Student hits ‘Grand Slam’ in India

Base­ball is far from India’s most pop­ular sport, but that hasn’t stopped fourth-​​year anthro­pology major Jackson Golden from working to bring America’s pas­time to the nation’s makeshift diamonds.

Jackson Golden with the Janakpuri Government School team at the U.S. Embassy

Northeastern’s new top ‘Model’

A team of North­eastern stu­dents placed first in the 31st annual National Uni­ver­sity Model Arab League Con­fer­ence in Wash­ington, D.C. last month, besting del­e­ga­tions from two dozen col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties in Canada, Egypt, and the United States.

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The leader in the room

Elikya Bokanga, SSH’16, show­cased award-​​winning diplo­matic acumen and strong man­age­ment skills at the 12th Annual National Model African Union Con­fer­ence in Wash­ington, D.C. last month.

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From sugarball to the big leagues

In his latest book on base­ball in Latin America, pro­fessor Alan Klein charts the his­tory of Major League Baseball’s influ­ence in the Dominican Republic, where sugar refineries had begun fielding ultra-​​competitive base­ball teams as early as the 1930s.

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Theater of despair’

At Northeastern’s Holo­caust Com­mem­o­ra­tion on Tuesday morning, Hinda Tzivia Eisen, the university’s 2013–2014 Gideon Klein Scholar, hon­ored the memory of a score of German-​​Jewish artists who staged the­atrical pro­duc­tions at a deten­tion camp in the Netherlands.

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Drugs! Pirates! Murder!

Jeff Howe, an assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism, dis­cussed his 12,000-word inves­tiga­tive report on the 2011 mas­sacre of more than a dozen Chi­nese sailors as well as the future of long-​​form jour­nalism at a campus lec­ture on Tuesday.

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Inside job: the transformation of Matthews Arena

The changeover crew has two hours to turn the hockey rink at North­eastern University’s century-​​old arena into a bas­ket­ball court for the Huskies’ reg­ular season finale. Can it be done? Here’s the story of the people and the sci­ence behind the job.

Matthews Arena: Transition from Basketball to Hockey

The ‘Model’ of excellence

A team of North­eastern stu­dents placed first at the 29th Annual Inter­na­tional Model NATO con­fer­ence in Wash­ington, D.C., a feat that is even more impres­sive when con­sid­ering the cir­cum­stances under which the group won.

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Can illicit nuclear trade be stopped?

The illicit trade of nuclear com­modi­ties world­wide is “likely to con­tinue unless fairly stren­uous mit­i­gating efforts are under­taken,” David Albright, a glob­ally rec­og­nized expert in nuclear pro­lif­er­a­tion, told the North­eastern com­mu­nity last week.

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How diversity strenghtens our community

North­eastern stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff dis­cussed some con­tem­po­rary chal­lenges and solu­tions to increasing campus diver­sity in a cross-​​cultural round­table on Tuesday after­noon at the Cabral Center.

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