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A showcase of student art

The annual Depart­ment of Art + Design senior exhibit is now on dis­play in Gallery 360. Curated by the department’s fac­ulty, this show includes work by under­grad­uate seniors, as well as grad­uate stu­dents in the Infor­ma­tion Design and Visu­al­iza­tion program.

Meet the graduates: Lindsay Weigel

Weigel, BHS’15, found her career calling in health and med­i­cine from her many vol­un­teering and com­mu­nity ser­vice expe­ri­ences both in Boston and across the globe. After grad­u­a­tion, she’ll begin grad­uate studies at Tufts Med­ical School.

How to turn a student into an engineer

Kelly O’Connell, E’16, and Jake Ver­gara, E’17, reflected on their life-​​changing work for Northeastern’s stu­dent chapter of Engi­neers Without Bor­ders, focusing on how their expe­ri­ences have shaped their engi­neering skills, global per­spec­tives, and co-​​ops.

3Qs: The aid response to Nepal

Nepal’s “harsh geog­raphy” will make the rescue and human­i­tarian aid efforts in response to the dev­as­tating earth­quake rather chal­lenging, but tech­nology and social media are improving the effi­ciency of these efforts, says North­eastern asso­ciate pro­fessor Ozlem Ergun, an expert in large-​​scale networks.

Meet the graduates: Jordan Lieberman

Each day this week, as the campus com­mu­nity pre­pares for Friday’s Com­mence­ment, we’ll intro­duce you to a member of the grad­u­ating class. Jordan Lieberman, a fifth-​​year D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness major, found his pas­sion at the cross­roads of pol­i­tics and busi­ness. After grad­u­a­tion, he’ll move to Ari­zona to start a career with Raytheon.

Faculty Senate elects new leaders, committee members

The Fac­ulty Senate on Wednesday elected Carmen Sceppa, a pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Health Sci­ences and director of research in the Human Per­for­mance and Exer­cise Lab­o­ra­tory, to lead the Senate Agenda Com­mittee next aca­d­emic year.

Bright IDEA: Student-​​run venture accelerator celebrates fifth anniversary

Mem­bers of Northeastern’s thriving entre­pre­neurial ecosystem came together Friday night to com­mem­o­rate the fifth anniver­sary of IDEA and cel­e­brate the announce­ment of a gift endowing the student-​​run ven­ture accelerator’s CEO position.

Northeastern community’s highest achievements honored

The uni­ver­sity rec­og­nized the impres­sive accom­plish­ments of stu­dents, fac­ulty, staff, and alumni at the fifth annual Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion, which was held in Blackman Audi­to­rium on Thursday afternoon.

Northeastern’s commitment to academic priorities, student life highlight Faculty Senate meeting

Uni­ver­sity leaders on Wednesday pre­sented the Fac­ulty Senate with an overview of the fiscal year 2016 budget, which will advance Northeastern’s com­mit­ment to under­grad­uate and grad­uate edu­ca­tion, fac­ulty hiring, stu­dent life, research, and improving its phys­ical and tech­nology resources.

Marine science student wins Hollings Scholarship

Ben­jamin Moran, S’18, has been awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Schol­ar­ship by the National Oceanic and Atmos­pheric Admin­is­tra­tion. The schol­ar­ship includes a 10-​​week paid intern­ship working on a research project under the guid­ance of an NOAA mentor.

Writer, activist Naomi Klein says radical action needed on climate crisis

Klein spoke at North­eastern last week about her new book, in which she pins the blame for cli­mate change largely on cap­i­talism and argues that rad­ical change spurred by a pow­erful social move­ment is the nec­es­sary response to the situation.

I feel like I’ve made an actual impact on the world’

While studying at North­eastern, Christie Civetta, SSH’15, has worked throughout the world to tackle the pre­ven­tion of sui­cide and drug abuse. She’ll share her journey with her fellow grad­u­ates on May 8 when she delivers her Com­mence­ment address.

Northeastern to make unprecedented $239 million investment in financial aid

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will pro­vide a record $239 mil­lion in finan­cial aid—not loans—for under­grad­uate stu­dents in 2015–16. The unprece­dented invest­ment rep­re­sents a 7.9 per­cent increase over last year, and con­tinues a […]

Award-​​winning journalist David Muir to deliver Northeastern University’s 2015 Commencement address

The anchor of ABC World News Tonight and co-​​anchor of 20/​20 will deliver the 113th Com­mence­ment address on May 8, 2015, and receive an hon­orary degree.

Four-​​star general praises Northeastern’s National Guard partnership

National Guard Bureau Chief Gen­eral Frank J. Grass vis­ited the uni­ver­sity on Thursday after­noon to cel­e­brate the part­ner­ship, which will enable guardsmen to earn their master’s degree in home­land secu­rity through the Col­lege of Pro­fes­sional Studies.

Research, entrepreneurship at Northeastern celebrated at RISE:2015

Stu­dents and fac­ulty across many dis­ci­plines pre­sented their schol­arly research, inno­v­a­tive thinking, and entre­pre­neurial endeavors at the annual expo, where many young researchers were hon­ored with pres­ti­gious awards.

Should human organs be for sale?

I’m not arguing that all body prod­ucts should be col­lected and dis­trib­uted in the same way,” says Kara Swanson, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of law at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, “but I think that his­tory sug­gests that we would be well-​​served by set­ting aside our instinc­tive fear of paid body prod­ucts as an his­toric artifact.”