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Northeastern has announced that it will launch a first-of-its-kind initiative this fall, targeted at raising school spirit and awareness of the university’s mascot. All incoming students will receive their own husky puppy when they arrive on campus.
Fifteen Northeastern students will participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University conference this weekend in San Francisco. The conference will convene college students to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. We spoke with some of the student attendees about their projects and what they hope to gain from the experience.
Since its inception in 2013, the conference has attracted hundreds of students and inspired the creation of a new course in hedge funds, real assets, and private equity. It is organized by a group of students in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, who work year-round to bring some of the industry’s biggest players to campus.
In the past several months, terrorist attacks have rocked cities around the world. Many people have criticized the Western media’s coverage of the attacks as being uneven for concentrating largely on the strikes in European cities. We spoke with John Wihbey, assistant professor of journalism and new media at Northeastern, about what he refers to as perceived “differential treatment” by mainstream news outlets.
Northeastern researcher Kim Lewis and his team have launched an all-out effort to find a cure for Lyme disease, which afflicts nearly 300,000 new people in the U.S. each year. Their efforts aim to bring relief to all patients, including those who suffer from a debilitating chronic version of the disease.
Student pilot Elliott Bowles has a family friend to thank for his passion for flying. He recently took university photographer Adam Glanzman for a ride through the clouds and shared what it’s like to get a bird’s-eye view of Boston.
Following the passage of a controversial new law last week in North Carolina—where Northeastern maintains a regional campus—President Aoun issued a statement in strong support of diversity and inclusion. The law prevents local communities in that state from passing ordinances that protect the rights of gay, lesbian, and transgender people. “At Northeastern University we believe diversity is a strength to be celebrated, not a source of division,” Aoun said.
The battery on your mobile phone is dead, but you don’t have time to charge it in your room. What do you do? Beginning next Friday, swing by one of 30 campus locations and pick up the Oomf, a free portable smartphone charger.
Northeastern’s ticket to the NCAA men’s hockey tournament, spring snow, and global experiences are among our selections of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
The horrific bombings in Brussels on Tuesday have left another European city reeling after a terrorist attack. In the aftermath, we asked an interdisciplinary group of faculty members to offer insight into the events.
A group of 31 Foundation Year students learned the art and craft of storytelling through an immersive workshop with The Moth. Ten of the students then bared their truths in an onstage performance that brought both laughter and tears. We sat down with the students to learn about their stories, and to share those stories with you.