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01/28/16 - BOSTON, MA. - Leaders of student organizations from across the Northeastern campus met with Gloria Steinem, an iconic American political and cultural figure in the Curry Student Center at Northeastern University, on Jan. 28, 2016, to learn about activism and organizing. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Gloria Steinem Shares Advice, Wisdom with Student Leaders

by Joe O’Connell, this story originally appeared in Northeastern News. Rarely is there an oppor­tu­nity to pick the brain of someone whose pas­sion and beliefs launched social change across the nation. But on Thursday after­noon a group of about 30 North­eastern stu­dent leaders and activists had that chance when they met with fem­i­nist move­ment leader Gloria […]

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Scholars Program brings Gloria Steinem to Northeastern on Jan. 28

  The University Scholars Program  Seminar on Leadership, Research, and Innovation presents activist, organizer, author, and cultural icon Gloria Steinem. A founder of Ms. magazine, the National Women’s Political Caucus, and Choice USA, Steinem is a social and political force who has shaped the discourse of women’s rights in America for half a century. In […]

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Scholars Independent Research Fellowships Foster Innovative Projects Across the Disciplines

University Scholars demand to be challenged, are passionate about learning, and innovate when given the freedom to explore. The Program provides the intellectual and financial resources that enable Scholars to perform high-caliber, in-depth work. In Summer 2015, we awarded nearly 40 Scholars Independent Research Fellowships, which provide up to $5,000 for University Scholars to undertake independent […]

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Weinstein Launches “The Lunch Report”

University Scholar, Larissa Weinstein, CAMD ’17, was recently featured in BostonInno for her work launching “The Lunch Report,” an email newsletter that highlights lunch specials for those working throughout the city. Weinstein, who has a history of getting businesses up and running, starting with a handbag operation starting at the age of 16, is excited […]

Lola Akingbade, S’18, interviewed more than two dozen African-Americans in St. Louis this summer, looking to capture the city's mood in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University.

‘Black Voices Project’ chronicles race, citizenship of African-​​American community

by Jason Kornowitz, this story originally appeared in Northeastern News. It was June, and Lola Aking­bade was in Fer­guson, Mis­souri, looking to cap­ture the zeit­geist in the wake of civil unrest. Unarmed black teenager Michael Brown had been killed by white police officer Darren Wilson on the streets of this quaint St. Louis suburb just […]

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Notes for the Black Cultural Center Conference

by Joe Tache, DMSB ’18 Prior to last weekend, I had never been to a conference. I’ve always thought professionals view them as means to an end – the end being free giveaways, open bars and the freedom to explore New Orleans, San Francisco, or wherever else to the heart’s content. That said, I was […]

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