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2016 Scholars Service/Research Projects

A unique option for civic engagement, the Scholars Service/Research Projects offer University Scholars the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams on self-directed, yearlong research projects that are carried out in close collaboration with a community partner. Many of these projects are ongoing and were presented at last year’s Service/Research Project Celebration. Below are brief summaries of this year’s opportunities; […]

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 […]

Neighbor to Neighbor Spring Cleanup

Seeking Scholars NU Service Day Coordinators

We will be co-sponsoring (with great pride) this fall’s NU Service Day, which will be held on October 24th.  As part of our partnership, the Center for Community Service has offered Scholars three leadership positions in the coordination of the event. Two (2) Scholars NU Service Day Project Coordinators will be responsible for: Site recruitment Ongoing communication […]

Scholars plant trees as part of Civic Engagement.

Scholars Serve and Lead

This year, a number of Scholars received recognition of the “Above and Beyond” efforts to serve others through the University’s Civic Engagement Program. The Scholars and the names of their community partners are below: Ololade Akingbade, St. Stephen’s Youth Programs Hari Anbarasu, CBR-John D O’Bryant School Lindsey Bressler, CBR-USES, LIFT-Boston James Card, Let’s Get Ready […]

Scholars Welcome Event 2013

Scholars Welcome Weekend Details!

We are very excited to be bringing prospective Scholars from all across the world to Boston to learn more about Northeastern University and our Scholars Program. Below you will find additional information about the program of events and attire for the weekend. We look forward to seeing you soon. Sunday, March 23 Check-in for the […]

Jessica Taubner, Chief-of-Staff for Councillor Ayanna Pressley

Third Scholars Seminar: Jessica Taubner

On Thursday,  January 30, our Scholars Seminar on Research and Innovation featured Jessica Taubner, the current Chief-of-Staff and former campaign manager for Councilor-at-Large Ayanna Pressley, the first African-American City Councilor in the history of Boston. As Chief-of-Staff, Taubner has worked closely with Pressley to set a very progressive and sometimes controversial legislative agenda, which includes forwarding new laws […]

The Scholars at Community Servings.

Scholars Volunteer at Community Servings

On Friday, January 10th a group of 15 University Scholars volunteered at Community Servings, the “free, hot, home-delivered meals program for people ill with AIDS, their dependents, and caregivers.” Two teams of Scholars worked to help prepare and package meals, from starter soups to dessert. We thank Community Servings for allowing us to give back […]

More color, up close.

Final Fall SAGE Event: Building the Scholars Cup

For our Final Fall 2013 SAGE Event (identifying Skills, Accomplishments, and Goals for Enterprise), Second-Year Scholars participated in a collaborative design process with a team of artisans and designers from the Diablo Glass School in nearby Roxbury. One group of 15 Scholars conceptualized the color of the piece, while the other group of 15 Scholars […]

More than 200 students, faculty, and staff attended the sixth installment in a yearlong series on civic sustainability. Photo by Brooks Canaday.

Gay Rights After Gay Marriage

By Elliot Horen, Computer and Information Science, University Scholar from Carlsbad, California The timing could not have been better. Just five days before the ten-year anniversary of the landmark decision in Goodridge v. Depart­ment of Public Health legalizing gay marriage in Massachusetts, Northeastern brought two of the key participants in that case to speak about […]

University Scholar Helen Wang

Millennium Campus Conference Reflections: Ella Wang

During the weekend of November 1st, a group of University Scholars had the opportunity to attend the Millennium Campus Conference, hosted at Northeastern University (and organized, in part, by Scholar Ian McLarney). Here are a few reflections from students who had the opportunity to explore new paradigms for global development in conversation with experts and peers. […]