Survey finds youth in Boston summer jobs program gain job readiness skills, higher academic aspirations

After youth par­tic­i­pated in Boston’s summer jobs pro­gram, a greater number reported having job readi­ness skills, higher aca­d­emic aspi­ra­tions, and improved con­nec­tions with their neighborhoods—with the largest gains in some areas among minority groups—according to a new report co-​​authored by Northeastern’s Alicia Sasser Modestino.

Northeastern recognized with diversity and inclusion award for its LGBTQA+ career conference

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has received a pres­ti­gious diver­sity and inclu­sion award in career ser­vices from the National Asso­ci­a­tion of Col­leges and Employers in recog­ni­tion of its LGBTQA+ career con­fer­ence. The Reach […]

Empowered by Torch program, student wants to inspire others as teacher

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.”

The wonder of theater, and the smash-​​hit Hamilton

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.

Northeastern’s analytics bootcamp expands, grows enrollment

Level is an inten­sive pro­gram offered across Northeastern’s regional campus net­work that is designed to equip pro­fes­sionals with in-​​demand data ana­lytics skills. More than 100 stu­dents have already enrolled, and the program’s offer­ings are expanding this summer and fall.

Three ways the Northeastern community is addressing ocean plastics pollution

A big emphasis of World Oceans Day this year is bringing aware­ness to the problem of marine plastic pol­lu­tion. Mem­bers of the North­eastern com­mu­nity are already focused on this chal­lenge by building sus­tain­able skate­boards, visu­al­izing ocean plas­tics data, and building sen­sors to iden­tify microplas­tics in the sea.

Faculty, staff reflect on Muhammad Ali and his Northeastern ties

Jack Gri­nold, Northeastern’s leg­endary sports infor­ma­tion director, says watching the heavy­weight champ’s training ses­sions at Matthews Arena in 1964 “were some of the most delightful after­noons I’ve ever spent.” In 1994, Ali received an hon­orary doc­torate of public ser­vice from North­eastern. The trans­for­ma­tional sports figure died on Friday. Here, mem­bers of the North­eastern com­mu­nity reflect on Ali’s life and legacy.