The United Nations General Assembly recently convened a special session on drugs, marking its first meeting on the topic since 1998. We asked Northeastern drug policy expert Leo Beletsky, who spoke at one of the session’s side events, to reflect on the historic meeting and the future of drug policy reform.
The university celebrated the highest achievements of students, faculty, and staff at the sixth annual Academic Honors Convocation on Thursday afternoon in East Village.
Now in its second year, the program runs concurrent with the Summer 1 half-semester and enables rising sophomores to earn up to eight course credits in just six to eight weeks. Registration is now open.
Nina Angeles, SSH’15, will examine the impact of social enterprise in Palestinian refugee communities by looking at how fledgling businesses run by community members affect their ability to improve their economic standing.
Criminal justice professor Nikos Passas, an expert in the study of corruption and illicit financial flows, discusses the international fallout from the Panama Papers, which show how public officials have used offshore bank accounts to conceal their wealth or avoid taxes.
As the Zika virus continues its inexorable spread, a panel of faculty members discussed how they—and by extension we—can be part of the global solution.
Ali Campbell, SSH’17, wants to combine the rigors of research with the art of photography to effect social change. Her upcoming photo exhibit, “Rwanda Unseen,” is a prime example.
More than 180 Northeastern students traveled to 18 different locations across Belize, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and the U.S. as part of the Center of Community Service’s Alternative Spring Break. The students worked on a variety of service projects ranging from volunteering with a humane society in Vermont to collecting coffee in Costa Rica. Take a look back through their transformative experiences in this collection of photos shared by the students on social media.
A group of Northeastern engineering and physical therapy students have spent months developing devices designed to help children with disabilities at an orphanage in Ecuador. On Sunday, 15 students and their professor traveled to the South American country to spend their spring break working with these children.
Halle O’Conor, AMD’17, wants to work for The Tonight Show. To make her application stand out, she’s been doing a little “sightseeing” with a cardboard cutout of the gregarious host, stopping in Italy, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic.
A team of Northeastern students placed first at the 31st Annual International Model NATO Conference in Washington D.C. earlier this month, marking the fifth consecutive year in which a delegation from the university has won the competition.
Graduate student Jorge Caraballo Cordovez wants to bring the digital media skills he’s learning at Northeastern back home to Colombia to help “reconstruct the social cohesiveness that decades of violence has torn apart.” He’s now received a Google News Lab Fellowship, which will help further his journey.