Husky Happenings

Students walk, clean up trash for annual service day More than 580 Northeastern students volunteered around Boston for the 11th annual NU Service Day last Saturday, according to a release. The event provides an opportunity for Northeastern students and local residents to participate in a day of hands-on service to surrounding neighborhoods and partner organizations. Students gathered at 8:30 a.m. before heading out to 17 sites, including locations in Roxbury, Mission Hill and the Fenway, to participate in service projects. Projects ranged from 80 students setting up for the American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Walk to another 60 participating in the Fenway and Roxbury clean-ups by picking up trash near Hemenway Street and along Columbus Avenue. In addition, approximately 180 students volunteered to work for the American Diabetes Association to help with logistics, customer service and care.

– Jessica Torrez-Riley, News Staff

NU to recognize top co-op employers at ceremony Northeastern will recognize four companies as this year’s top co-op employers this morning. The fifth annual Co-op Partner Awards Breakfast will honor Boston Medical Center, Criminal History Systems Board, Merrill Lynch and MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the university announced last Friday. Two students from each company will present the awards at the breakfast, which is the only event honoring both co-op employers and co-op students. Northeastern President Joseph Aoun will attend, along with the chief executive officers of each honoree and more than 250 co-op employers, coordinators and members of the Northeastern community.

– Jessica Torrez-Riley, News Staff

Fraternity and sorority fast for Food Bank meals About 90 members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Delta Phi Epsilon sorority gathered on Krentzman Quad Oct. 6 to participate in the third annual 30-Hour Fast. The purpose of the fast was to raise funds and donations for The Greater Boston Food Bank, said Evan Cooper, the fraternity’s public relations representative. In previous years, the event raised more than $6,000, Cooper said. This year, $250 in donations, 30 cans of food and a little more than 1,000 meals were donated by Northeastern students from their meals plans, he said. In association with Chartwell’s Dining Services, the donated meals will be transferred to a previously determined monetary value, he said.

– Jessica Torrez-Riley, News Staff

Prof. honored for translations, work on Deaf issues Northeastern University Professor Harlan Lane was elevated to “Commandeur,” the highest rank of the French Ordre des Palmes Acad

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