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Susan and Stephen Wilson Establish Engagement Fund at Block Museum of Art

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Northwestern University Trustee Stephen R. Wilson ’70, ’74 MBA and Susan K. Wilson ’70 have established the Wilson Fund at the Block Museum of Art to support community outreach efforts.

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Are You Happy You Voted – or Didn't?

An analysis of 22 election-period surveys in five countries shows that people who cast a ballot are much more glad they did than people who abstain.

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Why Do People in New Democracies Stop Voting?

An exhaustive study of legislative elections in all 91 democracies that were born around the world from 1939 to 2015 finds that in half of them, there was a substantial decline in voter turnout. But what actually caused people to stay home depended on what country they lived in and how democratization happened there.

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National Endowment for Humanities Awards Professor Laurie Arnold $138,662 Grant

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SPOKANE, Wash. – The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Laurie Arnold, assistant professor of history and director of Gonzaga University’s Native American Studies program, a $138,662 grant to host a Summer Institute for faculty development titled “The Native American West: A Case Study of the Columbia Plateau.”

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In the Middle East, Two-Thirds Get News on Social Media; Less Than Half Trust it

Trust in the news media is high across the Middle East, but significantly less so on social media, according to the fifth annual survey of media use and public opinion by Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q).

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Showcasing Innovative Architectural Design

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New work from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture that explores sustainable building practices, new design and fabrication strategies, architectural acoustics, and the integration of new technologies will be showcased at the World Maker Faire New York, billed as “the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth and premier gathering place on the East Coast for makers of all kinds.”

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MTSU Launches New Online ‘First Amendment Encyclopedia’ for Public Access

Middle Tennessee State University has launched a new online, searchable encyclopedia about the First Amendment with the university’s John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies.

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Jane Addams-Hull House Exhibit Asks: How Do Shuttered CPS Schools Affect West Side?

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After CPS closed dozens of schools, exhibit looks at the affects of closures on the West Side neighborhood of Chicago.

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‘Fake News’ From 1738 Offers Lessons for Modern Historians

A widely circulated 1738 newspaper account of a Native American uprising against British settlers on the New England island of Nantucket – a report that turned out to be false – offers important lessons for historians today, says an assistant professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology.







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