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Meet the graduates: Nicole Torchia

This fall, Torchia will enter Yale’s physi­cian assis­tant grad­uate pro­gram. She credits Northeastern’s expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties with preparing her for the program’s rig­orous cur­riculum and with giving her a dis­tinct advan­tage. “I will be entering my pro­gram as one of the youngest, if not the youngest, stu­dent because my co-​​ops have given me more than enough (clin­ical) hours and expe­ri­ence without needing to take a gap year.”

Celebrate graduation at CommencementFest

Thursday night’s fes­tiv­i­ties on Cen­ten­nial Common will give grad­u­ates and their guests a chance to cel­e­brate before Friday’s Com­mence­ment. The free event will fea­ture food, live per­for­mances, and a Class of 2016 time­line cre­ated by grad­u­ating senior Julia Wilson. And be sure to check out the North­eastern Snapchat account for high­lights from the event.

Meet the graduates: Wendy Chu

Wendy Chu chose to attend North­eastern because she felt the uni­ver­sity “stretched the def­i­n­i­tion of a col­lege stu­dent.” Chu’s many accom­plish­ments include a co-​​op at a White House ini­tia­tive, studying polit­ical theory and sus­tain­able urban devel­op­ment on Dia­logues in China and the Nether­lands, and working across mar­keting, busi­ness devel­op­ment, and project man­age­ment teams at student-​​led and tech star­tups. “I’ll remember that any­thing felt pos­sible here,” she says. This fall, she will attend Har­vard Law School.

With Fulbright, Northeastern student wants to fuse education and violence prevention

Grad­u­ating senior Esther Laa­ninen has received a Ful­bright fel­low­ship to teach Eng­lish in Colombia. She says her global expe­ri­ences and teaching oppor­tu­ni­ties in com­mu­ni­ties around the world have pre­pared her well.

Meet the graduates: Julieta Moradei

Julieta Moradei was just 16 years old when she enrolled at North­eastern. After grad­u­ating with five co-​​ops, she will begin a PhD pro­gram in struc­tural engi­neering at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­fornia, Berkeley–one of six offers from pres­ti­gious schools including MIT, Stan­ford, and Princeton.

Student project reimagines Forsyth Street as iconic green space

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of North­eastern stu­dents have com­bined their knowl­edge of engi­neering and archi­tec­ture to create a plan to revi­talize Forsyth Street, trans­forming it from a prime thor­ough­fare for cars and buses into a lush green space for pedes­trians and bicyclists.