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Thanks to a community of 174,380 alumni, parents and friends from around the world, We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern brought in an awe-inspiring $6.1 billion.

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The Patrick ’59, ’09 H and Shirley Ryan ’61, ’19 H Family has given the largest single gift in University history to conclude the record-breaking “We Will” Campaign. The $480 million gift will accelerate breakthroughs in biomedical, economics and business research and enable Northwestern to construct a best-in-class athletics venue for the University community.

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This past summer, women’s tennis star Naomi Osaka and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles launched a movement in Black women’s mental health by choosing not to compete in order to care for their mental health. In this essay for Northwestern Magazine and in her recent book, professor Inger Burnett-Zeigler shows the other side of what strong Black women display to the outside world.

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Chad Mirkin, the director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, has played a central role in the rapid growth of nanotechnology at Northwestern and the invention of techniques that have revolutionized aspects of materials discovery.

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The effects of insufficient or poor-quality sleep go far deeper than our energy level the next morning. Sleep is a key component of our cardiovascular, metabolic and cognitive health, and at Northwestern, sleep research and circadian science — long regarded as disparate fields — come together to help us better understand how sleep can improve our health.

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We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern, which was publicly announced in 2014, set out to amplify the University’s local and global impact and to elevate its status as a leading teaching and research institution.

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A generous gift from University Trustee Peter Barris ’74 and Adrienne Barris will establish two endowed scholarships for undergraduates in Northwestern’s Bienen School of Music and McCormick School of Engineering. The Gus and Diane Chagares Music Scholarship will help the Bienen School attract top student musicians.

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Northwestern President and Professor Morton Schapiro marks the conclusion of a historic fundraising campaign with celebration and appreciation for the University community.

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Rosina Samadani had been on the job for just two weeks as CEO of Oculogica, a company that develops eye-tracking products for improved brain health, when she was struck in the head by an umbrella while sitting on the beach. That’s when she learned firsthand the benefits of Oculogica’s EyeBOX, a first-of-its-kind concussion diagnostic tool.

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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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