The path to diplomacy

Stanislas Phanord, a senior studying polit­ical sci­ence, has been accepted into the Rangel Grad­uate Fel­low­ship pro­gram, which aims to pre­pare recip­i­ents for careers in the For­eign Ser­vice, and earned a Ful­bright Eng­lish Teaching Assist­ant­ship in France.

Student hits ‘Grand Slam’ in India

Base­ball is far from India’s most pop­ular sport, but that hasn’t stopped fourth-​​year anthro­pology major Jackson Golden from working to bring America’s pas­time to the nation’s makeshift diamonds.

The power of local philanthropy

This week, the Social Impact Lab at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity pre­sented a con­fer­ence where speakers and atten­dees exam­ined philanthropy’s impact on addressing the chal­lenges con­tem­po­rary cities face.

Lessons learned from the financial crisis

Global finan­cial experts reflected on the causes of the Great Reces­sion and 2008’s global finan­cial crisis and pre­sented advice to avoid sim­ilar calami­ties at a day­long con­fer­ence orga­nized by North­eastern students.

Northeastern’s new top ‘Model’

A team of North­eastern stu­dents placed first in the 31st annual National Uni­ver­sity Model Arab League Con­fer­ence in Wash­ington, D.C. last month, besting del­e­ga­tions from two dozen col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties in Canada, Egypt, and the United States.

Gallery 360 exhibit returns to kindergarten

Learning by Design traces the influ­ence that the Kinder­garten movement—the rev­o­lu­tionary edu­ca­tional system devel­oped Friedrich Frobel in Germany—had on cul­ture and the impact it had in laying the grounds for mod­ernist art, archi­tec­ture, and design.

Northeastern hosts Knesset delegation

The six del­e­ga­tion mem­bers, who rep­re­sent the polit­ical spec­trum in Israel and were brought to the U.S. by the Rud­erman Family Foun­da­tion, par­tic­i­pated in a town-​​hall event Tuesday night at North­eastern. Knesset mem­bers dis­cussed a range of topics in a spir­ited yet civil discussion.

McGovern: more focus needed on human rights

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-​​Mass., a leading voice in Wash­ington on human rights issues, vis­ited North­eastern on Friday to dis­cuss his work advo­cating for human rights across the globe and what still needs to be done.

The battle for Ukraine

In a lec­ture Wednesday, Mitchell Oren­stein, chair of the Depart­ment of Polit­ical Sci­ence, dis­cussed the tur­moil in the Eastern Euro­pean country and what it means from a geopo­lit­ical standpoint.

From sugarball to the big leagues

In his latest book on base­ball in Latin America, pro­fessor Alan Klein charts the his­tory of Major League Baseball’s influ­ence in the Dominican Republic, where sugar refineries had begun fielding ultra-​​competitive base­ball teams as early as the 1930s.

Theater of despair’

At Northeastern’s Holo­caust Com­mem­o­ra­tion on Tuesday morning, Hinda Tzivia Eisen, the university’s 2013–2014 Gideon Klein Scholar, hon­ored the memory of a score of German-​​Jewish artists who staged the­atrical pro­duc­tions at a deten­tion camp in the Netherlands.