Northeastern acceptance rate drops to 6.7%

This past application cycle saw more than 90,000 applications to Northeastern, with the acceptance rate dropping to 6.7% for fall 2022. For the class of 2026, Northeastern was more selective than ever. Of the record-large pool of 90,989 applicants, only 6,179 were admitted, or about 6.7%, Northeastern spokesperson Shannon Nargi wrote in an email statement to The News April 12. “You’ve got more people wanting to go, and you’ve got less spots offered, so naturally that’s going to drive [the acc

The woman behind Boston’s burying grounds keeps stories alive

Kelly Thomas stands at the center of South End Burying Ground. Thomas is responsible for the preservation of 15 other cemeteries throughout Boston. Photo credit Kate Armanini. The South End Burying Ground is hidden in plain sight. A cinder block wall obscures it from the busy road passing by. Inside, there are only 20 gravemarkers, spread out over an acre of yellowing grass. But Kelly Thomas knows her way around the site. She knows the location of each headstone and which ones need repair. She

Former Homestead volleyball star is still a team player

It’s been several years since Katherine Fischer played volleyball at Homestead High and the University of Oregon. Still, the former Los Altos resident said she hasn’t lost her competitive edge. “I still love to win,” Fischer said. “It has kind of translated to the work environment. I just want my company to do the best we can, and do whatever I can to help.” Fischer, who recently returned to the Bay Area after living in Lake Tahoe, is a controller at the tech startup Branch, working in both accounting and management.

Finding her jam: Los Altos resident donates profits from preserves to charity

Nuchi De Giuli estimated that she spends at least one day a week making jam, though that number rises to four or five during the fruitful summer months. That’s just business as usual for De Giuli, the founder of Jamforgood, which sells homemade fruit preserves and marmalades to raise money for charity. “My family has always cooked a lot, as Italian families often do,” the Los Altos resident said. “I was already making jam for my family, and I thought I should be able to help out.”