Northeastern to invest $25 million of endowment funds in environmental sustainability

A rec­og­nized leader in sus­tain­ability prac­tices, edu­ca­tion, and research, North­eastern will take an inno­v­a­tive addi­tional step to address the global chal­lenge of cli­mate change.

Students studying in Turkey are safe, Northeastern actively reaching out to Turkish students

In the wake of Tuesday’s ter­rorist attack at an Istanbul air­port, North­eastern con­firmed that stu­dents on uni­ver­sity pro­grams in the region are safe, and the uni­ver­sity is working to con­tact and offer sup­port to more than 100 Turkish students.

The ecstasy of working underwater

Think your work envi­ron­ment is hectic? Imagine trying to com­plete a task with an air tank strapped to your back as you get tossed around by ocean swells. Working under­water can be daunting, but these three divers wouldn’t trade it for anything.

3Qs: Why court ruling on emission reductions is ‘important and influential’

The Mass­a­chu­setts’ Supreme Judi­cial Court ruled recently, after hearing argu­ments from a North­eastern School of Law alumna, that the com­mon­wealth must specif­i­cally adhere to man­dates that call for sig­nif­i­cant emis­sion reduc­tions by 2020, a ruling that North­eastern envi­ron­mental law expert Lee Breck­endridge says is influ­en­tial and demon­strates the role courts can play in addressing cli­mate change.

Meet the graduates: Tylik Stevens

While at North­eastern, Stevens devel­oped his pas­sion for helping inner city youth through civic engage­ment and expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties. Stevens deliv­ered the stu­dent address at the Torch Scholars cer­e­mony last week.

Celebrate graduation at CommencementFest

Thursday night’s fes­tiv­i­ties on Cen­ten­nial Common will give grad­u­ates and their guests a chance to cel­e­brate before Friday’s Com­mence­ment. The free event will fea­ture food, live per­for­mances, and a Class of 2016 time­line cre­ated by grad­u­ating senior Julia Wilson. And be sure to check out the North­eastern Snapchat account for high­lights from the event.

Students’ economic policy proposals commended at national competition

A team of stu­dents from the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Eco­nomics Society was one of three final­ists at the Fiscal Chal­lenge, a com­pe­ti­tion that charges col­lege stu­dents with devising plans to ensure the country’s fiscal future.