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BTN LiveBIG: A 'United' front in the war against inner-city violence

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. In my 10 years of working on video content, I’ve had a handful of shoots in elementary schools.  As a producer, you get excited knowing you’re going to capture footage of cute kids having fun and smiling. Add some slow motion to that and you’ve got gold! When I walked into Earle STEM Academy in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side,

BTN LiveBIG: Northwestern alums restore historical treasures

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. For decades, the roundhouse in Chicago’s Washington Park sat underutilized, its grand exterior belied its use as an oversized equipment shed. But in 2004, the former stable and carriage repair facility was given a new lease on life — literally. “It was gifted to the museum with a 99-year lease from the Chicago Park District,” said Clarence Bourne, board chairman of the

BTN LiveBIG: Northwestern alum digs in on 'vetrepreneurship'

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. The common stereotype on military veterans who find adjusting to civilian life difficult is they’ve seen terrible things while serving their country that the rest of us couldn’t imagine. But that’s often not the case. Many times, these vets simply can’t establish the kinds of close, reliable bonds with civilian counterparts that they had in the armed forces. “It’s one thing I

BTN LiveBIG: Northwestern brightens future for female cancer patients

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. A cancer diagnosis is one of just a few things that can completely throw a young person’s life off-track. The sheer stress and immediacy can make it difficult to focus on anything down the road. For young women, it’s even more disconcerting, as standard chemo treatments often destroy fertility and prevent them from having children. That aspect of it shocked Heather Schumacher, who