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Posted inArt & Life

A collection of stories about 3 Evanston collectors with eclectic, whimsical, artistic sensibilities

Dan Toomey, Michael Horvich and Barbara Myers are veteran collectors. One-of-a-kind artifacts, ubiquitous and often discarded items, small oddities, family mementoes and handcrafted objects are the treasures and lifeblood of these Evanston collectors whose creative pleasures also include organizing, displaying and living with their collections. A sense of humor and family sentiment Dan Toomey likes […]

Posted inCOVID19

COVID-19 risks force music educators to make key changes

There’s little argument that music education enhances the social and emotional wellbeing of students. Music activities are thought to help build confidence and enhance collaborative work skills, social awareness and even empathetic behaviors. Keeping school music programs viable is important, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, layered safety mitigation strategies and diligence in following them are also […]

Posted inArt & Life

This Northwestern Professor and Robotics Engineer is Unstoppable

When Brenna Argall was starting college with an undergraduate major in mathematics and minors in music and biology, she never imagined she’d become a robotic engineer developing highly complex machines to assist people with severe motor dysfunctions.  More than two decades later, Dr. Brenna Argall has the distinction of being Associate Professor of Computer Science, […]

Posted inArt & Life

Four Profiles of Resilient and Creative Young Evanstonians During the Pandemic

  Despite the pervasive uncertainty, isolation, and disruption that Covid-19 has caused, there are considerable lessons of resilience and creativity in the community.  Many young Evanstonians, still mindful of safety, are demonstrating perseverance, productivity, creativity, and enterprise look like.  They are not letting this pandemic shut them down. Four of them, Taryn Robinson, Gaby Calixte, […]