Social entrepreneur urges students to pursue passions, never give up

Jim Ziolkowski, the founder of buildOn, a non­profit working to break the cycle of poverty and illit­eracy through edu­ca­tion and ser­vice, has a com­pelling mes­sage for aspiring entre­pre­neurs: ‘con­front your fears,’ ‘pursue what’s impor­tant to you.’

Northeastern remembers victims of overseas attacks

The uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity gath­ered on Monday for a vigil in the Sacred Space to remember the vic­tims of recent attacks around the world, including those in Paris last week. The vigil included reflec­tion, prayer, song, and heart­felt remarks from Pres­i­dent Aoun.

Researchers develop system to control information leaks from smartphone apps

A research team led by Northeastern’s David Choffnes has found “exten­sive” leakage of users’ per­sonal iden­ti­fying infor­ma­tion from apps on mobile devices, including pass­words. Their unique ReCon cloud-​​based system can detect those leaks and give you the tools to stop them.