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.”
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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.”
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.
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.
University photographers were there to document Boston-based artist Cedric Douglas as he created a new mural on the Behrakis Health Sciences Center. The mural is the latest installation in Northeastern’s Public Art Initiative.
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.
In 2008, Lucas Landherr created a slice-of-life webcomic called “Surviving the World” as a way to “maintain his sanity” while he worked toward becoming a professor. Today, his comic series—as well as his penchant for idiosyncratic humor—is shaping his professional life in ways that he never could have imagined.
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.
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.