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Northeastern community hears ‘unified voice’ at #RiseUpNU

When the phys­ical prowess of Northeastern’s student-​​athletes and the musical prowess of the Nor’easters a cap­pella group com­bined to create a music video, the results were nothing short of breathtaking—something the audi­ence at Blackman Audi­to­rium expe­ri­enced first­hand Tuesday night.

What’s next for sports, politics, and TV in 2017?

In the second install­ment of our two-​​part series looking at some of the big sto­ries primed to make head­lines in the new year, North­eastern experts explain that Donald Trump will put “America first,” athlete-​​led social activism will heat up, and fran­chise reboots will take over your TV.

For Hutchinson family, Northeastern is home

Emily Hutchinson’s first day of classes as a stu­dent at North­eastern coin­cided with her father’s first day of work as asso­ciate director of cor­po­rate part­ner­ships for the university’s ath­letics depart­ment. “It’s so funny how it all worked out,” Emily says. “I def­i­nitely could not have pre­dicted this.”

Basketball season tips off on Friday against rival BU

The men’s and women’s bas­ket­ball teams will hit the hard­wood Friday for a season-​​opening dou­ble­header against crosstown rival Boston Uni­ver­sity. In between the on-​​court action, make sure to stop by the “Event in the Tent” out­side Matthews Arena.

It’s Homecoming week: Here’s what’s happening on campus

Home­coming has some­thing for everyone, from the sports fan and music afi­cionado to the polit­ical junkie and community-​​conscious human­i­tarian. Here is a day-​​by-​​day run­down of activ­i­ties and events for the entire week.

3Qs: What the Lochte saga can teach us about branding

After get­ting dropped by all his major spon­sors, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte signed a new endorse­ment deal with a little-​​known cough drop com­pany. It’s a poten­tially low-​​risk, high-​​reward move for both the ath­lete and the brand, says pro­fessor Bruce Clark.

3Qs: The legal fallout of American swimmers’ robbery claim in Brazil

Brazilian law enforce­ment offi­cials said on Thursday that the Amer­ican swim­mers who claimed to have been robbed at gun­point during the Rio de Janeiro Games had fab­ri­cated the story. We asked law pro­fessor Dan Danielsen to explain where this inter­na­tional drama might go from here, with a par­tic­ular focus on the legal con­se­quences facing the swim­mers and the tepid rela­tion­ship between Amer­ican and Brazilian officials.

The ‘Uber’ of physical fitness

Mobility Pre­scrip­tion, a per­sonal fit­ness con­sulting firm founded by North­eastern alumnus Ryan Beauch­esne, serves clients of all shapes and sizes, from first-​​time lifters to pro­fes­sional ice hockey players. “We’re mobile,” says Beauch­esne. “We go directly to our clients’ homes.” This evening, he and fellow grad­uate Jimmy Heim will be run­ning a fit­ness boot camp for mem­bers of the uni­ver­sity community.

What’s that bruise on Michael Phelps’ shoulder?

From cir­cular bruises, to col­orful tapes, to one-​​arm sleeves, Olympic ath­letes have been sporting some unique mark­ings and add-​​ons during the Rio de Janeiro Games. We asked a group of pro­fes­sors to explain what you’ve been seeing, with a par­tic­ular focus on the sci­ence behind it.