Author: Jennifer Draper

Jennifer is a freelance writer and graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, specializing in health and science reporting. She is often spotted reading in coffee shops and enjoys writing about the environment, travel and global health.

Full bellies: Program created by NU alumni helps African farmers

The origin story for a top international charity begins at Northwestern University, and the director returned to campus on April 23 to talk about the organization’s successes and challenges as a part of the One Book One Northwestern series. “This really is a very special moment for me,” One Acre Fund Director Matt Forti said.

U.S. not immune to hunger pains, new study says

With McDonald’s and Starbucks popping up on every street corner, it seems the United States is the last country plagued by hunger. Yet food insecurity continues at high levels throughout the nation, according to new research reported last week by Feeding America, a hunger-relief charity based in Chicago. “Map the Meal Gap 2014” analyses 2012