East Meets West

It was the handshake that shook the world. In 1972, U.S. President Richard Nixon and China’s Chairman Mao Zedong, the leaders of a democratic superpower and a Communist giant, respectively, […]

Huge News about Nano

Most of us have heard of 3-D printing, the process in which layers of resin or other materials are laid down to create anything from customized artificial hips to working […]

Fight for Flyte

Northeastern entrepreneurs don’t take setbacks lying down. So when the Federal Aeronautics Administration shut down Flytenow, an aviation startup that pairs private pilots with passengers, the company’s young founders responded […]

Inclusion Is Not a Zero-Sum Game

Election Day 2008 was bittersweet for award-winning documentary filmmaker Yoruba Richen. While American voters elected the nation’s first African American president, voters in California passed Proposition 8, a referendum banning […]

Jim Healy’s Scholars

With eight decades and 90-odd patents behind him, James Healy, E’54, is still building on a legacy in pollution control and clean, renewable energy. His latest invention: a new kind […]

The People’s Lawyer

From a long-shot grass-roots campaign to a sweeping victory, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, L’98, has stayed true to the principles of public service.In an election season that saw candidates […]

Fast Track

Really Instant CoffeeTheir idea percolated from a simple question: “Why not just eat our coffee?”After repeatedly skipping breakfast in order to get to an 8 a.m. financial accounting class, Johnny […]


The WeirdnessMelville House; 2014; 288 pagesBy Jeremy P. Bushnell, writing instructorBilly Ridgeway wakes up late for work one day and finds a stranger parked on his sofa. Before you know […]

The Power of Stories

When Karen Abdul-Malik, CJ’84, became aware of the National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS) in 1993, she “jumped in right away.” Today, as the recently inaugurated 14th president, she will […]