Honoring the courageous
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano reads names listed on Northeastern’s Veterans Memorial at the Veterans Day Ceremony held on Nov. 12. Napolitano paid tribute to the spirit of sacrifice among Northeastern veterans, and praised the many U.S. veterans—as well as national guardsmen and federal officials—who have selflessly responded to Hurricane Sandy, saying that she has been deeply moved by their rescue efforts. As part of her visit to campus, Napolitano also met with President Joseph E. Aoun, university leadership, and faculty to discuss Northeastern’s security research profile and tour the university’s ALERT Center, where faculty researchers are developing state-of-the-art security technologies in areas such as explosives detection and airport security.