Northeastern celebrates Mandela’s life, legacy

Stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff gath­ered in the Sacred Space on Thursday after­noon to com­mem­o­rate the life and legacy of Nelson Man­dela, the former South African pres­i­dent and anti-​​apartheid icon who died last week at the age of 95.

A life-​​saving relief mission

While on co-​​op in the Philip­pines, fourth-​​year stu­dent Sam Man­ning pack­aged thou­sands of pounds of donated rice, noo­dles, and sar­dines to send to sur­vivors of a cat­a­strophic typhoon that killed more than 5,900 people.

3Qs: Letters from Mandela

North­eastern law pro­fessor Mar­garet Burnham met Nelson Man­dela when he appointed her to an inter­na­tional human rights com­mis­sion in 1993. She reflected on the legacy of the pop­ular polit­ical figure, who died on Thursday at the age of 95.

Consumer is king, says Bacardi CEO

Suc­cessful com­pa­nies com­bine product per­for­mance with con­sumer insights to build brand loy­alty, according to Edward Shirley, pres­i­dent and CEO of Bac­ardi Lim­ited, who spoke on Wednesday at Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum.

Why AIDS remains a huge global problem

In cel­e­bra­tion of World AIDS Day, a panel of North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers joined del­e­gates in the U.S. Depart­ment of State Inter­na­tional Vis­itor Lead­er­ship Pro­gram to dis­cuss the fight against the spread of HIV/​AIDS.

Thanksgiving gets an international flavor

On Tuesday, Northeastern’s Inter­na­tional Stu­dent and Scholar Insti­tute cooked up a tra­di­tional Thanks­giving meal for stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff, who also learned about the holiday’s his­tory and culture.

The case against killer robots

We’re on a course toward fully automating war­fare,” warned roboti­cist Noel Sharkey, who deliv­ered a recent lec­ture on the polit­ical, eth­ical, and legal impli­ca­tions of Terminator-​​like weapons.

Let’s start at the beginning

North­eastern on Wednesday cel­e­brated the release of polit­ical sci­ence pro­fessor William F.S. Miles’ newest book, Afro-​​Jewish Encoun­ters, which details his many trips to Africa over the last 35 years.

A tale of four cities

A new Gallery 360 exhibit by North­eastern alumnus Mitch Weiss com­prises care­fully curated black-​​and-​​white street pho­tographs depicting scenes from two pairs of sister cities: Boston and Kyoto, Japan, and New York City and Tokyo.