Northeastern University is committed to supporting and honoring our nation's men and women in uniform. The university is also contributing to the creation of a safer and stronger nation through innovative, use-inspired research in the areas of defense and security. Many of our stories highlight these efforts and accomplishments.
Nov. 13, 2012
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano joined the Northeastern community for a Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday to recognize those men and women who have served their country.
Nov. 11, 2012
Northeastern's new Veterans Services Specialist, a vet himself, shared an inspirational message with fellow student vets.
Oct. 09, 2012
Northeastern senior Patrick Lupfer placed No. 1 out of 5,579 fellow ROTC cadets on the U.S. Army Cadet Command's National Order of Merit List.
Aug. 31, 2012
Northeastern's incoming class of student veterans participated in a roundtable discussion as part of the university's fall orientation program for new students.
Aug. 9, 2012
Northeastern student Adam Beatty, a Marine who has completed two tours of duty in Iraq, recently attended a workshop for student veterans on Google’s California campus.
July 13, 2012
A new partnership between the university and military hospitals will give physical therapy students the opportunity to work in the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
June 15, 2012
Northeastern University has reaffirmed its commitment to educating student veterans by increasing the number of service men and women who can enroll through the federal government’s Yellow Ribbon Program.
May 18, 2012
Several members of the Northeastern community will participate in a nine-kilometer fundraising run on Sunday morning to support veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
May 04, 2012
On Thursday, Gen. (Ret.) Colin L. Powell administered the commissioning oath to 13 Northeastern ROTC cadets, who became 2nd lieutenants in the U.S. Army.
April 27, 2012
More than 300 veterans connected with some 160 employers at the 8th annual fair, which was held in Cabot Cage.
March 15, 2012
This marks the first time Liberty Battalion, the largest ROTC program in Massachusetts, has been recognized with the prestigious honor.
November 22, 2011
Northeastern hosted a recent conference for health-care professionals to discuss the importance of monitoring the growth and development of military-connected children.
November 11, 2011
Northeastern University honored those who have served and protected our country with its annual Veterans Day ceremony.
September 22, 2011
National experts to lead the Kostas Institute, which is critical to advancing Northeastern's leadership in security research.
September 15, 2011
Northeastern hosts dinner for new and returning student veterans to connect with one another and learn about available resources.
August 17, 2011
Members of the Northeastern community team up for the 'Soldier Ride' to support the national Wounded Warrior Project.
August 4, 2011
Dan Oesterheld, a cadet enrolled in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Northeastern University, has earned a prestigious award in leadership from the United States Army for his performance at Warrior Forge 2011, a 29-day Leader Development and Assessment Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.
July 14, 2011
Northeastern's support for the federal Yellow Ribbon Program is helping scores of military veterans earn degrees.
May 26, 2011
Winston Nicholls, a 1991 Northeastern University graduate and Navy veteran, was back on campus yesterday — this time for a job fair specifically for veterans, where former members of the United States military spent the afternoon talking to technology, engineering, finance and public-sector companies about available positions.
March 31, 2011
Building on President Joseph E. Aoun’s efforts to preserve homeland security research funding, leaders from Northeastern University’s Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT) Center met yesterday with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in Washington, D.C., to highlight the innovative homeland security research being conducted at Northeastern.
March 14, 2011
Before November 1971, Stephen Burgard’s journalism career consisted of a stint with his high school newspaper and a college radio show. But it was in that month, aboard the U.S.S. Little Rock, through a closed-circuit TV news program, that Burgard — now director of Northeastern University’s School of Journalism — would find his calling
March 8, 2011
As Congress is preparing to make dramatic cuts in homeland security research funding, Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun is urging Sens. John Kerry and Scott Brown to help preserve the funds.
January 31, 2011
Last week, a suicide bomber attacked Moscow’s busiest airport, killing 35. Carey Rappaport, professor of electrical and computer engineering and associate director of both the ALERT (Awareness and Localization of Explosive-Related Threats) Center and Gordon-CenSSIS (Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems), describes some of Northeatern’s technological advances in explosives detection and homeland security, as well as some of the nontechnical challenges researchers need to consider.
November 11, 2010
At its annual Veterans Day ceremony, Northeastern University honored all those who have served the United States in military service, and paid tribute to Capt. Eric A. Jones, BA’04, who died in October 2009 while serving combat missions in Afghanistan.
November 10, 2010
Three Northeastern University seniors are not only top students -- they're already top military leaders.
September 10, 2010
Northeastern University held a historic groundbreaking at its Burlington campus for the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, a secure, state-of-the-art facility funded by a $12 million investment from alumnus George J. Kostas, E’43, H’07. (Video)
September 9, 2010
Northeastern University has received a $12 million gift from one of its alumni, George J. Kostas, E’43, H’07, to build a secure, state-of-the-art homeland security research facility on the university’s Burlington campus. The gift is the largest for a capital project in Northeastern’s history.
August 18, 2010
Following his nomination by President Barack Obama, the U.S. Senate has unanimously voted to confirm Northeastern alumnus James F. Jeffrey, BA ’69, as the U.S. ambassador to Iraq. Jeffrey, who received his bachelor’s degree in history from Northeastern, most recently served as the U.S. ambassador to Turkey, a post he assumed in October 2008.
August 11, 2010
Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun hosted a high-level Massachusetts legislative delegation—including U.S. Sen. John Kerry and U.S. Rep. John Tierney—on a tour Wednesday of the university’s Marine Science Center in Nahant.
May 6, 2010
Jorge Pozo has daily reminders of his time serving as a soldier in Afghanistan and the severe injuries — both physical and mental — he incurred while in combat. But those reminders serve as his motivation to live life to the fullest.
January 27, 2010
Researchers at Northeastern are investigating ways to make our nation safer from terrorist threats through the development of cutting-edge imaging technologies. The work is focused within the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS) and the Awareness and Localization of Explosives-related Threats center (ALERT), funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security, respectively.
November 10, 2009
Today, Portia Scott is one of 24 veterans who attend Northeastern through the federal Yellow Ribbon Program. A grant-matching partnership between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and participating colleges and universities, the program is designed to cover higher education costs for post-9/11 veterans.
July 6, 2009
Northeastern University has partnered with the New England Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system, establishing a new systems engineering center to significantly improve quality and performance throughout VA hospitals. The partnership will design innovative industrial engineering solutions that improve VA processes, and that may ultimately extend to the U.S. private health care system.
February 4, 2008
Northeastern University’s recent success in expanding its marketing and recruiting efforts has been mirrored by its Military Science Department, the Liberty Battalion of Army ROTC. This year, 219 high school students applied for four-year scholarships from the battalion. The program has seen a 30% increase in enrolled Cadets in the past year.
November 6, 2007
Northeastern University will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony this weekend to remember the nearly 300 alumni and students of the institution who died in service to their country during wartime. This year’s ceremony will pay special tribute to SSG Robert Pirelli, a 2001 graduate of the College of Criminal Justice, who lost his life in battle during his Iraq deployment this summer. His name will be added to the ones on the Veterans Memorial.