Torch Scholar reflects on meeting with President Obama

Torch Scholar reflects on meeting with President Obama

In spring 2016 Malachi Her­nandez received a life-changing phone call from North­eastern, informing him that he had been accepted into the university’s Torch Scholars pro­gram for first-generation col­lege stu­dents with untapped potential. “I cried out of joy and excite­ment,” recalls Her­nandez, now a first-year polit­ical sci­ence major. “My mom was so excited that she dropped … Continued

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New Gallery 360 show ‘speaks powerfully of the work of women in contemporary art’

New Gallery 360 show ‘speaks powerfully of the work of women in contemporary art’

The new show fea­tured in Northeastern’s Gallery 360 “speaks pow­er­fully of the work of women in con­tem­po­rary art,” says Edmund Barry Gaither, director of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists. The exhibit high­lights the work of two women, Mar­i­lene Phipps-Kettlewell and Rene West­brook. The artists’ work—which is on loan from the museum … Continued

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Northeastern Athletics and The Nor’Easters Unveil #RISEUPNU

Northeastern Athletics and The Nor’Easters Unveil #RISEUPNU

BOSTON – Northeastern Athletics, in partnership with The Nor’Easters, the university’s premiere co-ed a cappella group, unveiled a collaborative music video the likes of which the Northeastern community has never seen before. The event, entitled ‘RiseUpNU,’ was held on campus at Blackman Auditorium Tuesday night. The two groups joined forces with the Office of Alumni Relations … Continued

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Northeastern ‘gives life to Dr. King’s dream’

Northeastern ‘gives life to Dr. King’s dream’

Martin Luther King Jr. famously said that “faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole stair­case.” Per­haps even more pro­foundly, King did just that as a civil rights leader in the 1960s. What fol­lowed, said Tony and Grammy award winner Renée Elise Golds­berry, was gen­er­a­tions of artists who “get to … Continued

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Northeastern to celebrate life, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with weeklong tribute

Northeastern to celebrate life, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with weeklong tribute

One could argue that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights work in the mid-20th cen­tury moved the country closer to racial equality. His “I Have a Dream” speech, deliv­ered more than 50 years ago, remains one of the greatest speeches in Amer­ican his­tory. King’s tenacity, his core beliefs, and his giving “voice to … Continued

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The Promise of New Year

The Promise of New Year

Dear Members of the Northeastern Community, Last year, we came together as a community to design a map for the future of Northeastern. Approved by our Board of Trustees, the Academic Plan “Northeastern 2025” stands as a blueprint for Northeastern’s evolution in a time of revolutionary technological and social change. Beyond our vision to elevate … Continued

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Northeastern Alumnus Awarded Prestigious Rangel Fellowship

Northeastern Alumnus Awarded Prestigious Rangel Fellowship

Ter­rell Hunt’s mother, Tressa, has worked as a nurse for nearly 30 years. “She wakes up every day to help others. That really rubbed off on me,” he says. Hunt is inspired with that same pas­sion to serve, a pas­sion that he cul­ti­vated at North­eastern and steered toward a career in for­eign affairs. This fall he … Continued

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NU Stage to ‘Spread Love Not Hate’ with winter cabaret

NU Stage to ‘Spread Love Not Hate’ with winter cabaret

In response to the divi­sive elec­tion cycle, the stu­dents of NU Stage Musical The­ater Co.—Northeastern’s student-run the­ater group—are focusing on bringing hope and unity to campus through song. This year’s winter cabaret—titled “Spread Love Not Hate” and to be held on Sat­urday at 8 p.m. in afterHOURS—is designed to be a balm after a heated … Continued

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Northeastern mourns loss of Hope Lewis, law professor and human rights scholar

Northeastern mourns loss of Hope Lewis, law professor and human rights scholar

Hope Lewis, a passionate champion of the poor and disadvantaged, was a member of the School of Law’s faculty since 1992 and founded of the law school’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy. She died Tueday after a long illness.

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Researchers find racial, gender bias in online freelance marketplaces

Researchers find racial, gender bias in online freelance marketplaces

In the “gig economy,” where algorithms drive matches between workers and customers, hiring someone should be bias free, right? Not so, according to new research led by Northeastern’s Christo Wilson. The findings suggest racial and gender biases are exhibited in prominent freelance marketplaces.

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Student-​​produced magazine strives to make science more accessible

Student-​​produced magazine strives to make science more accessible

Throughout the year, stu­dents report on com­pli­cated sci­en­tific issues both hap­pening at North­eastern and in the world at large, and then write about them in a way that is acces­sible to the layperson. These arti­cles even­tu­ally find homes in the mag­a­zine. To pull it off, how­ever, more than 50 stu­dents needed to work together to … Continued

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Campus holiday drives strive to benefit local community

Campus holiday drives strive to benefit local community

On Thursday, the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Police Depart­ment began its second annual toy drive to ben­efit a local child care center just steps away from campus. The effort began after St. Cyprian’s Epis­copal Church on Tremont Street invited NUPD mem­bers to join them and others in the com­mu­nity for a Thanks­giving meal. Offi­cers, touched by the ges­ture, … Continued

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