Homecoming 2016 had all the thrills

From the Mayor of Hunt­ington Avenue elec­tion to a cel­e­brated appear­ance by Amy Poehler to the sweet joys of vic­tory for the bas­ket­ball pro­grams, Northeastern’s Home­coming 2016 was one not to be forgotten.

It’s Homecoming week: Here’s what’s happening on campus

Home­coming has some­thing for everyone, from the sports fan and music afi­cionado to the polit­ical junkie and community-​​conscious human­i­tarian. Here is a day-​​by-​​day run­down of activ­i­ties and events for the entire week.

Student group brings joy to people with disabilities

Northeastern’s stu­dent chapter of Best Bud­dies Inter­na­tional counts more than 40 young human­i­tar­ians who vol­un­teer to enhance the lives of people with intel­lec­tual and devel­op­mental dis­abil­i­ties. Alex Linden, BHS’17, and Melissa Jacques, S’17, are two of those human­i­tar­ians. On Friday, they’ll help host Northeastern’s inau­gural “Spe­cial Spirit” bas­ket­ball game.

Take 5: A lesser-​​known era of basketball history

D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness pro­fessor Robert Lieb has written a book detailing the his­tory of the Amer­ican Bas­ket­ball League, a short-​​lived pro bas­ket­ball league in the 1960s that looked to dis­rupt the bas­ket­ball establishment.