Latest LiveBIG: Northwestern News

BTN LiveBIG: Alzheimer's patients, NU students partner

At Northwestern University, a unique spin on the Buddy System is pairing first-year medical students with people who suffer from the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.

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BTN LiveBIG: Illinois, NU create self-charging heart

The human heart is one of the most incredible natural phenomena in existence. The ways in which it powers various functions of the human body is one of the great wonders of life. Yonggang Huang and John Rogers, professors at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois, respectively, have spent much of their careers studying this amazing organ.

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BTN LiveBIG: Evans Scholarships driving education home

The Evans Scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards available in the United States, and it has an influence over its scholars for not only the time they are in college but the years that follow. But the influence goes beyond the financial aid it provides the college students.

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BTN LiveBIG: B1G social influence rated nationally

Recently, Coldlime analysed how the top 100 U.S. universities (as ranked by Forbes) are using Twitter, utilizing Moz’s Social Authority, and the Big Ten was very well represented. Six Big Ten universities were included in Forbes’ top 100, and four of them were among Coldlime’s top 14 overall.

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BTN LiveBIG: Katrina Adams serving tennis to the world

For tennis fans we’ve entered the sweet spot of Grand Slam season. The French Open just ended and the eyes of the sport are focused on Wimbledon and the US Open will be upon us in no time. The summer also marks a major spike in tennis participation so we thought it was appropriate to reconnect with Katrina Adams, a prominent voice on the world stage of the sport.

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BTN LiveBIG: NU LGBT Resource Center celebrates 10 years

When Devin Moss was in college, he was rejected from joining a fraternity and serving as a resident assistant because of his sexual orientation.

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BTN LiveBIG: NU soccer player brings sight to Nicaraguans

Katie Landgrebe from the Northwestern women’s soccer team traveled to Nicaragua for a week in May to work in one of OneSight’s (OneSight.org) five-day global clinics. Along with the in-depth community knowledge and relationships of Amigos for Christ (AmigosforChrist.org) based in Chinandega, Nicaragua, the OneSight team provided eyecare to almost 3,000 patients from the northern region of the country.

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BTN LiveBIG: Workplaces evolving at Northwestern

The American workspace epitomizes hard work.

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BTN LiveBIG: Will To Live inspiring teammates

There is no “I” in team and John Trautwein can tell you that.

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BTN LiveBIG: Share A Solution Stories

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.

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BTN LiveBIG: CFL champ, 4th grader share bond

“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.

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BTN LiveBIG: NUDM celebrates 40 years

On Monday, March 3, the Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM) hosted their annual student-athlete talent show to benefit their causes. On hand to serve as celebrity judges for the event were Northwestern alumni Michael Wilbon from ESPN and Oakland Raiders linebacker Nick Roach.

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BTN LiveBIG: 40 years of Northwestern's Dance Marathon

What if you wanted to support a dance marathon but you can’t dance?  It turns out that there are plenty of ways to raise money without taking a turn on the dance floor, if you are part of Northwestern University’s Dance Marathon.

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BTN LiveBIG: 5 minutes can save a life

Four years ago, the American Heart Association recommended changing the traditional method of CPR. That same year the AHAS got a vocal champion in Northwestern’s Dr. George Chiampas. He brought passion and a personal story to his commitment to changing the way everyone gets trained on saving sufferers of heart attacks.

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BTN LiveBIG: Northwestern helps Wounded Warriors

On Nov. 16, 2013, Northwestern lost a thriller at home versus Michigan in triple-overtime, 27-19. On gameday, Northwestern partnered with Under Armour, its apparel provider, and the Wounded Warrior Project, to produce special patriotic jerseys for the game.

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BTN LiveBIG: Northwestern premiere

After the Northwestern Wildcats men’s basketball team hosts Purdue tonight, the Northwestern episode of LiveB1G premieres.

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BTN LiveBIG: Northwestern's Bast striking out bullying

What began as a summer project for Northwestern senior softball star Marisa Bast has quickly become a community-changing program.

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BTN LiveBIG: Jeff Budzien making a special impact

On the football field, Northwestern senior kicker Jeff Budzien’s collegiate career will be remembered for its consistency. He is now the university’s all-time scoring leader, and on Monday he was named the 2013 Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year.

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BTN LiveBIG: Napoleon Harris tackling politics

One former football player lost his battle, but a Northwestern grad stepped in to make a long-term impact in his honor.

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BTN LiveBIG: Design for America developing leaders

In 2009, a group of Northwestern students won an award for having the “Most Creative Project” from the Diabetes Mine Awards with their concept for a bear that would help children diagnosed with type-one diabetes learn about their disease.

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BTN LiveBIG: Focus on NU's global outreach

BTN’s new series, BTN LiveBIG, continues Wednesday with stories from Northwestern University, including the university’s first international branch in Qatar, NU-Q.  The program will air at 11 PM CT/Midnight ET on Wednesday.

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