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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

An ice sculpture of Jon Newsome, a Winnetka resident living with ALS, is displayed outside Norris University Center. The sculpture was one of 12 created to raise awareness of ALS.

Ice sculptures come to Northwestern to raise awareness for ALS, following success of Ice Bucket Challenge

May 8, 2015

Jon Newsome used to live an active life filled with exercise and travel. Now, he is confined to a wheelchair with ALS, a disease without a cure. An ice sculpture of Newsome appeared in front of Norris...

Folmsbee: The Ice Bucket Challenge results in disaster

September 23, 2014

Last month, Facebook newsfeeds were inundated with videos of friends pouring buckets of ice water over their heads. Beginning in July, this very strange piece of performance art blossomed into the full-blown...

Northwestern Medicine to receive $10 million for ALS research

September 6, 2014

The Les Turner ALS Foundation pledged $10 million to Northwestern Medicine to advance treatment and research for the disease made prominent by the ice bucket challenge craze. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,...

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