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Northwestern Prison Education Program receives $1 million grant

Northwestern Prison Education Program receives $1 million grant

Arianna Carpati, Assistant Campus Editor

February 23, 2020

The Northwestern Prison Education Program received a $1 million grant to expand educational opportunities for incarcerated people. The program began in 2018 and continues to offer courses for college credit at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Ill. [ The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will...

Tapping into climate change: How one professor is teaching climate change through maple syrup production

Tapping into climate change: How one professor is teaching climate change through maple syrup production

Isabelle Sarraf, Assistant Campus Editor

February 23, 2020

Almost overnight, taps and plastic bottles were attached to dozens of trees across campus, collecting gallons of sap. Environmental policy and culture prof. Eli Suzukovich began this project in 2015, which has since evolved into a Winter Quarter course called “Maple Syrup and Climate Change.”...

Northwestern Medicine study finds that cocoa aids walking in peripheral artery disease

Northwestern Medicine study finds that cocoa aids walking in peripheral artery disease

Vivian Xia, Reporter

February 23, 2020

A new pilot study from Northwestern Medicine found that drinking cocoa with high levels of flavonol three times a day increased walking distance in individuals with peripheral artery disease. PAD affects about 8.5 million people in the United States and is characterized by blockages in the arteries...

Report highlights priorities for gender-queer, non-binary and transgender members of Northwestern

Report highlights priorities for gender-queer, non-binary and transgender members of Northwestern

Yunkyo Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

February 20, 2020

Expanding health services, increasing accessibility to facilities and supporting identity are among seven recommendations outlined in a 82-page report compiled by members of Northwestern’s Gender-Queer, Non-Binary, and Trans Task Force. The report includes key requests, action items, desired outcomes and d...

Profile: Advocacy, community, and academia at Queer Pride Graduate Student Association

Profile: Advocacy, community, and academia at Queer Pride Graduate Student Association

Anushuya Thapa, Reporter

February 20, 2020

When Addie Shrodes first came to The Graduate School at Northwestern, she was already looking for spaces where she could meet other LGBTQ students. The Queer Pride Graduate Student Association soon became her home, as it has for over 400 graduate students. Founded in 2005, QPGSA is involved in advocacy...