3Qs: Banking on the body

Are body prod­ucts like blood, milk, and sperm mar­ketable com­modi­ties, gifts to help others, or both? Kara Swanson, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of law with exper­tise in the his­tory of sci­ence and med­i­cine, explains the ori­gins and con­se­quences of the debate in her new book “Banking on the Body.”

Northeastern honors past leadership, looks to future

At the Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion, North­eastern pre­sented the Pres­i­den­tial Medal­lion to two of its former leaders, John A. Curry and Richard M. Free­land. The medal­lion was bestowed upon the former pres­i­dents in cel­e­bra­tion of their lega­cies, which have paved the way for future success.

Take 5: A lesser-​​known era of basketball history

D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness pro­fessor Robert Lieb has written a book detailing the his­tory of the Amer­ican Bas­ket­ball League, a short-​​lived pro bas­ket­ball league in the 1960s that looked to dis­rupt the bas­ket­ball establishment.

The untold stories of slavery

In a campus lec­ture on Friday, Pulitzer Prize-​​winning author Dou­glas Blackmon said he writes about African Amer­ican slavery because it’s a way to infuse per­son­ality into sto­ries that were orig­i­nally written in dehu­man­izing ways.

Archivist sees bright future in collections of past

Gior­dana Mecagni, the new uni­ver­sity archivist and head of spe­cial col­lec­tions, is ready to increase the scope of the Archives and Spe­cial Col­lec­tions Depart­ment, which pre­serves valu­able col­lec­tions that doc­u­ments the his­tory of both North­eastern and Boston.