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In April 1966, When Nancy Nicklaus was 11 months old, she swallowed a piece of a crayon. Her parents noticed a series of choking incidents that would start, stop and start again.
Two thousand students attend the Kabwende Primary Center in Kinigi, Rwanda, where they study reading and math in English, rather than in French or Kinyarwanda, the country’s other official languages. Yet when Indiana University students first visited the school in 2009, one year after its switch to an English-based education, not one Rwandan child had an English-written book to call their own.
This year, the University of Maryland and Rutgers University join the Big Ten. Each school already has a tradition of living big, with students, faculty and alumni impacting the world with their service and research. As part of BTN LiveBIG share a Solution, student journalists at Maryland and Rutgers have shared some of these solution stories with us. Check them out below. And if you are a Big Ten student, share your solution story with us by April 18th and you may win an inaugural BTN LiveBIG Solutions Journalism Award.
There is no “I” in team and John Trautwein can tell you that.
We are less than two weeks away from the deadline for Big Ten students to submit their stories to BTN LiveBIG Share a Solution. We are seeing so many examples of student journalists sharing the best of their universities, using reporting highlights not just what is being done, but details on how or why the approach is working.
As the Final Four captivates America’s collective attention this weekend, one name will once again come to the forefront of college basketball: John Wooden.
With the distinction of being one of three people to have won a championship at every level of basketball – high school, college, the NBA, and the Olympics – Quinn Buckner knows what it takes to succeed. He also captained college basketball’s last undefeated team, the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers. That experience and leadership is now being put to work bettering the lives of others.
BTN LiveBIG Share a Solution looks to engage student journalists to investigate and report on how people from their schools are creating credible responses to social problems. It taps into the growing field of solutions journalism, reporting that include examples of what people are doing to solve problems, highlighting not just news of their success, but details on how or why the approach is working.
Dr. Brooks Jackson has rejoined the University of Minnesota to serve as the Dean of the Medical School and Vice President for Health Sciences, which has six schools in its academic health center. Jackson, who served his residency in clinical pathology at the University of Minnesota Hospitals, last served as the Director of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Coming up on April 10th, 2014, the 38th Annual Modern Language Fair will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
To encourage students to engage with science in their daily lives, there was a public demonstration on campus at the University of Iowa recently.
On April 12, the Purdue community will hit the roads of West Lafayette to raise money for research that will someday help find effective cures and treatments for cancer.
Pitching a no-hitter in Yankee Stadium, winning an Olympic gold medal game, and being named the nation’s top amateur athlete would all be great accomplishments on their own. Former University of Michigan pitcher Jim Abbott accomplished all three. And he did so despite being born without a right hand.
Cardboard. Plastic. Tape. Glue.
At a school as massive and diverse as Ohio State, students can pick from just about any club under the sun to indulge their interests.
“It was if Derrick Rose or Brandon Marshall walked through the door to a group of school children. That’s the type of hero’s welcome Brian received,” Joanna Marshall said.
Millions of people suffer from types of cancer that require a bone marrow transplant. Although most people know about donating blood, many fewer know you can donate your bone marrow. Although relatives can be a good match, they aren’t always. So Be the Match, a nonprofit organization, focuses on getting people to get tested and then listed in the donor registry. People who are registered only donate when a match is found.
Dave Fabry, VP of Audiology and Professional Services at Starkey Hearing Technologies, works with Bill and Tani Austin with the Starkey Hearing Foundation. They are committed to delivering hearing to millions of people around the globe.
Mollie Barden was working in her Wisconsin dorm room two years ago on Halloween when there was a knock on her door. Begrudgingly, she answered, expecting rowdy kids looking for treats. What she found instead would help change the course of her college experience.
What is at the intersection of images, personal stories, and a spot on a map? If you are Nick Stanhope, you believe it is a connection point for people of different eras. The founder of History Pin believes that the power of that intersection of historical content, pictures, films, audio recordings, and personal stories are conversation pieces across the generations.
Congrats to Coach Izzo and his Michigan State Spartans for winning the Big Ten tournament!