Husky Happenings

NU business program third best in Massachusetts Northeastern’s undergraduate business program was recently ranked 26th in the nation, according to Business Week’s annual rankings. This is the third best position among colleges in Massachusetts, and Northeastern jumped 11 positions from last year. Northeastern ranked higher than Bentley College, 31, Babson College, 33, Boston University, 37, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 58. The magazine studied a total of 123 programs nationwide, based in part on a 50-question survey of about 77,000 seniors in business programs across the nation. The magazine also polled corporate recruiters and asked colleges and universities to report average starting salaries for graduates and numbers of students admitted to Masters in Business Administration programs.

– Mary Ann Georgantopoulos, News Staff

Student financial services conducts loan workshops The Office of Student Financial Services is offering workshops throughout the month of March for students interested in learning more about federal loan consolidation. The presentations will be held in 450 Dodge Hall March 22 and 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Each session will inform students of the steps involved in loan consolidation and provide an overview of the terms and conditions of the process. Signing up is not necessary and additional questions can be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services at [email protected]

– Megan Fraser, News Correspondent

Visting fellow talks economic justice tomorrow A lecture titled, “Tales from the Global Picket Line: Labor Law and the Struggle for Economic Justice,” will be held tomorrow, in 97 Cargill Hall at the School of Law. The presentation will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. and will be given by the 2007 Daynard Public Interest visiting fellow Judy Scott. Scott will discuss issues like globalization, the need for a living wage and immigration justice. Food and refreshments will be served. If interested RSVP to Pat Voorhies at 617-373-7470 or [email protected]

– Megan Fraser, News Correspondent

Hall councils sell T-shirts for Jumpstart The Hall Councils of West Villages A and E will begin selling t-shirts today to benefit Jumpstart. Proceeds from the fund-raiser, “For the Love of Luck and Literacy: A Community Initiative to Benefit Jumpstart,” will be donated to the organization to promote childhood literacy. The green and white shirts, which say “Show us your Shamrocks,” are being sold in the Marino Center, the Curry Student Center and West Villages A and E.

– Megan Fraser, News Correspondent

Annual Holocaust breakfast to be held Tuesday Northeastern will host its Annual Holocaust Awareness President’s Breakfast March 20 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Raytheon Amphitheatre. This year’s speaker will be Inez Hedges, Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies and co-director of the cinema studies program, who will speak on “Holocaust and Living Memory: France and the Shoah,” and Northeastern student Jonathan Meacham will perform a musical tribute to the victims of the Holocaust. Meacham is the current recipient of the university’s Gideon Klein Scholarship, which is presented to a student so they can perform or study the music of composers who were persecuted by the Nazi regime. To register for the event visit www.alumniconnections.com.

– Mary Ann Georgantopoulos, News Staff

GPSA e-board elections Friday in student center The Graduate and Professional Student Association is holding its executive board election Friday, at 4 p.m. during the senate meeting in 333 Curry Student Center. It is open to any Northeastern graduate student in good academic standing. The e-board positions include president, vice president of student affairs, vice president of academic affairs, vice president of finance, vice president of media and membership and vice president of multicultural and social affairs. Nomination forms can be downloaded from gpsa.neu.edu and must be returned to 222 Curry Student Center by tomorrow. More information about e-board duties can be found on the GPSA website or by contacting [email protected]

– Megan Fraser, News Correspondent

Visual Music Marathon previews today Professor Dennis Miller will host a preview of the 2007 “Visual Music Marathon” today as part of the Music at Noon free concert series. The event will take place at the Raytheon Amphitheatre in the Egan Research Center. The screening includes previews of 10 of the works featured in the marathon, which will be shown at Northeastern April 28 as part of this year’s Boston Cyberarts Festival. The marathon is a 12-hour program of time-based art works that demonstrate the convergence of music and images.

– Megan Fraser, News Correspondent

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