Global co-​​op: paying it forward

Helping pedi­atric burn vic­tims in China, adding to an eco-village’s infra­struc­ture in Costa Rica, working on a Hol­ly­wood movie in South Africa. These were just some of the unique expe­ri­ences stu­dents shared with their peers at last Thursday’s Inter­na­tional Co-​​op Fair.

3Qs: What to watch for in Sochi

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have begun. We asked Philip D’Agati, an expert in patri­o­tism, pol­i­tics, and the Olympics, in the Depart­ment of Polit­ical Sci­ence, to dis­cuss Russia’s role as host and which Olympic events he has his eye on.

Beanpot rivalry boosts Relay For Life efforts

The Relay For Life groups led by stu­dents at North­eastern, BU, BC, and Har­vard are engaging in a friendly com­pe­ti­tion to raise the most money for the Amer­ican Cancer Society before the Beanpot cham­pi­onship game on Feb. 10.

Mandela’s life, local ties celebrated

Civic leaders, activists, and human­i­tar­ians con­vened in the Blackman Audi­to­rium on Thursday after­noon to honor the life and legacy of Nelson Man­dela, the former South African pres­i­dent and anti-​​apartheid icon who passed away last month.

Hockey star shoots for gold in Sochi

2013 was the best year of my life,” says Kendall Coyne, a sharp­shooting for­ward for North­eastern hockey. Can she top it by helping Team USA win gold at the Olympics for the first time since 1998?

Northeastern ranked America’s greenest university

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity con­tinues to gain recog­ni­tion for its long-​​standing com­mit­ment to sus­tain­ability, placing first among Amer­ican uni­ver­si­ties and third overall world­wide in this year’s Green­Metric Ranking of World Uni­ver­si­ties.
 

Northeastern honors King’s legacy

The John D. O’Bryant African-​​American Insti­tute cel­e­brated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Wednesday, the day that would have marked the civil rights leader’s 85th birthday.

The global water crisis

In the first ses­sion of the semester-​​long Open Class­room series on the world’s water crisis, Shafik Islam, the director of the Water Diplo­macy Ini­tia­tive at Tufts Uni­ver­sity, posed a chilling ques­tion: “Will water lead to war?”

3Qs: Target’s security breach

Asso­ciate pro­fessor and cyber­se­cu­rity expert Engin Kirda dis­cusses the data secu­rity breach at Target last week that affected up to 40 mil­lion cus­tomers and how cyber­at­tacks have evolved in recent years.