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Poet Laureate Joins Faculty

Pulitzer Prize and Heinz Award winner Natasha Trethewey will teach undergraduate and graduate creative writing students at Northwestern. Read more

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Voices from Syria

Political scientist Wendy Pearlman's new book tells the story of the Syrian conflict through the voices of those who have survived it. Read more

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Diversity and Democracy

The re-emergence of racialized politics is among the topics to be explored by the new Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy. Read more

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"The Case for Restricting Hate Speech"

In an LA Times editorial, sociologist Laura Beth Nielsen argues that racist and sexist slurs cause "tangible harms" to marginalized groups. Read more

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Alumni Inspire Students at Career Summit

Undergraduates gain career-building skills and encouragement during a day-long series of panels and workshops. Read more

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Cents and Sensibility

A new book by Northwestern President Morton Schapiro and professor Gary Saul Morson seeks to infuse economics with the humanities. Read more

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"It's an Alpha Male Thing"

Psychology professor Dan McAdams explains what dominant chimpanzees have in common with President Donald Trump. Read more

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Severe Weather and Climate Change

Climate scientist Daniel Horton helps develop a method to quantify the impact of global warming on extreme climate events. Read more

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Why Do Men Outnumber Women in Tech?

Sociologist Alice Eagly examines what the research really says about the gender imbalance in technology fields. Read more

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Take MOOCs for Free

Northwestern now offers all of its massive open online courses at no cost to alumni, students, faculty and staff. Read more

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Polymer Removes PFOAs From Water

Chemist Will Dichtel develops an inexpensive and renewable material that extracts a pervasive threat to drinking water. Read more

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Cash for Carbon

Paying people not to cut down their trees could reduce carbon emissions cost-effectively, economist Seema Jayachandran says. Read more

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African-Americans Face Persistent Hiring Bias

Sociologist Lincoln Quillian finds a "striking stability in discrimination against African-Americans" between 1990 and 2015. Read more

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The Milky Way's Surprising Origins

Northwestern astrophysicists discover that half the matter around us likely comes from far-flung galaxies. Read more

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How a Baby’s Body "Remembers"

Anthropologist Thomas McDade documents how conditions in infancy can set the stage for inflammation-related diseases later in life. Read more

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