Two students named Oxfam America Change Leaders

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.

New student-​​run publication highlights global experiences

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 expe­ri­ences in coun­tries ranging from India, Cam­bodia, and Costa Rica to France, Ire­land, and Zambia.

Student group harnesses the power of play to foster peace

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.

Northeastern secures academic partnerships for co-​​ops, research in Cuba

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has signed agree­ments with insti­tu­tions in Cuba offi­cially estab­lishing part­ner­ships that will lead to a range of new aca­d­emic opportunities—from global co-​​ops to research—for North­eastern stu­dents and faculty.

For one Northeastern family, Commencement brings together three generations

Nes­tled within the crowd at Northeastern’s Com­mence­ment cer­e­mony were three men with a tie that binds even more tightly than their shared sur­name: On that day, Jared Pike, AMD’16, joined his father, Glenn Pike, AS’86, and his grand­fa­ther, Richard Pike E’61, MBA’66, as a proud North­eastern graduate.

Meet the graduates: Julie Hugunin

A biology major in Northeastern’s Honors Pro­gram and a 2016 Pres­i­den­tial Global Fellow, Julie Hugunin plans to pursue an MD/​PhD pro­gram to com­bine her clin­ical and research inter­ests, informed by a holistic approach. “North­eastern is about putting your­self out there and being fear­less,” she says.

Meet the graduates: Andrew Barba

Barba vividly remem­bers the moment Steve Jobs intro­duced the first iPhone to the world in 2007. A teenager at the time, he’d long been inter­ested in “hacking around and building things” with elec­tronics. As a North­eastern stu­dent, he’s devel­oped two apps and spent three co-​​ops working as a soft­ware engi­neer. We asked him what’s next after graduation.

Meet the graduates: Wendy Chu

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.