Wendy Chu chose to attend Northeastern because she felt the university “stretched the definition of a college student.” Chu’s many accomplishments include a co-op at a White House initiative, studying political theory and sustainable urban development on Dialogues in China and the Netherlands, and working across marketing, business development, and project management teams at student-led and tech startups. “I’ll remember that anything felt possible here,” she says. This fall, she will attend Harvard Law School.
Over a recent six-day span, students, faculty, and staff participated in three separate White House events that recognized contributions made in the areas of network partnerships, interfaith service, and HIV and AIDS awareness advocacy.
Northeastern drug policy expert Leo Beletsky described the federal government’s new Heroin Response Strategy, which looks to combat drug abuse through a public health approach, as a positive development, but added that there is still more work to be done.
Northeastern assistant professor Sara Wylie attended the first-ever White House Maker Faire, where she presented grassroots science tools developed by Public Lab, the nonprofit she co-founded in 2010.
Klevis Xharda, SSH’14, says his co-op with the Office of the First Lady Michelle Obama last fall has expanded his career outlook: “The White House made me think: ‘O.K. Now, how can I top this?’”
Rand Ghayad, a doctoral candidate of economics at Northeastern, attended a meeting in Washington Friday with President Obama and corporate leaders focused on the president’s new initiative to combat long-term joblessness.
Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun will participate in a higher education summit at the White House on Thursday hosted by President Barack Obama that will focus on maximizing college access, […]
The Nor’easters, Northeastern’s award-winning student a cappella group, performed a holiday song for President Barack Obama and the first lady during a holiday party on Sunday.
Ronald Hedlund, a public policy expert and a professor of political science, shed insight on the national implications of Tuesday’s off-year elections.
Laura Mueller-Soppart realized the potential for social enterprise to create powerful change while working on the Obama administration’s Domestic Policy Council.
Magy Seif El-Nasr, an associate professor of game design and interactive media, discussed the importance of creating video games in a White House meeting last week
Ana Moraga, a second-year law student, was recognized Friday as a Champion of Change for her work with at-risk Guatemalan women.