Posted 1 week ago

nuadmissions-camd:

Y’all - Snoop Dogg was at Northeastern for Springfest last night! He posted this photo on Instagram. Why did I graduate a year early?!

Luckily, I saw him when I was in London on Dialogue at a concert/festival soooo I can’t be too mad.

This is my favorite picture probably ever.

Posted 3 weeks ago

The Top 8 Things You Secretly Really Need for College

8. Power strips: You should literally buy 4 of these; they are basically gold in college residence halls. You can never have enough power outlets (see #4).

7. Headphones: Buy a decent pair of headphones! You will use them all the time, especially when studying and they can help block out all those “distractions” around you.

6. Northeastern gear: This applies to any school you go to—definitely check out the bookstore for a lot of apparel before the first day of classes. You really shouldn’t be wearing any of your old high school sweatshirts—it’s a little bit immature. If you are going to Northeastern you should make sure that winter hats, gloves, and jackets are also on this list as it gets a little bit cold up here in Boston. 

5. Brita filter: Some may not see the need for this. But trust me, it’s worth it to be able to store filtered water in your tiny micro-fridge instead of going to the bathroom every time. Also get a good reusable water bottle to put said water in.  

4. Phone chargers: Similar to #10, you can never have too many phone chargers, and they are also like gold in college residence halls.

3. Netflix account: This should be obvious. Being able to binge watch a random TV show from the BBC? Sign me up! (p.s. I’m talking about The Inbetweeners, watch it)

2. A powerful laptop: It doesn’t necessarily have to be able to code and render a new 3D video game, but just consider the massive amounts of Netflix and torrenting you will be doing in the coming 4-5 years and buy accordingly. You’ll spend a ton of time on your laptop, whether it be doing homework or de-stressing (Netflix), so make sure your laptop can handle it.

1. An open mind: Yeah sorry everybody, I went the corny route to top this list (deal with it). But honestly this is one of the most important things when you’re just starting out college. Be ready to meet new types of people that you’ve never seen before, be prepared for all of the new things and chances you’re going to get in the coming years, and realize that no matter what actually ends up happening in college, it’s still a part of your life that you’ll look back and remember fondly.

Cue the corny Titanic gif:

 

 

Posted 3 weeks ago

Why should YOU come to Northeastern??

Well frankly, there are lots of reasons. However instead of give you the same ones you could find on Northeastern Admissions, I’ll give you some of Northeastern’s best facts and stats:

  • Almost 50,000 applicants this year, that means if you got in, you are a fantastic student
  • Nearly 3000 co-op employers around the world, meaning that there are opportunities in everything
  • Who pioneered the co-op program, making it’s program unique and “better” than any other school who has tried to emulate it? That’s right, Northeastern.
  • Wonder where the first World Series was played? Right again, Northeastern campus.  
  • Where is the only Taco Bell in the city of Boston?? Oh of course, Northeastern Curry Student center. (Note: If you feel inclined to Google this, our location isn’t even listed on the Taco Bell website, but trust me, we have it.)
  • Where is the largest academic library in the city of Boston? Um, that’d be Northeastern.
  • Where could I find the greenest college campus in the country, along with the first college dedicated to computer science, as well as the a campus that has done over 1,000,000 hours of community service since 2006, along with a university crew team that participates in the largest Regatta in the world, and also $98,000,000 worth of research funding into 46 different research centers around the globe, all encapsulated in the GREATEST college city in the country???? NORTHEASTERN! (Seeing a pattern here?)

The point is, Northeastern has a lot of things going for it. However, don’t let the stats alone make the decision for you—check out some of the other student blogs and you can see the amazing community that this school has built around each and every one of its members.

Also, don’t want to forget this fact:

  • Where can you find arguably the most adorable and playful (yet fierce) mascot in the entire country? Why Northeastern’s King Husky of course.

P.S. I’ve actually met him, he is in fact adorable, playful, and fierce, and also furry.

Posted 1 month ago

CONGRATS!

Obviously, congratulations to any and all new NU Huskies! You’ll be a great part of our family (that’s why you were picked). First things first….what clubs do you want to join??? 

If you haven’t heard, we have a LOT, like 350 a LOT. So definitely join something, we also have a lot of really great club sports which include (shameless plug)….

The Northeastern SKI TEAM! Yes the ski team (club sport team) is back and better than ever after missing last year. However, that did not deter them and they made it all the way to Nationals, where women’s team finished 10th overall and the men’s finished 9th overall. 

Link to their website

http://nuweb12.neu.edu/alpineskiing/

Posted 2 months ago

Northeastern ranked America

So this isn’t exactly “news” in terms of the timing, but it’s still an incredibly impressive achievement. Although it probably is not on the forefront of everybody’s minds, being green is a very admirable cause, and something that will be very important in the next coming century. So check it out, just another reason why Northeastern is the best!

