Empowered by Torch program, student wants to inspire others as teacher

Northeastern’s Torch Scholars Pro­gram will cel­e­brate its 10-​​year anniver­sary with a cer­e­mony on Thursday evening. “When I talk about Torch, I get emo­tional,” says rising senior Greykia Harris. “I don’t think I could’ve ever come this far in my life without it.”

With Fulbright, Northeastern student wants to fuse education and violence prevention

Grad­u­ating senior Esther Laa­ninen has received a Ful­bright fel­low­ship to teach Eng­lish in Colombia. She says her global expe­ri­ences and teaching oppor­tu­ni­ties in com­mu­ni­ties around the world have pre­pared her well.

Partnership inks pledge to advance youth’s writing skills

North­eastern has joined forces with the local non­profit 826 Boston to estab­lish a writing center at a Rox­bury school that pro­vides stu­dents with every­thing from help with col­lege essays to a quiet space for cre­ative writing.

Shutting down the digital divide

On Tuesday, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and Com­cast cel­e­brated an ongoing part­ner­ship aimed at con­necting more low-​​income fam­i­lies in Boston to the Internet through PSAs and dig­ital lit­eracy training sessions.

Engineering success

Two North­eastern Uni­ver­sity math­e­matics pro­fes­sors have won a grant from the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion to help stu­dents pursue careers in sci­ence, tech­nology, engi­neering and math.