Northeastern alumnus the genius behind life-​​saving EpiPen

Sheldon Kaplan “always wanted to be an engi­neer and to go to North­eastern,” recalls his son, Michael. Kaplan lived out those dreams, and the world-​​famous EpiPen he invented has saved count­less lives. Kaplan, who died in 2009, was inducted this year into the National Inven­tors Hall of Fame. Here’s his story.

Students lead voter registration drive on campus

A col­lec­tive of more than 15 North­eastern stu­dent groups, led by the Stu­dent Gov­ern­ment Asso­ci­a­tion, will work together to reg­ister peers for the November elec­tions and gen­erate enthu­siasm for the demo­c­ratic process.

App vs. website: Which best protects your privacy? It depends

Both apps and web­sites leak per­sonal infor­ma­tion, including names, gender, phone num­bers, and e-​​mail. But don’t despair. North­eastern researchers, led by assis­tant pro­fessor David Choffnes, have devel­oped an auto­mated system to help you know which plat­form to use for your online interactions.

For many students, 9/​11 is more historical event than emotional memory

Sunday marks the 15th anniver­sary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. And while the fateful morning hours of that day are seared into the nation’s memory, for many young North­eastern stu­dents 9/​11 is more a his­tor­ical date than an emo­tional remembrance.

A survivor’s story: From genocide to healthcare visionary

Deogra­tias Niy­i­zonkiza, the pro­tag­o­nist in author Tracy Kidder’s Strength in What Remains, inspires first-​​year stu­dents to under­stand “the pain of others so you can work to never let people suffer like that again.” The book was this year’s selec­tion for the university’s First Pages program.