Bright young minds, renowned thought leaders take aim at global problems

North­eastern hosted the fifth annual Mil­len­nium Campus Con­fer­ence over the weekend, con­vening world-​​renowned speakers and more than 1,000 col­lege stu­dents to dis­cuss solu­tions to the world’s greatest problems.

Crowdfunding drug discovery

The secrecy model that dom­i­nates drug dis­covery doesn’t work for neglected trop­ical dis­eases, which affect more than 1 bil­lion people each year. Asso­ciate pro­fessor Michael Pol­lastri hopes to shift that par­a­digm with a new plat­form for secure data-​​sharing.

3Qs: The effect of antibiotic resistant bacteria

The Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion recently released a new report on the impact of antibi­otic resis­tant bac­teria on national health. We asked assis­tant pro­fessor Betsy Hirsch to explain its sig­nif­i­cance and what it means for the public.

Global ecology as the next grand strategy

Retired Marine Colonel Mark Myk­leby said at a lec­ture at North­eastern on Tuesday that the nation’s biggest problem is global unsus­tain­ability and it will take behav­ioral change, not national strategy, to fix it.

University’s momentum in focus at Faculty Senate meeting

At the Faulty Senate’s first meeting of the aca­d­emic year, Provost Stephen W. Director pre­sented Northeastern’s accom­plish­ments and growth on many fronts, including aca­d­emic resources, finan­cial aid, and stu­dent life enhancements.

Broad-​​based knowledge, experience among key outcomes, higher ed experts agree

North­eastern hosted its second annual summit and released the results of a new national survey — both of which focused on crit­ical issues facing col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties, par­tic­u­larly their role in preparing stu­dents for the global workforce.

Most Americans and business leaders want colleges to provide a broad-​​based education

According to a new North­eastern Uni­ver­sity survey, Amer­ican higher edu­ca­tion is held in high regard, but doubts per­sist about the system’s ability to pre­pare stu­dents for suc­cess in today’s economy.

How trash can reveal an urban landscape’s ‘invisible realities’

New assis­tant pro­fessor Dietmar Offen­huber wants to make cities and their infra­struc­tures more leg­ible in order to improve their gov­er­nance. One of his approaches involves tracking the move­ment of garbage.