Northeastern’s NASA robot’s visit to campus, a a Husky American Ninja Warrior, and a conversation with the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom are among our selection of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
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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.
Check out the amazing people, places, and events at Northeastern during the month of May as documented through the lenses of university photographers.
Josh Levin, a rising senior and accomplished rock climber, says the NBC show’s challenging obstacle course is harder than it looks. He competed at the Los Angeles qualifier—which will be featured tonight on the Season 8 premiere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Northeastern on Monday hosted a conference where university leaders, faculty, and staff engaged with representatives from more than 50 employers to discuss and share ideas on a range of areas related to Northeastern’s academic planning process.
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.
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.
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.