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Students’ economic policy proposals commended at national competition

A team of stu­dents from the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Eco­nomics Society was one of three final­ists at the Fiscal Chal­lenge, a com­pe­ti­tion that charges col­lege stu­dents with devising plans to ensure the country’s fiscal future.

Young alumnae share experiences, insight from the workplace

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary panel of North­eastern alumnae—all recent graduates—kicked off the inau­gural Women’s Lead­er­ship Con­fer­ence, which aimed to inspire and edu­cate the next gen­er­a­tion of women leaders.

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.

How to negotiate salary, benefits

Whether it’s for a better salary or added ben­e­fits, nego­ti­a­tion is a must before accepting a job offer, says D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness asso­ciate pro­fessor Edward Wertheim. Here, he offers tips for con­fi­dently sit­ting at the nego­ti­ating table.

Northeastern professor testifies at House hearing on countering terrorism financing

Nikos Passas, an inter­na­tional finan­cial crime expert, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday telling mem­bers of a House Finan­cial Ser­vices Com­mittee task force that the global threat of trade-​​based money laun­dering is serious but that effec­tive responses are within reach.

Moody’s revises Northeastern’s A2 bond rating outlook to ‘positive’

The university’s revised out­look is more favor­able than much of the higher edu­ca­tion sector nation­ally and is based on Northeastern’s strategic strengths and ini­tia­tives. Out of 499 insti­tu­tions rated by Moody’s, only 15 have been des­ig­nated as having a pos­i­tive outlook.

How to save more, spend less in the new year

We recently asked mem­bers of the North­eastern com­mu­nity to vote on which New Year’s res­o­lu­tions they’re taking up—and among the top vote get­ters was “save more, spend less.” Here, Tim­othy Gagnon, a per­sonal finance expert in the D’Amore McKim School of Busi­ness, offers tips to help you achieve this goal.

Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address, visualized

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama on Tuesday deliv­ered the final State of the Union address of his two-​​term pres­i­dency. To pro­vide analysis of the president’s remarks, we turned to pro­fessor Nick Beauchamp, an expert on U.S. pol­i­tics and polit­ical method­ology who has devel­oped a new method to visu­alize the lan­guage and themes of polit­ical speeches.