The young humanitarians in the university’s chapter of Circle K International completed more than 2,800 hours of community service during the 2015–16 academic year. “Being able to help someone who can’t help himself is what humanity is all about,” said club member Ashley Frizzell.
The university celebrated the highest achievements of students, faculty, and staff at the sixth annual Academic Honors Convocation on Thursday afternoon in East Village.
Now in its second year, the program runs concurrent with the Summer 1 half-semester and enables rising sophomores to earn up to eight course credits in just six to eight weeks. Registration is now open.
Northeastern’s chapter of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity will host an event to raise awareness and funds in support of type 1 diabetes research on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the West Village Quad. The festivities will include food, lawn games, and a dunking booth.
Fifteen Northeastern students will participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University conference this weekend in San Francisco. The conference will convene college students to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. We spoke with some of the student attendees about their projects and what they hope to gain from the experience.
Thousands of Northeastern students, faculty, and staff will flock to Matthews Arena on Friday for the university’s seventh annual Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Here, students reflect on how cancer has affected their lives.
We spoke with three students who are participating in Alternative Spring Break this week, working at an animal sanctuary in Utah, an organic farm in Puerto Rico, and for a nutrition services program in Georgia. In one-on-one interviews, they shared their experiences and why they are so passionate about volunteerism.
More than 180 students will be participating in the Center of Community Service’s Alternative Spring Break program this week. One group of young humanitarians will be volunteering with a Texas-based nonprofit that was founded by labor rights activist César Chávez to help families fight deportations and effect positive social change in their community.
“I had thought about being a doctor before this experience,” said Keeyon Olia, S’18, “but not as seriously and not with as much confidence.”
The university’s resident assistants monitor the safety and well-being of approximately 9,000 students living on campus. In recognition of National Resident Assistant Appreciation Day, held this week, we share some of their stories.
“It’s full steam ahead,” said Alex Walecki, SSH’16, who was looking to find his first professional job in the consulting field. “There’s no reason why I wouldn’t come to an event like this.”
Through Northeastern’s population health doctoral program, Cassidy Griffin combines her doctoral studies with research at MEDITECH, a Massachusetts-based health information company. In so doing, she is learning how to conduct both discovery– and innovation-driven research on how population health and data analytics can help organizations improve efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery.