Before Monday's Beanpot final against Boston College, Northeastern had last won the tournament in 1988. Each of the tournament's other three competitors won multiple titles since Northeastern's last crown. A look back at some numbers that stand out from Northeastern's 25-year drought:
MIAA doesn’t conduct criminal background checks on referees
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association lags behind athletic groups in other states in screening officials.
Northeastern University students uncover forgotten killings from Jim Crow era
Northeastern University students are working to identify every racially linked murder in the South between 1930 and 1970.
Anna Kendrick goes ‘Into the Woods’
How the Maine native came to play Cinderella in the star-studded Disney adaptation of the musical.
Clinton faces headwinds from liberals as Warren rises
Liberal groups’ support for Senator Elizabeth Warren puts pressure on Hillary Clinton to move further to the left.
Patrick’s selections leave imprint on Mass. judiciary
Governor Patrick has appointed nearly half of the state’s 411 judges, creating along the way a substantially more diverse bench.
2014 Bostonians of the Year: Market Basket employees
The grocery chain’s 25,000 workers highlighted that a company formula of low prices and good wages can succeed.
Protests shine light on deeper issues with modern justice
The system destroys a community that has historically suffered under institutionalized subordination.
A great week for Pope Francis in American PR
The Vatican couldn’t have scripted a better week. Plus: The investigating nun and LCWR president speak on the nuns’ report.
Company reassigns partner of legislator
Bryon Hefner, who works for a prominent Boston PR firm and is the domestic partner of Stanley Rosenberg, has been reassigned out of state.
A prodigal son, back after 23 years
After decades apart, William Wallace Scott Hudson and his family are now reunited, and everyone is grateful.
North Korea proposes joint investigation of cyberattack
North Korea insisted that it was not behind the attack on Sony Pictures.
113th Congress near the bottom in laws enacted
The 296 bills signed into law was the second lowest total for any two-year Congress in records dating to the 1940s.
Hacked K-cups latest in battle over Keurig coffeemakers
When Keurig released a line of “2.0” brewers that don’t work with unauthorized cups, the pod people struck back.
Does anyone use their dining room anymore?
Granny would be intrigued to learn that today’s dining rooms often serve as playrooms, nurseries, or home offices.
Singing the praises of older voices
This year was flush with mature artists who released strong albums anchored by the wisdom and sophistication they bring to their singing.
US sends 4 Afghans home from Guantanamo
Officials here characterized the move as a show of good will between the United States and the new government in Kabul.
As holidays arrive, Broadway beckons
For top-notch theater, there’s nothing like a night on the town at this festive time of the year.
US wants China to cast cybernet on North Korea
The Obama administration has sought China’s help in recent days in blocking North Korea’s ability to initiate cyberattacks.
The Cuban people keep waiting
If this abrupt shift of policy were part of a strategy to topple an odious dictatorship, it might be defensible.
Erasing regret, one dot at a time
This is where mistakes go to die. Or at least to cease proclaiming themselves publicly.