Homecoming Weekend and Empowerfest

Along with events such as Fan­Fest, a variety of var­sity teams in action, musical per­for­mances, Home­coming Weekend 2013 fea­tured Empowerfest, the university-​​​​wide launch of Northeastern’s $1 bil­lion Empower cam­paign. At Empowerfest, stu­dents, fac­ulty, staff, and alumni were greeted to inter­ac­tive exhibits ranging from marine sci­ence to entre­pre­neurial ven­tures to a video game design studio, all of which cel­e­brated the university’s the past, present, and future.

Photos by Mariah Tauger, Brooks Canaday and Kristie Gillooly

  • Northeastern University cheerleaders enter Cabot Cage at the start of Empowerfest.

  • Cabot Cage was filled with more than 30 interactive exhibits highlighting research and campus activities from across the university.

  • Alan McKim, center, MBA '88, gets a tour of the Baja SAE buggy from mechanical engineering students Dalton Tolen, left, and Matt Nussbaum.

  • Cheerleaders fly high in the Cabot Cage.

  • President Joseph E. Aoun with members of a cappalla group Treble on Huntington after their Empowerfest performance.

  • Nursing student Mercedes Franks interacts with children at the Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite.

  • President Joseph E. Aoun proudly displays the 2013 Red Sox World Series trophy.

  • President Joseph E. Aoun addresses the crowd.

  • Students Justin Wong, center, and Reece Yamamoto, right, talk with associate professor of game Design Alessandro Canossa in the Game Design suite at Empowerfest.

  • From left, first-year information systems graduate students Suraj Choudhary, Joyce Wang, Rishi Idnani, and Ayush Sangani show their Husky Pride at FanFest during Homecoming weekend.

  • University leaders meet with contestants and winners of the Mayor of Huntington Avenue and Homecoming King and Queen competitions.

  • A young fan greets freshman forward Mike Szmatula in between periods as the Huskies took on UNH at Matthews Arena during Homecoming Weekend.

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