Northeastern, city of Boston team up to tackle off-​​campus move-​​in

It takes months of plan­ning and coordination—and involves a ded­i­cated team of uni­ver­sity staff, city offi­cials, and volunteers—to make sure off-​​campus move-​​in runs smoothly. Here are some of the people who help make it happen.

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.