Here’s what Northeastern is doing to make faculty leadership more diverse

Here’s what Northeastern is doing to make faculty leadership more diverse

The United States is growing increasingly diverse. But, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, most faculty positions continue to be held by white professors. “We need much more diversity in our academic leadership to reflect our diverse student body,” said Debra Franko, Northeastern’s senior vice provost for academic affairs. A group is building a leadership … Continued

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Four things we learned about inequity in public transportation

Four things we learned about inequity in public transportation

Participants in the forum, “Closing the Gaps in a Just City,” considered ways to improve public transportation for people living in neighborhoods with limited access to reliable travel around Boston. Race is a predictor of transportation woes Change should start with buses Housing and transportation go hand in hand Data can be the solution Ayanna Pressley … Continued

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LGBTQ students have specific questions about entering the workforce. These people have some answers.

LGBTQ students have specific questions about entering the workforce. These people have some answers.

Northeastern’s Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ Career Conference is an annual event, to be held Friday and Saturday, and focuses on the specific perspectives and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender non-conforming, non-binary, intersex, and asexual students who are on the verge of entering the workforce. The speakers at the Reach(OUT) conference provide an example of how the … Continued

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Anjimile wanted to play at a tiny desk then settled for the big stage

Anjimile wanted to play at a tiny desk then settled for the big stage

In June 2018, WBUR announced its favorite Massachusetts entry to NPR’s ongoing Tiny Desk Contest. That honor went to Anjimile Chithambo, a Texas native who relocated to Massachusetts in 2011 to attend Northeastern. Anjimile, as a musician, sits within the indie folk tradition, though with noticeable influences from ambient, rock, and pop music. It’s this blend that allows Anjimile … Continued

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Researchers receive 13.2 million to continue study of health challenges facing women and children in Puerto Rico

Researchers receive 13.2 million to continue study of health challenges facing women and children in Puerto Rico

For the past 10 years, Northeastern-led research teams have been studying how the environment affects the health and development of mothers, infants, and children living on the island of Puerto Rico. Although Puerto Rico is fewer than 1,000 miles from Miami, its preterm birth rate is among the highest in the world. Studies show that the region’s children also suffer disproportionately from obesity, autism, … Continued

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Northeastern University Future Leaders

Northeastern University Future Leaders

One of Northeastern’s defining qualities is that it prepares students for career success. Now Northeastern faculty and staff can also practice what the university preaches by joining Northeastern University Future Leaders, a professional development group for university employees. On Friday, the group will host a welcoming event for young professionals affiliated with the university. The event will take … Continued

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A professor urged Amy Wong Mok to ask questions. Decades later, she’s still at it

A professor urged Amy Wong Mok to ask questions. Decades later, she’s still at it

Amy Wong Mok is the founder and chief executive officer of the Asian American Cultural Center in Austin, Texas. The story of Mok’s unpredictable life can be told in three steps: (1) her traditional Chinese upbringing; (2) her introduction to the American point of view; and (3) her ongoing desire to marry the two worlds, to the common benefit … Continued

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To freshmen: put passion over expertise

To freshmen: put passion over expertise

James Tukpah has always liked robots, so when he walked into the Undergraduate Lab Fair as a freshman, he immediately spotted the autonomous rovers of associate professor Taskin Padir. The room was packed though, and the robots were on the other side of the crowd. Tukpah remembered thinking, “Is it really worth it to go over there?” Fortunately, … Continued

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These PhD students credit female mentors for their sucess- now they’re paying it forward

These PhD students credit female mentors for their sucess- now they’re paying it forward

Jennifer Morales comes from a place where feminist role models are rare and detainees are prevalent. She’s from Mission, Texas, a city in Hidalgo County—one of the immigration epicenters in the United States. “Whenever you hear about families getting separated at the border, they’re probably talking about Hidalgo,” she said. It’s economically depressed, politically unstable, and, according … Continued

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NUPD brings local teens close-up to careers in law enforcement

NUPD brings local teens close-up to careers in law enforcement

Tatiana Negron and Augustin Mejia both want to be police officers. This week at Northeastern, these 19-year-olds are among about two-dozen  teenagers who are getting a close look at careers in law enforcement—and what it will take to get there. “I wanted to get a better feeling of what officers do and have to do … Continued

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Parisian graffiti artist Astro brings new public art to Northeastern

Parisian graffiti artist Astro brings new public art to Northeastern

Parisian graffiti artist Greg Astro is creating tunnels and ledges on two walls across from West Village—and he’s using paint to do it. Known for his perspective-bending street art, Astro is painting two elaborate murals on top of Punter’s Pub, a building on Huntington Avenue that overlooks Boston’s Avenue of the Arts and sits directly across from … Continued

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Northeastern to open state-of-the-art community park in Boston

Northeastern to open state-of-the-art community park in Boston

A state-of-the-art park will soon open in Boston, providing the city expanded access to modernized playing fields, courts, and recreational equipment on the former grounds of a forlorn city playground. The transformation of William E. Carter Playground on Columbus Avenue, which is expected to be completed by the end of August, is a joint collaboration … Continued

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