Two students named Oxfam America Change Leaders

Peyton Perry and Taj Akin­bode will spend the 2016–17 aca­d­emic year working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and social injus­tice through campus projects and pro­grams, har­nessing their pas­sion for human­i­tarian work and social change to spear­head spe­cial events for stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff.

Take 5: The future of healthcare

There isn’t one kind of cor­po­ra­tion that is respon­sible for why health­care is so expen­sive,” Ellen Zane, the CEO emer­itus of Tufts Med­ical Center, said at the latest install­ment of the Women who Empower Speaker Series. “You have to under­stand that it’s a con­flu­ence of many moving parts, so there’s not going to be one silver bullet that fixes it.”

Northeastern honors community’s highest achievements

The uni­ver­sity cel­e­brated the highest achieve­ments of stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff at the sixth annual Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion on Thursday after­noon in East Village.

NUterm enables students to customize their learning experience

Now in its second year, the pro­gram runs con­cur­rent with the Summer 1 half-​​semester and enables rising sopho­mores to earn up to eight course credits in just six to eight weeks. Reg­is­tra­tion is now open.

Delta Tau Delta teams up to fight type 1 diabetes

Northeastern’s chapter of the Delta Tau Delta fra­ter­nity will host an event to raise aware­ness and funds in sup­port of type 1 dia­betes research on Sat­urday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the West Vil­lage Quad. The fes­tiv­i­ties will include food, lawn games, and a dunking booth.

Northeastern student group to host 4th annual Alternative Investment Summit

Since its incep­tion in 2013, the con­fer­ence has attracted hun­dreds of stu­dents and inspired the cre­ation of a new course in hedge funds, real assets, and pri­vate equity. It is orga­nized by a group of stu­dents in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness, who work year-​​round to bring some of the industry’s biggest players to campus.

Northeastern students share how cancer has affected them

Thou­sands of North­eastern stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff will flock to Matthews Arena on Friday for the university’s sev­enth annual Relay for Life fundraiser for the Amer­ican Cancer Society. Here, stu­dents reflect on how cancer has affected their lives.

Northeastern’s Black History Month to honor global impact of African diaspora

The month­long cel­e­bra­tion will fea­ture more than a dozen edu­ca­tional events, including a film screening, an art exhibit, and a walking tour of Boston’s Rox­bury neighborhood.