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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, […]

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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, […]

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The Evanston Art Center’s New Normal During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over its 90-year history, the Evanston Art Center has proved good at adapting, and now the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged EAC again to remain resilient and nimble in delivering services and programs.  Although it is not “business as usual” at 1717 Central St., the Art Center is again hosting its popular Winter Arts and Crafts Expo.  […]

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Dance Center Evanston Makes No Small Plans

Since opening in1997, Dance Center Evanston has been a pillar of Evanston’s arts community, and is proving to be a model of resilience and tenacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Despite daunting challenges, founder and Director, Béa Rashid and her staff of 22 have remained focused.  They have persevered towards goals of offering excellent and personalized […]

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National Able Network Prepares Folks for Their Next Career

National Able Network (NAN) is a non-profit agency offering federally-funded services through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and serves both job seekers and employers. It has five offices in the Chicago area, one of them on the third floor of the Evanston Public Library. NAN occupies a modest-sized partitioned space down a small […]