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OK Go announced as Dillo Day opener

​Alternative rock band OK Go will open Dillo Day on Saturday, Mayfest announced on Tuesday.

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

May 27, 2014

OK Go, an alternative rock band, will open Dillo Day on Saturday, Mayfest announced Tuesday night. Mayfest teased OK Go on its website Monday night by posting a picture of the treadmills from the band’s Grammy award-winning music video, “Here It Goes Again.” Michael Bass, Mayfest’s director...

FDA details potential plan to grant accelerated approval to Duchenne treatment

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

April 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration outlined a possible pathway that would grant accelerated approval to a drug with the potential to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the disease Dance Marathon raised more than $1.3 million to fund research for last quarter. The FDA Safety and Innovation Act passed ...

Updated: Dance Marathon selects 2015 executive co-chairs

Paulina Firozi, Editor in Chief

April 4, 2014

Ander Aretakis and David Ryan will be the co-chairs for Dance Marathon 2015, the organization announced Friday. Aretakis and Ryan, both Weinberg juniors, will head the executive board for the 41st year of Dance Marathon. They will succeed executive co-chairs Anna Radoff, a Weinberg senior, and ...

Letter to the Editor: A thank you from the Evanston Community Foundation

Sara Schastok

April 3, 2014

As the quarter gets underway, the Evanston Community Foundation wants to extend our appreciation to every dancer, committee member and executive board member on a hugely successful 40th anniversary Dance Marathon.  We want you to know that the community of Evanston greatly appreciates and applauds your...

‘The miracle is Joseph’: Dance Marathon raises more than $1.3 million in hopes of Duchenne cure

Marissa Penrod (right), the founder of Team Joseph, hugs Dance Marathon executive co-chair Anna Radoff during Block 10. Penrod expressed her gratitude toward DM for choosing her cause.

Paulina Firozi, Editor in Chief

March 9, 2014

When Marissa Penrod got up on stage during the final block of Dance Marathon 2014 and began talking to the crowd about her son, it was the first time in almost 28 hours the tent reached something close to silence. More than 1,000 dancers, DM staff and NU and Evanston community members stood mesmerized...