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HUBweek brings interactive art to Boston
HUBweek 2017, which was centered at City Hall Plaza, featured interactive art installations such as Place/Setting and The Enchanted Forest. / Photo by Patrick Leung

HUBweek brings interactive art to Boston

HUBweek kicked off its third year of celebrating innovation in the Greater Boston area from Oct. 10 to 15. With hundreds of speakers and events, there were many ways for the community to get involved in a collaborative experience.

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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.

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Maura Healey
Students are backing Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey in her move to sue President Donald J. Trump over a recent executive order on health care. / Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Students talk birth control

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sued President Donald J. Trump’s administration Oct. 6 after Trump signed an executive order rolling back a health care provision which mandated that employers provide birth control in their employees’ insurance packages.

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Michael and Amy Port, founders of Historic Public Speaking Worldwide, spoke about using acting techniques for real-life situations such as job interviews at TEDxCambridge Thursday. / Photo courtesy Bearwalk Cinema
Michael and Amy Port, founders of Historic Public Speaking Worldwide, spoke about using acting techniques for real-life situations such as job interviews at TEDxCambridge Thursday. / Photo courtesy Bearwalk Cinema

Speakers break rules at TEDxCambridge

Webster said although her team avoids assigning themes to each event, as they prepared with the speakers, she realized a theme emerged anyway — breaking the rules. Each speaker addressed that idea in a different way, and she challenged the audience to find the rule-breaking aspects of each one.

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District Hall cafe night Seaport / Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons
HUBweek included the Fourth Birthday Party of Fall Cafe Nights at District Hall, an innovation center in Seaport. / Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons

District Hall brings innovators to HUBweek

The event was part of the Venture Cafe Foundation’s Cafe Night series, which brings entrepreneurs  together to network and develop professional relationships. This particular cafe night takes place four times a year in District Hall, a not-for-profit center and free public workspace.

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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a fund to support hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. / Photo courtesy of Mike Ritter/Martin J. Walsh Campaign

Walsh announces fund to support Puerto Rico after hurricane

In light of devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Foundation announced the creation of the Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico Fund Sept. 29.

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Mayor announces affordable homeshare program for students, homeowners
Graduate students are participating in the Intergenerational Homeshare Pilot, partnering homeowners with students seeking affordable housing. / Photo by Lauren Scornavacca

Mayor announces affordable homeshare program for students, homeowners

As the price to purchase and rent in Boston and surrounding neighborhoods skyrockets, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is working to combat the rise in unaffordable housing. As part of his plan, Walsh announced the Intergenerational Homeshare Pilot, a program to place grad students in low-cost housing by allowing them to rent one room in the houses of older homeowners.

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Protesters challenge celebrating Columbus Day and seek recognition of Indigenous People's Day. / Photo by Cheyenne Tang
Protesters challenge celebrating Columbus Day and seek recognition of Indigenous People's Day. / Photo by Cheyenne Tang

Protesters call for Indigenous People’s Day

More than 100 people gathered Saturday in the name of replacing Columbus Day with “Indigenous People’s Day.” They stood in the afternoon heat outside the Park Street Station in downtown Boston to march and listen to speeches.

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Forbes Under 30 Summit
Businesspeople and Forbes executives spoke Monday at a tech panel. Pictured (left to right) Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary. co-founders of Sound Ventures; Iba Masood, CEO of TARA.AI; and Mike Perlis, CEO and executive chairman of Forbes Magazine. / Photo by Brian Bae

Forbes Under 30 Summit speakers discuss social activism

More than 7,000 entrepreneurs, innovators and students gathered in Boston this week for the Forbes Under 30 Summit, where some of the most prominent millennial minds shared their ideas, philosophies and visions for the future.

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New England Indonesian Festival
A performer at the New England Indonesian Festival observes a booth serving authentic Indonesian food. / Photo by Gordon Lo

Community celebrates at the New England Indonesian Festival

“Being in the festival is a big thing for me, especially because it’s held once a year, and you can get Indonesian food, of course, and meet new Indonesian people,” said Dhanni Setyaming, a member of the Indonesian Community of New England (ICONE), one of the groups that sponsored the event.

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