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3Qs: SCOTUS rejects affirmative action challenge

In a win for affir­ma­tive action advo­cates, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a chal­lenge to a pro­gram at the Uni­ver­sity of Texas that con­siders race as a lim­ited factor in admis­sions deci­sions. Dan Urman, assis­tant teaching pro­fessor and director of the Doc­torate in Law and Policy pro­gram, exam­ines the court’s deci­sion and what it means for affir­ma­tive action.

Empowered by Torch program, student wants to inspire others as teacher

Northeastern’s Torch Scholars Pro­gram will cel­e­brate its 10-​​year anniver­sary with a cer­e­mony on Thursday evening. “When I talk about Torch, I get emo­tional,” says rising senior Greykia Harris. “I don’t think I could’ve ever come this far in my life without it.”

Commentary: After Orlando shooting, ‘compassion’ conquers hate

In this guest post, Joseph Lagalla, stu­dent pres­i­dent of NU Pride, talks about the impact Sunday morning’s mass shooting has had on the LGBTQA+ com­mu­nity. Lagalla acknowl­edges the fear that “the shooting could have so easily hap­pened in Boston,” and says that com­mu­nity leaders in Orlando are “staying strong and taking the oppor­tu­nity to form an even stronger community.”

Northeastern’s analytics bootcamp expands, grows enrollment

Level is an inten­sive pro­gram offered across Northeastern’s regional campus net­work that is designed to equip pro­fes­sionals with in-​​demand data ana­lytics skills. More than 100 stu­dents have already enrolled, and the program’s offer­ings are expanding this summer and fall.

Three ways the Northeastern community is addressing ocean plastics pollution

A big emphasis of World Oceans Day this year is bringing aware­ness to the problem of marine plastic pol­lu­tion. Mem­bers of the North­eastern com­mu­nity are already focused on this chal­lenge by building sus­tain­able skate­boards, visu­al­izing ocean plas­tics data, and building sen­sors to iden­tify microplas­tics in the sea.

New campus mural from start to finish

Uni­ver­sity pho­tog­ra­phers were there to doc­u­ment Boston-​​based artist Cedric Dou­glas as he cre­ated a new mural on the Behrakis Health Sci­ences Center. The mural is the latest instal­la­tion in Northeastern’s Public Art Initiative.

Faculty, staff reflect on Muhammad Ali and his Northeastern ties

Jack Gri­nold, Northeastern’s leg­endary sports infor­ma­tion director, says watching the heavy­weight champ’s training ses­sions at Matthews Arena in 1964 “were some of the most delightful after­noons I’ve ever spent.” In 1994, Ali received an hon­orary doc­torate of public ser­vice from North­eastern. The trans­for­ma­tional sports figure died on Friday. Here, mem­bers of the North­eastern com­mu­nity reflect on Ali’s life and legacy.