Nursing student treks Himalayas to provide care to villages

For her third co-​​op, senior Ashley Cav­i­g­nano packed a stetho­scope, blood pres­sure cuff, and flash­light and joined a team of health­care pro­fes­sionals to deliver care and health edu­ca­tion to people in remote vil­lages in Nepal.

Northeastern community reacts to new Boy Scouts policy

Stu­dents and fac­ulty described the group’s deci­sion to lift its ban on openly gay leaders while allowing church-​​sponsored units to con­tinue excluding gays for reli­gious rea­sons in unequiv­o­cally strong terms. “Claiming ‘morality’ or ‘reli­gious beliefs’ cannot over­ride basic prin­ci­ples of equality,” noted soci­ology pro­fessor Suzanna Walters.

Two humanitarians bring hope to promising students in Kenya

Chelsey Gold­berg, SSH’16, and Alexa Arm­strong, S’16, spent 10 days in Kenya, where they doled out school sup­plies to stu­dious kids and made life-​​changing dona­tions to the par­tic­u­larly needy. “I can’t believe you’re here,” one 14 year-​​old girl told Goldberg.

Professor turns into coral polyp for Comic-​​Con

Mark Pat­terson is dis­cussing Aquaman at a Comic-​​Con 2015 panel on Friday. But on Thursday he attended the pop-​​culture con­ven­tion in cos­tume as a coral polyp, raising aware­ness about the dan­gers of microplas­tics in the ocean and Northeastern’s research to address the problem.

NASA competition boosts students’ passion for rockets

The North­eastern Uni­ver­sity chapter of the Amer­ican Insti­tute of Aero­nau­tics and Astro­nau­tics recently under­took its toughest mis­sion to date, and through it learned the power of teamwork.

#TrueNortheastern: From co-​​ops to research, Northeastern ‘presents so many opportunities’

Sam Mount, E’17, will begin a co-​​op next month with Dimen­sion Ther­a­peu­tics, a com­pany ded­i­cated to advancing novel treat­ments for patients living with severe, genetic dis­or­ders asso­ci­ated with the liver. Here, he talks about how co-​​op and research oppor­tu­ni­ties broaden the aca­d­emic experience.

Take 5: Lessons from the slackline

Bio­chem­istry major Doug Pagani, S’18, tried out the slack­lines on Cen­ten­nial Common about a year ago, and now the hobby has become a true pas­sion. Here, he dis­cusses how to get started and how he’s improved his per­for­mance through exer­cise and under­standing the sci­ence of it all.

Students reflect on once-​​in-​​a-​​lifetime global experience

Pres­i­dent Aoun’s first two Global Offi­cers recently returned to campus for a brief respite from trav­eling the world. Their col­lec­tive esprit was high, their desire to share per­sonal anec­dotes and life-​​defining lessons par­tic­u­larly strong.