What the future of gaming might look like

What the future of gaming might look like

On Wednesday nights, a few dozen Northeastern students convene in 346 Curry Student Center to hang out and play video games like “Mario Kart” and “Super Smash Bros. Melee.” They’re members of Northeastern Entertainment System, the university’s video game club, and they’re part of a growing trend that’s seen video games become a ubiquitous part … Continued

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Renaming Yawkey Way: The power of sports in social justice

Renaming Yawkey Way: The power of sports in social justice

Amid escalating racial tension across the nation, Red Sox principal owner John Henry advocated for the renaming of Yawkey Way—the well-known Boston street outside Fenway Park named after former team owner Tom Yawkey. While Yawkey was at the helm, the Red Sox were the last team in Major League Baseball to integrate. The team passed on … Continued

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Turning Ideals Into Action

Turning Ideals Into Action

September 4, 2017 To all members of the Northeastern Community: Tomorrow morning at convocation, our students, faculty, and staff join together from every corner of the globe to begin the new academic year. Our countless different backgrounds, beliefs, and identities are the foundation of Northeastern’s excellence and our most precious resource. Yet we find, today, … Continued

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Northeastern math professors bridge the gap for high school calculus programs

Northeastern math professors bridge the gap for high school calculus programs

In 1994, Northeastern math professor Robert Case was concerned with the lack of advanced math courses in the BPS, primarily composed of underrepresented minorities, including African American and Hispanic students. Not only were there not many of these advanced courses, there were also many students with gaps in their math education, preventing them from reaching calculus by … Continued

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Northeastern veterans find confidence with improvisation workshops

Northeastern veterans find confidence with improvisation workshops

Northeastern University is offering veteran students improv workshops to help them find their voice as they come back into the civilian world. Improv for Northeastern veterans was the idea of Air Force veteran Andrew McCarty, the director of the university’s Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers.”When I got out, for some reason, I … Continued

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City of Boston posts signs depicting how to help defuse Islamophobic situations

City of Boston posts signs depicting how to help defuse Islamophobic situations

City workers are putting up PSA posters around Boston in a new initiative to show people how to safely step in and help stop incidents of Islamophobic harassment. The step-by-step instructions, city officials said, encourage bystanders to quickly strike up conversations with Muslims being assailed by strangers, in hopes the actions will help disrupt the abuse, … Continued

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Northeastern architecture aluma Juliet Chun strives for equity in the design profession

Northeastern architecture aluma Juliet Chun strives for equity in the design profession

Learn about Juliet Chun’s journey as a designer and how she founded the Girl UNinterrupted project. Juliet Chun: The mission of the project is to further enhance equity within the profession, while connecting knowledge between young designers and experienced leaders. What can younger staff do to jump start their careers? What kind of mentorship do they need? … Continued

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Northeastern hosts fourth annual “Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum and Symposium”

Northeastern hosts fourth annual “Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum and Symposium”

More than 50 high-achieving college students from over two-dozen countries will convene at Northeastern University for the fourth annual Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum and Symposium. The students—winners of an essay contest held by ELS Education Services and the United Nations Academic Impact—will spend five days working to create action plans for addressing select … Continued

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Northeastern presents social justice advocate examining how to change a broken-system

Northeastern presents social justice advocate examining how to change a broken-system

Northeastern University hosted Bryan Stevenson, one of the country’s most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates at the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute on June 15, 2017. A MacArthur fellow and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson is a founding leader of the movement against mass incarceration in the U.S. He recently … Continued

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Northeastern student-journalists shine at New England Emmy Awards

Northeastern student-journalists shine at New England Emmy Awards

More than a dozen Northeastern student-journalists won prizes at the New England Emmy Awards last weekend. Three teams of students were honored for their work, which ranged from telling compelling community stories to building a campus TV news network. The students comprised both undergraduate and graduate students, and both current students and recent graduates; their … Continued

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Northeastern professors receive $1M HHMI grant for Inclusive Excellence initiative

Northeastern professors receive $1M HHMI grant for Inclusive Excellence initiative

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded a Northeastern University’s College of Science faculty members $1 million to create programming focused on diversity and inclusion initiatives for the natural science fields in higher education. Chemistry professor Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechen and Biology professor Dr. Wendy Smith will lead the project at Northeastern that will focus on training faculty on … Continued

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Inaugural lecture series examines “Indians in America”

Inaugural lecture series examines “Indians in America”

By almost every measurable variable, Indian-born immigrants in the United States are “outliers,” said author and University of Pennsylvania professor Devesh Kapur. Compared to other immigrant groups and native U.S. citizens, they’re largely better-educated, higher-paid, and unusually concentrated in certain employment sectors, Kapur said. “So how did a population from a low-income, developing nation with … Continued

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