Alternative Spring Break

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.

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.