Fall fun in the sun

Thou­sands of North­eastern stu­dents packed the campus quads on Monday for Fall Fest ’15, an annual fes­tival cel­e­brating the start of the new semester with music, food, dance per­for­mances, games, and give­aways. The campus-​​wide event also show­cased the university’s more than 300 student-​​run clubs and organizations.

Research hub in the making

Con­struc­tion con­tinues at Northeastern’s Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Sci­ence and Engi­neering Com­plex on Columbus Avenue. The 220,000-square-foot facility is sched­uled to open next year. Here, uni­ver­sity pho­tog­ra­pher Adam Glanzman gives you an inside look at the progress being made on the research hub.

Northeastern will invest $26 million to transform city park

In a unique public-​​​​private part­ner­ship, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and the City of Boston will build together a state-​​​​of-​​​​the-​​​​art ath­letic com­plex that will expand recre­ation oppor­tu­ni­ties for both North­eastern stu­dents and Boston […]

Northeastern partners on Boston’s new Alzheimer’s initiative

Alice Bonner, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of nursing at North­eastern and a national leader in Alzheimer’s dis­ease care research, will lead the university’s efforts as part of an ini­tia­tive aimed at pro­viding more sup­port ser­vices to people with Alzheimer’s and their fam­i­lies and raising aware­ness about the impor­tance of early detection.

3Qs: Could Boston host the Olympics?

Boston is on the short list of cities for a poten­tial U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Here, assis­tant pro­fessor of busi­ness Rosanna Garcia, who has vis­ited the past eight Summer Games, dis­cusses what it takes to host the inter­na­tional event and what it could mean for the city.

Student lands big late-​​night gig

North­eastern stu­dent Marvin McMoore is helping to shape the future of Boston’s late-​​night cul­ture as one of two-​​dozen mem­bers of a task force cre­ated to inves­ti­gate oppor­tu­ni­ties to enhance the city’s nightlife.

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.

Archivist sees bright future in collections of past

Gior­dana Mecagni, the new uni­ver­sity archivist and head of spe­cial col­lec­tions, is ready to increase the scope of the Archives and Spe­cial Col­lec­tions Depart­ment, which pre­serves valu­able col­lec­tions that doc­u­ments the his­tory of both North­eastern and Boston.

Students have development ideas for Dudley Square

Archi­tec­ture stu­dents tasked with imag­ining new housing oppor­tu­ni­ties for an unused parcel in Boston’s Dudley Square say mixed-​​use devel­op­ment would bring in new res­i­dents without hurting the existing community.

MLK holiday ‘a day on, not a day off’

Northeastern’s Center for Com­mu­nity Ser­vice will host its annual King Day of Ser­vice and Lead­er­ship on Monday, drawing North­eastern stu­dents and com­mu­nity mem­bers together for a series of vol­un­teer oppor­tu­ni­ties and group workshops.

3Qs: What to know about this year’s flu season

Mark Dou­glass, an asso­ciate clin­ical pro­fessor of phar­macy, dis­cusses how to pro­tect against the flu—which is expe­ri­encing its worst out­break in a decade—and the impor­tance of get­ting a flu vaccine.