National fitness movement November Project takes global step forward

Almost five years ago, North­eastern alumni Bojan Man­daric and Brogan Graham launched a fit­ness move­ment called November Project. The orga­ni­za­tion now counts tribes in more than 25 cities around North America and will soon wel­come London and Ams­terdam. We caught up with Man­daric and Graham to talk about November Project’s inter­na­tional appeal, which includes a recently pub­lished book and a forth­coming documentary.

Women’s powerlifting club wins sport’s world cup

The team pushed and pulled its way to a dom­i­nating vic­tory in the Inter­na­tional Pow­er­lifting Federation’s inau­gural Uni­ver­sity Pow­er­lifting World Cup, which was held in Belarus last week. “I couldn’t be more proud of how the team per­formed,” said club cap­tain Kelsey McCarthy. “It shows how hard we trained and how com­mitted we were.”

How to make the most out of your international co-​​op

Many North­eastern stu­dents are about to begin their first inter­na­tional co-​​op. To help them max­i­mize their expe­ri­ences, we asked six stu­dents who have done global co-​​ops to share the wisdom they’ve cul­ti­vated from having lived and worked abroad.

Global ties unite students in European culture, politics group

The news junkies and global cit­i­zens in Euro­pean Con­ver­sa­tions do not always see eye-​​to-​​eye, par­tic­u­larly when they’re debating hot-​​button issues like the Paris attacks or Greece’s debt crisis. “But everyone is respectful,” Matt Springer, the organization’s vice president-​​elect, says of the discussions.

Alumna’s Fulbright research abroad to focus on removing barriers to financial services

In Jan­uary, Kelsey Burhans will begin her nine-​​month Ful­bright fel­low­ship in Bolivia and then con­tinue onto Peru, where she will work closely with rural com­mu­ni­ties as well as micro­fi­nance orga­ni­za­tions, banks, and mobile money oper­a­tors to under­stand the common vari­ables that sup­port and inhibit progress toward expanding mar­gin­al­ized com­mu­ni­ties’ access to finan­cial services.

Graduates called to ‘transcend boundaries,’ address global challenges

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity cel­e­brated its 114th Com­mence­ment on Friday, as grad­u­ates were rec­og­nized for their many achieve­ments. U.S. Sec­re­tary of State John F. Kerry deliv­ered the Com­mence­ment address at the under­grad­uate cer­e­mony at TD Garden. Charles Elachi, director of the NASA Jet Propul­sion Lab­o­ra­tory, deliv­ered the address at the grad­uate cer­e­mony at Matthews Arena.

Summit addresses challenges of leading in a global marketplace

In a com­plex global mar­ket­place, cor­po­rate leaders are increas­ingly faced with the chal­lenge of leading without being phys­i­cally present. On Monday, aca­d­emic and industry leaders assem­bled at the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness’ 2015 Global Lead­er­ship Summit to tackle the issue.

Co-​​op illustrates Northeastern’s strong Silicon Valley presence

Busi­ness major Samantha Kim is get­ting hands-​​on expe­ri­ence helping develop global mar­keting cam­paigns for VMware in Sil­icon Valley. The uni­ver­sity, today, announced that it is launching a loca­tion in Sil­icon Valley, which is home to some 4,200 alumni and 90 co-​​ops.

Students shine at International Model NATO conference

The North­eastern del­e­ga­tions for Ger­many and Croatia took first and third place, respec­tively, while stu­dents won numerous indi­vidual awards at the con­fer­ence, held Feb. 12–15 in Wash­ington, D.C.