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Actors unable to work during the pandemic form public theatre group

People work together to move a large blue heron. Members of Art of Spontaneous Spectacle and a public audience danced with bird masks during one performance.

Jack Austin, Reporter

August 6, 2020

A loose collection of actors and musicians, unable to perform in a traditional theater setting, have banded together to form Art of Spontaneous Spectacle, an ever-changing troupe that has performed a handful of times in Loyola Park. Communication Prof. Jessica Thebus, one of the events’ organizers,...

Northwestern, Chicago-area hospitals conduct vaccine clinical trials among other preventative studies

Feinberg School of Medicine. Northwestern seeks volunteers for the AstraZeneca vaccine candidate and other preventative clinical trials.

Yonjoo Seo, Reporter

August 6, 2020

Northwestern Medicine is recruiting 5,000 adult volunteers for a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate and other preventative studies through a registry, it announced in a July 27 news release. Supported by the Feinberg School of Medicine, the Phase 3 trial of the AstraZeneca LLC vaccine...

Evanston businesses take out Payment Protection Program loans

A view of Evanston from above. Over 200 Evanston businesses have received Payment Protection Program loans to help them continue to pay their workers during the pandemic. Many of them, including Roycemore School and the Evanston Community Foundation, have benefited from these PPP loans.

Vivian Xia, Reporter

August 6, 2020

Two hundred Evanston businesses have taken out Paycheck Protection Program loans of over $150,000 to help them continue to pay their workers, including schools, nonprofits and restaurants, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Small Business Administration. PPP loans are designed...

COVID-19 disproportionately impacts some scientists over others, research finds

The Kellogg School of Management Global Hub, 2211 Campus Drive. A recent study done by Kellogg researchers found that the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected scientists who study laboratory sciences, are women or have young children under 5 years old. These findings have various implications, especially for policymakers.

Vivian Xia, Reporter

August 6, 2020

Kellogg School of Management researchers recently found from a new survey that the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted scientists who study laboratory sciences, are women or have young children. In mid-April, the team sent out a survey to scientists at universities across the United...

McCormick sophomore Saahir Ganti-Agrawal conducts water purification research on nanofiltration membranes

McCormick sophomore Saahir Ganti-Agrawal. He describes his summer research in the third part of a series.

Laurisa Sastoque, Reporter

August 6, 2020

This article is the third in a series featuring Northwestern students and their research projects during the summer of 2020. McCormick sophomore Saahir Ganti-Agrawal is working at McCormick Prof. Sinan Keten’s Computational Nanodynamics Laboratory this summer studying nanofiltration membranes through ...