Pvt. Felix Hall, a 19-year-old African American from Millbrook, Alabama, was lynched in the woods of Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1941. More than 70 years later, Alexa Mills dug into the case as part of her course work in the School of Journalism’s Media Innovation program and then wrote a front-page feature on her findings for The Washington Post.
Northeastern’s Real Estate Club will host a panel discussion this evening on the past, present, and future of urban planning and development in the university’s surrounding neighborhoods. Titled “Cranes and the Community,” the event will convene six experts with knowledge in fields ranging from architecture to city planning.
Beth Stevens, an alumna and neuroscientist, has spent her career researching diseases like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia. On Thursday, the MacArthur “genius award” recipient joined President Aoun to discuss her success.
Five students who volunteered to share their own global experiences at Thursday’s Study Abroad Fair explain why those experiences were so meaningful—and why other students should consider study abroad.
While on co-op at East Somerville Main Streets, Jackson Ibelle, SSH’19, played an essential role in pulling off the nonprofit’s biggest fundraiser of the year: the Foodie Crawl, which takes place Tuesday.
Deogratias Niyizonkiza, the protagonist in author Tracy Kidder’s Strength in What Remains, inspires first-year students to understand “the pain of others so you can work to never let people suffer like that again.” The book was this year’s selection for the university’s First Pages program.
“This country can’t succeed without your skills,” Commencement speaker Sy Sternberg told some 300 students at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business’ graduation ceremony in Matthews Arena on Thursday night. “This country does not move forward without you.”
Mobility Prescription, a personal fitness consulting firm founded by Northeastern alumnus Ryan Beauchesne, serves clients of all shapes and sizes, from first-time lifters to professional ice hockey players. “We’re mobile,” says Beauchesne. “We go directly to our clients’ homes.” This evening, he and fellow graduate Jimmy Heim will be running a fitness boot camp for members of the university community.
Northeastern student Alvaro Perez and his co-founders of a new online marketplace called Dibind are working to streamline the moving process, making it easier for college students to buy, sell, or donate used furniture with the click of a button. “We believe that we have a holistic solution to the move-in and move-out process,” says Perez.
In high school, Madi Murphy’s passion for music inspired her to launch a fan club dedicated to the Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men. At Northeastern, a co-op took her to Iceland where she worked for the band—and did so much more.
Geospatial intelligence is a rapidly growing field that harnesses the power of today’s “tsunami of free data” and has a range of applications, from national security to humanitarian relief work to disaster response. Northeastern is home to one of just 17 U.S. Centers of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences and is a benchmark for online learning in this very technical field.
A team of 20 graduate students at Northeastern’s Boston and Seattle campuses spent the spring semester working together, collaborating via Skype, GitHub, and Google Hangouts to build a software platform aimed at connecting a global community of farmers, researchers, and educators.