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What are the reasons people choose not to get vaccinated against COVID-19? What are parents’ top concerns about vaccinating their children?

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Dreams take us to an alternate reality while we’re fast asleep. A new study led by Northwestern researchers shows that a person in the midst of a vivid dream can perceive incoming questions and provide answers to them.

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On the Attack

Fall 2021
Izzy Scane’s offensive dominance on the lacrosse field earned her the nickname the “Scane Train” — and for good reason. The attacker has gone full steam ahead through some of the best defenses in the country.

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SAYEED SANCHEZ JOHNSON Spain On Jan. 6, Sayeed Sanchez Johnson ’20 arrived in Madrid, where he worked remotely as an English teaching assistant at Spain’s international IE University.

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A centimeter-sized robot could be the future of medicine, manufacturing and environmental cleanup. The tiny robot can walk at human speed, pick up and transport cargo to a new location, climb up and down hills and then perform a spinning break dance to release the cargo.

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After a fire destroyed most of an Evanston family’s possessions, graduate student Jeron Dorsey stepped up to help. He donated an entire two-week paycheck and continues to connect with the family.

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Family Ties

Spring 2021
Veronica Burton is a leader of the women’s basketball team’s vaunted “blizzard” defense. The two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year averaged better than four steals per game this season, tops in the nation.

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Making an Impact

Spring 2021
From archaeology to public health to theater, Global Impacts Fellows conduct research across disciplines and continents.

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This past September, more than 1,900 first-year students began their journeys as members of Northwestern’s Class of 2024, together with more than 190 transfer students. Coming from 60 countries and speaking more than 60 languages, these new students bring extraordinary qualities, talents and accolades to Northwestern.

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The student-run Griffin’s Tale theater group canceled its performances last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the group is ready to go virtual, adapting stories written by children into skits and creating a video that schools can stream.

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