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Were it not for a sportswriter in the Chicago Daily Tribune, Northwestern’s athletic teams might still be known as “The Purple.” Writing in 1924, Wallace Abbey said of Northwestern’s football team: “Football players had not come down from Evanston; wildcats would be a name better suited to [Coach Glenn] Thistletwaite’s boys.” Since then the Wildcats have taken that same expansive enthusiasm and applied it to endeavors both on and off the field. A founding member of the Big 10 conference, Northwestern’s reach extends as far away as Qatar, where it runs a journalism and communications school. It has put an emphasis
“I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear …” – Walt Whitman The “varied carols” described by Whitman in his immortal poem remind us of an important truth about our country, one that’s inscribed on the Great Seal of the United States: E Pluribus Unum. From the many, one. Whitman’s writing was in praise of the great multitude of people who worked in many different ways to build the strong nation that endures to this day. This Fourth of July, LiveBIG celebrates a song of America not unlike Whitman’s, but with a focus on how the universities of the
Imagine discovering the impossible: Something so significant it affects the course of scientific thought dating back to Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. Astrophysicist Dr. Frederic Rasio knows that feeling. For the past 20 years, Rasio, the Joseph Cummings professor of physics at Northwestern University, has been using computational modeling to understand the life-cycle of globular clusters. His research into these dense star clusters touches on X-ray astronomy and radio pulsar astronomy. To understand the scope of this work, it’s helpful to get a sense of the size and age of the astronomical objects he studies. Globular clusters are ancient and dense
Doffing cap and gown, thousands of Big Ten students recently made one of the biggest transitions of their lives. These newly-minted college graduates are poised to face the challenges of an ever-changing world beyond campus. If an education from one of the best universities in the nation wasn’t enough, they also received valued advice from that bastion of the baccalaureate — the commencement speaker — as a parting gift. And this year’s speakers brought both gravitas and levity to graduation days around the Big Ten. From a crusading clinician to the leader of the free world, these addresses are filled