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Northwestern alumni and faculty will be well represented at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards later this month. The all-alumni quartet Third Coast Percussion hopes to take home its second Grammy, for best chamber music/small ensemble performance for Perpetulum (the group won the award in the same category in 2017).

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When hospital leaders across Chicago wanted to know if providing housing to the city’s homeless individuals reduced their use of the emergency room and increased their use of primary care services, they turned to a collaboration brought together by the Feinberg School of Medicine’s Center for Health Information Partnerships (CHIP). “We knew from prior work that homeless patients are the most likely to seek care across multiple institutions,” says CHIP director Abel Kho, “and this fragmented care and lack of social support leads to poor health outcomes.” By linking data on Chicago’s homeless individuals with clinical data across multiple hospital and health care centers citywide, the collaborative team was able to determine the immense impact of housing on health.

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Kevin Salwen had a question: How did Richard Jewell, a man who should be lauded as an American hero, become convicted in the court of public opinion and forever remembered as the primary suspect in the Atlanta Olympic bombings? Salwen ’79, a former Wall Street Journal columnist and editor, and his co-author, former US attorney Kent Alexander, spent more than five years digging into that question for their narrative nonfiction book, The Suspect.

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Growing up in a Milwaukee housing project, Patty Loew didn’t meet many other Native American people. A member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, Loew would occasionally spend summers on a reservation with relatives, but it wasn’t until her late teens that she started developing a connection to her Native identity.

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Robert Nowakowski ’92 became the third Northwestern alumnus currently serving as a rear admiral or higher from the University’s Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. He entered the ranks of the Navy’s senior executives in a tradition-filled ceremony at the Great Lakes Naval Station near Waukegan, Ill.

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In her new book, New York Times best-selling author Maria Goodavage explores the cutting-edge science behind how dogs are able to detect disease and help people who suffer from a wide range of physical and mental health conditions.

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Last month, when Jayne Atkinson stepped out on opening night in her one-woman show, Ann, you first noticed the swirl of white hair. How could you miss it?

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John Paul Stevens '47 JD, '77 H, one of the longest-serving justices on the Supreme Court and one of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s most prominent graduates, died July 16. He was 99.

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Our Class of 2019 "Grads to Watch" feature includes Alessandra El Chanti, the Northwestern University in Qatar Dean’s Award recipient; cricket club founder and business leader Ali Qureshi; pre-med and journalism double major Courtney Zhu; trumpeter, pianist and composer Sam Wolsk; equity advocate Madisen Hursey; and Darby Hopper, a speechwriter for Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker.

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Twenty years ago, Ryan DuVal ’02 moved into his room in Bobb-McCulloch Hall a few days early. Inspired by a trip to Italy, he decided to paint three scenes from the Sistine Chapel ceiling in his dorm room — and inadvertently became a national sensation.

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