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.
Wildfires continue to rage for a third week in and around the city of Fort McMurray in Canada’s Alberta province, the country’s oil-sands capital. Some 96,000 people have been evacuated from the area and 2,400 buildings have been destroyed. We spoke with three Northeastern experts who share insight into how the catastrophe will affect climate change, the likely impact on U.S. consumers, and how the Fort McMurray community can recover.
The young humanitarians in Peace Through Play work with hundreds of children in K-8 schools and group homes in Boston’s Roxbury, Dorchester, Mission Hill, and South End neighborhoods. “Play provides a forum in which they can learn how to work cooperatively and function as positive members of their communities,” says group member Stephanie Roberts.
Keller’s interest in public health was shaped by her mother’s battle with breast cancer. On Friday, mom will cheer on daughter as she becomes the first person in her family to graduate from college.
The members of the sixth graduating class of the Torch Scholars Program represented “beacons of light” at a celebration in their honor on Thursday in East Village.
Northeastern celebrated the co-op accomplishments of 17 high-achieving seniors on Wednesday at the 45th annual Outstanding Cooperative Education Awards.
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.
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.
A team of students from the Northeastern University Economics Society was one of three finalists at the Fiscal Challenge, a competition that charges college students with devising plans to ensure the country’s fiscal future.
The university celebrated the highest achievements of students, faculty, and staff at the sixth annual Academic Honors Convocation on Thursday afternoon in East Village.