February 13, 2017
Couples of Northwestern
Couples share their stories
Academic couples at the same institution report being happier at work, so the incentive for universities to hire couples is two-fold: happy employees are proven to be more productive, and hiring in pairs makes it easier to attract top candidates. This podcast series puts those theories to the test. We profile several couples who work together at Northwestern, doing amazing work and research both as couples and individuals. Subscribe to all Northwestern Now podcasts at soundcloud.com/northwesternu.
Synergy of science and globalization
This couple believes science and globalization exist in a symbiotic world. Scientist Sam Stupp and international relations expert Devora Grynspan leverage each other’s connections to enhance Northwestern's brand at home and abroad.
Doug Meffley's and Maureen Palchak’s offices are mere feet apart in the athletics department, so they’ve taken up an unusual behavior at office meetings in order to keep their work-turned-personal relationship professional.
Their first conversation revolved around quantum physics, but it’s not the first time they met. Brian and Teri Odom found proof of a near-meeting that almost happened at a childhood summer camp.