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.
Three leaders in gender equality and literacy education in the developing world discussed the value of giving back during a panel discussion on Wednesday evening in Blackman Auditorium.
The conference, which will feature 40 world-renowned speakers and approximately 1,000 college students, aims to empower and engage a new generation of global leaders.
A new study by the World Bank found that food prices have increased 30 percent over the last year, driving some 44 million people into extreme poverty since June. Grigorios Livanis, assistant professor of international business and strategy at Northeastern University, assesses the problem.