Amid preseason hype, Huskies focused on preparation

The men’s bas­ket­ball team has been picked to win the Colo­nial Ath­letic Asso­ci­a­tion title this year. But head coach Bill Coen and company’s focus is squarely on their season opener on Sunday against crosstown rival Boston University.

Northeastern appoints vice president for online programs

Chris Mal­lett will lead the direc­tion and growth of the university’s online and hybrid-​​learning pro­grams, dri­ving the university’s strategic vision in this space and over­seeing a team sup­porting all Northeastern’s col­leges in adding and growing their online programs.

Minority recruitment goals presented to Faculty Senate

The Office of Insti­tu­tional Diver­sity and Inclu­sion on Wednesday pre­sented to the Fac­ulty Senate an overview of the office’s goals to increase the number of under­rep­re­sented minori­ties working and studying on campus.

Ridership, demand grow for NUPD shuttle service

The number of stu­dents using the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Police Department’s off-​​campus per­sonal safety escort ser­vice has sig­nif­i­cantly increased after the depart­ment began run­ning the ser­vice more fre­quently ear­lier this year to meet the demand.

Social entrepreneurship’s global impact

North­eastern con­vened more than 110 scholars and prac­ti­tioners from around the world for a con­fer­ence last week that explored the latest research in social entre­pre­neur­ship and the aca­d­emic, entre­pre­neurial, and prac­tical expe­ri­ence stu­dents gain from immersing them­selves in the social enter­prise sector.

On Veterans Day, Northeastern honors those who served

The North­eastern com­mu­nity gath­ered at the university’s Vet­erans Memo­rial on Tuesday for an annual cer­e­mony to rec­og­nize all who have served in the U.S. mil­i­tary, espe­cially North­eastern stu­dents and alumni.

Researchers discover new digestive strategy in shipworms

An inter­na­tional research team led by Dan Distel, director of the Ocean Genome Legacy at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, has dis­cov­ered a novel diges­tive strategy in a wood-​​boring clam. The break­through, the researchers say, may also be a game-​​changer for the indus­trial pro­duc­tion of clean biofuels.