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Wrigley FieldThe View from Section 416 

Blogger, professor and lifelong Cubs fan Bill Savage chronicled the team’s world championship season for ESPN.

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A Math Formula for Suspense

Economist Jeffrey Ely has developed an equation that takes into account expectations, uncertainty, belief and time.

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Queer Philologies book

The Curious Case of Q

Professor Jeffrey Masten’s new book, Queer Philologies, explores the dynamic relationship between sexuality and language.

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More Undergraduates Conducting Research

Northwestern provided almost $1 million for undergraduate research projects last year, up from $200,000 a decade ago.

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Sarah Cushman

A New Chapter

The Holocaust Educational Foundation has a new director—educator and historian Sarah Cushman —and a new home at Weinberg College.

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Male Chemistry and Female Aging

Chemical signals from males prime females for reproduction, but they also hasten the females’ aging process, molecular bioscientist Ilya Ruvinsky finds.

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Students in labA Head Start In Science

The College’s Bio&ChemExcel program helps to position incoming first-generation students for academic success in scientific fields.

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Paula Pretlow"Life Happens. Show Up"

Northwestern Board of Trustees member Paula Pretlow ’77 urges the Class of 2016 to face life’s inevitable challenges with “grace and dignity.”

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WritingWhat Poets Can Teach Academic Scientists

“Science, technology, engineering and math students would do well to add some poetry courses to their schedules,” two Northwestern scientists write.

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Jordan WilimovskyCongratulations to an Olympian

Political science major Jordan Wilimovsky ’16 finished in the top five in both his events at the Rio Olympics.

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Stack of booksFed Chief Cites Northwestern Economist —  Repeatedly

Professor Robert Gordon has been quoted by Janet Yellen more often than any other non-Fed economist.

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Night skyAn Upward Trajectory

New research and groundbreaking discoveries have brought national and international attention to the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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