Graduate Community Service Awards
The Outstanding Graduate Student Awards for significant accomplishments in community service are presented annually by the Graduate Student Council (GSG) and the Office of the Provost.
James McGrath, doctoral candidate in English
Jim earned this nomination with three major contributions. He has been the linchpin in building a robust digital humanities community at Northeastern, and he has actively organized the graduate student digital humanities community in the greater Boston area. His leadership of the Our Marathon digital archive has made it a model public humanities project that contributes to the university’s, the city’s, and the nation’s conversations about the role of archives as public memorials and platforms for civic outreach. Jim’s management of these projects exemplifies a Northeastern vision of scholarship coupled with community engagement.