In The News

On Spring Break, students spring into action

This week, 186 mem­bers of the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity will travel to 15 com­mu­ni­ties across the U.S. and four other coun­tries for Alter­na­tive Spring Break—a week­long immer­sive living and vol­un­teering expe­ri­ence. Par­tic­i­pants engage in direct ser­vice projects that address crit­ical, social needs such as afford­able housing, dis­aster relief, and youth education. This year, the Honors… Read more »

Life of A Honors Student

“Being an honors student will enhance any students’ Northeastern experience through cultural events and a plethora of free food. However for me specifically, it helped me along my academic path to help narrow my focus within my major.”

Turning Water into Rice

Honors Students Emily Godward and Colleen Maney are part of “Toya Wirasa,” a social enterprise venture aiming to purified water to local schools and food to a local orphanage in Sin­garaja, Bali. This venture was recently accepted to the Clinton Global Initiative Conference in Phoenix this March.

What can Glass do for your health? Quite a bit.

Honors students had the opportunity to register for a graduate-level course, “Reinventing Healthcare with Google Glass,” in which they designed Google Glass apps. Click through for more information on the apps the course developed!

Honors Students Sing With Student Group at White House

Brian Leon and Robbie Ohman, Honors students and members of Northeastern’s award-winning student a-capella group “The Nor’easters”, got the sur­prise of a life­time on Sunday when their group got the oppor­tu­nity to sing a hol­iday song for Pres­i­dent Barack Obama and the first lady.

NU professor named New England Journalism Educator of the Year

Daniloff was nominated by Stephen Burgard, director of the journalism school at NU, who said Daniloff “fit the bill” as a teacher who creatively engages his students in the trials and rewards of newsgathering. Professor Daniloff teaches HONR 1205: Seeking Peace in Times of Terror.

3Qs: Why Pope Francis Has Been So Influential

On Wednesday, TIME mag­a­zine named Pope Francis as its “Person of the Year,” describing him as “The People’s Pope” who is “poised to trans­form a place that mea­sures change by the cen­tury….”
Here, Eliz­a­beth Bucar, asso­ciate pro­fessor of phi­los­ophy and reli­gious studies at North­eastern, dis­cusses why Francis has been so influ­en­tial and pre­dicts his greatest chal­lenge ahead. Professor Bucar teaches this Fall’s Inquiries Series course, HONR 1209: The Islamic Veil: Islam, Gender, and the Politics of Dress.

Students raise a Google Glass to good health

This semester, a score of stu­dents seized upon on a rare oppor­tu­nity: to let their minds wander into uncharted ter­ri­tory and develop per­sonal health appli­ca­tions that leverage the unique capa­bil­i­ties of Google Glass, the wear­able com­puter with on optical head-​​mounted display.

ECE Superstars win at supercomputers

When professor Dave Kaeli approached them about entering a supercomputer competition, electrical and computer engineering students Neel Shah and Tushar Swamy had zero experience in the task at hand. “I had never even built a regular computer,” said Shah, let alone a super one. But that didn’t stop them from signing up…nor from stealing the show entirely.

Balloon Mapping!

On Monday, we got a last-minute heads up that assistant professor Ryan Cordell’s class was mapping campus with a ballon and the help of Sara Wylie. Wylie is cofounder and Director of Toxics and Health Research at Public Laboratory for Open Science and Technology, the non-profit that makes balloon mapping kits. Naturally, we rushed over to the quad where it was happening to catch a glimpse.