Northeastern launches loan program for women and minority entrepreneurs

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity announced on Tuesday that it will launch the region’s first university-​​supported loan pro­gram for women– and minority-​​owned busi­nesses. The ini­tia­tive, called the Impact Lending pro­gram, will enable local small-​​business owners to secure loans, at below-​​market interest rates, to acquire cru­cial resources to expand their businesses.

NUPD chief: National shootings ‘disturbing,’ but present opportunity to form stronger bonds between police and communities

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Chief of Police Michael Davis has been a part of a range of efforts and ini­tia­tives at the national level exam­ining law enforce­ment prac­tices, par­tic­u­larly those involving race and policing.

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 students find life purpose in community service

The young human­i­tar­ians in the university’s chapter of Circle K Inter­na­tional com­pleted more than 2,800 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice during the 2015–16 aca­d­emic year. “Being able to help someone who can’t help him­self is what humanity is all about,” said club member Ashley Frizzell.

How can a campus be a model community?

Mem­bers of the North­eastern com­mu­nity gath­ered Thursday night to dis­cuss that ques­tion, par­tic­u­larly in terms of inclu­sion and diver­sity, as part of the “Con­flict. Civility. Respect. Peace. North­eastern Reflects” edu­ca­tional series.

Northeastern remembers victims of overseas attacks

The uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity gath­ered on Monday for a vigil in the Sacred Space to remember the vic­tims of recent attacks around the world, including those in Paris last week. The vigil included reflec­tion, prayer, song, and heart­felt remarks from Pres­i­dent Aoun.

Student group works to raise awareness of homelessness

Northeastern’s Res­i­dent Stu­dent Asso­ci­a­tion is hosting pro­grams and activ­i­ties this week to raise greater aware­ness about home­less­ness in the Greater Boston area. Find out how you can get involved.

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.