Education ‘stakes have never been higher’

Under Sec­re­tary of Edu­ca­tion Ted Mitchell deliv­ered his final speech as a senior member of the Obama admin­is­tra­tion on Thursday morning at North­eastern, saying that inno­va­tion in higher edu­ca­tion is crit­ical to the suc­cess of the nation’s democ­racy. “Our col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties must strive each day to embody the highest aspi­ra­tions of this country,” he noted.

Meet the graduates: Colleen Shea

Shea will grad­uate from the School of Law on Friday and then begin her new job as an attorney for the Dis­ability Law Center in Boston, where she will work to rep­re­sent low-​​income fam­i­lies in spe­cial edu­ca­tion cases. Here, she reflects on her past three years at North­eastern and looks ahead to her promising career in public interest law.

Increases in state and local spending could decrease mortality rates, researcher finds

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity asso­ciate pro­fessor Daniel Kim used rig­orous sta­tis­tical methods from the field of eco­nomics to show how small increases in social spending on wel­fare and edu­ca­tion can reduce the risk of dying.

Student group works to raise awareness of homelessness

Northeastern’s Res­i­dent Stu­dent Asso­ci­a­tion is hosting pro­grams and activ­i­ties this week to raise greater aware­ness about home­less­ness in the Greater Boston area. Find out how you can get involved.

Congressman praises Northeastern’s commitment to STEM education

U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III vis­ited campus on Wednesday to observe the university’s efforts to bol­ster interest and par­tic­i­pa­tion in sci­ence, tech­nology, engi­neering, and math education.

Student tackles poverty-​​related issues in Myanmar co-​​op

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies major John Erland, AMD’16, spent six months on co-​​op in Myanmar—which ended its mil­i­tary dic­ta­tor­ship in 2011—teaching cit­i­zens Eng­lish and working on social issues.

Students attend interfaith leadership forum

A group of North­eastern stu­dents and staff from the Center for Spir­i­tu­ality, Dia­logue and Ser­vice attended the annual Inter­faith Lead­er­ship Insti­tute in New York City to share and develop strate­gies for pro­moting their inter­faith work.