Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad

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 […]


Queer Identity in Germany

Mason Gersh, CSSH ’18 reflects on his experience with the University Scholars Dialogue to Istanbul and Berlin. As a queer Jew, and one that has grow up in a very open and embracing environment at that, my trip to the German History Museum was one of the most rewarding experiences in my recent memory. The […]


Reflections on the Conflict in Syria

Alexander Kavourias, CCIS ’18, reflects on his experience with the University Scholars Dialogue to Istanbul and Berlin. When I decided to sign up for this Dialogue, I anticipated that my trip to Istanbul would fall somewhere within the general lines of the tourist experience.  I would see the historic old city, visit a few neighborhoods, […]

The Memorial

A Reaction to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Rachel Mumma, COE ’18, reflects on her experience with the University Scholars Dialogue to Istanbul and Berlin. Standing in the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, Germany is a surreal experience. From the outside, all that can be seen is a field of gray slabs, each the approximate width and length of […]

Caroline Fried, co-oping at the Beijing Daxing Dandelion School.

Life on Co-op, Advice for Spring 2015

It’s that time of year again, when Scholars are interviewing for co-op positions and trying to determine what working experience will help them to shape their next years of learning at Northeastern. Here’s some great advice from Scholars who returned to campus this spring about what to look for in a co-op, how to interview, […]

Professor Brenhouse

2015 Scholars Welcome Event Master Classes

This year we will once again be hosting prospective University Scholars on campus. And once again, we have a wonderful slate of classes to share with those who will be visiting campus on March 22 and 23. Here’s a quick rundown of the course titles and the exceptional Northeastern faculty members who will be teaching. […]

SAGE Series with Lynda Barry

Scholars Fall 14 Newsletter

On behalf of the Faculty Fellows and the University Scholars staff, I wanted to take a minute to thank all of you for a wonderful fall. In the letter that follows, you will find great news about our work together and the opportunities we are developing as we move into the spring term. Read all […]

Fellowship Winner Julia Ebert

Ebert ’15 Wins Marshall Scholarship

The University Scholars & Office of Fellowships is pleased to announce that Julia Ebert, a Northeastern University senior, has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship. Funded by the British government to commemorate the Marshall Plan and the special relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States, the Marshall Scholarship allows 40 “intellectually distinguished young Americans, […]

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Scholars Spring Seminar on Leadership, Research, and Innovation

Throughout the fall, Dr. Karas and I have been working with a committee of your peers to put together (what we believe is) Northeastern’s first student-driven “Open Classroom”-style course: our Spring Scholars Seminar on Leadership, Research, and Innovation. The Scholars Seminar on Leadership, Research, and Innovation connects University Scholars to change-makers from both inside and […]


Professor Wood’s Pack Visits Wolf Hollow

by Fenna Hasche, 2014 Scholar, COE & Alyssa Caganda, 2014 Scholars, COE On Sunday the 9th of November, members of Professor Darien Wood’s Pack went on a trip to Wolf Hollow in Ipswich. We left Northeastern University at 10 AM and after an hour bus ride stopped to refuel ourselves at the Clam Box of […]