On a Thursday afternoon in October, Jack Grinold tucked into a free steak lunch at the $6.2 million estate Northeastern owns and operates in Weston.
The mansion, known as Henderson House, was donated to the university in 1961 by a former trustee. It has gone on to serve as the setting for elegant alumni functions,...Read more →
It all started with a week-long tabling schedule in Curry Student Center (CSC) the week before Northeastern students left for Thanksgiving. Barkada, the Filipino heritage group, offered handmade, spray painted T-shirts embellished with the logo “HelPHeal” to those who donated at least $8. A tri-fold poster board was set up for donors to write...Read more →
Entry of the week: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 9:06 a.m.
A staff member reported an unknown person sent fraudulent purchase orders worth several thousand dollars to companies all around the country impersonating him and using Northeastern’s financial information with a ship-to address in Billerica. The NUPD special services unit is investigating in coordination with Billerica Police...Read more →
At the “Gay Rights After Gay Marriage” educational series on Nov. 13, the Presidential Council on Inclusion and Diversity and Distinguished Professor of Political Science Michael Dukakis promoted dialogue and respect for ethnic, religious and sexual diversity. The educational series examined the sociopolitical implications of same-sex marriage on the country, focusing in particular on...Read more →
Nearly two years after Northeastern began work on its current Institutional Master Plan (IMP), the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the document outlining the university’s development plans and commitment to the surrounding communities for the next 10 years.Read more →
Northeastern can boast about a special tradition many other schools cannot: representation by a live mascot. Unfortunately, that tradition has been in peril several times over the years.
Currently, King Husky VIII, an 8-year-old former American Kennel Association champion, holds the throne. He comes from a long line of greatness. His father was born in...Read more →
Entry of the week: Thursday, Nov. 14, 10:29 a.m.
A student reported she had been receiving threatening phone calls from a man identifying himself as a State Police trooper. The man was requesting personal information from her. The student stated she filed a report in September when she received a similar call, during which the...Read more →
While designers such as Burberry and Tom Ford have been showcasing leather bombers during their runway collections, the market for vintage leather is constantly growing. Thrift boutiques and flea markets such as the Melrose Trading Post (pictured above) are overstocked with vintage, premium leather goods at a fraction of many current designer labels.Read more →
On Veterans Day, the Northeastern community including Neal Finnegan, a Northeastern graduate in 1961 for whom the Neal Finnegan plaza is named, and Adam Beatty, the president of the Student Veterans Organization, honored the Northeastern alumni who have served the country. Read more →
The students who make up the Liberty Battalion are awake at 6 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for physical training. The cadets also attend field-training exercises; they go to leadership labs; they even spend the summer before their senior year being assessed on their leadership skills.Read more →