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

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem appeared on campus as part of the Scholars Seminar. 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 […]

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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Seeking Scholars Alternative Spring Break Coordinators

Due to high demand, we are seeking to increase the number of Alternative Spring Breaks the Scholars Program runs next year. To this end, we are currently seeking four (4) Scholars Alternative Spring Break Coordinators for our Program. In this role, you would work with the staff of the Scholars Program and the Center for Community Service, […]

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 […]

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Scholars Celebrate Service Research Projects

Reflecting the central role of community service and civic engagement in the life of Northeastern generally and the University Scholars in particular, the Scholars End-of-Year Celebration featured poster and video presentations from the teams which completed Scholars Service Research Projects and Alternative Spring Breaks in 2014-15. Scholars Service Research Projects offer Scholars the opportunity to work […]

Sarah Lombardo in Sarajevo.

Graduating Senior Wins Pickering Fellowship

Sarah Lombardo, a member of Northeastern’s Class of 2015 and the Honors Program, has been awarded a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Pickering Fellowship provides financial support up to $37,500 annually for graduate study, which Lombardo will undertake at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Upon […]

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Scholars Spring Seminar on Leadership, Research, and Innovation

The University Scholars Program is proud to announce our lineup of speakers for our 2015 Scholars Seminar on Leadership, Research, and Innovation. The Scholars Seminar is the first open-classroom style course designed collaboratively by students and features thought leaders and change makers from both inside and outside the university. The Scholars Seminar gives students insight […]

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The Co-op Report: Wendy Chu on Working at a White House Initiative

Scholar: Wendy Chu Major: Political Science/Economics Hometown: Woodside, NY Co-op: Intern, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders With its experimental learning opportunities, Northeastern University stretches the definition of “college student.” I chose to attend Northeastern because its co-ops, Dialogues, and classes would challenge me into becoming a better person. When I arrived on campus, I only knew […]

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The Co-op Report: Rose Leopold on Working with Senator Warren

Our 2012 University Scholars cohort has just completed their first co-op. In this series of articles, we will feature some news from them about their experiences and what they learned.   Scholar: Rose Leopold Major: Political Science Hometown: Santa Cruz, California Co-Op: Legislative Intern in Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Washington, D.C. Office Thank You, Northeastern! The […]

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 […]