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A student and teacher laughingThe Power of Mentorship 

Four faculty/student pairs share how the Posner Fellowship Program has made a difference in their lives.

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From Student to Working Professional

Young alumni return to campus to share what they wished they’d known before entering the workplace.

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School Shootings and Unemployment

Sociologist John Hagan finds that gun violence at schools increases when those leaving school have a hard time finding jobs.

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An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates

Meaningful social change starts "with what you love doing," the National Book Award-winning author says during a campus talk.

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The Roots of Political Violence

Over the past 25 years, political scientist Will Reno has studied warfare in the heart of Africa

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Before "Straight" and "Gay"

From a historical perspective, the late 20th century's straight-gay paradigm looks a little "stodgy," professor Deborah Cohen writes.

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A polynomial in red with a blue backgroundMaking Art with Polynomials

Mathematician Laura DeMarco explains how to build beautiful 3-D fractals out of the simplest equations.

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Margo in front of scenic background in the mountainsSix Countries in 11 Weeks

Margot Zuckerman ’18 wins a $9,000 Circumnavigators grant to spend the summer researching food security around the globe.

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Drawing of HamiltonFaculty Win Record Number of NEH Grants

Four professors earn fellowships to study topics ranging from early Confucianism to sexuality in Shakespeare’s time.

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A $1.5 million Mellon grant will establish Northwestern as a hub of scholarly activity in Native American and indigenous studies.

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Cover of Beauty Sick bookBeauty Sick

In a new book, psychologist Renee Engeln explains how our cultural obsession with beauty harms girls and women.

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Picture of Holocaust with people huddled in a line"Beware the Beginnings"

Using the Holocaust as an example, historian Peter Hayes shows how power magnifies the ideas of those who hold it.

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