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BTN LiveBIG: Best of … Rutgers

Few public universities in the United States have the historic pedigree of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The institution, which traces its lineage back to its original charter in 1766, is celebrating its 250th “birthday” this year, making it slightly older than the U.S. itself. Still, it’s looking good for its age. The university counts many modern trailblazers among its alumni, including novelist Junot Diaz, civil rights leader Paul Robeson, female soccer star Carli Lloyd and economist Milton Friedman. And Rutgers alumni, faculty and students continue to make a mark on this country and the world, as demonstrated

BTN LiveBIG: Peace Corps gets a B1G hand

The Big Ten Conference made quite a mark on the Peace Corps last year, as evidenced by the organization’s tally of volunteers by alma mater in 2015. Eight of the top 25 large universities (those with more than 15,000 undergraduates) were from the B1G, and the conference accounted for half of the top 10. Moreover, the University of Michigan was second on the list of volunteer-producing graduate schools. Wisconsin and Michigan are second- and fourth-place, respectively, on the list of all-time undergraduate volunteers (since 1961). Here’s a look at where Big Ten universities placed in 2015: 2. Wisconsin (68 undergraduate

BTN LiveBIG: Best of … Ohio State

Bold. Brilliant. Benevolent. Or, in a word, Buckeyes. Across the country, people often think “sports powerhouse” when they think of The Ohio State University. And make no mistake: The school’s earned that reputation by winning the first-ever playoff for the college football national championship last year and turning in several outstanding performances on the gridiron and in several other sports for several decades now. But those who are part of this close-knit community — whether they live in Columbus, Colorado Springs or Corpus Christi — know that OSU has more to offer than top-notch athletics. Much more. Here are some

BTN LiveBIG: Michigan alumna begins exciting new chapter of life

When Roberta Rubin came to the University of Michigan, she had every intention of studying to become a physical therapist. But her experiences in Ann Arbor set her on a very different academic and career path. It began with a class she took on the works of Shakespeare. The Bard’s plays and poems inspired a deep lifelong passion for literature and books, and she’s since spent her life trying to spread that passion to as many other people as possible. Most recently, she’s been working hard to get the American Writers Museum off the ground as co-chair of its board

BTN LiveBIG: Best of … Minnesota

From agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug to hockey legend Herb Brooks, the University of Minnesota has long been accustomed to making a big difference on the world stage. It’s a tradition they’ve continued well into the 21st century, in fields ranging from art and design to community development. See the BTN LiveBIG stories below to find out how Minnesota is leading the way toward a brighter future in the Twin Cities — and beyond: A Minnesota professor’s crusade to bring education to life Golden Gophers team up with heart patients for a day to remember Minnesota cultivates crop of the future

BTN LiveBIG: Best of … Indiana

A trailblazing African-American basketball player who grew up in the segregated South. A virtuoso musician who contributed several tunes to the Great American Songbook. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who changed the way war correspondents work, and died on the frontlines doing it. An author who wrote one of the most popular series of novels for young people in history. Walt Bellamy, Hoagy Carmichael, Ernie Pyle and Suzanne Collins might have led substantially different lives, but they’ve got two things in common: They made a huge mark on their respective fields, and they graduated from Indiana University. Hoosiers continue to make

BTN LiveBIG: Buckeye grad takes her studies across the pond

Alexis Crockett is a born Buckeye, in every sense. A native of Macedonia, Ohio, Crockett’s parents met at Ohio State, two of her aunts attended the university, and the family loved taking in college football Saturdays in Columbus. So when it came time for Crockett to select a university, the decision couldn’t have been easier. “I actually only applied to Ohio State,” she explained. “Even going into high school, that was the only school on my radar. I just grew up in a Buckeye family. We watched football on Saturday and basketball in the spring. It was always my plan

BTN LiveBIG: Purdue Space Day aims to inspire astronauts of tomorrow

Every fall, hundreds of elementary and middle school students flock to West Lafayette, Ind., for a fun-filled day of launching water rockets, experimenting with mini Mars rovers and learning about what lies beyond Earth’s atmosphere. Purdue Space Day (PSD) originated in November 1996. At that event, Boilermaker alumnus astronauts Greg Harbaugh and Don Williams spoke to the approximately 150 students in attendance in an effort to spread their love for space exploration to the next generation. Twenty years later, the goal is the same, but the event has lifted off to another level. Last year more than 250 student volunteers

BTN LiveBIG: Rutgers grad's road to a degree paved with perseverance

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. The phrase, first ascribed to British writer William Edward Hickson in the 19th century, is one we’re all familiar with. But few of us truly live and breathe it the way Letitia Jones has. After graduating from Rahway High School in New Jersey, Jones wanted to attend college. However, she didn’t have the financial means to pursue higher education at the time. Instead, she moved out of her house and worked three different jobs, splitting time at a daycare center, a beauty-supply store and a tollbooth on the Garden State Parkway.

BTN LiveBIG: Best of … Iowa

The University of Iowa is a groundbreaking institution. In 1855 — before the American Civil War — it enacted a policy of admitting male and female students on an equal basis, the first public university in the United States to do so. And this university is still a positive force for change, in many cases well beyond Iowa City. From its first-class creative writing program to its international engineering efforts, the Hawkeyes are affecting the world in many powerful ways. Here are a few of our favorite LiveBIG stories that show how Iowa enables education, innovation and altruism: Iowa organization