A Model for the Nation

When Sheila Harrity, EDD’13, was named National High School Principal of the Year for orchestrating her school’s academic rebirth, she certainly didn’t expect a reward like this: a commencement address […]

Silence is Golden

Genetics expert Jeanne Lawrence recently electrified the research world with the discovery of a way to silence the extra chromosome responsible for Down syndrome. And this from someone who didn’t […]

Aoun, Obama on Higher-Ed Access

President Joseph E. Aoun and other prominent leaders in higher education met with President Barack Obama in January to discuss daunting higher-education issues, including access, affordability, and success for low-income […]

Food for Thought

Several times each year, the same students who do the Chickamauga trip participate in the “Oxbridge Dinners.” Named for Oxford and Cambridge universities, these elegant dinners provide students with an […]

Fast Track

All-Terrain Research  Clint Valentine, S’15Whether tunneling into lobsters’ brains or ascending mountain peaks, Clint Valentine, S’15, has a passion for taking his work outside the classroom.Last summer, he set off […]

Like Father, Like Daughter

SHOOTING THREES AND SHAKING THE BASKETBALL ESTABLISHMENT: The Short, Chaotic Run of the American Basketball League(ST. JOHANN PRESS; 2013; 120 PAGES) By Bob Lieb, professor of supply chain managementGENDER, BRANDING, […]


LifeBlood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital(UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS; 2013; 288 PAGES) By Matthew T. Huber, MA’04Many people in the United States believe that our nation is addicted […]

Precious Metal

Northeastern athletes excelled at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and brought home some serious hardware.Hockey forward Kendall Coyne (above) , AMD’17, earned a silver medal in the final against […]

Building a Better Bee

As the honeybee goes, so goes much of our food, and the honeybee is not doing well at all—in fact, it’s dying off at alarming rates. Noted bee researcher Noah […]

From the Lab to the Marketplace

The world will soon get a clearer picture of the practical significance of Jonathan Tilly’s research breakthrough. OvaScience, a Cambridge, Mass., company co-founded by Tilly in April 2011, will begin […]