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Student inspired to study US-​​Japan relationship

After studying abroad in Japan last year, North­eastern stu­dent Johanna Gunawan sought an oppor­tu­nity to return to the East Asian nation. She found that oppor­tu­nity in a student-​​led exchange pro­gram that she is now helping to organize.

Transgender student shares coming-​​out story

Coming out was like showing people who I am for the very first time,” said Alex Ahmed, PhD’19. “I wasn’t a dif­ferent person, but there was some­thing about me that was very dif­ferent, some­thing that could change how you see me.”

Business professor recognized for entrepreneurship research

Kim­berly Eddle­ston in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness is one of four pro­fes­sors to be rec­og­nized with a Dis­tin­guished Pro­fes­sor­ship by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foun­da­tion. The award will sup­port her inno­v­a­tive research on family busi­nesses and the careers of entrepreneurs.

Northeastern students attend, reflect on pope’s visit

A del­e­ga­tion of 15 North­eastern stu­dents and staff trav­eled to Philadel­phia this weekend for the chance to see Pope Francis during his U.S. visit. Here, those stu­dents share a first-​​hand account of their trip.

Northeastern opens neighborhood center to connect Boston residents with university resources

The new center, which is called North­eastern Crossing and located on Tremont Street, will be for­mally unveiled on Monday. It will offer a variety of uni­ver­sity resources, from classes and work­shops to space for com­puter access and com­mu­nity events.

The pressing issues facing Europe

Hours after a divided Euro­pean Union voted Tuesday to dis­tribute 120,000 asylum-​​seekers among its member states, North­eastern con­vened a panel of experts to dis­cuss the migrant crisis as well as other pressing issues facing Europe.