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Ryan Field

Demolition set to begin at Ryan Field

February 9, 2024
As construction fences go up around Ryan Field, Northwestern University is announcing measures to keep the community informed of upcoming milestones and ensure transparency and engagement with the community throughout the construction process at the University’s athletics campus.

Statement on state's attorney's decision to drop charges

February 8, 2024
On Wednesday, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, after consulting with representatives from the Students Publishing Company, decided to dismiss criminal charges against two Northwestern students who had been charged with theft of advertising services in the distribution of “fake” Daily Northwestern newspapers last October.
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David Lively named vice president for Alumni Relations and Development

February 7, 2024
David Lively has been named vice president for Alumni Relations and Development, effective immediately, President Michael Schill announced today. Lively, who joined ARD more than a decade ago and has risen through the ranks, had been serving as senior associate vice president and interim vice president.

Understanding how soil traps carbon

February 5, 2024
In a new study, Northwestern University researchers determined the factors that could cause carbon to be trapped in soil rather than released into the atmosphere.
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Using cancer’s strength to fight against it

February 5, 2024
The Choi and Roybal labs have jointly engineered a novel therapy for solid tumors. It borrows a superpower from T cell cancers to make T cell therapies strong enough to fight skin, lung and stomach cancers.
Black Lives Matter

How did parents talk to their children about Black Lives Matter?

February 5, 2024
A new study led by psychology researchers at Northwestern University found 84% of Black parents and 76% of white parents had spoken to their 8– to 11-year-old-children about the Black Lives Matter movement within the year following the 2020 murder of George Floyd.
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Racial bias exists in photo-based medical diagnosis despite AI help

February 5, 2024
As is in many fields, medical professionals are still figuring out whether artificial intelligence will help or hinder their work. Experts also are exploring how biases within society make their way into human-created machines. A new Northwestern University study finds that physician-machine partnerships boost diagnostic accuracy in dermatology, but accuracy disparities across skin color persist.