Undergraduates have taken on an expanded role at the Block Museum. The student associates now lead public and private tours, facilitate art discussions and even add acquisitions to the museum’s collection.
In the 1970s, Northwestern anthropologist Stuart Struever ’60 MA led an archaeology field school along the banks of the Illinois River, offering students a hands-on experience to discover evidence of ancient civilizations at the historic Koster Site.
Northwestern researchers are part of global teams studying antibiotic resistance in Pakistan, climate change in Japan, the effect of cobalt mining on communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, mysterious strands in the Milky Way and more.
Federico Burdisso made Northwestern history when he claimed two Olympic medals in Tokyo last July. The Italian swimmer became the first Northwestern athlete in 65 years to medal at the Olympics while enrolled at the University and the first Wildcat to medal since Matt Grevers ’09 earned two golds and a silver at the 2012 Games.
When Kim Weisensee Brown ’08, ’09 MS needed content creation help for her Chicago-based nonprofit, she turned to Northwestern to find an intern. To her surprise, she found the perfect fit more than 7,000 miles away: Benjamin Mwangi, a junior at Northwestern University in Qatar.
Rebecca Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, was named the 17th president of Northwestern University by the Board of Trustees last October. Blank is an internationally renowned economist and researcher on poverty and the low-income labor market, and her appointment marks a return to Northwestern, where she served on the economics department faculty from 1989 to 1999.
Five international students share what foods they miss most from their home countries.
Northwestern’s student-run radio station, WNUR 89.3, turns 72 this year. In spring 1950 the station began broadcasting using a 10-watt transmitter with a range of 5 to 7 miles beyond Northwestern’s campus.
What are the reasons people choose not to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and what are parents’ top concerns about vaccinating their children? Since its inception in March 2020, the COVID States Project has answered these questions and more, surveying adults across all 50 states and making that data freely available on the project’s website.
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.