Although only in existence since 1981, the Communication Residential College has managed to contribute a fair number of notable persons to the media, to join Northwestern University's reputation for incubating distinguished scientists, journalists, and actors in their college years.

Trivia: In the 1990's, the zine world was flooded with output from many CRC alumni from the 1986-1990 years: Chip's Closer Cleaner, (Rowe), Ecdysis (Matt Wolka), Roulez (Brett Sonnenschein), Oatmeal (Tim Ereneta), as well as occasional works by Shemin & D'Abruzzo, Bonnie Sinnock, and Isa Helderman.