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 […]


Stumbling Upon History

Aneri Pattani, CAMD, Class of 2018 writes from her Dialogue of Civilizations to Istanbul and Berlin. I was walking in downtown Berlin the other day, being a typical tourist near Alexanderplatz. I had my camera in hand and my head turned upwards, looking at the tourist attractions and various restaurants in the area. But when […]

Naomi Klein concludes the 2015 Scholar Seminar.

Wrap-up: The 2015 Scholars Seminar

An annual tradition in the spring semester, the Scholars Seminar is Northeastern’s first open-classroom style course designed collaboratively by students, and it features thought-leaders and change-makers from both inside and outside the university. The Scholars Seminar gives students insight into the groundbreaking work of Northeastern’s innovative and distinguished faculty across the disciplines, as well as access to […]

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 […]


Scholars Receive Nu Rho Psi Research Grant

University Scholars Kristen Brown COS’18 and Christine Boutros COS’18 have received an Undergraduate Research Grant from Nu Rho Psi, the National Honor Society in Neuroscience, to support their summer research. Brown and Boutros, both behavioral neuroscience majors, are undertaking a study of the cross-effects of marijuana and alcohol consumption in mice, under the mentorship of Professor […]

Congtin Nguyen

Thoughts on the Importance of Interdisciplinary Work

by Congtin Nguyen, COS & University Scholar Last Thursday, after listening to Professor Intille’s lecture, I had the opportunity to speak with him further on his work to develop technologies that can efficiently and accurately track our physical activity and thus help us in leading healthier lives. One of the most intriguing things he mentioned […]


Northeastern Students Win Goldwater Scholarship and Honorable Mentions

Emma Kaeli, a Northeastern University Scholar majoring in chemical engineering, is one of 260 students nationwide who have won the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship, and three other Northeastern students have received honorable mentions in the competition. The Goldwater Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award for outstanding students in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering […]


Students Receive Udall Scholarship Honorable Mentions

Northeastern University students Margaret DiGiorno and Madeleine Wax have received Honorable Mentions, with a stipend of $350, in the 2015 competition for the Udall Scholarship. These federally endowed scholarships recognize college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. Only 50 scholarships and […]