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Honoring Emmett Till’s life — and his mother’s legacy

November 22, 2021
Northwestern University professor Christopher Benson, with surviving members of the Till family, has announced the creation of the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley Institute, which includes several relatives and friends of the Till family on its board of directors.

Avoiding COVID-19 family feuds over holidays

November 19, 2021
Will December holiday gatherings – Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanzaa – be contentious as people argue over individual COVID-19 comfort levels, masking and the vaccination/booster status of friends and family in their homes?
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Students are happier if their college requires vaccines, survey finds

November 18, 2021
A new survey of more than 1,200 U.S. college students shows those in colleges with a mask and vaccine mandate were more likely to approve of their universities’ handling of COVID-19 than those without. But about half were confused about what their university’s policy actually said.

How herpes checks into the nervous system for life

November 17, 2021
Herpes type 1 is sealed with a kiss for a lifetime. More than half of U.S. adults are carriers of HSV1 (herpes simplex virus type 1) which hibernates in the peripheral nervous system and can never be eradicated.