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paperless

Going paperless is appreciated and much needed these days. Therefore, In the world of college textbooks and journals, Northeastern University is going completely paperless. The University has made a lifetime partnership with an efficient digital media company in Silicon Valley. A large storage facility now stands tall in Belize, which will contain boxed up books. Textbooks, journals, and periodicals will get replaced by digital...

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Blocked roads, irritated people and deafening honking: traffic jams are everyone’s hell. Being ranked the most congested cities to drive in US, the situation is worse in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. The traffic in Bay Area has been reported to have increased by 80 percentage since 2010. In a one-of-its-kind competition, called “Hack the Bay Area Traffic Congestion”, the participants were asked to...

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Hacking Videogame Consoles

It was a hectic competition between the teams in the MITRE’s embedded capture the flag competition. The competition challenged the students to design a secure system and collect a series of ‘flags’ digitally by hacking their competitor’s systems. Northeastern University won the overall competition by making a system for game. “This year, they had to develop a gaming system” says Guevara Noubir.   Guevara Noubir is a...

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Students studying About STEM

What makes high school students want to become interested in science, technology, engineering, and math? And what motivates them to pursue careers in these fields known collectively as STEM? Three Northeastern University faculty members in the Graduate School of Education have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to answer these intriguing questions.   The research will focus mainly on women and underrepresented minorities, which are...

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global health

Kritika Singh is an expert in dealing with organising research and global health conferences. What’s more, she can even get people intrigued about improving healthcare worldwide. Ever since her high school years, she had swept herself in this work. In 2014, she became the proud founder of ‘Malaria-Free World’. It is a venture which promotes research and education about the disease. “I used to organise...

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cuba

Cuba has limited accessibility to freedom of expression and the press than any other country in America. Laws restrict freedom of speech to protect state security. When 18 Northeastern University students set out to uncover the story of Cuba, they had to face many problems like tropical storms, no access to phones and limited internet.   Nine of these students won the Boston/New England Emmy Awards from the...

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entrepreneur

Many young students have business ideas with great potential. At Northeastern University, students are experimenting with their ideas and are developing them into startups. These young entrepreneurs are part of Northeastern University’s student-run business accelerator, IDEA. IDEA connects students with the resources they need to get their businesses up and running.   It was started by Dan Gregory, who has now retired from Northeastern University. His vision...

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The title is surprising, isn’t it? No one would imagine chocolate milk to be for adults. With its appealing-to-kids packaging and high levels of sugar, it's not for an adult product. Well, Josh Belinsky and Manny Lubin beg to differ. These Northeastern University alumni wanted to make a difference in the mass perception of chocolate milk, and they have done it.   They established their company, Slate,...

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What does the world ask of the new students today? Talking to a group of freshly graduated students, Joseph E. Aoun, President of Northeastern University talks about the importance of relying on emotions and connections. What Aoun hopes to impart is a going back to the humanity within us, in a world that is driven by technology. After all, there is only so much scientific machines...

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It is now an irrefutable fact that regular reading not only helps in making one smarter, but it can actually increase an individual's brain power. Many studies show that reading at a young age affects the brain activity of children and may just give them that boost they need to support and promote early reading skills.   In such an endeavor, Northeastern University recently hosted a month-long reading...

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