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What the world may look like after COVID-19?

April 22, 2020
Once the coronavirus crisis has ebbed, we may find a world that is poorer, more fragmented and harder to navigate, according to Ian Hurd, professor of political science at Northwestern University, one of two experts available to talk to the media about the topic.
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Northwestern commencement will be virtual

April 22, 2020
Northwestern’s commencement ceremony will be held virtually, President Morton Schapiro announced today, marking the first time in 162 years the ceremony will not be held in person.
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'COVID toes probably more rampant than we realize'

April 21, 2020
Cases of a new mysterious skin condition known informally as "COVID toes" that causes purple, blue or red discoloration of the toes are popping up across the U.S., leading some to believe it's related to COVID-19.
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One-step diagnostic tool receives NSF RAPID grant

April 20, 2020
Synthetic biologists received funding to develop an easy-to-use, quick-screen technology that can test for infectious diseases, including COVID-19, in the body or the environment.

Imagine U comes to you

April 17, 2020
Imagine U Storytime videos can be accessed on the new Wirtz Center YouTube channel as part of the Wirtz Center's ongoing effort to #sharethearts and connect audiences with high-quality arts experiences across its digital channels. The weekly video installments, each lasting 15 minutes, will premiere Sundays at 6 p.m., and will remain posted for streaming after their premiere date.