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It was a year filled with proud moments. A transformational gift for the Khoury College of Computer and Information Sciences. A new landmark for the city of Boston. Researchers uncovering the secrets of some of the world’s most interesting phenomena. Great headlines in the press about the university and our people. A historic win on the ice. These are some of the successes we are celebrating as 2018 comes to a close.


We are changing the education landscape

Whether it’s building a new landmark in Boston or paving the way for the future of computer science studies, Northeastern is redefining higher education.

Northeastern establishes the Khoury College of Computer and Information Sciences

Northeastern establishes the Khoury College of Computer and Information Sciences

A new Boston Landmark Arises

A new Boston Landmark Arises

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun receives France’s highest honor

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun receives France’s highest honor

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Boston Globe: Northeastern receives $50 million gift to further AI studies

Northeastern reopens historic playground with a state-of-the-art upgrade

Northeastern reopens historic playground with a state-of-the-art upgrade

The wait is over. Northeastern wins Beanpot title

The wait is over. Northeastern wins Beanpot title

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Wall Street Journal: Northeastern University to Buy Small School in London


Our researchers unveiled the truth

Northeastern students and faculty are digging deep to understand the world. In 2018, we discovered a supercolony of penguins in a remote part of Antarctica, analyzed school safety and gun violence, and blew the whistle on internet providers in a post-net neutrality era.

Schools are safer than they were in the 90s, and school shootings are not more common than they used to be, researcher says

Schools are safer than they were in the 90s, and school shootings are not more common than they used to be, researcher says

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Wall Street Journal: The Surprising Formula for Becoming an Art Star

New research shows that, post net neutrality, internet providers are slowing down your streaming

New research shows that, post net neutrality, internet providers are slowing down your streaming

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Actually, guns do kill people, according to a new study

Supercolony of penguins discovered using Northeastern researcher’s drone system

Supercolony of penguins discovered using Northeastern researcher’s drone system

A Northeastern professor’s algorithm can predict behavior in Autistic children

A Northeastern professor’s algorithm can predict behavior in Autistic children

What if people from different cultures and economics have different brain wiring?

What if people from different cultures and economics have different brain wiring?

Scientists decode what makes a New York Times bestseller

Scientists decode what makes a New York Times bestseller


We made headlines

Whether it’s about groundbreaking research or the future of higher education in the age of artificial intelligence, Northeastern has made headlines in the press worldwide.

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New York Times: With Changing Students and Times, Colleges are Going Back to School

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Financial Times: In the age of machines, what will become of the liberal arts?

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Washington Post: Scientists say the Mississippi is flooding more than it has in 500 years – and we caused it

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The Chronicle of Higher Education: Most Americans Think AI Will Improve Lives and Eliminate Jobs — Just Not Theirs

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Wall Street Journal: Airport Security Screening Goes to School

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WIRED: Dive Under the Ice With the Brave Robots of Antarctica

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Recode: Your phone is not secretly spying on your conversations. It doesn’t need to.


We analyzed the news

Northeastern faculty cut through the noise to examine some of the biggest stories this year. From the Supreme Court to the Serial case, and from legal marijuana to Lyme disease, we gave context to the headlines that shaped your world.

A body language expert breaks down the Kavanaugh hearing

A body language expert breaks down the Kavanaugh hearing

Despite inclusive design, Fortnite gamers victim to gendered harassment

Despite inclusive design, Fortnite gamers victim to gendered harassment

Ticks creep into the city, bringing lyme disease with them

Ticks creep into the city, bringing lyme disease with them

Five things we learned about marijuana

Five things we learned about marijuana

Northeastern’s ‘Bachelorette’ contestant tells all, from his first rose to his new fragrance line

Northeastern’s ‘Bachelorette’ contestant tells all, from his first rose to his new fragrance line

The ‘Serial’ case: a rare ruling and what comes next

The ‘Serial’ case: a rare ruling and what comes next


We celebrated our graduates

Students in the Class of 2018 opened themselves up to the “serendipity of surprise,” as Northeastern Commencement speaker Aimée Mullins described it. They started companies, earned national recognition, and conducted groundbreaking research.

Commencement 2018

Commencement 2018

Video: President Aoun conducts his Commencement 2018 exit interviews

Video: President Aoun conducts his Commencement 2018 exit interviews

Commencement 2018 in Photos

Commencement 2018 in Photos

Aimée Mullins’ life began with uncertainty. She urged Northeastern’s Class of 2018 to embrace ‘the power of the unknown’

Aimée Mullins’ life began with uncertainty. She urged Northeastern’s Class of 2018 to embrace ‘the power of the unknown’

Learning is a lifelong task in the age of artificial intelligence, President Aoun tells graduates

Learning is a lifelong task in the age of artificial intelligence, President Aoun tells graduates

4,058 Northeastern seniors just earned their degrees. Here’s what they studied.

4,058 Northeastern seniors just earned their degrees. Here’s what they studied.


