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Writer and scholar Lauren Michele Jackson often gets her best ideas when she ventures outside academia. For the assistant professor of English, staying receptive to a variety of art forms sparks inspiration and ideation.

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Alfred Price Jr., the son of an African American alumnus, reflects on his father’s struggle to overcome racism at Northwestern in the 1920s.

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Computer science professor Josiah Hester wants more Indigenous representation in STEM. Greater representation, he says, starts with recognition and respect.

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Is mandating the COVID-19 vaccine a good idea? Would it backfire?

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From memoir to history to cultural critique, here are a few selected new books from Northwestern faculty.

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I’m a person of faith, and the Bible gives me a glimpse into what is beyond my science, introducing me to a God who is intensely proud of the reality he wills into being. I believe that there is delight in heaven as my students and I peel back the layers of God’s “onion.” This motivates me and frees me to do curiosity-driven science well before I perceive how the insights to be gained will profit a modern society.

Read Gerald Gabrielse’s essay

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At its heart, an alumni magazine should continue your relationship with the university, while also educating, entertaining and building community. Our team strives to bring you outstanding content in a sophisticated design, addressing key national and global topics across all disciplines.

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What has led to the current divisiveness within the United States, and how has that impacted civility and the ability to compromise? Three Northwestern professors from the Institute for Policy Research and a third-year doctoral student share their insights.

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Historian Lina Britto reflects on how growing up in Colombia and working as a journalist inspire her understanding of how the present reframes the past. An associate professor, she teaches courses that examine Latin American and Caribbean history with a focus on the drug trade and the war on drugs, the impact of music on nation building, and Cold War terror.

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I’m a social psychologist working in industry, so understanding “winning” qualities of leadership has always been a particular curiosity for me. Because of his direct and candid approach, knowledge of the facts and quiet leadership, people listen to and respect Anthony Fauci — the unwitting hero of 2020.

Read Jennifer Rosner's essay

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