Advancing Northeastern’s leadership in drug discovery

Diomedes Logo­thetis, the new chair of the Depart­ment of Phar­ma­ceu­tical Sci­ences, has a vision: To advance Northeastern’s standing as a go-​​to insti­tu­tion for aca­d­emic researchers inter­ested in drug dis­covery. “We can be the engine dri­ving the under­standing of how new drugs act,” he says.

HUBweek: Explore and celebrate the future being built in Boston

North­eastern is hosting sev­eral exciting events as part of HUBweek—an annual event in Boston billed as “a first-​​of-​​its-​​kind civic col­lab­o­ra­tion that brings together the most cre­ative and inven­tive minds making an impact in Boston and around the world.”

Looking to turn an idea into a business? Husky Startup Challenge offers just that

Turning an idea into a busi­ness takes a lot of work and strategic planning—both of which the Husky Startup Chal­lenge pro­gram can help foster. The first step, though, is signing up, and appli­ca­tions close at mid­night tonight.

Tech enthusiast finds home at Northeastern

As a kid, Andrew Colgin liked to tinker with tech­nology. And now—surprise, surprise—he’s a first-​​year stu­dent in the university’s com­puter sci­ence pro­gram. “There are stu­dents all around me who like a lot of the same things that I do,” he says.

The ecosystems ecologist, a wonderer at heart

Asso­ciate pro­fessor Jen­nifer Bowen, a new fac­ulty member at Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Center, studies the inter­con­nect­ed­ness between human activity and some of the world’s tiniest inhabitants—microbes—nestled in marine environments.

What to look for in the first presidential debate

Repub­lican Donald Trump and Demo­crat Hillary Clinton will face off tonight in their first of three sched­uled debates. We asked jour­nalism pro­fessor Alan Schroeder, an expert on tele­vised debates, about the keys for the can­di­dates, whether one of them has more to gain or lose, and the roles of both the mod­er­ator and real-​​time fact-​​checkers.

Study: 70M more firearms added to US gun stock over past 20 years

The esti­mated number of privately-​​owned guns in the U.S. grew to approx­i­mately 265 mil­lion between 1994 and 2015, with the majority of those new guns being hand­guns, according to a com­pre­hen­sive national survey co-​​led by North­eastern. Owners also now cite pro­tec­tion as a pri­mary reason of ownership.

Who are we? And who belongs here?’ Panel tackles pertinent immigration questions

A team of fac­ulty experts exam­ined Amer­ican atti­tudes about immi­gra­tion during a panel dis­cus­sion on Wednesday. Sen­ti­ments of accepting then rebuking immi­grants has long been a pat­tern throughout Amer­ican his­tory, they said, though the tone of the rhetoric during this pres­i­den­tial race is new.

Recent graduate shines investigative light on 75-​​year-​​old civil rights cold case

Pvt. Felix Hall, a 19-​​year-​​old African Amer­ican from Mill­brook, Alabama, was lynched in the woods of Fort Ben­ning, Georgia, in 1941. More than 70 years later, Alexa Mills dug into the case as part of her course work in the School of Journalism’s Media Inno­va­tion pro­gram and then wrote a front-​​page fea­ture on her find­ings for The Wash­ington Post.

Tweets of the Week: Sept. 19 to Sept. 23

#North­eastern @Northeastern #husky pic​.twitter​.com/​g​7​P​i​M​h​f​rvH — Aman Gupta (@amangptaneu) Sep­tember 22, 2016 .@Northeastern stu­dent Ashlee shares why she votes & gets involved in the polit­ical process. #whyivote #north­east­ern­votes pic​.twitter​.com/​J​x​p​I​7​F​A​MyH — North­eastern Votes […]