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.”
ABC News chief political analyst Matthew Dowd will address the numerous ways in which the 2016 election is transforming American politics. The interactive discussion—“Election 2016: Where do we go from here?”—will take place on Friday at noon in Blackman Auditorium and also will be shown live on Facebook.
On Wednesday, President Aoun led a discussion with former Tufts and MIT presidents Lawrence Bacow and Susan Hockfield, respectively. The three talked careers, disruptions, and opportunities–both personal and for the higher ed sector in general.
At “The Future of…” presidential speaker series on Tuesday, Lyft chief technology officer and Northeastern graduate Chris Lambert discussed how autonomous vehicles are the future of transportation—and what that means for Lyft, for people, and for cities in America.
Northeastern’s Real Estate Club will host a panel discussion this evening on the past, present, and future of urban planning and development in the university’s surrounding neighborhoods. Titled “Cranes and the Community,” the event will convene six experts with knowledge in fields ranging from architecture to city planning.
Beth Stevens, an alumna and neuroscientist, has spent her career researching diseases like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia. On Thursday, the MacArthur “genius award” recipient joined President Aoun to discuss her success.
Mobility Prescription, a personal fitness consulting firm founded by Northeastern alumnus Ryan Beauchesne, serves clients of all shapes and sizes, from first-time lifters to professional ice hockey players. “We’re mobile,” says Beauchesne. “We go directly to our clients’ homes.” This evening, he and fellow graduate Jimmy Heim will be running a fitness boot camp for members of the university community.
Summer is winding down. (We’re sad about it, too.) To help you get the most out of what remains of the season, we compiled a list of events happening around the city this month—from fitness days to seafood festivals to summer ice skating.
Summer has finally arrived in Boston, and with it comes a plethora of events both at Northeastern and around the city that you won’t want to miss, from a meet-and-greet with Valkyrie, the NASA robot, to Boston’s biggest ice cream social.
Peyton Perry and Taj Akinbode will spend the 2016–17 academic year working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and social injustice through campus projects and programs, harnessing their passion for humanitarian work and social change to spearhead special events for students, faculty, and staff.
“There isn’t one kind of corporation that is responsible for why healthcare is so expensive,” Ellen Zane, the CEO emeritus of Tufts Medical Center, said at the latest installment of the Women who Empower Speaker Series. “You have to understand that it’s a confluence of many moving parts, so there’s not going to be one silver bullet that fixes it.”
Northeastern celebrated the co-op accomplishments of 17 high-achieving seniors on Wednesday at the 45th annual Outstanding Cooperative Education Awards.