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BTN LiveBIG: Northwestern grads deliver hope on two wheels to African schoolgirls

One thing that characterizes great journalists is the ability to get to the bottom of a problem. And for two former Northwestern University journalism students, their ability to do that led to more than just a great story. It prompted them to create a philanthropic organization that’s changing lives in one of the poorest countries on Earth. With a shared interest in international reporting, Lauren Bohn and Zoe Fox turned their passion toward an investigation into why the African nation of Malawi was mired in poverty. In their inquiries, they arrived at an interesting conclusion: that bikes could give a

BTN LiveBIG: For Northwestern grad, all roads lead to home

Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums and faculty are taking to work. Deontae Moore didn’t necessarily set out to become a leader and an example for others to follow. But that’s how it turned out for this Northwestern University graduate and native son of Chicago’s South Side. It all started when Moore, who grew up in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, graduated from Urban Prep Academy, a network of three all-male charter high schools

BTN LiveBIG: Innovations at Northwestern’s Knight Lab help spread the news

Claims regarding the impending demise of newspapers aren’t taken lightly at Northwestern University, a school known for having one of the country’s top journalism programs. Students and faculty at NU are developing creative solutions that will revolutionize the ways we consume the news. One of the best examples of their commitment to journalism’s future is Northwestern’s Knight Lab. A joint venture between the Medill School of Journalism and the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science that started in 2010, the Lab develops user-friendly software programs that enable journalists to tell their stories with more precision, depth and clarity. According

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. Loneliness. Cynicism. Sadness. Alienation. Regret. Although it’s a holiday centered on love, Valentine’s Day tends to inspire those kinds of feelings too. And Northwestern University student Kalina Silverman can relate to those emotions. Silverman, 20, came to Northwestern a few years ago from the sun and surf of Santa Monica, Calif., because she wanted “get out of her comfort zone” by living