Northeastern students tackle global challenges at Clinton Global Initiative conference

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.

Northeastern students share how cancer has affected them

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.

Students share ‘transformative’ experiences of Alternative Spring Break

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.

Students work to expand understanding of immigration

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.

Northeastern’s resident assistants bring maturity, compassion to the job

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.

Doctoral student gets hands-​​on research experience in population health

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.

To give and to receive

We sur­veyed the campus com­mu­nity, asking a handful of stu­dents to tell us what gifts they plan to give and receive this hol­iday season. The responses ran the gamut, cov­ering every­thing from clothes and elec­tronics to hand­made paint­ings, dream catchers, and orange candy canes.