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.
While campus life will quiet down during the Thanksgiving break, some university services will remain open. Here are the hours of operation for Snell Library, the Marino Center, Dining Services, and more.
A company inspired by a global co-op experience, another focused on turning organic waste into fertilizer, and a third designed to help students find campus events that interest them were among the startups featured Thursday night at NEXPO.
Vanessa Kerry, a global healthcare revolutionary, discussed the ins and outs of her innovative nonprofit Seed Global Health at the latest installment of the Women Who Empower Speaker Series on Tuesday evening. “We think this is the new face of diplomacy,” Kerry said. “We are committed to raising the next generation of well-trained doctors and nurses who can be agents of change for their countries.”
The Northeastern community joined together Friday for its annual Veterans Day ceremony. “I’m very proud, as I know all of you are, that our school stops to remember every Veterans Day in this stirring and beautiful way,” said alumnus Neal Finnegan, chair emeritus of the university’s Board of Trustees.
Students, faculty, and staff convened on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the results of the 2016 presidential election. Discussion topics ranged from the credibility of the nation’s leading pollsters to the freedom of the press under a Trump administration, but talk frequently returned to the media’s coverage of one of the dirtiest political campaigns in the nation’s history.
The U.S. Navy has turned to Northeastern for its expertise in digital storytelling and data analytics to identify new ways to communicate the Navy experience to millennials. Student coders, designers, and storytellers can participate in the interactive hackathon, with prizes for the winners. The deadline to sign up to participate is today.
“The most amazing thing I have ever done.” That’s how senior Christa Blomquist described her Dialogue of Civilizations program in Iceland. At Thursday’s annual dialogue fair, she was among the students and faculty who extolled the virtues of living, working, and studying in an unfamiliar country.
The university expanded its commitment to student veterans on Monday afternoon, officially opening a Veterans of Foreign Wars post during a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial.The post is just the second in the nation to be run by student veterans on a college campus.
Northeastern on Tuesday will host its latest On Fire to Hire Startup Expo, where students and alumni can network with area startups hiring full-time employees, interns, and co-ops for the spring 2017 cycle. Here’s what attendees need to know ahead of time.
Matthew Dowd, chief political analyst at ABC News, believes that the 2016 election has exposed some troubling realities of our political climate and our society at large—but, he said, there […]
On Thursday, university leaders, students, faculty, and staff underscored Northeastern’s successes over the past decade and looked ahead to its future. The new academic plan, President Aoun said, “is nothing less than a roadmap for creating the world’s first global university system.”