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Background Checks Work

The creation of a federal universal background check is imperative to stop mass shootings.


Economic Costs for Women Pols

Despite women’s political gains, an economic crisis can spark gender stereotyping.

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A Healthy Start

Sahar Jamal is creating a battery-powered breast pump so new mothers can return to work.

People & Profiles

The Last Words of Bette Howland

Brigid Hughes is rescuing the forgotten work of a once-celebrated Chicago author.

People & Profiles

Club for LGBTQ+ Alumni Changes Its Name to NUPAC

NUPAC hopes to foster inclusivity among all communities along the LGBTQ+ spectrum.


Wildcats Around the Globe

Students, alumni and professors share insights into their global research and performance.

People & Profiles

Sports Broadcast Innovator Focuses on Food Technology

Hank Adams launched Rise Gardens, a hydroponics company that makes indoor garden kits.


Northwestern Receives Its Largest Gift to Financial Aid

University Trustee Jeff Ubben and Laurie Ubben have committed $50 million for student scholarships.

People & Profiles

Mike Stanton Brings Colorful Characters to Life

Mike Stanton’s books have garnered attention from theater producers and filmmakers.

Health & Science

New Facility Spurs Discovery

Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center unites physicians, scientists under one roof.

150 Years of Women

Women Philanthropists Pay It Forward

As Northwestern marks the 150th anniversary of coeducation, we recognize our women donors.