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.
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.