Seniors honored for their outstanding co-​​ops

North­eastern rec­og­nized a group of extra­or­di­nary seniors at the 2014 Coop­er­a­tive Edu­ca­tion Awards, an annual cer­e­mony high­lighting stu­dents who’ve demon­strated out­standing accom­plish­ments on their co-​​op expe­ri­ences across the globe.

New experiential master’s program aligns talent with high-​​demand industries

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has launched a new master’s degree pro­gram with a built-​​​​in expe­ri­en­tial learning com­po­nent, specif­i­cally designed for pro­fes­sionals who want to tran­si­tion into high-​​​​growth indus­tries, but do not have […]

Huntington 100’ students honored for their achievements

Northeastern’s newest “Hunt­ington 100,” a group of extra­or­di­nary stu­dents selected for their impres­sive accom­plish­ments and impact both on campus and around the world, was hon­ored last week at a recep­tion with uni­ver­sity leaders, fac­ulty, and staff.

Students get hands-​​on training in simulation lab

Since opening seven months ago, the Arnold S. Gold­stein Sim­u­la­tion Lab­o­ra­to­ries Suite in the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences has helped pre­pare under­grad­u­ates for co-​​op and careers through prac­tical diag­nostic exercises.

Student applications, academic profile at all-​​time high

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity received 49,822 under­grad­uate appli­ca­tions for 2,800 seats in the Fall 2014 freshman class — more than in any pre­vious year and a ratio of 18 appli­cants per seat. The group of admitted stu­dents exceeds all pre­vious bench­marks in terms of aca­d­emic achieve­ment, total appli­cants, and geo­graphic diversity.

Grassroots experiences inspire political dreams

Leah Camp­bell, SSH’14, is finding her own niche in the polit­ical world after grass­roots expe­ri­ences at Oxfam America, the Bar­bara Lee Family Foun­da­tion and the Bar­bara Lee Polit­ical Office.

Animals, advertising, and entrepreneurship—it’s co-​​op on camera

The win­ners of the 2014 Coolest Co-​​op Video con­test exem­plify the depth and breadth of North­eastern University’s expe­ri­en­tial learning program.

Aoun provides guidance on proposed college rating system

North­eastern Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun recently offered sug­ges­tions for the Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion to con­sider as it develops a new higher edu­ca­tion eval­u­a­tion system.

Students find life calling through co-​​op

Co-​​op doesn’t just pro­vide stu­dents with pre­mier expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties. It also helps many find their life’s pur­pose, said sev­eral Col­lege of Sci­ence stu­dents who shared their sto­ries at last week’s Spring Co-​​op Expo.

Global co-​​op: paying it forward

Helping pedi­atric burn vic­tims in China, adding to an eco-village’s infra­struc­ture in Costa Rica, working on a Hol­ly­wood movie in South Africa. These were just some of the unique expe­ri­ences stu­dents shared with their peers at last Thursday’s Inter­na­tional Co-​​op Fair.

Nobel laureate to join Northeastern faculty

Sir Richard Roberts, a Nobel lau­reate and glob­ally rec­og­nized leader in genomics and mol­e­c­ular biology, has joined the uni­ver­sity as a Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor in the Col­lege of Science.

At Israeli consulate, alum helps cultivate relationships

In his role at the Con­sulate Gen­eral of Israel to New Eng­land, North­eastern alumnus Ross Parker main­tains his office’s inter­ac­tions with local politi­cians and the media.

Faculty Senate discusses accessibility of four-​​year degree option

At Wednesday’s Fac­ulty Senate meeting, admin­is­tra­tors and fac­ulty mem­bers dis­cussed the merits of making the four-​​year/​two co-​​op model a more acces­sible option to stu­dents as interest increases.

Empowerfest preview for faculty, staff

A spe­cial pre­view of Empow­er­fest fea­turing inter­ac­tive exhibits will be held Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Cabot Center. The event coin­cides with the university-​​wide launch of Northeastern’s $1 bil­lion Empower campaign.

Top students continue to choose Northeastern

At Wednesday’s Fac­ulty Senate meeting, Philomena Man­tella, senior vice pres­i­dent for Enroll­ment Man­age­ment and Stu­dent Life, said Northeastern’s emphasis on expe­ri­en­tial edu­ca­tion, global engage­ment, and flex­ible pro­grams con­tinues to attract top stu­dents from the U.S. and around the world.

Dead or alive? Researchers use uncertainty to scare

Lisa Feldman Bar­rett, Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Psy­chology, and her team at the Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Affec­tive Sci­ence Lab­o­ra­tory use the sci­ence of emo­tion to scare people at a haunted house — and raise money for charity.

Northeastern’s future starts now

At the annual State of the Uni­ver­sity event on Tuesday, Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun chal­lenged stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff to help shape Northeastern’s bright future by cap­i­tal­izing on its momentum.

Northeastern well-​​positioned to meet higher ed challenges, Aoun says

In his annual address to the Fac­ulty Senate, Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun said Amer­ican higher edu­ca­tion is facing changing stu­dent demo­graphics, a shift toward a learner-​​centered approach, and increasing calls to mea­sure outcomes.

University’s momentum in focus at Faculty Senate meeting

At the Faulty Senate’s first meeting of the aca­d­emic year, Provost Stephen W. Director pre­sented Northeastern’s accom­plish­ments and growth on many fronts, including aca­d­emic resources, finan­cial aid, and stu­dent life enhancements.

From plastic pollution to sustainable skateboards

An orga­ni­za­tion co-​​founded by North­eastern alumnus Ben Knep­pers has sup­port from ven­ture accel­er­ator pro­grams at North­eastern and in Chile to turn trash from the South Amer­ican country’s com­mu­ni­ties and coast­line into a sus­tain­able business.

Broad-​​based knowledge, experience among key outcomes, higher ed experts agree

North­eastern hosted its second annual summit and released the results of a new national survey — both of which focused on crit­ical issues facing col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties, par­tic­u­larly their role in preparing stu­dents for the global workforce.

Students urged to embrace creativity at new Curry lab

The Center for Stu­dent Involvement’s new Pro­gram­ming Lab in the Curry Stu­dent Center pro­vides space for stu­dent group leaders to brain­storm and uti­lize tech­nology resources.

Cultural immersion sparks innovation

As part of Northeastern’s inau­gural Dia­logue of Inno­va­tion and Civ­i­liza­tion pro­gram, stu­dents con­ducted field­work and devel­oped inno­v­a­tive, engineering-​​based solu­tions to the eco­nomic and agri­cul­tural chal­lenges facing local farmers in Cameroon.