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PhD student to study water access and control in Uganda through interviews—and equations

Matt Simonson got his under­grad­uate degree in math and inter­na­tional studies, but wasn’t sure they could be used together. That was until he found Northeastern’s first-​​in-​​the-​​nation doc­toral pro­gram in net­work science—and now he’s using math to under­stand human rela­tion­ships and tackle global challenges.

Make your mark: Northeastern celebrates law school graduates

Com­mence­ment speaker Tracey McCain, senior vice pres­i­dent and head of legal at Sanofi Gen­zyme, chal­lenged grad­u­ates to make a dif­fer­ence in the world, and other speakers on Friday deliv­ered sim­i­larly inspiring mes­sages of cel­e­brating our dif­fer­ences, being curious about new dis­ci­plines, and devising cre­ative approaches to deliv­ering justice.

Meet the graduates: Jonathan Culpepper

Culpepper, who is grad­u­ating from the School of Law this year, says working on co-​​op and serving as pres­i­dent of the university’s chapter of the Black Law Stu­dents Asso­ci­a­tion shaped his skill set and career out­look. He will take the bar this summer and plans to pursue a career in health law.

Global ties unite students in European culture, politics group

The news junkies and global cit­i­zens in Euro­pean Con­ver­sa­tions do not always see eye-​​to-​​eye, par­tic­u­larly when they’re debating hot-​​button issues like the Paris attacks or Greece’s debt crisis. “But everyone is respectful,” Matt Springer, the organization’s vice president-​​elect, says of the discussions.

Meet the graduates: Colleen Shea

Shea will grad­uate from the School of Law on Friday and then begin her new job as an attorney for the Dis­ability Law Center in Boston, where she will work to rep­re­sent low-​​income fam­i­lies in spe­cial edu­ca­tion cases. Here, she reflects on her past three years at North­eastern and looks ahead to her promising career in public interest law.

Two students named Oxfam America Change Leaders

Peyton Perry and Taj Akin­bode will spend the 2016–17 aca­d­emic year working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and social injus­tice through campus projects and pro­grams, har­nessing their pas­sion for human­i­tarian work and social change to spear­head spe­cial events for stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff.

Alumna’s Fulbright research abroad to focus on removing barriers to financial services

In Jan­uary, Kelsey Burhans will begin her nine-​​month Ful­bright fel­low­ship in Bolivia and then con­tinue onto Peru, where she will work closely with rural com­mu­ni­ties as well as micro­fi­nance orga­ni­za­tions, banks, and mobile money oper­a­tors to under­stand the common vari­ables that sup­port and inhibit progress toward expanding mar­gin­al­ized com­mu­ni­ties’ access to finan­cial services.

New student-​​run publication highlights global experiences

The Global Journal, pro­duced entirely by North­eastern stu­dents, sheds light on what it’s like to work, study, and live abroad, with a par­tic­ular focus on co-​​op, Dia­logue pro­grams, and N.U.in expe­ri­ences in coun­tries ranging from India, Cam­bodia, and Costa Rica to France, Ire­land, and Zambia.