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.

Northeastern honors community’s highest achievements

The uni­ver­sity cel­e­brated the highest achieve­ments of stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff at the sixth annual Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion on Thursday after­noon in East Village.

Faculty-​​in-​​residence bridge gap between campus living and learning

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.”

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.

Student group brings joy to people with disabilities

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.