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Erin Bourque Receives Boren Scholarship

Erin Bourque CSSH’19, a University Scholar and member of the Honors Program, has won a Boren Scholarship to fund a year of study abroad in Kazakhstan. Bourque, an international affairs and political science major from Dover, NH, will complete the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty. […]

Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario: Powerhouse Photographer

by Kenneth Barragan, CSSH ’18 Prior to hearing that Lynsey Addario, the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and MacArthur Fellow, was coming to speak at our Scholars Seminar Series, I had honestly never heard about her. Nevertheless, a world-renowned change-maker was coming to our campus and I could not pass up the opportunity to meet her and […]

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Northeastern students tackle global challenges at Clinton Global Initiative

This year’s group attending CGIU includes 5 University Scholars: Brandon Chung, Siddhi Doshi, Carson Markle, Nikin Tharan, and Deborah Vasquez.   This weekend the largest ever con­tin­gent of North­eastern stu­dents will attend the Clinton Global Ini­tia­tive Uni­ver­sity con­fer­ence, which is being held in the San Fran­cisco Bay Area. Fif­teen North­eastern stu­dents rep­re­senting seven projects were accepted […]

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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 […]

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2016 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 20 and 21. Here’s a quick rundown of the course titles and the exceptional Northeastern faculty members who will be teaching. […]

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A New Approach to Problem Solving

by Kiara Taquechel, COS Last night I had the pleasure of attending a talk by one of Northeastern’s own, Professor Kim Lewis, a distinguished professor of biology. Dr. Lewis has made a name for himself in microbiology by what I perceive to be simple, creative solutions to problems that have seemingly stumped researchers for decades. […]

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2016 Scholars Seminar Speakers

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 […]

Gloria Steinem Visit

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 […]

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Scholars Program brings Gloria Steinem to Northeastern on Jan. 28

  The University Scholars Program  Seminar on Leadership, Research, and Innovation presents activist, organizer, author, and cultural icon Gloria Steinem. A founder of Ms. magazine, the National Women’s Political Caucus, and Choice USA, Steinem is a social and political force who has shaped the discourse of women’s rights in America for half a century. In […]

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 […]