In The News


Social Impact Through Shoe-Making in Peru

Honors Student Kate Pellegrino, S’14, worked on co-op at Nisolo, a leather products company in the Peruvian town of Trujillo that provides long-term, sustainable, and better-paying jobs to local shoemakers.


President Aoun Speaks to Honors Students

On September 9th, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun spoke to stu­dents in the first-​​year Honors class “Enhancing Honors” at Blackman Audi­to­rium.


Whoo-hoo! A Simpsons Word-Search Tool

Ben Schmidt, an assistant professor of history and Honors faculty who specializes in the digital humanities, has created a Bookworm that allows users to search references to specific words used throughout The Simpsons’ 25-season run by season, episode, and even time within each episode. Excellent.


First Pages takes students to Katrina’s aftermath

Sheri Fink, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of this year’s First Pages book Five Days at Memorial, spoke to new Honors students Tuesday night about what she witnessed at a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina struck the city in 2005.


3Qs: Quelling the Unrest in Ferguson

Honors faculty Gordana Rabrenovic discusses the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, and how best the community and law enforcement can work together to ease the discord within the city.


Honors Student Co-Captains Competitive Robotics Club

Christopher Hines, E’15 Honors student, co-captains Nutrons 125, a Northeastern robotics engineering student club that offers area high school students the chance to design, build, and test a robot in competitions around the region.


A Little Summer Reading

Nick Dowmon, E’16, reads One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper for the Honors Book Club, which meets twice a month and is open to all Honors students.


Inside the NASA Langley Research Center

Craig Schmidt, a fourth-​​year Honors stu­dent in the Col­lege of Engi­neering, is a recip­ient of the pres­ti­gious Ver­tical Flight Foun­da­tion Schol­ar­ship. This summer he’s par­tic­i­pating in a unique intern­ship pro­gram at the NASA Lan­gley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.


Honors students attend interfaith leadership forum

A group of North­eastern students (including Honors) and staff from the Center for Spir­i­tu­ality, Dia­logue and Ser­vice attended the annual Inter­faith Lead­er­ship Insti­tute in New York City to share and develop strate­gies for pro­moting their inter­faith work.