Posted 2 months ago

Snow falls differently on the nanoscale

Have you ever what snow looks like on the nanoscale? Even if you haven’t, check out this really cool article about Professor Huang. 

Posted 2 months ago

timeforcollege:

Northeastern University!

Thought I’d show some of the beauty of Northeastern’s campus since I may or may not end up there next fall.

(Hardcore falling in love with this school bc i was 99% sure i wouldn’t get in)

Great pictures, though campus looks a bit different with all the snow right now. 

(Source: almosttimeforcollege)

Posted 2 months ago

“How can I combine all sorts of science together in one really awesome NSF funded program at Northeastern?”

Well the answer is simple, PRISM. Short for Proactive Recruitment in Science and Math, PRISM is a venture funded by the NSF (National Science Foundation) to promote research in a variety of disciplines and topics. In fact, all of the Researchers of the Week I have written about have ALL given a talk to PRISM students this year.

As far as the specifics go, I already talked about the Fall Preview portion in an earlier blog post, so I will move on to the Fall Seminar series/class in this post. Basically, in the Fall we hold a once a week class (free tuition to students) where we alternate between working on projects and listening to exciting presenters from Northeastern. These talks are open to everyone at NU, but the projects and the help from the mentors (which I am one of) is unique to the students in the class. We also have the help of two amazing professors, Prof. Porter in the Math dept. and Prof. Zahopoulos in the engineering and STEM departments. In this class you have the option to do any kind of project/presentation on mostly any topic you want, the only restrictions being time (we only have 2 months) and also it must connect to science in some way, however EVERYTHING connects to science, so that is hardly a restriction.

This year we had three amazing projects from three groups. First being one on chaos theory and the Mandelbrot set, if you’ve never heard of either of those things, I’ll attempt to break it down for you. Chaos theory, and specifically fractals, is a very useful tool for tons of complex dynamical systems and math, including the weather, getting accurate geological maps of coastlines, and even fractal antennas. The Mandelbrot set is a mind-blowing example of fractals, check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEw8xpb1aRA

The next project we had was one on aging, and what cutting edge research is being done on it at this point in time. The group talked about diseases such as progeria, which causes extremely fast aging, and also a couple of interesting genes that could cause changes in aging, like the FOXO gene. They also talked about animals who defy the “laws” of aging, one of the coolest being the species of hydra, who don’t die, ever (wouldn’t that be cool, kind of). This also brought up the omnipresent question of medical ethics, i.e. if humans could live forever, would that be a good thing? Seriously, think about it, there are a lot of ethical questions.

http://news.discovery.com/animals/immortal-animals-reveal-anti-aging-secrets-110421.htm

The final group presented on the telegraph and the various engineering feats that brought us to the telecommunications world that we live in today. It really put into perspective everything that fell into place before us, and how cell phones are just about the most astounding invention in the last century.  This project summed up how interdisciplinary science actually is, as it took optical physics, mechanical and electrical engineering, city planning, and network and social theory to create the kind of infrastructure we have today. To me, this is a perfect example of why PRISM is so special, it allows you to investigate these topics and ideas that you normally would not get with a lecture class.

http://www.telcomhistory.org/timeline.shtml

Posted 2 months ago

Beanpot in Beantown

In case you haven’t heard, today starts the 62nd annual Beanpot Hockey Tournament, held between the same four Boston college teams (Harvard, BU, BC, and Northeastern) for bragging rights and a really sweet trophy. The tournament is steeped in history, and even though it isn’t necessarily an important tournament in NCAA standards, it still means so much to the players and fans of these four teams. Northeastern is playing Harvard in this first round, who shouldn’t prove to be too much of a challenge (sorry Harvard) and hopefully (probably) we can move past to play the victor of the BC vs. BU contest. Member of the Beanpot hall of fame and graduate of Harvard Bill Cleary once said, “It’s not just that the same schools are there but that they are so close to each other. The Great Lakes Invitational has three of the same schools each year but how far apart are Michigan and Michigan Tech and Michigan State? This is the most unique tournament of its kind and it’s what amateur athletics is all about.” Kevin Roy, last years’ Beanpot MVP and star forward for the NU Huskies, hopes to repeat his MVP performance and also help Northeastern win their first Beanpot title in 25 years. The Beanpot has had so much success that it has been emulated in other sports, including women’s ice hockey, soccer, and even baseball, which Northeastern won in 2013.

In closing, even if you don’t like hockey, or care about sports, if you go to one of these four schools (Northeastern being the best in my biased opinion), then this tournament is important to you. Like Mr. Cleary said, this tournament is unlike any in the world with the tradition and unique layout with four teams in such close proximity to each other. This can only be done in Boston, with one of the highest densities of colleges and universities, and it is truly one of the things that defines Northeastern.

NORTH!!!!—-EASTERN!!!

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