Building businesses piece by piece

Entre­pre­neur­ship fever is sweeping North­eastern, and stu­dents all across campus are catching the bug. A host of student-​​run oper­a­tions is springing up to sup­port North­eastern star­tups, offering skills and exper­tise in fields from accounting to graphic design to soft­ware coding. To help these groups forge an alliance, fac­ulty member Dan Gre­gory made a lead gift last fall, inspiring par­ents, alumni, and fac­ulty to join in. To date, sup­port for the new initiative—which stu­dents named Mosaic—comes to $425,000.

President Aoun speaks out in support of diversity and inclusion

Fol­lowing the pas­sage of a con­tro­ver­sial new law last week in North Carolina—where North­eastern main­tains a regional campus—President Aoun issued a state­ment in strong sup­port of diver­sity and inclu­sion. The law pre­vents local com­mu­ni­ties in that state from passing ordi­nances that pro­tect the rights of gay, les­bian, and trans­gender people. “At North­eastern Uni­ver­sity we believe diver­sity is a strength to be cel­e­brated, not a source of divi­sion,” Aoun said.