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.

Forbes Under 30 Summit comes to Northeastern

Mayor Martin Walsh, Chrissy Teigen, the university’s own Michael Dukakis, and more will share expe­ri­ences and insights as part of the Forbes Under 30 Summit, a city-​​wide gath­ering of young entre­pre­neurs and game-​​changers. North­eastern is hosting pro­gram­ming today and tomorrow in Blackman Audi­to­rium, free and open to all with a valid North­eastern ID.

Northeastern partners on Boston’s new Alzheimer’s initiative

Alice Bonner, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of nursing at North­eastern and a national leader in Alzheimer’s dis­ease care research, will lead the university’s efforts as part of an ini­tia­tive aimed at pro­viding more sup­port ser­vices to people with Alzheimer’s and their fam­i­lies and raising aware­ness about the impor­tance of early detection.

Student lands big late-​​night gig

North­eastern stu­dent Marvin McMoore is helping to shape the future of Boston’s late-​​night cul­ture as one of two-​​dozen mem­bers of a task force cre­ated to inves­ti­gate oppor­tu­ni­ties to enhance the city’s nightlife.