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 »
“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.”
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.