3Qs: Why court ruling on emission reductions is ‘important and influential’

The Mass­a­chu­setts’ Supreme Judi­cial Court ruled recently, after hearing argu­ments from a North­eastern School of Law alumna, that the com­mon­wealth must specif­i­cally adhere to man­dates that call for sig­nif­i­cant emis­sion reduc­tions by 2020, a ruling that North­eastern envi­ron­mental law expert Lee Breck­endridge says is influ­en­tial and demon­strates the role courts can play in addressing cli­mate change.

Twin sisters combine new, old media for campus art show

As grad­uate stu­dents in Northeastern’s Master of Fine Arts pro­gram, twin sis­ters Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani found unique ways to meld video with their clas­sical painting skills. The end results are now on dis­play in a new Gallery 360 exhibit titled “Presence.”

Meet the graduates: Kimberly Ebberup

After serving in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, Ebberup applied to North­eastern because of its flex­ible course load for working pro­fes­sionals and unwa­vering sup­port for stu­dent vet­erans. On Friday, she walked at the Col­lege of Pro­fes­sional Studies grad­u­a­tion at Matthews Arena and will receive her bachelor’s degree in graphic design.

Here’s your one-​​stop-​​shop for tracking Boston’s food trucks

As the food truck industry con­tinues to grow in Boston, one group of recent North­eastern grad­u­ates has devel­oped a web­site that tracks the mobile eateries’ sched­ules and loca­tions in real time.

Meet the graduates: Tylik Stevens

While at North­eastern, Stevens devel­oped his pas­sion for helping inner city youth through civic engage­ment and expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties. Stevens deliv­ered the stu­dent address at the Torch Scholars cer­e­mony last week.

Meet the graduates: Nicole Torchia

This fall, Torchia will enter Yale’s physi­cian assis­tant grad­uate pro­gram. She credits Northeastern’s expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties with preparing her for the program’s rig­orous cur­riculum and with giving her a dis­tinct advan­tage. “I will be entering my pro­gram as one of the youngest, if not the youngest, stu­dent because my co-​​ops have given me more than enough (clin­ical) hours and expe­ri­ence without needing to take a gap year.”

Celebrate graduation at CommencementFest

Thursday night’s fes­tiv­i­ties on Cen­ten­nial Common will give grad­u­ates and their guests a chance to cel­e­brate before Friday’s Com­mence­ment. The free event will fea­ture food, live per­for­mances, and a Class of 2016 time­line cre­ated by grad­u­ating senior Julia Wilson. And be sure to check out the North­eastern Snapchat account for high­lights from the event.