Students spend spring break in Ecuador assisting children with disabilities

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.

The power of digital journalism

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.

Secretary of State John Kerry to deliver Northeastern University’s 2016 Commencement address

Kerry, who is the United States’ top diplomat, will speak to a gath­ering of 25,000 grad­u­ates, family mem­bers, uni­ver­sity leaders, and friends from around the world during Northeastern’s 114th Com­mence­ment exer­cises on May 6 at TD Garden.

Northeastern recognized for innovative commitment to social change

The uni­ver­sity was recently des­ig­nated a Change­maker Campus by Ashoka U for its inno­v­a­tive and mean­ingful con­tri­bu­tions to social change in the global com­mu­nity, becoming part of a con­sor­tium of select higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions worldwide.

Northeastern professor testifies at House hearing on countering terrorism financing

Nikos Passas, an inter­na­tional finan­cial crime expert, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday telling mem­bers of a House Finan­cial Ser­vices Com­mittee task force that the global threat of trade-​​based money laun­dering is serious but that effec­tive responses are within reach.

3Qs: What using the name ‘Daesh,’ rather than ‘ISIS’ or ‘ISIL,’ really means

Three fac­ulty members—Jonathan Kaufman, director of the School of Jour­nalism, Shakir Mustafa, teaching pro­fessor of Arabic, and Heather Lit­tle­field, asso­ciate teaching pro­fessor in linguistics—explain the dif­fer­ences among the names ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh and why they matter.

Social entrepreneur urges students to pursue passions, never give up

Jim Ziolkowski, the founder of buildOn, a non­profit working to break the cycle of poverty and illit­eracy through edu­ca­tion and ser­vice, has a com­pelling mes­sage for aspiring entre­pre­neurs: ‘con­front your fears,’ ‘pursue what’s impor­tant to you.’