More than two dozen incoming student veterans began the next phase of their lives on Thursday at Northeastern, participating in a daylong series of workshops, information sessions, and campus tours.
About 440 graduate students in 12 master’s degree programs received their degrees on Thursday at Commencement, where President Joseph E. Aoun and alumnus Spencer Fung, group chief executive officer of Li & Fung, were among the distinguished speakers.
Incoming freshman Katie Brown lived through the Nepal earthquake in April and then dedicated the subsequent five weeks to helping the country recover from the catastrophic temblor.
Daniel Aldrich and his family narrowly escaped the wrath of the catastrophic storm, which made landfall in New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005. Since then, Aldrich, now a professor at Northeastern, has dedicated his career to examining community resilience, with a particular focus on the importance of social capital.
On a new Dialogue of Civilizations program this summer, Northeastern students learned about the surprising influences of the two most significant revolutions of scientific thought.
Amílcar Barreto—an expert in Puerto Rican politics and an associate professor in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities—weighs in on the cash-poor island’s debt crisis and its impact on the 2016 presidential election.
For her third co-op, senior Ashley Cavignano packed a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, and flashlight and joined a team of healthcare professionals to deliver care and health education to people in remote villages in Nepal.
Chelsey Goldberg, SSH’16, and Alexa Armstrong, S’16, spent 10 days in Kenya, where they doled out school supplies to studious kids and made life-changing donations to the particularly needy. “I can’t believe you’re here,” one 14 year-old girl told Goldberg.
P.K. Agarwal, an accomplished executive whose distinguished career in high tech spans the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, will oversee the series of educational hubs that Northeastern will embed in select companies across the Bay Area.
Valentine Moghadam, director of Northeastern’s International Affairs and Middle East Studies programs, holds forth on the deal’s biggest winners, Israel’s response, and Congress’ forthcoming review of the accord.
Northeastern assistant professor Mai’a K. Davis Cross, who studies European politics, explains how Greece’s debt crisis and “no” vote could make the EU stronger and more resilient over the long term.
Northeastern’s Foundation Year program, which helps Boston high school graduates prepare for college success, has transformed the life of Prince Kalu and hundreds of other students. “I owe everything I have to this program,” he says.