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The power of local philanthropy

This week, the Social Impact Lab at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity pre­sented a con­fer­ence where speakers and atten­dees exam­ined philanthropy’s impact on addressing the chal­lenges con­tem­po­rary cities face.

The law’s role in supporting sustainable cities

At a recent con­fer­ence at Northeastern’s School of Law, former Envi­ron­mental Pro­tec­tion Agency admin­is­trator Carol Browner said his­tory and nature can help guide cities in finding inter­dis­ci­pli­nary solu­tions to chal­lenges in urban sustainability.

Northeastern’s new top ‘Model’

A team of North­eastern stu­dents placed first in the 31st annual National Uni­ver­sity Model Arab League Con­fer­ence in Wash­ington, D.C. last month, besting del­e­ga­tions from two dozen col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties in Canada, Egypt, and the United States.

Gallery 360 exhibit returns to kindergarten

Learning by Design traces the influ­ence that the Kinder­garten movement—the rev­o­lu­tionary edu­ca­tional system devel­oped Friedrich Frobel in Germany—had on cul­ture and the impact it had in laying the grounds for mod­ernist art, archi­tec­ture, and design.

Northeastern hosts Knesset delegation

The six del­e­ga­tion mem­bers, who rep­re­sent the polit­ical spec­trum in Israel and were brought to the U.S. by the Rud­erman Family Foun­da­tion, par­tic­i­pated in a town-​​hall event Tuesday night at North­eastern. Knesset mem­bers dis­cussed a range of topics in a spir­ited yet civil discussion.

Student applications, academic profile at all-​​time high

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity received 49,822 under­grad­uate appli­ca­tions for 2,800 seats in the Fall 2014 freshman class — more than in any pre­vious year and a ratio of 18 appli­cants per seat. The group of admitted stu­dents exceeds all pre­vious bench­marks in terms of aca­d­emic achieve­ment, total appli­cants, and geo­graphic diversity.

Send in the entrepreneurs

Nutri­tious coffee bars, health­care apps, and sleeve­less shirts were among the ven­tures on dis­play Wednesday night at NEXPO, a bi-​​annual startup show­case high­lighting entre­pre­neur­ship on campus.

Faculty: welcome to the DSC

The Dig­ital Schol­ar­ship Com­mons, which opened ear­lier this semester at Snell Library, serves as a ded­i­cated meeting space for fac­ulty and doc­toral stu­dents to access a range of high-​​level ser­vices for dig­ital schol­ar­ship, teaching, and research.

Theater of despair’

At Northeastern’s Holo­caust Com­mem­o­ra­tion on Tuesday morning, Hinda Tzivia Eisen, the university’s 2013–2014 Gideon Klein Scholar, hon­ored the memory of a score of German-​​Jewish artists who staged the­atrical pro­duc­tions at a deten­tion camp in the Netherlands.