Northeastern’s innovative partnership with GE draws broad national media attention

North­eastern and Gen­eral Elec­tric will partner to offer a new accel­er­ated bachelor’s degree in advanced man­u­fac­turing, a first-​​in-​​the-​​nation pro­gram. The part­ner­ship, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion, is part of an inno­v­a­tive higher edu­ca­tion ini­tia­tive and gar­nered sig­nif­i­cant national recognition.

President Aoun speaks out in support of diversity and inclusion

Fol­lowing the pas­sage of a con­tro­ver­sial new law last week in North Carolina—where North­eastern main­tains a regional campus—President Aoun issued a state­ment in strong sup­port of diver­sity and inclu­sion. The law pre­vents local com­mu­ni­ties in that state from passing ordi­nances that pro­tect the rights of gay, les­bian, and trans­gender people. “At North­eastern Uni­ver­sity we believe diver­sity is a strength to be cel­e­brated, not a source of divi­sion,” Aoun said.

Northeastern helps secure $20M grant for Ruggles upgrades

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun was joined by fed­eral offi­cials and state and city leaders on Friday after­noon at the Rug­gles MBTA sta­tion to cel­e­brate a newly announced TIGER grant for infra­struc­ture improve­ments that will bring more jobs and vitality to the Rox­bury community.

Challenge to new students: explore the world, seize the day

Some 2,800 new stu­dents were offi­cially wel­comed into the North­eastern com­mu­nity on Tuesday at the President’s Con­vo­ca­tion, where they were encour­aged to take advan­tage of the many oppor­tu­ni­ties they’ll have at the university.