I went to graduate school at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. I also spent the summer of 1982 as a counselor/instructor for a popular five-week summer program called “Cherubs.”
“Cherubs is more than a journalism camp. From high schools around the world, we come to Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. We immerse ourselves in media for five weeks. We study writing, reporting and editing for print, digital and broadcast. We make lifelong friends. As our instructors say, ‘Welcome to the best summer of your life.'”
The students were high achievers. Mine included the niece of California Gov. Jerry Brown, and a daughter of the founder of Ms. Magazine. She is now a reporter with the New York Times. We’re in touch on Facebook.
We also enjoyed going to Cub games on the “L.” I would go with my friend David Jackson, now the White House correspondent for USA Today. You could get tickets on game day and sit behind home plate, because the team was so bad. Now, of course, the Cubs are World Series champions.
We’re going to visit the campus again, because our son wants to check it out on his ongoing “excellent adventure” to scout out colleges. He’s a high-achieving “STEM” student but a good writer.
Here’s an entertaining video from this week when the Cubs were rained out:
A video from the “Cherubs” program is here: