City of Boston posts signs depicting how to help defuse Islamophobic situations

City of Boston posts signs depicting how to help defuse Islamophobic situations

City workers are putting up PSA posters around Boston in a new initiative to show people how to safely step in and help stop incidents of Islamophobic harassment. The step-by-step instructions, city officials said, encourage bystanders to quickly strike up conversations with Muslims being assailed by strangers, in hopes the actions will help disrupt the abuse, … Continued

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Northeastern architecture aluma Juliet Chun strives for equity in the design profession

Northeastern architecture aluma Juliet Chun strives for equity in the design profession

Learn about Juliet Chun’s journey as a designer and how she founded the Girl UNinterrupted project. Juliet Chun: The mission of the project is to further enhance equity within the profession, while connecting knowledge between young designers and experienced leaders. What can younger staff do to jump start their careers? What kind of mentorship do they need? … Continued

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Northeastern hosts fourth annual “Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum and Symposium”

Northeastern hosts fourth annual “Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum and Symposium”

More than 50 high-achieving college students from over two-dozen countries will convene at Northeastern University for the fourth annual Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum and Symposium. The students—winners of an essay contest held by ELS Education Services and the United Nations Academic Impact—will spend five days working to create action plans for addressing select … Continued

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Northeastern presents social justice advocate examining how to change a broken-system

Northeastern presents social justice advocate examining how to change a broken-system

Northeastern University hosted Bryan Stevenson, one of the country’s most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates at the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute on June 15, 2017. A MacArthur fellow and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson is a founding leader of the movement against mass incarceration in the U.S. He recently … Continued

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Northeastern student-journalists shine at New England Emmy Awards

Northeastern student-journalists shine at New England Emmy Awards

More than a dozen Northeastern student-journalists won prizes at the New England Emmy Awards last weekend. Three teams of students were honored for their work, which ranged from telling compelling community stories to building a campus TV news network. The students comprised both undergraduate and graduate students, and both current students and recent graduates; their … Continued

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Northeastern professors receive $1M HHMI grant for Inclusive Excellence initiative

Northeastern professors receive $1M HHMI grant for Inclusive Excellence initiative

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded a Northeastern University’s College of Science faculty members $1 million to create programming focused on diversity and inclusion initiatives for the natural science fields in higher education. Chemistry professor Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechen and Biology professor Dr. Wendy Smith will lead the project at Northeastern that will focus on training faculty on … Continued

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Inaugural lecture series examines “Indians in America”

Inaugural lecture series examines “Indians in America”

By almost every measurable variable, Indian-born immigrants in the United States are “outliers,” said author and University of Pennsylvania professor Devesh Kapur. Compared to other immigrant groups and native U.S. citizens, they’re largely better-educated, higher-paid, and unusually concentrated in certain employment sectors, Kapur said. “So how did a population from a low-income, developing nation with … Continued

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Rainbow Graduation 2017

Rainbow Graduation 2017

As the academic year comes to a close, the LGBTQA+ Resource Center took some time to honor several LGBTQA+ students, faculty, and staff and their allies who have positively impacted the Northeastern campus. The ceremony seeks to honor the community as a whole and to increase the visibility of the LGBTQA+ community at Northeastern. With … Continued

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Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechan Speaks at March For Science

Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechan Speaks at March For Science

Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechan is a College of Science professor with years of experience within the classroom and in research. She received her BA at Reed College in 1974 and her PhD at Northwestern University in 1978. She and her research group at Northeastern University have many active programs in Medicinal Chemistry in the College … Continued

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Northeastern Inducts Newest Huntington 100 Members

Northeastern Inducts Newest Huntington 100 Members

Northeastern’s robust lineage of student excellence was extended last week, when the university honored the newest members of the Huntington 100—a group of graduate and undergraduate students whose collective achievements span research, co-op, athletics, entrepreneurship, community service, and leadership. This year’s class includes international athletes, founders of student organizations, military veterans, exceptional volunteers, and more. … Continued

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Northeastern Appoints New VP for Human Resources Management

Northeastern Appoints New VP for Human Resources Management

Northeastern University has appointed Jane Moyer vice president for human resources management, effective April 24, 2017. She brings extensive leadership and global experience in areas ranging from compensation and benefits to organizational development and employee recruitment, training, and development. Moyer comes to Northeastern from ICON PLC in Dublin, a global provider of outsourced drug development … Continued

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Northeastern To Provide Record $263.6M Investment in Financial Aid

Northeastern To Provide Record $263.6M Investment in Financial Aid

Northeastern will provide a record $263.6 million in financial aid — not loans — for undergraduate students in 2017-2018, as part of the university’s ongoing commitment to making significant investments in financial assistance for its students. Over the past 10 years, Northeastern has increased its investment in financial aid by 108 percent. During the past … Continued

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