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.
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.
The university celebrated the highest achievements of students, faculty, and staff at the sixth annual Academic Honors Convocation on Thursday afternoon in East Village.
Through photos, videos, in-depth interviews, and first-hand accounts, we explore the ins and outs of this popular Northeastern program. “It’s really about helping students integrate the academic experience with the residential experience,” says one of the faculty. “Above all, it’s about creating community.”
Created by Lamar Letts, Hylux contains 30 percent less sugar than Gatorade and three times more electrolytes than VitaminWater.
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.”
Before enrolling in Northeastern’s School of Law this fall, Stephanie Tabashneck authored a coloring book aimed at empowering girls to dream big. “Instead of being a princess,” she said, “maybe they’ll want to be a biologist or run for president.”
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.
Criminal justice professor Nikos Passas, an expert in the study of corruption and illicit financial flows, discusses the international fallout from the Panama Papers, which show how public officials have used offshore bank accounts to conceal their wealth or avoid taxes.
Student-athletes face a unique set of stressors that can work to compromise their overall well-being, according to Peter Ward, PhD’19. After conducting a comprehensive literature review of the 2010 NCAA GOALS […]
Peter Scannell, E’16, is one of five student engineers working to harness the power of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to help stroke patients overcome hemispatial neglect. Also called […]
Northeastern’s student chapter of Best Buddies International counts more than 40 young humanitarians who volunteer to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Alex Linden, BHS’17, and Melissa Jacques, S’17, are two of those humanitarians. On Friday, they’ll help host Northeastern’s inaugural “Special Spirit” basketball game.