Students’ economic policy proposals commended at national competition

A team of stu­dents from the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Eco­nomics Society was one of three final­ists at the Fiscal Chal­lenge, a com­pe­ti­tion that charges col­lege stu­dents with devising plans to ensure the country’s fiscal future.

3Qs: How to overcome the global drug problem

The United Nations Gen­eral Assembly recently con­vened a spe­cial ses­sion on drugs, marking its first meeting on the topic since 1998. We asked North­eastern drug policy expert Leo Beletsky, who spoke at one of the session’s side events, to reflect on the his­toric meeting and the future of drug policy reform.

Northeastern students find life purpose in community service

The young human­i­tar­ians in the university’s chapter of Circle K Inter­na­tional com­pleted more than 2,800 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice during the 2015–16 aca­d­emic year. “Being able to help someone who can’t help him­self is what humanity is all about,” said club member Ashley Frizzell.

Student journalists recognized for standout storytelling

Five North­eastern stu­dents were hon­ored this month by the National Academy of Tele­vi­sion Arts & Sci­ences. The stu­dent jour­nal­ists’ video seg­ments, which we share here, pro­vide a com­pelling look at unsolved mur­ders in Boston’s inner-​​city neigh­bor­hoods, kun­dalini yoga and its healing power, and the Boston Police Department’s peace walks.

Northeastern researchers work to keep hospital-​​acquired staph infections in check

Hospital-​​related staph infec­tions are ram­pant, with hun­dreds of thou­sands being reported in the U.S. each year. North­eastern researcher Kim Lewis and his col­leagues are at the fore­front of devel­oping new drugs to stop the trend.

New SGA leadership sees proactive, progressive future

Stu­dent Gov­ern­ment Asso­ci­a­tion President-​​Elect Elliot Horen and Exec­u­tive Vice-​​President-​​Elect Suchira Sharma see them­selves as com­mu­ni­ca­tors, facil­i­ta­tors, and problem solvers.