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BTN LiveBIG: Northwestern student spreads the love on campus and online

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: From the basketball court to the lab, Big Ten fights cancer

A couple of weeks ago, basketball coaches across the Big Ten Conference made a fashion statement of sorts. They donned snazzy sneakers on the hardwood, even though many of them were wearing suits and ties, to take part in Coaches vs. Cancer, a nationwide campaign that annually draws public attention to advocacy and fundraising efforts around this severe disease.

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BTN LiveBIG: Rutgers medical student offers shining example of service learning

When she went to Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Janki Shah knew she wanted to go above and beyond the conventional academic path to make a difference in the lives of others. That drive led her to start the Women’s Health Literacy Project, an initiative to get medical counseling and treatment for women and families in need.

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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota continues legacy of fighting world hunger

The University of Minnesota is known for producing innovative, essential work in agriculture — a bit odd for a school that has a gopher, a notorious farm pest, as a mascot. Today, alumni, professors and students are contributing immensely to this field and, in the process, helping keep the world fed even as new problems continually emerge.

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BTN LiveBIG: Iowa Dance Marathon students keep on moving for children’s cancer

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again.

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BTN LiveBIG: Big Ten students tapped to fight growing problem of world hunger

It’s a big challenge: make sure every single one of the 9 billion-plus people living on Earth in 2050 is well-fed and nourished. But it’s one that students attending Big Ten universities are up for, as demonstrated by the honorees in the inaugural Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security fellowship, sponsored and operated by Land O’Lakes Inc.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska research institute focuses on tomorrow’s security threats today

The recent hacking of U.S. Central Command’s Twitter (@CENTCOM) and YouTube accounts demonstrated that cyberterrorism is a very real threat. Fortunately, it’s a very well-researched one, too, thanks in part to the work done by the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) at the University of Nebraska.

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