Homecoming Weekend and Empowerfest
The Northeastern community celebrated the university-wide launch of its $1 billion Empower campaign with Empowerfest, an exciting showcase featuring dozens of interactive exhibits that served as the centerpiece of Homecoming Weekend.

State of the University
At the annual State of the University event, President Joseph E. Aoun was joined by Stephen Director, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Richard Daynard, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Diane MacGillivray, Senior Vice President for University Advancement and Nick Naraghi, Student Body President in the Student Government Association.

Undercover President: Pop Quiz

State of Northeastern University 2013

Profiles in Innovation: Aereo, Inc.
President Joseph E. Aoun speaks with Northeastern graduate and founder of Aereo, Inc., Chet Kanojia as part of the Profiles in Innovation Series inside Raytheon. Kanojia is breaking new bounds with his online TV platform which is changing the way we watch and pay for television.
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GrandMarc Topping Off Ceremony
President Joseph E. Aoun and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino celebrated the Topping Off ceremony of the GrandMarc, the new student residence hall at Northeastern University adjacent to the YMCA building and New England Conservatory.

Welcome Week 2013
Welcome Week is an exciting time on campus where incoming students can meet their fellow classmates, mingle with President Aoun, explore Boston, and learn their way around campus.

Commencement 2013
Northeastern University celebrated its 111th commencement at TD Garden in Boston. More than 3,200 graduating seniors received diplomas. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank President, delivered the commencement address to a crowd of about 20,000.

Undergraduate Ceremony

Graduate Ceremony

President Aoun Commencement Speech

President Aoun Commencement Charge to Undergraduates

Torch Luncheon
The 2013 Torch Luncheon celebrated the accomplishments of the third class of Torch scholars. President Joseph E. Aoun made remarks alongside student speakers.

MLK Convocation
During the Annual Dr. Martin Lurther King, Jr. Convocation at Northeastern University, President Joseph E. Aoun welcomed Newton Mayor Setti D. Warren as the guest of honor.

Innovation in Higher Ed Summit
Northeastern University released a national opinion survey about the public’s attitudes toward the future of higher education in the U.S. The release of the results was followed by a panel discussion on the same topic. 

Veterans Day Ceremony
Northeastern University observes Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial on campus. President Joseph E. Aoun welcomed Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, the guest of honor. Other speakers included President Aoun, Student Veterans Organization President Michael Trudeau and LTC Blaise Gallahue. Three Dog tags were added to the memorial wall for alumni.

D’Amore-McKim Naming Ceremony
President Joseph E. Aoun and the Board of Trustees host faculty, students, staff and alumni during the official naming ceremony of the new D'Amore-McKim School of Business, formerly the College of Business Administration, in Blackman Auditorium. Northeastern alumni Richard D'Amore, BA'76, and Alan McKim, MBA'88, joined forces to make the largest philanthropic investment in the university’s history.

President Aoun hosts Washington reception
President Joseph E. Aoun hosted a reception in Washington for members of Congress, Department of Education leaders, faculty and alumni. Earlier in the day, Aoun chaired his first American Council on Education meeting, and later met with lawmakers on issues important to higher education. 

Commencement 2012—morning ceremony
Northeastern University's undergraduate Class of 2012 received their degrees during the morning commencement exercises at the TD Garden in Boston. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell delivered the commencement address at the ceremony.

President Aoun attends first DHS council meeting
President Joseph E. Aoun joined fellow members of the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano at the council's first meeting on March 20 in Washington, D.C. 

The future of globalization and higher education
President Joseph E. Aoun recently spoke on a Council on Foreign Relations panel “Globalization and Higher Education: Implications for the Future,” at the Council's New York headquarters. 

Shaping the future of higher education
In his keynote address at the annual College Board colloquium, Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun outlined how American institutions can meet the challenges of the 21st century. 
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