Student project reimagines Forsyth Street as iconic green space

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of North­eastern stu­dents have com­bined their knowl­edge of engi­neering and archi­tec­ture to create a plan to revi­talize Forsyth Street, trans­forming it from a prime thor­ough­fare for cars and buses into a lush green space for pedes­trians and bicyclists.

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.”