Survey finds youth in Boston summer jobs program gain job readiness skills, higher academic aspirations

After youth par­tic­i­pated in Boston’s summer jobs pro­gram, a greater number reported having job readi­ness skills, higher aca­d­emic aspi­ra­tions, and improved con­nec­tions with their neighborhoods—with the largest gains in some areas among minority groups—according to a new report co-​​authored by Northeastern’s Alicia Sasser Modestino.

Northeastern opens neighborhood center to connect Boston residents with university resources

The new center, which is called North­eastern Crossing and located on Tremont Street, will be for­mally unveiled on Monday. It will offer a variety of uni­ver­sity resources, from classes and work­shops to space for com­puter access and com­mu­nity events.

Alum’s vision for more usable sidewalks

Nick Guertin, AMD’14, is a winner of the city of Boston’s Public Space Invi­ta­tional com­pe­ti­tion for his streetscape project, a mod­ular unit instal­la­tion com­prising seating, planters, bike racks, and cov­ered shelter overhangs.

GrandMarc residence hall topped off

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity held a topping-​​off cer­e­mony on Friday after­noon to cel­e­brate con­struc­tion crews fin­ishing the highest part of the Grand­Marc res­i­dence hall, slated to open next aca­d­emic year.

In the government trenches, trusty telephone at their side

New co-​​op part­ner­ship with the city gives North­eastern stu­dents the chance to learn the art and craft of retail pol­i­tics, one phone call at a time.