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BTN LiveBIG: Journalism Awards Announced

They were created for in-class assignments, student newspapers, and online viewing. They covered issues ranging from comprehensive mental health services to healthier school cafeteria food to rebuilding Detroit. They came from five different universities and included two sophomores, a junior and two seniors. While diverse on some levels, they also shared a commitment to telling important stories about what people across the Big Ten are doing to make the world a better place. Today, we are pleased to announce, our five winners of the first BTN LiveBIG Student Solutions Journalism Awards. Sophia Bollag, a sophomore at Northwestern University, for In

BTN LiveBIG: Solutions Journalism Award judges named

Throughout the spring of 2014, students across all 14 Big Ten Universities have submitted dozens of solutions stories, highlighting the best of their universities. Thanks to the work of Big Ten student journalists, the contributions of students, faculty and alumni are not going unnoticed. And what contributions they are! We received stories that spanned topics and achievements—from environmental movements across the communities Big Ten universities call home, to unique strategies to mentor the next generation of Big Ten fans, to examples of how a Big Ten education equips alumni to create social solutions around the world. And thank you to

BTN LiveBIG: Share A Solution stories

We are just three days away from the deadline for Big Ten students to submit stories of solution coming from their universities. Here are two more showing the positive impact Big Ten students, staff and faculty can have. In 2012, ten students from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications began interviewing members of the Tulsa Muscogee (Creek) tribe of Native Americans in Oklahoma. After three semesters of work, they have created the Native Daughter’s project, a gathering of stories to inspire young, Native girls to achieve their dream. This story is a part of the

BTN LiveBIG: Introducing 'Share A Solution'

BTN LiveBIG has been an important part of BTN’s commitment to showcasing and supporting the best of each Big Ten university. BTN LiveBIG just finished its fourth season telling stories of students, staff, faculty, and alumni who are making a difference in the world through innovations in research, education and community service. This year’s stories included the University of Iowa’s Reach program, giving students, who may never have had college on their radar, the opportunity to attend a university, and Purdue University’s National Entrepreneurship Boot camp for Veterans with Disabilities, helping veteran’s follow their dreams of business ownership. Now, we’re