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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Word Detectives in Northeastern’s Speech-Language and Hearing Center

Word Detectives in Northeastern’s Speech-Language and Hearing Center

“We finally found the treasure this week,” exclaimed Sebastian Beattie, an eight-year-old boy who will enter third grade this fall. He was deciphering clues from handwritten letters and maps to locate buried treasure that a fictional band of pirates had stolen as part of a monthlong reading camp for children hosted by Northeastern last month. … Continued

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Monique Gibbs Northeastern Pathway

Monique Gibbs Northeastern Pathway

Monique Gibbs started out her professional career working for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, as a political organizer in New York City, advocating for budgetary and legislative issues that affected union members and working people. She then joined the New York Public Library’s Office of Government and Community Affairs where she … Continued

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Northeastern employee’s decades of activism recognized by city of Boston

Northeastern employee’s decades of activism recognized by city of Boston

Charlotte Mathews-Nelson describes her decades of activism with an air of inevitability. She grew up volunteering with the NAACP. She helped usher in equitable practices in the development of Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. She reactivated the college chapter of the NAACP here at Northeastern. What else was there to do? Mathews-Nelson began volunteering with the NAACP, … Continued

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‘Resistant Currents’ At Boston Center For The Arts Explores The Ebb And Flow Of Migration

‘Resistant Currents’ At Boston Center For The Arts Explores The Ebb And Flow Of Migration

It is a simple installation of green and red LED wires strung up in a darkened space to suggest a room with four doorways. The piece is entitled “Trespassers” (in French, the term “tres passer” could also mean “many passes or passages”) and was created by Parisian artist Daniel Assayag, who was born in Morocco … Continued

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They donate literacy around the world

They donate literacy around the world

For the past four years, Seema and Suraj Korumilli have created libraries and donated school supplies to children around the world as part of their pledge to improve literacy. Now the two Northeastern students have donated 30 computers to a high school in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. The donation marked the most recent contribution they have … Continued

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Northeastern names Tramaine Shaw track and field director

Northeastern names Tramaine Shaw track and field director

Northeastern named Tramaine Shaw director of the university’s track and field program on Tuesday, elevating her to head coach of both the track and field and cross country teams. Shaw, a hurdler, long-jumper, and relay racer who helped the Huskies win the Colonial Athletic Association title in women’s track and field in 2007, called the opportunity “a … Continued

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The student’s long journey from Syria almost did not happen

The student’s long journey from Syria almost did not happen

Bushra Dabbagh was in a race against time. A Syrian student accepted to Northeastern’s biotechnology master’s program, she had to secure her visa in the short window before the Trump administration’s travel ban locked her out of the United States altogether. This was late-2017, during a brief window of time before the final version of … Continued

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Here’s what happened when Boston tried to assign students good schools close to home

Here’s what happened when Boston tried to assign students good schools close to home

The shortage of top-quality schools in certain Boston neighborhoods has undercut the city’s bold efforts to provide access to good schools close to home, according to a new study led by a Northeastern University-based research center. Four years ago, Boston began implementing a school assignment system that uses an algorithm to produce individualized school options … Continued

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