A Tribute to the Dream: Expressions of race and identity in society

A Tribute to the Dream: Expressions of race and identity in society

Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” It’s a sentiment about hope, about meeting adversity with compassion. And it’s how Northeastern journalism professor Dan Lothian—former CNN Boston bureau chief and White House correspondent—opened a wide-ranging conversation … Continued

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Drawn to exploration: New exhibit, talk by international artist Shantell Martin

Drawn to exploration: New exhibit, talk by international artist Shantell Martin

“Who are you at the core? That’s something we all struggle to figure out,” she said. For Martin, however, figuring it out doesn’t mean putting herself in a box. Martin is a queer artist of color, raised in working-class London, though those descriptions are far too narrow. “I see those as boxes,” she said. “Yes, we … Continued

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The edge of humanity

The edge of humanity

“I grew up in a refugee camp and will die in a refugee camp.” Those are powerful words for an undergraduate to hear during her first foray into in-person research. Maisam Alahmed, SSH’16, heard them from a man named Mahmoud in Jordan’s CyberCity refugee camp, an abandoned cluster of industrial buildings surrounded by miles of … Continued

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Column: With U.S. life expectancy gains down, tax bill will make things worse

Column: With U.S. life expectancy gains down, tax bill will make things worse

The Republican tax bill approved by Congress this week will create financial headaches for millions of taxpayers trying to navigate all the new rates and rules. But the legislation now headed for President Donald Trump’s signature also will have this grim impact: thousands of additional, preventable deaths every year. Daniel Kim, a social epidemiologist and … Continued

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Architecture professor explores alternate endings for buildings materials

Architecture professor explores alternate endings for buildings materials

In a world that can be messy and chaotic, Ang Li looks for loops and loopholes. That is, loops in the life cycle of buildings and building materials, and loopholes where architects like her can intervene to make the process better—more sustainable, more equitable, more closely tied to the history of the community. “We normally think of … Continued

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Dance 4 Me raises funds for Puerto Rico

Dance 4 Me raises funds for Puerto Rico

The night was filled with high energy and cheers erupting from the balcony of Blackman Auditorium as 15 dance groups performed at the annual Dance 4 Me competition Sunday to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Proceeds from the show went to Americares, an organization that helps those affected by … Continued

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Lost on campus, as colleges look abroad

Lost on campus, as colleges look abroad

One day this fall, Rachel Domond, a third-year student at Northeastern University, conducted a counting exercise that has become all too familiar for many African-American students. She sat on the red couches on the second floor of the Curry Student Center and scanned the room for others who looked like her. It didn’t take long … Continued

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Arts Leaders Join Forces at a2ru National Conference, Hosted by CAMD

Arts Leaders Join Forces at a2ru National Conference, Hosted by CAMD

On November 2, artists, thought leaders and academics from around the country came together at Northeastern University’s Curry Center for the 5th annual National Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) conference. Northeastern’s College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) was thrilled to host this three-day event, to foster such an impressive exchange of ideas, … Continued

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D’Amore-McKim Dean: “Our future is bright and our dreams are big”

D’Amore-McKim Dean: “Our future is bright and our dreams are big”

Northeastern formally installed Raj Echambadi as the inaugural Dunton Family Dean of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business on Wednesday night in the Visitor Center, where university leaders and accomplished alumni extolled him as a passionate leader and innovative thinker. “You are going to make an impact,” President Joseph E. Aoun told Echambadi, to whom he presented a medallion … Continued

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International education week celebrates diversity, cultural exchange

International education week celebrates diversity, cultural exchange

International Education Week at Northeastern is an annual celebration of diversity and cultural exchange on campus and beyond. The Office of Global Services is hosting the program in coordination with several other university departments, including Career Services, Campus Crossroads, and the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service. Luchen Li, dean of the Office of Global Services, extolled the … Continued

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Faculty, Staff to host International Students for Thanksgiving

Faculty, Staff to host International Students for Thanksgiving

Nasser Fard, associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Northeastern, grew up in Iran and came to the U.S. in the 1970s to study at the University of Arizona. At Thanksgiving, faculty members would invite him into their homes for a hearty meal and relaxing conversation. “I remember warm gatherings, good food, and learning about the … Continued

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Northeastern honors veterans announces 1m family gift to support, name center

Northeastern honors veterans announces 1m family gift to support, name center

The Northeastern community joined together Friday for its annual Veterans Day ceremony, where speakers honored veterans, servicemembers, and their families and President Joseph E. Aoun announced a $1 million gift from the Dolce family to support the university’s Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers. Aoun underscored Northeastern’s longstanding commitment and link to military veterans, … Continued

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