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Congrats to 1000+ @northwesternu students who just danced for 30 hours & raised $1.38m for @nudm. Go ‘Cats! #NUDM40 — Mark Kirk (@SenatorKirk) March 9, 2014 Northwestern’s Dance Marathon set a new NUDM record for funds raised in their 40th event. Congrats! A new visualization wall at Penn State is helping researchers and students think bigger. Students from the University of Nebraska will conduct research for NASA on robotic surgery for space travel – at 35,000 feet. Purdue is commemorating 100 years of the Purdue Road School with a special exhibit that ends on March 13. This year’s Road School will take place

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. Here are a few highlights: [youtube Northwestern’s 40th dance marathon is this weekend. Below are some more images from the build-up for this weekend and a few from last year’s event. Be sure to keep up with NUDM on their social media channels, which will include a livestream of the event on their website. Here are the links:

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. [youtube NU’s Dance Marathon (NUDM) co-chair, senior Josh Parish, is personally preparing to dance for a fourth time. In past years, he witnessed athletes come into the tent to pump-up dancers and help serve meals, but not dance. Some of the athletes’ support this year came before the dancing even begins.  Parish is excited for a greater student-athlete