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.

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 announces year-​​end award winners

A score of stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff will be rec­og­nized for their impres­sive achieve­ments at the Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion, which will be held in the Blackman Audi­to­rium on April 23. Here’s a com­pre­hen­sive list of the honorees.

Communication devices ‘enable’ children with disabilities

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of North­eastern stu­dents and fac­ulty have com­bined their knowl­edge of engi­neering and phys­ical therapy to design, develop, and then deliver two low-​​cost com­mu­ni­ca­tion devices to dis­abled kids living at a pair of orphan­ages in Ecuador.

Co-​​op illustrates Northeastern’s strong Silicon Valley presence

Busi­ness major Samantha Kim is get­ting hands-​​on expe­ri­ence helping develop global mar­keting cam­paigns for VMware in Sil­icon Valley. The uni­ver­sity, today, announced that it is launching a loca­tion in Sil­icon Valley, which is home to some 4,200 alumni and 90 co-​​ops.

Science students explore research, find inspiration on co-​​op

At the annual Col­lege of Sci­ence co-​​op expo, some two dozen stu­dents dis­cussed their co-​​op expe­ri­ences at com­pa­nies, research insti­tutes, and labs from as near as Northeastern’s campus and as far as London, Mada­gascar, and Australia.

Student tackles poverty-​​related issues in Myanmar co-​​op

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies major John Erland, AMD’16, spent six months on co-​​op in Myanmar—which ended its mil­i­tary dic­ta­tor­ship in 2011—teaching cit­i­zens Eng­lish and working on social issues.

Students shine at International Model NATO conference

The North­eastern del­e­ga­tions for Ger­many and Croatia took first and third place, respec­tively, while stu­dents won numerous indi­vidual awards at the con­fer­ence, held Feb. 12–15 in Wash­ington, D.C.

February’s can’t-miss campus events

Here’s a run­down of some exciting events taking place at North­eastern this month that you won’t want to miss.

Students’ tech-​​based proposals ‘enable’ elderly and severely disabled

Stu­dents in the “Enabling Engi­neering” tech­nical elec­tive recently pre­sented their design pro­posals to fac­ulty, peers, and project men­tors. The epony­mous stu­dent group may bring all of them to fruition.

A vegan Thanksgiving

Made­line Heising, the food blogger and self-​​proclaimed “col­le­giate vegan,” plans to fill her Thanks­giving dinner plate with heaping por­tions of green beans, maple roasted car­rots, and can­died cran­ber­ries. Oven-​​roasted turkey—the iconic symbol of the hol­iday feast—will be con­spic­u­ously absent.

Student dives in for Caribbean fish

Visit the New Eng­land Aquarium and you may see a fish caught by North­eastern stu­dent Alfred Kyrollos, who was part of a bian­nual fish col­lecting expe­di­tion in the Bahamas in October.