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Lessons from the battlefield

Once they battled rival teams on Northwestern’s athletic fields. Now, as healthcare professionals on the front lines, these Weinberg College alumni are fighting a far deadlier opponent: COVID-19. The Daily Northwestern recently highlighted five Weinberg College alumni who notched impressive careers as student-athletes while pursing undergraduate degrees in the arts and sciences. Now each are […]

‘Smart containment’ could save lives — and the economy

How do you balance the devastating economic effects of a global quarantine against the mandate to  save as many lives as possible? “Smart containment” might be the answer. That’s an approach proposed by Weinberg College economist Martin Eichenbaum, along with Kellogg School of Management professor  Sergio Rebelo and economist Mathias Trabandt of the Free University […]

Rethinking the apocalypse

The word “apocalypse” is being used liberally these days, and summons images of widespread social breakdown and destruction, notes Rachel Webster, an associate professor of instruction in the Department of English. But the poet and author points out that the Greek root of the word — apokálypsis — invokes another potential scenario entirely: “to uncover, […]

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How are Weinberg College alumni helping during the pandemic?

Weinberg College alumni are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, working in healthcare, research, the media and education. They’re searching for a cure, keeping critical lines of communication open, tending to COVID-19 patients, educating students remotely and doing what they can to make things better during these unprecedented times. Tista Ghosh ’96 is […]