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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.

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.