Husky Happenings

NU wins business beanpot for fifth straight year Northeastern dominated the 11th annual Business School Beanpot Case Analysis Competition at Boston University Saturday. Northeastern’s two teams placed first and second in the day-long event, which pitted them against Babson College, Bentley College, Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Suffolk University. This is the fifth consecutive championship and ninth in 11 years for the Huskies. Based on their success in recent Beanpots, Northeastern was selected as the only U. S. team to compete in the Scotiabank International Case Competition against 11 other universities from around the world. Four members of the team, coached by business professor Raymond Kinnunen, will travel to the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada for the competition March 14 to 18.

– Brian Benson, News Staff

BRC funds NU ‘ Improv’d and other groups The Budget Review Committee (BRC) approved several funding requests for student programming last night. The groups that received funding include NU ‘ Improv’d, which was allocated $17,473.50, and possibly another $13,566, for Campus MovieFest in early April. Campus MovieFest is a national event where student teams use professional video equipment to produce short films. Northeastern’s films will be shown and judged at a final event in Curry Student Center Ballroom. The Black Engineering Student Society was granted $3,215 for an event called “Boogie Down Journey,” a one-man monologue about what it means to be a Latino in a mostly white area, April 10. Northeastern University Dance Company was allocated $3,225 a dance performance to be held at Roxbury Community College April 15 and the BRC also approved $2,790.70 to the Economics Society for their Second Annual Econothon, April 13. The Progressive Student Alliance was allocated $1,260.84 for a Week of Justice, which will begin March 19 and will address issues like sweat-free labor. Mid-Year Spending Reports for the Council for University Programs and the Student Media Board were approved at the meeting.

– Kate Augusto, News Staff

Spring break alternatives for co-op students The Co-op Connections office will organize a variety of evening events on campus next week. The kick-off event for Co-op’s Spring Break will be at Speare Commons Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For the over-21 crowd, there will be a wine, cheese and chocolate tasting for $15 in the Xhibition Kitchen Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sports fans can attend a Bruins hockey game Thursday, March 8, or a Celtics basketball game Friday, March 9 each for $15. The Bruins play the Minnesota Wild at 7 p.m. and the Celtics play the Seattle Supersonics at 7:30 p.m. Both games will be held at the TD Banknorth Garden. A free viewing of the Museum of Fine Art’s Paris Fashion Show will be March 10, at 2 p.m. For information and ticket sales, contact Samantha Sang at 617-373-4610 or [email protected] .

– Abby Zorbaugh, News Correspondent

Middle East security, peace and justice talk A discussion titled, “Israel and Palestine: The way forward,” will be held today in 20 West Village F from 11:45 a.m to 1:25 p.m. Speakers Munther S. Dajjani, dean of faculty of arts from Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, and Ruti Lande, a Wexner Israel Fellow at Harvard, will discuss Palestinian and Israeli perspectives on a shared future of peace, justice and security in the Middle East. The event will be followed by a reception. The discussion is sponsored by the Office of the Provost; the Middle East Center for Peace Culture, and Development; the Jewish studies program; Hillel and the Middle East Studies Student Association.

– Abby Zorbaugh, News Correspondent

Legal Sea Foods chef visits Xhibition Kitchen Chef Jeff Lipson from Boston’s Legal Sea Foods will be the guest chef at the Xhibition Kitchen today at noon. The event is available to all students and the university community, and the cost of admission is one meal from a meal plan. Students can gain free admittance by signing in with a Husky Card and proceeding directly to the Kitchen without eating in the dining hall.

– Abby Zorbaugh, News Correspondent

Workshops advise students starting business As part of Entrepreneurship Week USA, a nationwide initiative promoting entrepreneurs, Northeastern is hosting a week of workshops, panel discussions and networking activities to provide advice to college students and Boston residents on starting a business. A “Breakfast of Champions” will be held every morning this week from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The breakfasts feature panel discussions with business leaders discussing entrepreneurial opportunities in the music, gaming, biotechnology, health technology and nanotechnology industries. Today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. there will be a minority entrepreneurs networking event, which aims to bring business leaders from diverse backgrounds together to discuss the challenges and successes of being an entrepreneur. Workshops will be on topics like starting a business, attracting investors and identifying opportunities in digital media, music and social activism.

– Abby Zorbaugh, News Correspondent

The Panhellenic Council hosts 2d Badge Day The Panhellenic Council is holding its second annual Badge Day Thursday, a day for sorority women to celebrate and honor their chapter. Women from each chapter are invited to socialize and participate in activities in the Curry Student Center Ballroom at 7:30 p.m.. This year’s theme is “Wear your badge with pride! Grow. Give. Lead. Succeed.” More information is available at the National Panhellenic Conference website npcwomen.org.

– Abby Zorbaugh, News Correspondent

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