Northeastern Supports International Students and Scholars

Northeastern Supports International Students and Scholars

Information and resources regarding executive orders on immigration. On Jan. 27, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order suspending immigrant and non-immigrant admissions to the U.S. for at least 90 days for individuals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The order also suspended the U.S. refugee admissions program for 120 days and … Continued

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Cultural Critic Jeff Chang Talks Race, Activism

Cultural Critic Jeff Chang Talks Race, Activism

Near the end of their 45-minute Q&A on the intersection of race, art, and politics in modern-day America, Northeastern social movements scholar Sarah Jackson asked Stanford cultural critic Jeff Chang a pointed question: “Are we going to be alright?” It was Friday afternoon at Northeastern, in the event space on the 17th floor of East Village, … Continued

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Announcing the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern

Announcing the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern

Dear Colleagues,   I am delighted to announce the establishment of the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern.  This new institute is a university-wide initiative involving all nine colleges and will be led by Professor Stephen Flynn as its founding director.  Its mission is to devise and deploy interdisciplinary resilience solutions that allow individuals, communities, systems, … Continued

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Northeastern, Massachusetts Universities File Amicus Brief Against Travel, Refugee Ban

Northeastern, Massachusetts Universities File Amicus Brief Against Travel, Refugee Ban

Northeastern jointly filed an amicus brief on Friday afternoon in opposition to President Donald J. Trump’s executive order banning travelers and refugees of certain countries from entering the U.S. Northeastern joins seven other Massachusetts colleges and universities—Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, collectively, … Continued

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Reaffirming Our Core Values

Reaffirming Our Core Values

To all members of the Northeastern University community:   For the past decade, we have joined together to make Northeastern a truly global university. In doing so, we have set forth a series of core values such as the value of inclusivity and a bedrock belief that diversity makes our community stronger.   I find the president’s … Continued

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Black History Month to Honor Contributions of African Diaspora

Black History Month to Honor Contributions of African Diaspora

Northeastern University’s celebration of Black History Month will feature a range of educational events, including a panel discussion with African American executives, a conversation with an exonerated member of the Central Park Five, and Jeopardy!-style black history trivia. The monthlong series, which is organized by the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, will honor the … Continued

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Northeastern University to Host Clinton Global Initiative University

Northeastern University to Host Clinton Global Initiative University

Northeastern University will convene a global community of students, faculty, social entrepreneurs, and policymakers this fall for the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative University. Hosted at Northeastern’s Boston campus on Oct. 13-15, and live-streamed to Northeastern’s regional campuses across North America, the three-day conference will bring together more than 1,000 college students from more than 75 … Continued

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Embracing Our Global Community

Embracing Our Global Community

To Members of the Northeastern Community: On Friday evening, the President of the United States signed an executive order that restricts people from seven specific countries from entering the United States. Due to the global nature of the Northeastern community, this executive order could disrupt the lives of many students, faculty, and staff. While this … Continued

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Holocaust Awareness Week concludes with ‘powerful, deeply moving’ Morton Lecture

Holocaust Awareness Week concludes with ‘powerful, deeply moving’ Morton Lecture

On Thursday night at North­eastern, inter­na­tional lawyer Philippe Sands deliv­ered a pow­erful lec­ture exam­ining the cre­ation and devel­op­ment of two sig­nif­i­cant legal concepts—“genocide” and “crimes against humanity”—that came about to define the atroc­i­ties com­mitted by the Nazis. Sands, pro­fessor of law and director of the Centre on Inter­na­tional Courts and Tri­bunals at Uni­ver­sity Col­lege London, dis­cussed … Continued

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Holocaust commemoration speakers contend with suffering, survival

Holocaust commemoration speakers contend with suffering, survival

When Rose Zoltek-Jick set out to write her keynote address for Monday’s Holo­caust com­mem­o­ra­tion, she pur­pose­fully left her­self out. The North­eastern law pro­fessor soon found, how­ever, that the address—titled “The Search for Meaning: Sur­vivors’ Chil­dren and Their Choice of a Life in the Law”—was inex­tri­cably tied to her own life. A child of Holo­caust sur­vivors and … Continued

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‘America first’: Trump’s inauguration speech echoes campaign rhetoric

‘America first’: Trump’s inauguration speech echoes campaign rhetoric

In his inau­gu­ra­tion address on Friday, Donald Trump pledged to put “America first” and ensure that Amer­i­cans’ voices would be for­gotten no longer. Early in his address, Trump took aim at the so-called Wash­ington estab­lish­ment, saying it has worked to ben­efit itself and not its cit­i­zens. This day, he said, “would be remem­bered as the day … Continued

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Holocaust Awareness Week to explore ‘personal confrontations with the past’

Holocaust Awareness Week to explore ‘personal confrontations with the past’

Northeastern’s com­mit­ment to Holo­caust remem­brance is long and deep, dating back to 1977. Since then, the uni­ver­sity has hosted an annual week­long series of events designed to bear wit­ness to the Holo­caust while exploring issues arising out of the exter­mi­na­tion of 6 mil­lion Jews. Northeastern’s 2017 Holo­caust Aware­ness Week—presented by the Holo­caust Aware­ness Com­mittee, the Col­lege … Continued

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