Articles by: Riley Robinson

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NU student nominated for Boston Music Awards
Photo by Brian Bae

NU student nominated for Boston Music Awards

In her song “Vaudeville,” Sidney Gish sings lyrics familiar to many college students: “I was gonna write, but instead I read all of Vice.” If she sounds like a relatable college student, it’s because she is one: Gish is a third-year music industry major at Northeastern. She is also one of 10 artists nominated for the Boston Music Awards’ New Artist of the Year.

by × December 7, 2017 × 0 comments

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New tax bill threatens graduate students
Graduate student Alex Ahmed will have to pay four times as much tax if the H.R. 1 is passed./ Graphic by Riley Robinson

New tax bill threatens graduate students

Alex Ahmed, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in personal health informatics, lives with three other people in an apartment in Jamaica Plain. Like other graduate students who work as teaching or research assistants, she receives a tuition waiver and lives off a stipend provided by the university.

by × December 6, 2017 × 0 comments

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Northeastern Law alumna leads historic abortion rights case
ACLU lawyer and Northeastern School of Law alumna Brigitte Amiri gained national attention when she successfully argued a recent abortion rights case for undocumented minor Jane Doe.

Northeastern Law alumna leads historic abortion rights case

Brigitte Amiri, a 1999 Northeastern School of Law alumna and litigator for the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, recently gained national attention after winning an abortion rights case for a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant, referred to in case proceedings as Jane Doe.

by × November 8, 2017 × 0 comments

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Former astronaut Scott Kelly spoke at the Back Bay Events Center Wednesday about his previous spaceflights and his new memoir.
Former astronaut Scott Kelly spoke at the Back Bay Events Center Wednesday about his previous spaceflights and his new memoir. / Photo by Brian Bae

Former astronaut presents new book in Back Bay

Captain Scott Kelly, former astronaut and Navy fighter pilot, spoke at the Back Bay Events Center Wednesday where he presented his new memoir and spoke about lesser-known details of his time in space.

by × October 25, 2017 × 0 comments

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TEDxBoston

TEDxBoston explores artificial intelligence

This year’s TEDxBoston event at the Institute of Contemporary Art Monday presented artificial intelligence from all angles: algorithmic creations are exploring the oceans, predicting patients’ deaths and even writing screenplays performed by human actors.

by × October 22, 2017 × 0 comments

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Don Fulton
Donald Fulton will donate a total of $1 million to The Greater Boston Stage Company after his death. Pictured above are Amy Morin (far left), the managing director, Jeffrey Worth, a member of the Board of Trustees, Donald Fulton and Weylin Symes, the producing artistic director. / Photo courtesy The Greater Boston Stage Company

Terminally ill alumnus donates to local arts

Then in 2014, nine years after retiring from his lab, he was diagnosed with an incurable blood cancer. This is when Fulton, a 1966 Northeastern University graduate school alumnus, became serious about donating his money to the arts. He will donate $1 million each to Boston Ballet and Greater Boston Stage Company, his local theatre, upon his death. Twenty-nine other Boston organizations, including Northeastern, will receive smaller donations totaling  approximately $4 million.

by × October 18, 2017 × 0 comments