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Preparatory program offers Boston youth a second chance to succeed

Northeastern’s Foun­da­tion Year pro­gram, which helps Boston high school grad­u­ates pre­pare for col­lege suc­cess, has trans­formed the life of Prince Kalu and hun­dreds of other stu­dents. “I owe every­thing I have to this pro­gram,” he says.

Alumna launches hockey league to provide new opportunities for female players

Rec­og­nizing that women’s hockey is stronger than ever, North­eastern alumna Dani Rylan, MS’12, founded the first-​​ever paid pro­fes­sional women’s hockey league in North America.

Law professor on the Supreme Court ruling and what comes next

In a land­mark ruling for gay equality, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that same-​​sex mar­riage should be legal in all 50 states. Here, School of Law pro­fessor Martha Davis offers insight into the deci­sion and what comes next.

3Qs: Supreme Court upholds healthcare law for second time

Matthews Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Law Wendy Parmet dis­cusses the impli­ca­tions of the court’s ruling on Thursday that fed­eral sub­si­dies can be offered to sub­scribers to Pres­i­dent Obama’s health­care law, regard­less of whether the states in which they live have set up their own health insur­ance exchanges.