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Statement on new additions to Big Ten Conference

July 1, 2022
Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro and Combe Family Vice President for Athletics & Recreation Derrick Gragg issue a statement following the announcement that UCLA and USC would become the newest members of the Big Ten Conference.
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Hospitals bound to patient safety rules that aren’t all backed by evidence

June 30, 2022
If health care facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes don’t follow patient safety rules set by The Joint Commission (TJC) — the independent organization responsible for accrediting health care facilities — they may lose their accreditation, and consequently, lose patients and millions of dollars every year in funding.
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EPA decision "does not eliminate all levers" to fight climate change

June 30, 2022
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-3 ruling in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency that curtailed the executive branch of the federal government’s ability to broadly regulate the emissions of fossil fuel-burning power plants that contribute to climate change, dealing a blow to the Biden administration’s climate goals. Below, Northwestern University faculty from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the Northwestern Pritzker Law School and the Kellogg School of Management offer reactions and insights on the likely ramifications of the decision.

Dissolving implantable device relieves pain without drugs

June 30, 2022
A Northwestern University-led team of researchers has developed a new small, soft, flexible implant that relieves pain on demand and without drugs. The first-of-its-kind device could provide a much-needed alternative to opioids and other highly addictive medications.
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Summer season is on at the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts

June 29, 2022
Northwestern University’s Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts is staging three vibrant works this summer penned by some of the country’s best emerging and established talents. The summer programming is brought to life at the Wirtz Center by Northwestern’s exceptional student performers working alongside leading professionals from Chicago and New York.

Struggling Communities Hardest Hit by Decline in Local Journalism

June 29, 2022
The United States continues to lose newspapers at a rate of two a week, further dividing the nation into wealthier, faster growing communities with access to local news, and struggling areas without, according to a report on the state of local news from the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University.

Lunch and movies on the lake this summer

June 29, 2022
Northwestern University announces the schedule for the 2022 Lunch on the Lake and Summer Cinema series. Sponsored by the Office of Summer Session and Norris University Center, all events are free and open to the public.