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Huskies for Heroes to help heal ‘invisible wounds’ of war

Mem­bers of the North­eastern com­mu­nity will par­tic­i­pate in the annual Run to Home Base, which sup­ports post-​​9/​11 vet­erans who suffer from combat stress and trau­matic brain injury. Here, they share why the event and the cause are so impor­tant to them.

Tweets of the Week: July 13 to July 17

A spe­cial Husky-​​​​penguin rela­tion­ship, the start of new co-​​​​ops, and fac­ulty research are among our selec­tions for tweets from the North­eastern com­mu­nity this week. Just because. #North­eastern #husky­puppy #snug­gler pic​.twitter​.com/​o​R​z​F​b​D​U​a1Q — […]

Reading program connects students with timely books

Every year, a com­mittee com­prising stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff chooses one thought-​​provoking book for the North­eastern com­mu­nity to read. But have you ever won­dered how the so-​​called First Pages book is selected?

3Qs: Online shoppers ‘Primed’ for huge deals

Web per­son­al­iza­tion expert Christo Wilson holds forth on Amazon Prime Day, the latest man­u­fac­tured shop­ping day to promise big sav­ings on scores of prod­ucts, and offers up some tips for online shop­pers looking to exer­cise their con­sumer freedom.

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.