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.
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.
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.
Dozens of Northeastern students have worked as part of their global experiential program to help solve the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.
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.
Students flocked to the Curry Student Center Indoor Quad on Thursday to learn more and ask questions about their peers’ recent co-op experiences abroad.
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.
“Any attempt to link Syrian refugees to the threat of terrorism is xenophobic scaremongering, pure and simple,” says Rachel Rosenbloom, an immi¬gra¬tion policy expert and asso¬ciate pro¬fessor of law at Northeastern.