Born to run

Diego Rivas, E’16, grew up in a family of run­ners. But he didn’t pick up the sport until he enrolled at North­eastern. On Monday, he’ll com­pete in his first Boston Marathon, ded­i­cating his run to his marathoning friends in Boston and to the vic­tims of the 2013 bomb­ings. “For me,” he says, “it will be an honor.”

NUterm enables students to customize their learning experience

Now in its second year, the pro­gram runs con­cur­rent with the Summer 1 half-​​semester and enables rising sopho­mores to earn up to eight course credits in just six to eight weeks. Reg­is­tra­tion is now open.

Do you know what’s in your drinking water?’

New fac­ulty member Ameet Pinto, assis­tant pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Civil and Envi­ron­mental Engi­neering, is working to answer that ques­tion. Specif­i­cally, his research focuses on the role of micro­bial organ­isms in drinking water and how they con­tinue to sur­vive today’s exhaus­tive water treat­ment processes.

Northeastern named one of 50 colleges that ‘launch careers, create futures’

The Princeton Review has named North­eastern as one of 50 col­leges “that launch careers by going beyond the class­room.” The recog­ni­tion fol­lows a wide-​​ranging survey—reported here last week—in which employers indi­cated that 86 per­cent of North­eastern grad­u­ates working at their com­pa­nies were either “very pre­pared” or “highly pre­pared,” com­pared to 64 per­cent of other recent graduates.