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Take 5: Watch high-​​flying hot dog cruise into the Charles River

Red Bull Flugtag, a demon­stra­tion in avi­a­tion exper­i­men­ta­tion, is coming to Boston Sat­urday. Here are five things you need to know about this unique event, including some quirky facts about the North­eastern team that will be com­peting as well as its flying hot dog. That’s right…flying hot dog.

Northeastern’s innovative partnership with GE draws broad national media attention

North­eastern and Gen­eral Elec­tric will partner to offer a new accel­er­ated bachelor’s degree in advanced man­u­fac­turing, a first-​​in-​​the-​​nation pro­gram. The part­ner­ship, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion, is part of an inno­v­a­tive higher edu­ca­tion ini­tia­tive and gar­nered sig­nif­i­cant national recognition.

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.

New startup wants to make moving easy

North­eastern stu­dent Alvaro Perez and his co-​​founders of a new online mar­ket­place called Dibind are working to stream­line the moving process, making it easier for col­lege stu­dents to buy, sell, or donate used fur­ni­ture with the click of a button. “We believe that we have a holistic solu­tion to the move-​​in and move-​​out process,” says Perez.

National fitness movement November Project takes global step forward

Almost five years ago, North­eastern alumni Bojan Man­daric and Brogan Graham launched a fit­ness move­ment called November Project. The orga­ni­za­tion now counts tribes in more than 25 cities around North America and will soon wel­come London and Ams­terdam. We caught up with Man­daric and Graham to talk about November Project’s inter­na­tional appeal, which includes a recently pub­lished book and a forth­coming documentary.

How to handle the extreme heat

Hot, hazy, and humid. That’s the fore­cast for the next few days. With heat index values in the triple digits, the National Weather Ser­vice has issued a heat advi­sory for the Boston area. We asked John Wong, director of clin­ical ser­vices at Uni­ver­sity Health and Coun­seling Ser­vices, to offer some tips to keep cool and how to spot heat-​​related health issues early on.