Northeastern opens neighborhood center to connect Boston residents with university resources

The new center, which is called North­eastern Crossing and located on Tremont Street, will be for­mally unveiled on Monday. It will offer a variety of uni­ver­sity resources, from classes and work­shops to space for com­puter access and com­mu­nity events.

Raytheon CEO: cybersecurity must be a top priority for businesses

Cyber­se­cu­rity is now some­thing that we must treat in our busi­nesses just like we watch our bal­ance sheets,” Thomas A. Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon Com­pany, said Tuesday morning as the keynote speaker at North­eastern University’s CEO Break­fast Forum.

Northeastern community’s highest achievements honored

The uni­ver­sity rec­og­nized the impres­sive accom­plish­ments of stu­dents, fac­ulty, staff, and alumni at the fifth annual Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion, which was held in Blackman Audi­to­rium on Thursday afternoon.

Four-​​star general praises Northeastern’s National Guard partnership

National Guard Bureau Chief Gen­eral Frank J. Grass vis­ited the uni­ver­sity on Thursday after­noon to cel­e­brate the part­ner­ship, which will enable guardsmen to earn their master’s degree in home­land secu­rity through the Col­lege of Pro­fes­sional Studies.

Research, entrepreneurship at Northeastern celebrated at RISE:2015

Stu­dents and fac­ulty across many dis­ci­plines pre­sented their schol­arly research, inno­v­a­tive thinking, and entre­pre­neurial endeavors at the annual expo, where many young researchers were hon­ored with pres­ti­gious awards.

Boston 2024 chairman: Olympics could be ‘transformative’ for city

At Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum, Boston 2024 Part­ner­ship Chairman John Fish out­lined why he believes hosting the Olympic Games could be the most trans­for­ma­tive expe­ri­ence in the city’s history.

Northeastern University pioneers new learning model in Silicon Valley

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, the world leader in expe­ri­en­tial learning, will open a series of edu­ca­tional hubs embedded directly in select com­pa­nies across the Bay Area, begin­ning in Sil­icon Valley, bringing its century-​​old expe­ri­en­tial learning model and global industry net­work to a northern California.

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.

A weekend to remember

North­eastern cel­e­brated Parent and Family Weekend, as stu­dents, their fam­i­lies, and the rest of the uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity came together to expe­ri­ence a host of exciting campus events.

Boldly going where no robot has gone before

By devel­oping dynamic legged robots that emu­late animal move­ments, Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert, E’73, says machines will be able to reach new heights.

President Aoun forecasts a range shifts in higher education landscape

North­eastern is uniquely posi­tioned to be ahead of the curve as higher edu­ca­tion shifts to a learning model per­son­al­ized for each indi­vidual stu­dent, Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun told the Fac­ulty Senate on Wednesday.

The fight against cancer, one fruit fly at a time

Pio­neering cancer researcher Ross Cagan, the keynote speaker at Northeastern’s Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series on Thursday, described how his lab is using fruit flies to deter­mine per­son­al­ized treat­ment for patients.

President Aoun discusses US efforts to bolster global study

Northeastern’s pres­i­dent on Monday spoke at the opening ple­nary at the U.S. State Department’s Edu­ca­tionUSA Forum in Wash­ington, D.C., where he touted the value of global expe­ri­en­tial edu­ca­tion programs.

Northeastern convenes thought leaders to explore new national survey results

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity on Tuesday morning hosted a panel dis­cus­sion cen­tered on the find­ings of the university’s third national survey on higher education’s role in preparing tomorrow’s global workforce.

Most business leaders believe innovation is critical for U.S. colleges to remain globally competitive

A new national survey by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity reveals a con­cern among U.S. busi­ness leaders about the pipeline of talent pro­duced by Amer­ican col­leges and universities.

Northeastern honors past leadership, looks to future

At the Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion, North­eastern pre­sented the Pres­i­den­tial Medal­lion to two of its former leaders, John A. Curry and Richard M. Free­land. The medal­lion was bestowed upon the former pres­i­dents in cel­e­bra­tion of their lega­cies, which have paved the way for future success.

Northeastern celebrates scholarly excellence

Stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff were rec­og­nized on Wednesday after­noon at the university’s annual Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion for their extra­or­di­nary achieve­ments and pas­sion for their work.