3Qs: How to overcome the global drug problem

The United Nations Gen­eral Assembly recently con­vened a spe­cial ses­sion on drugs, marking its first meeting on the topic since 1998. We asked North­eastern drug policy expert Leo Beletsky, who spoke at one of the session’s side events, to reflect on the his­toric meeting and the future of drug policy reform.

Northeastern honors community’s highest achievements

The uni­ver­sity cel­e­brated the highest achieve­ments of stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff at the sixth annual Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion on Thursday after­noon in East Village.

NUterm enables students to customize their learning experience

Now in its second year, the pro­gram runs con­cur­rent with the Summer 1 half-​​semester and enables rising sopho­mores to earn up to eight course credits in just six to eight weeks. Reg­is­tra­tion is now open.

Alternative Spring Break

More than 180 North­eastern stu­dents trav­eled to 18 dif­ferent loca­tions across Belize, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and the U.S. as part of the Center of Com­mu­nity Service’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break. The stu­dents worked on a variety of ser­vice projects ranging from vol­un­teering with a humane society in Ver­mont to col­lecting coffee in Costa Rica. Take a look back through their trans­for­ma­tive expe­ri­ences in this col­lec­tion of photos shared by the stu­dents on social media.

Students spend spring break in Ecuador assisting children with disabilities

A group of North­eastern engi­neering and phys­ical therapy stu­dents have spent months devel­oping devices designed to help chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties at an orphanage in Ecuador. On Sunday, 15 stu­dents and their pro­fessor trav­eled to the South Amer­ican country to spend their spring break working with these children.

The power of digital journalism

Grad­uate stu­dent Jorge Cara­ballo Cor­dovez wants to bring the dig­ital media skills he’s learning at North­eastern back home to Colombia to help “recon­struct the social cohe­sive­ness that decades of vio­lence has torn apart.” He’s now received a Google News Lab Fel­low­ship, which will help fur­ther his journey.