What makes a good leader?

The first install­ment of We Aspire, a pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment pro­gram for fac­ulty and staff, fea­tured North­eastern parent and New York City-​​based fashion designer Kath­leen McFeeters, whose list of must-​​have lead­er­ship traits includes con­fi­dence, com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, and the propen­sity to take risks.

3Qs: The art of the shutout

The women’s soccer team has amassed an NCAA-​​leading 11 shutouts in just 14 matches this season, outscoring oppo­nents 22–3 en route to a ster­ling 9–3-2 record. Goal­keeper Paige Bur­nett attrib­utes the number-​​defying suc­cess to supe­rior team defense.