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Biotech entrepreneurs pitch their startups

Biotech entre­pre­neur­ship took center stage at North­eastern on Friday, when four teams of grad­uate stu­dents pitched their star­tups to a panel of judges at a com­pe­ti­tion that wrapped up an eight-​​week boot camp. The win­ning pitches included a coating for med­ical implantable devices that would repel bac­teria, and 3-​​D mag­netic printing that would create cus­tomized, com­posite prosthetics.

CCIS dean’s own path spurs drive to increase student opportunities

Carla Brodley started col­lege as an eco­nomics major. She fin­ished with a double major in math and com­puter sci­ence, the result of a pro­gram­ming course she took during her sopho­more year. Brodley, the dean of the Col­lege of Com­puter and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence, is being rec­og­nized Tuesday with a national men­toring award for her leading efforts to increase oppor­tu­ni­ties for students—particularly women and under­rep­re­sented groups.

Dean’s Medal recipient blends Pentagon experience with doctoral studies

Blurb: Through Northeastern’s Doctor of Law and Policy pro­gram, Hunter Hustus brought a crit­ical real-​​world chal­lenge from his work­place to his studies. That chal­lenge involved nuclear deter­rence decision-​​making, and his work­place is the Pen­tagon. At a hooding cer­e­mony last week, Hustus received the Dean’s Medal for Out­standing Doc­toral Work, the highest award pre­sented by the Col­lege of Pro­fes­sional Studies to doc­toral candidates.

Meet the graduates: Kimberly Ebberup

After serving in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, Ebberup applied to North­eastern because of its flex­ible course load for working pro­fes­sionals and unwa­vering sup­port for stu­dent vet­erans. On Friday, she walked at the Col­lege of Pro­fes­sional Studies grad­u­a­tion at Matthews Arena and will receive her bachelor’s degree in graphic design.

Student group harnesses the power of play to foster peace

The young human­i­tar­ians in Peace Through Play work with hun­dreds of chil­dren in K-​​8 schools and group homes in Boston’s Rox­bury, Dorch­ester, Mis­sion Hill, and South End neigh­bor­hoods. “Play pro­vides a forum in which they can learn how to work coop­er­a­tively and func­tion as pos­i­tive mem­bers of their com­mu­ni­ties,” says group member Stephanie Roberts.

Meet the graduates: Matt Connolly

Con­nolly started his first e-​​commerce busi­ness when he was just 14, and he later rebranded and expanded it while studying at North­eastern. He had a goal to one day work at Amazon. First he worked on co-​​op there, and soon he’ll be starting at the com­pany full time after grad­u­ating last week with a bachelor’s degree in busi­ness administration.

Here’s your one-​​stop-​​shop for tracking Boston’s food trucks

As the food truck industry con­tinues to grow in Boston, one group of recent North­eastern grad­u­ates has devel­oped a web­site that tracks the mobile eateries’ sched­ules and loca­tions in real time.

Meet the graduates: Tylik Stevens

While at North­eastern, Stevens devel­oped his pas­sion for helping inner city youth through civic engage­ment and expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties. Stevens deliv­ered the stu­dent address at the Torch Scholars cer­e­mony last week.

Northeastern secures academic partnerships for co-​​ops, research in Cuba

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has signed agree­ments with insti­tu­tions in Cuba offi­cially estab­lishing part­ner­ships that will lead to a range of new aca­d­emic opportunities—from global co-​​ops to research—for North­eastern stu­dents and faculty.