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August 31, 2014


Rockin’ ladies hit the stage — Yes All Women Boston’s inaugural show -

Monday, August 18, 2014

New film brings women’s self-defense to light -

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Northeastern goes “Strong in the Americas” -

Monday, July 21, 2014

Q&A: Gary Goshgarian, pioneering English professor -

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Timothy Ryan Faulkner, 21; music and theoretical physics enthusiast -

Friday, July 4, 2014

Artifical intelligence program passes for human -

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The plight of #YesAllWomen -

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mohamed El-Toukhy, 24; honors student and futbol fan -

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The importance of the art of Ernest -

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Q&A with James Eggers -

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sexual assault campaign comes to NU -

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe to close -

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Northeastern adjuncts win election -

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Former Northeastern student files Clery complaint after mishandled rape case -

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Internet Explorer Software Update Fixes Bug -

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Northeastern community celebrates scientific research -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Another opportunity to finish: runner supports school for the blind as she runs again on this year’s Marathon Monday -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Students for Justice in Palestine negotiate with university -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Boston City Council unanimously supports Northeastern adjunct faculty’s campaign -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Women in computer science call for more CISters -

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Northeastern rises in national ranking again

By Zack Sampson, News Staff

Northeastern rose again in US News and World Report’s ranking of the nation’s best colleges for 2013, sharing 56th place overall with Ohio State University.

 The magazine rated Northeastern 62nd among the top colleges across the country for 2012. On the 2011 list, the university was 69th. The 2013 list was released Wednesday.

“The US News ranking is just one of many metrics highlighting Northeastern’s incredible momentum,” university spokeswoman Renata Nyul said in an email to The News. “The University’s trajectory is evidenced by the record number of applications and highest average SAT scores; the historic $60 million gift to name the D’Amore-McKim School of Business; $104 million in research funding; and our top-ranked career services operation, to name a few.”

As it did last year, US News and World Report lauded the co-op program and Northeastern students’ real-world work experience. It also positively noted the school’s receipt of research funding from groups like the Department of Homeland Security and the National Science Foundation.

It listed Northeastern’s 2011 endowment at $601,026,045.

“The jump in rankings shows a validation that investing in experiential education truly gives students not just the knowledge but the skills and experience they need to succeed in our economy and our job market,” Pete Petrin, student body president, said in an email to The News.

Asked how the university can continue to better itself, Petrin said, “Our rise in the rankings comes at a time of rising tuition and our improved admission and retention rates come with less space for academics and campus life. New successes often come with new challenges, and the Northeastern can continue to improve by keeping those new challenges in mind. “

Harvard secured the number one spot along with Princeton University. The magazine ranked Massachusetts Institute of Technology 6th; Tufts University 28th; and Boston College 31st.

Cross-city rival Boston University tied for 51st place on the 2013 list. But Petrin said he thinks the Terriers’ lead is shrinking fast.

“When I first came to Northeastern in 2008, US News and World Report ranked Boston University #57 and us #96,” he said. “In just five years, Northeastern has skyrocketed over 40 spots in the rankings to BU’s improvement of six. They had the head start, but we clearly have the momentum. Don’t expect them to stay ahead of us for long.”

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