All Hail Northeastern

I happened to be poking around the iTunes Music Store last night, trying to find some ring tones to try out — I still haven’t found any — and I happened to stumble across what is known as iTunes U. It’s basically a list of universities that are offering classes online that you can download and listen (or watch) on your iPod for free. Surprisingly, Northeastern happened to make the list.

While looking through some of Northeastern’s offerings (mostly pharmacy-related), they have a section titled “Northeastern Audio & Video.” One of these songs was a track called “All Hail Northeastern.” It’s some scary Northeastern Fight Alumni song. Take a listen for yourself, it’s pretty ridiculous.

Who knew this even existed?

On a second Northeastern-related topic.. I received an email from the Alumni association telling me about a Bocce Ball event a few blocks from my house for NU Alums.. While I’d love to go with a bunch of friends, I don’t know what I’m going to get if I go to a NU Alumni Bocce Event.. How many graduates from the class of 1956 do you think will be in attendance? I think I’m gonna pass this time ’round.

The Pulse

Well, wouldja look at this neat little site. It’s called and it was developed and owned by a division of Nielson known as .

While I’m not totally clear on how it works, it’s a very cool way to track trends and fads that occur in the blogging community. Take for example, this “featured” trend that compares the blog posts relating to birth vs. death vs. marriage vs. taxes. What’s interesting is that death leads the overall category, however, for some strange reason there was a spike in marriage at the beginning of June. Strange.