Photos of the Year: 2012

Here’s a look back at some of the most mem­o­rable moments of this past year at Northeastern.

by North­eastern Staff Photographers

  • President Joseph E. Aoun (left) and former Secretary of State Colin Powell (center) celebrated with the Northeastern community at the university's 110th commencement, held at TD Garden in Boston.

  • The men's basketball team kicked off its 2012-13 season in spectacular fashion, as sophomore Demetrius Pollard hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to lift Northeastern over crosstown rival Boston University.

  • Members of the Northeastern Baja SAE team show Stephen W. Director, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, the Baja SAE buggy during a demonstration on the roof of the Centennial Garage.

  • First-year students Sam Sui (left), Erika Park (center) and Gurpreet Sagoo (right) laugh as Park experiences her first snowfall during a Nor'Easter in November.

  • Fifth-year student Ronald Bembry flies off of a mechanical surfboard at Beach Bash 2012 at Centennial Common in July.

  • President Joseph E. Aoun and Hugh Courtney, dean of the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, bestow keys to the school to Alan McKim, MBA'88, and Richard D'Amore, BA'76. Their combined $60 million gift was the largest in Northeastern's history.

  • Colin Powell, retired four-star general and former Secretary of State, attends Northeastern University's Liberty Battalion Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony in May. Powell made opening remarks and administered the commissioning oath.

  • Students experience the new interactive walls at the Visitors Center at Northeastern University.

  • Chris Wolfel (left), Ethan Bagley (right) and Julian Jung (center), alongside other students and mentors, meet at the IDEA lab at Northeastern University. IDEA, Northeastern's student-run venture accelerator, provides mentorship, resources, and gap funding to new businesses and works as a proving ground for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ventures.

  • The 2011-12 women's hockey team had many notable accomplishments, including the program's first Hockey East Regular Season Championship and its first Beanpot title since 1998.

  • At a Veterans Day ceremony, President Joseph E. Aoun and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano lay a wreath in honor of veterans who lost their lives in Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • The Northeastern community took tours and listened to presentations on faculty and student work at the Digital Media Commons Open House in November in Snell Library.

  • Kelsey Zim­merer (center), CAMD’16, reacts to seeing Frosty the Snowman during the Winter Won­der­land Tree Lighting on Krentzman Quad.

  • Abraham Zhao, a member of the stu­dent club NU Breakers, dances during the annual Fall Activ­i­ties Fair on Cen­ten­nial Common.

  • Students eat in their red pon­chos during the new-​​student bar­becue on Cen­ten­nial Common fol­lowing the President’s Con­vo­ca­tion.

  • President Joseph E. Aoun (left) and Bernard M. Gordon speak during the dedication of the Bernard M. Gordon Tribute to Engineering Leadership.

  • First-year students and Inter­na­tional Vil­lage room­mates Marisa Kallen­berger (far left) and Rem­ington Chang (second from right), both of Irvine, Calif., pack a cart with help from their mothers during the fall move-in period.

  • (Left to right) Bouvé Dean Terry Fulmer, Margo Behrakis, George Behrakis and Jack Reynolds, dean of the School of Pharmacy, at the School of Pharmacy's 50th Anniversary Celebration.

  • USpin founder and CEO Ethan Bagley, left, DMSB '13, shakes hands with Osram Sylvania/Siemens senior product manager and Northeastern alum Chuck Piccirillo, right, as Zach Ferland, center, CCIS '16, looks on during NEXPO, Northeastern'€™s Entrepreneurship Expo.

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