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From the Lima Art Museum in Peru to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, professors share their favorite sights and experiences across the globe.

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Darsan Swaroop Bellie ’22, who holds a dual degree in jazz studies and physics from Northwestern, is a fellow at the University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA), where he conducts research on gravitational waves, compact objects and cosmology. Merging his seemingly disparate passions, he created the Star Eyes Initiative, a jazz group that uses original compositions to communicate scientific concepts in a digestible way, for audiences of all ages.

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Darsan Swaroop Bellie poses with a Yamaha drum set in front of a white background.
Now known as one of the greatest short game players in the history of professional golf, Luke Donald ’01 first made a name for himself with an all-time great collegiate run: four-time All-American, three-time Big Ten Player of the Year, two-time Big Ten Champion and 1999 NCAA individual champion. Today, more than 20 years after he turned pro, he is adding European Ryder Cup team captain to his resume.

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Luke Donald holds his golf club up after a large swing, he watches his golf ball fly.
It had been 11 years since Northwestern women’s lacrosse won the NCAA Championship, but in late May the Wildcats returned to the top of the sport, defeating Boston College 18-6 for the program’s eighth title in 18 years.

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The women's lacrosse team cheers and holds up their National Champions trophy.
Members of Knitwestern build community while honing their knitting skills and giving back to local organizations. Open to students and community members alike, the knitting and crocheting club operates on the premise that anyone can learn to knit.

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On June 26, ultrarunner Jamie Aarons set a world record for scaling all 282 Munros (mountains in Scotland that are taller than 3,000 feet), traveling only by foot, bike and kayak. She compressed what many hikers set as a lifetime goal into just one month, completing the self-propelled circuit in 31 days, 10 hours and 27 minutes.

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Jamie Aarons hiking with dogs
Undergraduate students participated in the first Farley Bay Area Quarter, a new program offered by Northwestern’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation that provides classes in tech ethics, product management and venture fundraising, as well as an experiential seminar that includes externships at a range of tech companies.

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Northwestern students find their groove by embracing regional moves from across the globe.

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Softball stars Danielle Williams, Jordyn Rudd, Skyler Shellmyer, Maeve Nelson and Nikki Cuchran return to lead Wildcats’ bid for another trip to the Women’s College World Series.

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Looking for a place to pitch a story about Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters in December 2020, journalism student Dan Hu discovered The Yappie, a digital news publication focused on activism and policies affecting the AAPI community. Soon after that initial pitch, Hu joined The Yappie as a writer and is now its executive director.

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