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.

Here are this year’s coolest co-​​op video contest winners

The uni­ver­sity revealed the con­test win­ners on Wednesday after­noon at the Coop­er­a­tive Edu­ca­tion Awards, an annual cer­e­mony hon­oring the co-​​op accom­plish­ments of a dis­tin­guished group of high-​​achieving students.

Meet the graduates: Lindsay Weigel

Weigel, BHS’15, found her career calling in health and med­i­cine from her many vol­un­teering and com­mu­nity ser­vice expe­ri­ences both in Boston and across the globe. After grad­u­a­tion, she’ll begin grad­uate studies at Tufts Med­ical School.

How to turn a student into an engineer

Kelly O’Connell, E’16, and Jake Ver­gara, E’17, reflected on their life-​​changing work for Northeastern’s stu­dent chapter of Engi­neers Without Bor­ders, focusing on how their expe­ri­ences have shaped their engi­neering skills, global per­spec­tives, and co-​​ops.

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.

Northeastern’s commitment to academic priorities, student life highlight Faculty Senate meeting

Uni­ver­sity leaders on Wednesday pre­sented the Fac­ulty Senate with an overview of the fiscal year 2016 budget, which will advance Northeastern’s com­mit­ment to under­grad­uate and grad­uate edu­ca­tion, fac­ulty hiring, stu­dent life, research, and improving its phys­ical and tech­nology resources.

Marine science student wins Hollings Scholarship

Ben­jamin Moran, S’18, has been awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Schol­ar­ship by the National Oceanic and Atmos­pheric Admin­is­tra­tion. The schol­ar­ship includes a 10-​​week paid intern­ship working on a research project under the guid­ance of an NOAA mentor.

Northeastern announces year-​​end award winners

A score of stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff will be rec­og­nized for their impres­sive achieve­ments at the Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion, which will be held in the Blackman Audi­to­rium on April 23. Here’s a com­pre­hen­sive list of the honorees.

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.

Communication devices ‘enable’ children with disabilities

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of North­eastern stu­dents and fac­ulty have com­bined their knowl­edge of engi­neering and phys­ical therapy to design, develop, and then deliver two low-​​cost com­mu­ni­ca­tion devices to dis­abled kids living at a pair of orphan­ages in Ecuador.