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Northeastern’s newest artist-​​in-​​residence puts mural in students’ hands

Bay Area muralist Susan Cer­vantes and artists from her orga­ni­za­tion, Precita Eyes, say they serve as a “bridge” between art and the com­mu­nity, and they’re doing just that by col­lab­o­rating with stu­dents to design and paint the university’s newest mural on the Latino/​a Stu­dent Cul­tural Center as part of North­eastern Public Art Ini­tia­tive. Here’s how you can get involved.

New professor has made crime prevention his life’s work

Anthony Braga, newly appointed Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor and director of the School of Crim­i­nology and Crim­inal Jus­tice, has been working in con­junc­tion with the Boston Police Depart­ment for more than 20 years, ana­lyzing poli­cies and devel­oping pro­grams aimed at reducing the city’s vio­lent crime rate.

Conference to take holistic approach to examining energy problems worldwide

North­eastern on Friday will con­vene energy experts from across North America to examine some of the world’s most pressing energy prob­lems. The event includes a free expo from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for stu­dents to net­work with energy com­pa­nies to explore co-​​op and other employ­ment opportunities.

Through disruptions, higher ed faces questions, opportunities

On Wednesday, Pres­i­dent Aoun led a dis­cus­sion with former Tufts and MIT pres­i­dents Lawrence Bacow and Susan Hock­field, respec­tively. The three talked careers, dis­rup­tions, and opportunities–both per­sonal and for the higher ed sector in general.

How an eight-​​hour car ride helped one freshman find her home at Northeastern

Denise Bates spent years building a net­work of sup­port within the many orga­ni­za­tions for which she vol­un­teered in her home state of Arkansas. So when it came time to leave for North­eastern, she wor­ried about rebuilding that com­mu­nity. After dri­ving eight hours to attend an event in Texas for accepted stu­dents, she knew she’d made the right choice.

Looking to turn an idea into a business? Husky Startup Challenge offers just that

Turning an idea into a busi­ness takes a lot of work and strategic planning—both of which the Husky Startup Chal­lenge pro­gram can help foster. The first step, though, is signing up, and appli­ca­tions close at mid­night tonight.

Tech enthusiast finds home at Northeastern

As a kid, Andrew Colgin liked to tinker with tech­nology. And now—surprise, surprise—he’s a first-​​year stu­dent in the university’s com­puter sci­ence pro­gram. “There are stu­dents all around me who like a lot of the same things that I do,” he says.

What to look for in the first presidential debate

Repub­lican Donald Trump and Demo­crat Hillary Clinton will face off tonight in their first of three sched­uled debates. We asked jour­nalism pro­fessor Alan Schroeder, an expert on tele­vised debates, about the keys for the can­di­dates, whether one of them has more to gain or lose, and the roles of both the mod­er­ator and real-​​time fact-​​checkers.

At Faculty Senate, President Aoun issues challenge for continued innovation, global leadership

In his annual address to the Fac­ulty Senate on Wednesday, Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun described the increasing com­pe­ti­tion in higher edu­ca­tion while reaf­firming Northeastern’s com­mit­ment to lead­er­ship in edu­ca­tion and research.

Driving, autonomously, into the future

At “The Future of…” pres­i­den­tial speaker series on Tuesday, Lyft chief tech­nology officer and North­eastern grad­uate Chris Lam­bert dis­cussed how autonomous vehi­cles are the future of transportation—and what that means for Lyft, for people, and for cities in America.