At the clambake, Cayman Macdonald relaxes after vigorous hula hooping.

The State of the Union

After another successful Scholars Clambake, the Scholars community came together to lay out our common goals for the year, as is our practice on Monday, September 7. This year, we revised our common goals to reflect our understanding of what we hope to bring into being. These follow. How do we create a group culture […]


Scholars Welcome Event

The Scholars Welcome Event was a wonderful success, as over 200 prospective students and their families joined us at Northeastern to learn more about our university and the Scholars Program. During the event, we “world premiered” two new videos: one featuring interviews with current Scholars and the other, featuring Scholars who are currently abroad or […]

Scholar, Larissa Weinstein

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 […]

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. […]