On Spring Break, students spring into action

This week, 186 mem­bers of the North­eastern com­mu­nity will par­tic­i­pate in ser­vice projects in 15 com­mu­ni­ties across the U.S. and four other coun­tries for Alter­na­tive Spring Break—a week­long immer­sive living and vol­un­teering experience.

3Qs: Service opens pathway to leadership

For stu­dents like Hannah Kil­foye, SSH’15, com­mu­nity ser­vice on holds the key to becoming a stu­dent leader. This week, she is a team leader on Northeastern’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break pro­gram in the Dominican Republic with Outreach360.

The ‘Model’ of excellence

A team of North­eastern stu­dents placed first at the 29th Annual Inter­na­tional Model NATO con­fer­ence in Wash­ington, D.C., a feat that is even more impres­sive when con­sid­ering the cir­cum­stances under which the group won.

Can illicit nuclear trade be stopped?

The illicit trade of nuclear com­modi­ties world­wide is “likely to con­tinue unless fairly stren­uous mit­i­gating efforts are under­taken,” David Albright, a glob­ally rec­og­nized expert in nuclear pro­lif­er­a­tion, told the North­eastern com­mu­nity last week.

The apple princess

Grad­uate stu­dent Fabi­enne Rudolph is known as the apple princess in her native Ger­many, where she pro­motes the Oden­wald region’s apple industry.

Turning water into rice

Last summer, a group of North­eastern stu­dents devel­oped a busi­ness pro­posal to help feed orphans in Bali. Last week, the plan was accepted to the upcoming Clinton Global Ini­tia­tive Uni­ver­sity Conference.

A case for ‘not playing it safe’

The world is a source of learning and enlight­en­ment and you cannot ignore it,” North­eastern Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun told mem­bers of the Stu­dent Gov­ern­ment Asso­ci­a­tion on Wednesday evening.

Global co-​​op: paying it forward

Helping pedi­atric burn vic­tims in China, adding to an eco-village’s infra­struc­ture in Costa Rica, working on a Hol­ly­wood movie in South Africa. These were just some of the unique expe­ri­ences stu­dents shared with their peers at last Thursday’s Inter­na­tional Co-​​op Fair.