Northeastern professor testifies at House hearing on countering terrorism financing

Nikos Passas, an inter­na­tional finan­cial crime expert, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday telling mem­bers of a House Finan­cial Ser­vices Com­mittee task force that the global threat of trade-​​based money laun­dering is serious but that effec­tive responses are within reach.

Northeastern senior wins award as national engineering Co-​​op Student of the Year

Kelly O’Connell, E’16, came to col­lege with inter­ests in envi­ron­mental issues and cli­mate change. Today she credits Northeastern’s co-​​op pro­gram, backed by rig­orous engi­neering courses, with guiding her toward her career goals.

3Qs: When true crime becomes a pop culture phenomenon

On Wednesday, the man whose con­vic­tion was pro­filed on the hugely pop­ular “Serial” pod­cast, returns to court for a post-​​conviction hearing. Here, law pro­fessor Daniel Medwed, an expert in wrongful con­vic­tions, says that “Serial” and Making a Mur­derer have high­lighted some of the chief flaws in our crim­inal jus­tice system. But he also says that he is dis­mayed by how the pro­grams pre­sented their cases.

Northeastern achieves highest classification for research activity

In the new Carnegie Clas­si­fi­ca­tion of Insti­tu­tions of Higher Edu­ca­tion released Tuesday, North­eastern is one of only 115 higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions nation­wide in the top tier for research activity. The clas­si­fi­ca­tion sig­nals the impact of the university’s strategic vision and invest­ments over the past 10 years that have ele­vated North­eastern into a pow­er­house on par with the nation’s elite research col­leges and universities.

Gloria Steinem shares advice, wisdom with student leaders

During her day­long visit to North­eastern on Thursday, Steinem met with a group of stu­dent leaders and activists to dis­cuss her lead­er­ship role in the fem­i­nist move­ment as well as how they can orga­nize and effect social change.