Hopeful Huskies pedaling toward championship

Alec Walecki and Ken­neth McNeill, two mem­bers of the North­eastern moun­tain biking club team, will com­pete at this weekend’s USA Cycling Col­le­giate Moun­tain Bike National Cham­pi­onships in North Carolina.

New research offers hope in treating sleeping sickness

The neglected trop­ical dis­ease affects tens of thou­sands of people and is mostly fatal. Now, new research co-​​authored by North­eastern chem­istry pro­fessor Michael Pol­lastri has iden­ti­fied hun­dreds of chem­ical com­pounds that could lead to a cure.

4 things we learned from Oliver Stone

The acclaimed film director and screen­writer was on campus Monday to screen part of his doc­u­men­tary series The Untold His­tory of the United States and dis­cuss the project with the North­eastern community.

On the Jewish media

Jour­nal­ists with a breadth of expe­ri­ence working in the Jewish media were at North­eastern on Monday night for the Morton E. Rud­erman Memo­rial Lec­ture to dis­cuss the state of Jewish media.

Boldly going where no robot has gone before

By devel­oping dynamic legged robots that emu­late animal move­ments, Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert, E’73, says machines will be able to reach new heights.

President Aoun forecasts a range shifts in higher education landscape

North­eastern is uniquely posi­tioned to be ahead of the curve as higher edu­ca­tion shifts to a learning model per­son­al­ized for each indi­vidual stu­dent, Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun told the Fac­ulty Senate on Wednesday.

Silicon Valley spring break leads to high-​​tech career

Marta Skomin, E’14, spent her 2012 spring break in Sil­icon Valley, net­working with high-​​tech employers and learning more about the industry. The expe­ri­ence led first to a co-​​op job and then to a full-​​time posi­tion with the same company.

From backstage to center stage

Vic­toria Oggioni, AMD’15, is familiar with working off­stage. On Tuesday, she will make just her second appear­ance on the stage, star­ring in Antigone, the the­atre department’s first pro­duc­tion of the aca­d­emic year.

Cloudy with a chance of pumpkins

On Thursday, first-​​year engi­neering stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in the annual fall event dubbed an “egg drop on steroids,” in which pump­kins are hurled off atop Gains­bor­ough Garage, all in the name of learning about impor­tant engi­neering principles.