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University-sponsored trips to South Korea stopped due to Coronavirus

Baggage handlers on the United Airlines jet ramp at O'Hare International Airport, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020.
March 4, 2020

COVID-19 News Due to the COVID-19, coronavirus outbreak, Northwestern-sponsored undergraduate travel to South Korea will be restricted for the time being, the University announced in a Thursday release. This...

University cancels Dance Marathon 2020 following “uncertainty surrounding COVID-19”

Students during Dance Marathon 2019.
March 4, 2020

COVID-19 News As universities across the country re-evaluate plans for spring break and large events, University President Morton Schapiro said in a Wednesday email that Dance Marathon 2020 will be...

Research team identifies potential drug target in virus causing COVID-19

Nsp15, the newly mapped COVID-19 protein that aids in the virus’s replication.
March 3, 2020

COVID-19 News A team of scientists, including researchers from Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, have identified a potential drug target in a newly mapped protein of the virus that causes...

Human Services Committee discusses preparations for Coronavirus

Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd). Braithwaite encouraged the city to begin stocking up on sanitary supplies in preparation for the potential spread of coronavirus.
March 3, 2020

COVID-19 News Director of Health and Human Services Ike Ogbo gave an update on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and how Evanston is preparing its response during Monday’s Human Services Committee...

Coronavirus not a risk to Evanston, experts say

Airline passengers wearing face masks as a precaution to the outbreak of the coronavirus at the airport in Cengkareng, Indonesia, on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Here in Chicago, though, experts generally agree that residents should be more concerned about catching the flu.
February 5, 2020

COVID-19 News Even though the novel coronavirus has crept into five states — including Illinois — members of the Evanston community remain unfazed. Weeks ago, the coronavirus, a disease also...

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