We experienced the world

Our students and faculty made an impact in countries around the world. We built infrastructure in Tanzania, ventured to the edge of the world in Antarctica, and helped pull off Paris Fashion Week.

Five things people get wrong about Antarctica

Five things people get wrong about Antarctica

Here’s what it’s like to work at a startup in the most innovative country in the world

Here’s what it’s like to work at a startup in the most innovative country in the world

She got over her culture shock and helped bring solar power to Tanzania

She got over her culture shock and helped bring solar power to Tanzania

Paris Fashion Week, where the kumquats are plentiful and the wheat is hand-trimmed

Paris Fashion Week, where the kumquats are plentiful and the wheat is hand-trimmed

Students experience international law, witness history on global co-op

Students experience international law, witness history on global co-op

#NUexperience around the globe on Snapchat

#NUexperience around the globe on Snapchat


Our Huskies notched big victories

Northeastern won the Beanpot for the first time in 30 years. We unveiled a brand new set of logos. Our athletes competed in the Olympics. It’s been a big year in athletics.

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Full Coverage of the 2018 Beanpot Final

Northeastern unveils new athletics logos

Northeastern unveils new athletics logos

Northeastern women’s hockey on the world stage in Olympic finals

Northeastern women’s hockey on the world stage in Olympic finals

Northeastern student wins silver at World Rowing Championships

Northeastern student wins silver at World Rowing Championships

Here are the keys to a successful season for Northeastern men’s basketball

Here are the keys to a successful season for Northeastern men’s basketball

Women’s hockey beats BC in overtime, extends unbeaten streak to 12 games

Women’s hockey beats BC in overtime, extends unbeaten streak to 12 games

Take a look at Northeastern’s past two Beanpot championship teams

Take a look at Northeastern’s past two Beanpot championship teams


We told your stories

We covered the things that make life colorful on campus: The joy of Springfest, the storied history of beloved Chicken Lou’s, and the fun of navigating Northeastern’s tunnel system.

Northeastern tops off Columbus Avenue residence hall

Northeastern tops off Columbus Avenue residence hall

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USA Today: Exclusive: Alexa, when’s my next class? This university is giving out Amazon Echo Dots

Google’s IT Support Professional Certificate can now count towards a professional degree

Google’s IT Support Professional Certificate can now count towards a professional degree

Logic, Charli XCX, A R I Z O N A to headline Springfest concert

Logic, Charli XCX, A R I Z O N A to headline Springfest concert

The secret ingredients behind Chicken Lou’s

The secret ingredients behind Chicken Lou’s

How to navigate Northeastern’s tunnel system

How to navigate Northeastern’s tunnel system

Can Alexa simplify student life? Northeastern gave 60 students Amazon Echo Dots to find out

Can Alexa simplify student life? Northeastern gave 60 students Amazon Echo Dots to find out

Hungry? Spin the wheel to choose your meal

Hungry? Spin the wheel to choose your meal


We brought stories to life

Award-winning photography, 360-degree video, and innovative design made your stories as lively as you are.

B L U E P R I N T

B L U E P R I N T

Students walk by Egan on May 7, 2018

The best photos of the year

Student-musician is NPR’s artist to watch

Student-musician is NPR’s artist to watch

Yanny vs. Laurel: Which is it?

Yanny vs. Laurel: Which is it?

How to go from city living to urban farming in six months

How to go from city living to urban farming in six months

Making healthy summer recipes

Making healthy summer recipes

Here's what happened when we tried to live on Bitcoin for a day.

Here’s what happened when we tried to live on Bitcoin for a day.

Understanding climate change is hard work. These robotic mussels are doing the heavy lifting.

Understanding climate change is hard work. These robotic mussels are doing the heavy lifting.

999 Cranes

999 Cranes

The right chemistry makes hard cider look easy

The right chemistry makes hard cider look easy

360 Video: ‘Stacy’s Mom’ rocks TD Garden for Northeastern during the Beanpot

360 Video: ‘Stacy’s Mom’ rocks TD Garden for Northeastern during the Beanpot


We made data beautiful

What’s hiding deep beneath the ocean surface? How prevalent is Lyme disease in your neighborhood? What are the biggest movies of all time? We have the answers.

Optimism and Anxiety: Views on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Higher Education’s Response

Optimism and Anxiety: Views on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Higher Education’s Response

Avengers, Jurassic World, and Star Wars: A road map to the top 100 grossing movies of all time

Avengers, Jurassic World, and Star Wars: A road map to the top 100 grossing movies of all time

The Deep Unknown: Visualizing the ocean’s mysteries

The Deep Unknown: Visualizing the ocean’s mysteries

Here’s what it takes to build a bridge

Here’s what it takes to build a bridge

Here are the 150 flags you’ll see at Commencement and the stories they’ll tell

Here are the 150 flags you’ll see at Commencement and the stories they’ll tell

How prevalent is Lyme disease where you live? Find out with this interactive map.

How prevalent is Lyme disease where you live? Find out with this interactive map.

Play: How many goals can you score on BU?

Play: How many goals can you score on BU?

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