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Tuesday, October 6

Six named to Board of Trustees

Six distinguished individuals have been named to Northwestern’s Board of Trustees. They are Heather Bogdanoff Baker, Tarek Elmasry, Bridgette Heller, Yie-Hsin Hung, John Kukral and Albert Manzone.

Read more about them.


New directors elected to Northwestern Alumni Association

A diverse and highly accomplished board of 21 new and continuing directors has been elected to the Northwestern Alumni Association board of directors. The directors represent significant experience in digital communications and operations, international business, corporate wellness, and branding and marketing.

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Third major gift of Steichen photographs broadens Block teaching collection

The Block Museum of Art has acquired 41 silver gelatin and platinum prints by renowned American artist Edward Steichen from collectors Richard and Jackie Hollander. The donation broadens the museum’s already significant holding of vintage prints by Steichen. This is the third gift of Steichens to The Block from the Hollander family.


Leaders consider global reach of higher education

The work that universities do on the local, regional and national levels plays a critical role in addressing global challenges, a group of leaders from schools around the world affirmed during a forum hosted recently by Northwestern.

The first virtual Convening of Presidential Delegates from the U7+ Alliance of World Universities attracted more than 100 senior officials and faculty from 33 universities across 13 countries for two days of discussion on the role and future of higher education and how universities can operate as global actors and help solve global challenges.

Anne Applebaum

‘Twilight of Democracy’ author Anne Applebaum to deliver annual Leopold Lecture

Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, journalist and geopolitical commentator, will deliver the 31st annual Richard W. Leopold Lecture in a livestream event hosted by Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8.

Visit the Weinberg College website to join the livestream talk and to submit a question for the Q&A.

Nasal swab

A better swab: Matthew Grayson, professor of electrical and computer engineering, assembled a team to design a patent-pending prototype for an improved nasal swab for the coronavirus.


Food insecurity more than doubled as a result of the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19, hitting as many as 23% of households earlier this year, according to researchers at the Institute for Policy Research.

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