Disruption via technology

The future trends of dis­rup­tive tech­nology and the impor­tance of increasing women’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in STEM careers were among the topics of dis­cus­sion at Northeastern’s latest Women who Inspire Speaker Series event, held in Sil­icon Valley.

President Aoun and inventor Robert Langer talk innovation

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun on Wednesday after­noon sat down with Langer — inventor, entre­pre­neur, and engi­neer extra­or­di­naire — to dis­cuss Langer’s awe-​​inspiring ability to har­ness the power of sci­ence and engi­neering to develop drug delivery sys­tems and life-​​saving technologies.

President Aoun cautions about federal rating system, proposes innovative metrics to measure outcomes

As the White House pre­pares its frame­work for a new col­lege rat­ings system, Pres­i­dent Aoun pro­posed a series of crit­ical value-​​added indi­ca­tors for uni­ver­si­ties to help fam­i­lies have access to more reli­able and trans­parent infor­ma­tion for mea­suring stu­dents’ career and per­sonal success.

Our diversity is not a zero-​​sum game’

The North­eastern com­mu­nity cel­e­brated the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday after­noon, con­vening for an annual event titled “A Tribute to the Dream.”

Ask the Global Officer: Matt Bilotti

Matt Bilotti, DMSB’15, leaves today for London, England—the site of his first stop on his six-​​month journey as Pres­i­dent Aoun’s Global Officer. Here, he shares what he’s looking for­ward to, what he’s anx­ious for, and the price­less advice he’s already received.

Ask the Global Officer: Caitlin Morelli

On Wednesday, Caitlin Morelli, SSH’16, will leave for Mumbai, India—the site of her first stop on her six-​​month journey as Pres­i­dent Aoun’s Global Officer. Here, she tells us more about how she’s pre­pared for this once-​​in-​​a-​​lifetime opportunity.

State of Northeastern: ‘Never been stronger’

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun on Wednesday declared that North­eastern is stronger than ever, rec­og­nized the accom­plish­ments of “unsung heroes” in the uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity, and revealed the out­come of the North­eastern GO stu­dent co-​​op contest.

The art of entrepreneurship

Entre­pre­neur­ship is not about money,” says Claire Chase, the anom­alous flutist, arts entre­pre­neur, and 2012 MacArthur Fellow, who spoke at North­eastern on Tuesday evening in the latest install­ment of the Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series. “It’s about agency and activism.”

Generation Z and the future of higher education

North­eastern Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun said Tuesday morning that the university’s new national survey of Gen­er­a­tion Z sheds light on key areas where higher edu­ca­tion must adapt to meet the needs of its customers—students—both now and in the future.

3Qs: President Aoun is hiring a co-​​op

Monday is the final day to apply to be Pres­i­dent Aoun’s co-​​op: the Global Officer! Why is now the right time for this hire? What will the Global Officer be doing? What advice will Pres­i­dent Aoun give his co-​​op stu­dent about exploring the world? We asked. He answered.