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Northeastern University to open regional campus in Toronto

Building on the suc­cess of its regional campus net­work in selected U.S. cities, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will launch its first inter­na­tional campus in 2016. North­eastern will open a loca­tion in Toronto, Ontario, where it will offer pro­fes­sional grad­uate pro­grams that are industry-​​aligned and tai­lored to meet the spe­cific needs of learners and employers in the region.

Aiming higher

This week, North­eastern announced it is taking the Empower cam­paign to new heights, raising its fundraising goal by 25 per­cent, to $1.25 bil­lion. The university’s his­toric cam­paign seeks $625 mil­lion in phil­an­thropy and $625 mil­lion in gov­ern­ment and industry part­ner­ships. We sat down with Uni­ver­sity Advancement’s Senior Vice Pres­i­dent Diane MacGillivray to dis­cuss Empower.

Hollywood shines ‘spotlight’ on alumnus, former journalism professor

When Hol­ly­wood pro­ducers approached former North­eastern jour­nalism pro­fessor and alumnus Walter Robinson and the team of Boston Globe reporters whose “Spot­light” series broke open the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal in 2002, they had some trepidation.

A conversation with President Aoun Part 1

We sat down with Pres­i­dent Aoun to dis­cuss a wide range of topics. Based on a long list of questions—many sub­mitted by mem­bers of the North­eastern community—the first dis­cus­sion focused on the president’s per­sonal journey. Another interview—to be pub­lished as a second installment—will focus on his pri­or­i­ties here at Northeastern.

3Qs: Is the end near for daily fantasy sports?

Fed­eral and state author­i­ties have become par­tic­u­larly inter­ested in the prac­tices of daily fan­tasy sports web­sites like Fan­Duel and Boston-​​based DraftK­ings. Here, law pro­fessor Roger Abrams explains why observers con­clude the sites are games of chance and pre­dicts forth­coming fed­eral oversight.