Supporting 200 students from 40 Chicago Public Schools this year, Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools is proud to help area high school students prepare for competitive colleges and universities.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and University President Morton Schapiro joined students in Streeterville on Sunday for the grand opening of the Academy's new home. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Mayor Emanuel, President Schapiro highlight opening of new site for Northwestern Academy

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01/21/2017 at 16:18. Facebook
A group of Northwestern alumnae from the Class of 1993 chronicle their real-world motivations and challenges in seven stories about ambition, success, family and fulfillment. [ Bit.ly Link ]

The Ambition Interviews: A Table of Contents

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01/20/2017 at 16:51. Facebook
How much do you know about The Dolphin Show? Take a walk through history and watch the transformation from synchronized swim show to the largest student-produced musical production in America.

See if you can spot the Schwimmer!
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01/19/2017 at 21:30. Facebook
Looking good, Northwestern University in Qatar! The new state-of-the-art, LEED gold certified building in Education City, Qatar houses three video production studios, a multimedia newsroom, lecture halls, research libraries and an in-house museum.
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Renewed funding for the Chicago Biomedical Consortium enables collaborative research and training across local university partners, while bolstering Chicago's reputation for biomedical entrepreneurship and discovery. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Support for Chicago Biomedical Consortium renewed

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01/17/2017 at 22:24. Facebook
We're 17 days into the new year and many people have already given up on their 2017 resolutions. Northwestern Medicine says not to worry, as life altering change takes time to take root. Give yourself 21 days to make a habit and six months to establish a daily routine. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Successful Strategies to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions | Northwestern Medicine

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To commemorate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Northwestern is proud to welcome astronaut, physician and STEM advocate, Dr. Mae Jemison as keynote speaker of our Chicago and Evanston events on January 23.

This evening, join poet and educator Clint Smith for a candlelight vigil honoring Dr. King at Alice Millar Chapel. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Trailblazing astronaut physician keynotes Martin Luther King Jr. observance

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Before you dive in to your weekend TV binge on Netflix, read how the platform is exacerbating the polarization of American culture.

As an added bonus, try to name six Northwestern connections in this article! [ Bit.ly Link ]

How Netflix Is Deepening Our Cultural Echo Chambers

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Internationally recognized for his work on the wide-ranging effects of colonialism and Western power on non-Western cultures, French-Algerian artist Kader Attia examines the “phantom limb” and the physical and psychological impact of trauma in the Block-commissioned installation “Kader Attia: Reflecting Memory”. The exhibition of sculpture and video opens Saturday, January 21 and will be on...
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Acclaimed artist Kader Attia to unveil new solo exhibition

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"Human beings, no matter where they are, have more in common with each other than not."

Professor Juliet Sorenson devotes her life and career to global justice. She believes students at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern Law and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have an obligation to the global public, and her Access to Health Project unites all three with one...
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Juliet Sorensen believes interdisciplinary collaboration is key to global justice

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The Garage at Northwestern's intensive 10-week summer program offers guidance to students seeking to grow their early-stage companies. From Zcruit, a predictive analytics tool for college football recruiting, to eRetirements, a site providing future retirees with their own retirement destination, Wildfire's $10,000 in seed funding helps fan the flames of student entrepreneurial ventures. [...
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Student entrepreneurs ignite their ideas at Wildfire

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Mental health at your fingertips: a #podcast explores IntelliCare, a suite of apps that work together to target common causes of depression and anxiety. [ Bit.ly Link ]

New apps designed to reduce depression and anxiety as easily as checking your phone

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Among this year's 30 Under 30, we've discovered six Northwestern and two Kellogg School of Management graduates recognized in the areas of consumer technology, manufacturing, science, venture capital, education and all-star alumni.

For a little Friday fun, share a comment with the names of the alumni you can find. We'll be sure to like any of the correct comments, as well as provide you with...
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30 Under 30 2017

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Merging the analytical and technical components of engineering with creativity, design and divergent thinking has powered the proliferation of Whole-Brain Engineering at Northwestern University and beyond.

We congratulate Dean Julio Ottino for an impactful, interdisciplinary approach that has earned him the 2017 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education.
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Julio Ottino awarded top national academy prize for innovative education

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Sample the sounds of internationally acclaimed musicians, the New Orford String Quartet, who will kick off the Bienen School of Music's 21st annual Winter Chamber Music Festival this Sunday. [ Bit.ly Link ]
What is SHyNE Resource? The Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental Resource is a collaboration between Northwestern and University of Chicago that unites expert personnel with state of the art instrumentation for designing, characterizing and fabricating soft and hybrid nanostructures. #NorthwesternDirection
Northwestern sends its wishes for a happy and healthy 2017!
Before we embark upon the new year, take a minute to ponder picture-perfect Northwestern as seen on Instagram in 2016. #NorthwesternDirection
Not your average NYC souvenir! Congratulations to Northwestern Wildcats for winning the New Era Pinstripe Bowl 31-24 against Pitt Panthers. #B1GCats
It's GAME DAY in the Bronx! Cheer on our #B1GCats in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at 1pm CST on ESPN.