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.

Delta Tau Delta teams up to fight type 1 diabetes

Northeastern’s chapter of the Delta Tau Delta fra­ter­nity will host an event to raise aware­ness and funds in sup­port of type 1 dia­betes research on Sat­urday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the West Vil­lage Quad. The fes­tiv­i­ties will include food, lawn games, and a dunking booth.

Northeastern student group to host 4th annual Alternative Investment Summit

Since its incep­tion in 2013, the con­fer­ence has attracted hun­dreds of stu­dents and inspired the cre­ation of a new course in hedge funds, real assets, and pri­vate equity. It is orga­nized by a group of stu­dents in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness, who work year-​​round to bring some of the industry’s biggest players to campus.