With recent focus on developing opportunities for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Northeastern University is slated to open a new space in Silicon Valley. The satellite campus, coined Northeastern University – Silicon Valley, will include an 8,000-square-foot space owned by Integrated Device Technology (IDT), set to open in the fall, as well as several smaller hubs in major companies around the city that will open at a later date.
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The flags along Forsyth whip lazily back and forth in the late afternoon breeze from the harbor while the summer sun slides down the sky, like the ice cream slowly dripping down the side of a little girl’s waffle cone. She’s standing next to the reflecting pool with her dad, watching her reflection ripple and giggling as he makes faces at her in the water. She wants to hold his hand, but hers is covered in vanilla ice cream. She licks a sprinkle off her pinky before it falls onto her pants and smiles up at her dad in triumph – it doesn’t matter that a few drops have already made their way from her chin onto the collar of her pink polo.
National disasters and terrorist attacks often bring confusion and fear to thousands of people. After the Boston Marathon bombing, Bostonians, runners and people around the world were left asking, “why?” In recognition of a year gone since the bombings, two reporters for the Boston Globe, Scott Helman and Jenna Russell, published their collaboration, “Long Mile Home,” in an attempt to answer this question.
With a national tour, collaborations with artists like Hoodie Allen, Skizzy Mars and E-40 and an upcoming album, rapper G-Eazy is garnering a great deal of attention on the indie rap scene. The Oakland, Calif. native and Loyola University New Orleans graduate boasts a sound somewhere between Macklemore and Bob Dylan, and is touring the US promoting his new album. The up-and-comer stopped in Boston this past weekend for a sold-out show at the Paradise Rock Club. Before the show, G called in from Grand Rapids, Mich. to talk with The News about his success and his plans for the future.
There are approximately 626,000 people in the city of Boston, all with at least one story. People walk the streets and ride the T, with little or no concern about those around them, interested in only a few of the many thousands. But a website developed in the spring of this year, Portraits of Boston, is changing all that.
Students at Northeastern held hands, huddled around televisions and fought back tears when the news of the explosions at the marathon finish line broke Monday afternoon. Work was put aside, celebrations ended abruptly and prior commitments were cancelled or forgotten as the community came together to try and understand why this happened.
As the lights went down and the curtain went up, the audience at TD Garden held its breath as those slow seconds passed before Mumford & Sons launched into their first song at last week’s concert. Eight yellow strobe lights in a semicircle above the band rose towards the ceiling, where twinkling lights flowed from one beam to another and pulsed along to the beat of the song. The banjo started playing, the bass drum kicked in and the band’s current #1 single, “I Will Wait,” began to play. The lights on the stage resembled a sun behind the group, and the crowd couldn’t help but sing along as the touching lyrics and upbeat melody of the song leapt from the stage. A collective “I will wait, I will wait for you” could be heard in every corner of the venue as the first of many great songs played.