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Northeastern students tackle global challenges at Clinton Global Initiative conference

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.

Northeastern student group to host 4th annual Alternative Investment Summit

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.

3Qs: Is there a media bias in terrorist attack coverage?

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.

Researchers investigate four promising new treatments for Lyme disease

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.

Aviation affection

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.

President Aoun speaks out in support of diversity and inclusion

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.

Foundation Year students bring the gift of live storytelling to Northeastern

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.