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Students’ economic policy proposals commended at national competition

A team of stu­dents from the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Eco­nomics Society was one of three final­ists at the Fiscal Chal­lenge, a com­pe­ti­tion that charges col­lege stu­dents with devising plans to ensure the country’s fiscal future.

3Qs: How to overcome the global drug problem

The United Nations Gen­eral Assembly recently con­vened a spe­cial ses­sion on drugs, marking its first meeting on the topic since 1998. We asked North­eastern drug policy expert Leo Beletsky, who spoke at one of the session’s side events, to reflect on the his­toric meeting and the future of drug policy reform.

Student journalists recognized for standout storytelling

Five North­eastern stu­dents were hon­ored this month by the National Academy of Tele­vi­sion Arts & Sci­ences. The stu­dent jour­nal­ists’ video seg­ments, which we share here, pro­vide a com­pelling look at unsolved mur­ders in Boston’s inner-​​city neigh­bor­hoods, kun­dalini yoga and its healing power, and the Boston Police Department’s peace walks.

Northeastern secures state grant to lead cutting-​​edge nanomaterial, smart sensor research and development

Pres­i­dent Aoun and Gov. Baker on Tuesday announced a major invest­ment that will drive the devel­op­ment of smart sen­sors and nano­ma­te­rials used for a range of med­ical, defense, and energy applications.