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Student marketing group recognized at annual conference

The North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Mar­keting Asso­ci­a­tion won four awards at the Amer­ican Mar­keting Asso­ci­a­tion Inter­na­tional Col­le­giate Con­fer­ence, which was held last month in New Orleans.

Boston 2024 chairman: Olympics could be ‘transformative’ for city

At Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum, Boston 2024 Part­ner­ship Chairman John Fish out­lined why he believes hosting the Olympic Games could be the most trans­for­ma­tive expe­ri­ence in the city’s history.

The science behind your Netflix recommendations

More than eight out of 10 movies or TV shows Net­flix users watch are based on the site’s rec­om­men­da­tions. Those sug­ges­tions are the result of com­plex algo­rithms, according to Carlos Gomez Uribe, vice pres­i­dent of product inno­va­tion at Net­flix, who spoke on campus Thursday as part of the Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series.

DonorsChoose​.org founder shares journey to philanthropic innovation

Charles Best, the founder and CEO of DonorsChoose​.org, dis­cussed his journey from public school teacher to phil­an­thropist in his keynote address last week as part of Stu­dent Engage­ment and Phil­an­thropy Month.

Disruption via technology

The future trends of dis­rup­tive tech­nology and the impor­tance of increasing women’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in STEM careers were among the topics of dis­cus­sion at Northeastern’s latest Women who Inspire Speaker Series event, held in Sil­icon Valley.

Students advocate on Beacon Hill for need-​​based financial aid programs

A group of North­eastern stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in Stu­dent Finan­cial Aid Day at the State House, meeting with state sen­a­tors and rep­re­sen­ta­tives to advo­cate con­tinued sup­port of need-​​based finan­cial aid programs.

The startup matchmaker

Mem­bers of the university’s entre­pre­neur­ship com­mu­nity con­vened Wednesday to for­mally launch the the Daniel J. McCarthy(s) Ven­ture Men­toring Net­work, which is designed to match stu­dent, fac­ulty, and alumni entre­pre­neurs with expe­ri­enced alumni and other industry professionals.