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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.

Ask the Entrepreneur: 3Qs with Ariella Sharf

Ariella Sharf, a third-​​year psy­chology major, has cre­ated a com­pany called Head’s Up for Charity, which has been able to raise money and aware­ness for sev­eral causes around the world. You may be sur­prised to dis­cover how she came up with the idea.

Drugs! Pirates! Murder!

Jeff Howe, an assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism, dis­cussed his 12,000-word inves­tiga­tive report on the 2011 mas­sacre of more than a dozen Chi­nese sailors as well as the future of long-​​form jour­nalism at a campus lec­ture on Tuesday.

Tweets of the Week: March 3–6

The Empower cam­paign, Alter­na­tive Spring Break, fac­ulty research, and more rea­sons why stu­dents “heart” co-​​​​op were among our selec­tions for tweets from and about the North­eastern com­mu­nity this week. Building sus­tain­able … read more »