Northeastern’s Torch Scholars Program will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a ceremony on Thursday evening. “When I talk about Torch, I get emotional,” says rising senior Greykia Harris. “I don’t think I could’ve ever come this far in my life without it.”
Trump’s recent move to revoke the press credentials for The Washington Post will backfire on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, says Jonathan Kaufmann, director of Northeastern’s School of Journalism. “Banning the Post from his rallies can only hurt Trump,” he explains. “Reporters are resourceful and they will get the news.”
In this guest post, Joseph Lagalla, student president of NU Pride, talks about the impact Sunday morning’s mass shooting has had on the LGBTQA+ community. Lagalla acknowledges the fear that “the shooting could have so easily happened in Boston,” and says that community leaders in Orlando are “staying strong and taking the opportunity to form an even stronger community.”
Boston middle school students visited campus last week to try out some new virtual reality games being designed for physical therapy patients. Their game-playing will help researchers refine patient treatment and advance interdisciplinary research.
In May, two dancers in the Northeastern University-Boston Ballet Education Program walked, in caps and gowns of regal black and gold, in the College of Professional Studies graduation ceremony. “This program was such an incredible opportunity for all of us,” says Boston Ballet principal dancer Kathleen Breen Combes.
Was the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday morning a hate crime or an act of terrorism? Both, according to Gordana Rabrenovic, director of Northeastern’s Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, who characterized the attack as a “mass shooting that singled out a particular group of people.”
A team of Northeastern journalism students contributed substantially to investigative news reports that won a New England Emmy Award earlier this month. “The student contributions were significant and made these investigations possible,” said professor and WCVB reporter Mike Beaudet. “It really is experiential learning at its best.”
“I have never been as concerned with the world as I am today,” says Northeastern professor Denise Garcia, who is taking a group of students to the 11th International Security Forum in Geneva this week. Here, she discusses the conference, the United States’ stockpile of nuclear weapons, and the biggest security threats facing the world today.
Northeastern’s Luca Caracoglia develops numerical methodologies to simulate how tall buildings will respond to high winds, including hurricanes. Last week he brought his expertise to bear as chairman and co-host of an international colloquium. More than 200 engineering experts from around the world convened at Northeastern to discuss how to best analyze and construct tall buildings, bridges, and other non-streamlined bodies.
Over the past 10 years, the U.S. healthcare sector’s greenhouse gas emissions grew by more than 30 percent, accounting for 9.8 percent of the national total in 2013. “If the U.S. healthcare sector were itself a country, it would rank 13th in the world for greenhouse gas emissions, ahead of the entire U.K.,” states a new paper coauthored by Northeastern researcher Matthew Eckelman.
Researchers uncovering Amazon’s pricing techniques, Muhammad Ali’s Northeastern ties, and National Best Friends Day are among our selection of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
Broadway saw record attendance this year, Hamilton is a “cultural phenomenon,” and the Tony Awards are this weekend. Here, theater department chair Scott Edmiston explains why people are craving the theater experience, shares his prediction for the Tonys, and highlights some exciting developments at Northeastern.