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Northeastern launches Masters of Science in Innovation

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has launched a one-​​year, part-​​time grad­uate pro­gram aimed at teaching working pro­fes­sionals how to infuse inno­va­tion into the DNA of their organizations.

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Tax Breaks for Nonprofit Hospitals Called Into Question

Tax breaks for nonprofit hospitals called into question by Professor Gary Young, who says they are often quite profitable and cost the towns revenue.

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Retirement Accounts

Retirement accounts to get taper boosts, accoring to Professor Harlan Platt.

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Flytenow flying high

Alan Guichard, L'14, and Matt Voska, E'17, founders the plane-sharing website Flytenow, were accepted into Y Combinator this summer, which allows them to work on growing their company and raise seed funding.

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Cultural immersion through marketing

A group of North­eastern stu­dents experiencing a marketing-​​focused Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­gram in India, where they are devel­oping two mar­keting cam­paign pro­posals for a Mumbai adver­tising agency.

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3Qs: Food fight for the family business

Ted Clark, executive director of the Northeastern University Center for Family Business, discusses the public battle for control of Market Basket and the lessons other family-run businesses can learn from this situation.

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Take 5: Launching students into startup careers

Dan Gre­gory, co-​​director of the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Center for Entre­pre­neur­ship Edu­ca­tion and Nick Naraghi (DMSB'15), CEO of IDEA, Northeastern University's venture accelerator, spoke during a panel discussion at "Education Uncubed," a national conference focused on preparing students and alumni to launch their careers at fast-growing companies and startups.

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Five minutes to impress

Five min­utes. That’s how much time the hopeful entre­pre­neurs had to pitch their ideas to poten­tial investors. While this may seem stressful, the fledg­ling busi­nessmen and women—the pur­veyors of more than a dozen star­tups affil­i­ated with IDEA, Northeastern’s student-​​run Ven­ture Accel­er­ator.

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3Qs: Uber’s on the move

Joseph Giglio, senior aca­d­emic spe­cialist and exec­u­tive pro­fessor of gen­eral man­age­ment in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness, dis­cusses Uber’s suc­cess and what it says about the out­look of urban trans­porta­tion in the future.

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The business of doing good

As part of the month-long field study program through the Social Enterprise Institute, founded in 2007 by Dennis Shaugh­nessy, an executive professor of innovationand entrepreneurship, students traveled to El Caño, a rural community in the Monte Plata region of the Dominican Republic. There the group surveyed some 20 impoverished women, gauging their interest in working for a sewing cooperative aimed at building sustainable economic growth.

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3Qs: Could Boston host the Olympics?

Rosanna Garcia, asso­ciate pro­fessor of mar­keting in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness, has attended the past eight Summer Olympics. Here, she dis­cusses what it takes to host the inter­na­tional event and what it could mean for the city.

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MSInnovation

Associate Professor and Program Co-Director Tucker Marion discusses the launch of the new D'Amore-McKim MS in Innovation program, the importance of innovation to business, and the impact of Northeastern graduates in the business community.

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The picture-perfect co-op

Last Jan­uary, Carlos Vil­lalobos picked up and moved to San Fran­cisco to work on co-​​op as a dig­ital mar­keting spe­cialist for Adobe Sys­tems, the multi­na­tional com­puter soft­ware com­pany.

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Healthcare gets organized

North­eastern University con­vened an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of 60 experts nation­wide from the health­care industry and acad­emia for the 15th annual Orga­ni­za­tion Theory in Health Care Asso­ci­a­tion con­fer­ence on May 29–30.

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Building a High Performance Health Workforce

The need for health care workers to enhance how they perform their jobs is greater than ever given the demands of U.S. health reform, millions of new patients accessing the system, and the current push to deliver greater value in our health care system.

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