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BTN LiveBIG shines a light on the community of Big Ten students, faculty and alumni who are making a difference in the world through innovations in research, education and community service. Check out our featured LiveBIG community stories below and join the LiveBIG conversation by sharing your stories with our Facebook and Twitter communities.

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BTN LiveBIG: IU welcomes women students from war-torn South Sudan

Medakpwe Irene Draga left behind her family, job and home in South Sudan to earn a master’s degree in education from Indiana University. Her dream? To help turn around the fortunes of her nation, which is currently in the midst of a civil war that’s displaced more than a million people.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska professor, students contribute to ICARE rehab machine

Stroke victims trying to build their motor functions back up during recovery typically work with physical therapists on huge machines that combine the arm exercise capabilities of an elliptical with the slow-moving function of a treadmill, all while being held upright by a harness attached to the ceiling or some other overhead structure.

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BTN LiveBIG: Michigan alumni give back during bye week

Most Saturdays in the fall, alumni associations all over the country get together at restaurants and watering holes to watch the current students at their alma mater (hopefully) make them proud of their school. During Michigan’s recent football bye week, however, the alumni association in Chicago did the university proud.

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BTN LiveBIG: Groundbreaking blood test to diagnose depression developed at NU

Depression affects more than 350 million people of all ages around the world, and one of the key components to effective treatment of depression is timely and accurate diagnosis. A new blood test developed by a team at Northwestern would be the first of its kind to help predict the outcome of different types of therapy for depression.

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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota's Eric Decker, wife partner on charity work

When they decided to form their own charitable organization, former University of Minnesota football player Eric Decker and his wife, Jessie James-Decker, wanted to make sure it reflected both of their personalities and priorities.

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BTN LiveBIG: Maryland students turning leftovers into life savers

Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section.

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BTN LiveBIG: NU alum gives boost to military entrepreneurs

Todd Connor saw an opportunity to serve his country after graduating from Northwestern. And after working in a number of roles following his “graduation” from the Navy, he saw an opportunity to serve his fellow veterans.

Now he’s about to change the business landscape for them.

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