Northeastern University Receives First Forward Designation

Northeastern University Receives First Forward Designation

Northeastern University was recently recognized as part of the inaugural cohort of First Forward Institutions by the Center for First-Generation Student Success. This program is an initiative of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation. NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs … Continued

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The 2019 D.R.E.A.M. Conference, a Development Experience for Faculty and Staff of Color

The 2019 D.R.E.A.M. Conference, a Development Experience for Faculty and Staff of Color

Hosted by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Institution in collaboration with the NU DREAM Affinity group, the D.R.E.A.M. Conference, a day-long professional development conference catered to Northeastern’s faculty and staff of color, took place on May 9, 2019 at the John D O’Bryant African American Institute. Standing for Dream, Reach, Educate, Act, and Mentor, … Continued

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Inclusive Campus: Fostering Belonging, a Lunchtime Workshop Series

Inclusive Campus: Fostering Belonging, a Lunchtime Workshop Series

The Fostering Belonging lunchtime workshop series continued this semester with a series of engaging workshops to help faculty build inclusive learning environments for students. The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research, the LGBTQA+ Resource Center, and the Center for Intercultural Engagement hosted their second iteration of … Continued

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Gender Bias and Politics

Gender Bias and Politics

It’s no secret that there are still gender inequities in the workforce, whether it be the gender pay gap or differential treatment and harassment in the workplace. Although there have been advancements in these areas, there is still work to work. For example, how gender has impacted the coverage of presidential candidates of the 2020 … Continued

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Room at the Top: From Faculty Innovation Grant to innovative card game

Room at the Top: From Faculty Innovation Grant to innovative card game

2019 Faculty Innovation Grant recipient Celia Pearce from CAMD, debuted “Room at the Top: A Game to Promote Diversity in Teamwork” at the 2019 RISE. “Room at the Top” is an interactive game that challenges the players to think and recognize their own unconscious bias and encourages creative teamwork and challenges more “traditional” problem-solving skills. The … Continued

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Nahant Marine Science Center presents new opportunity to demystify the process of graduate school

Nahant Marine Science Center presents new opportunity to demystify the process of graduate school

Ever wondered about graduate school, but the process seems too overwhelming? From June 19 to 21, join the Marine Science Center in Nahant, MA for a three-day workshop aimed to demystify the process of applying to graduate schools in the fields of Marine Science, Environmental Science, Geoscience, Ecology, and Evolution. The program  Bridging Each Applicants … Continued

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Registration is Open! The D.R.E.A.M. Conference for Northeastern Faculty and Staff of Color!

Registration is Open! The D.R.E.A.M. Conference for Northeastern Faculty and Staff of Color!

Sponsored by the NU DREAM Affinity group, the D.R.E.A.M. Conference, a day-long professional development conference catered to Northeastern’s faculty and staff of color, will take place on May 9, 2019, at the John D O’Bryant African American Institute. Standing for Dream, Reach, Educate, Act, and Mentor, the D.R.E.A.M. Conference is an opportunity for staff and … Continued

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Spotlight: B.L.A.C.K./L.A.T.I.N.X. Alternative Spring Break Program

Spotlight: B.L.A.C.K./L.A.T.I.N.X. Alternative Spring Break Program

This past Spring Break, 12 scholars embarked on a professional development immersion program, which introduced them to various companies across the Boston area. The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, and the Latinx Student Cultural Center hand selected the students who took part in the third Black Leaders … Continued

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“Caring for Self, Caring for the Collective”: The 2019 Women of Color in the Academy Conference

“Caring for Self, Caring for the Collective”: The 2019 Women of Color in the Academy Conference

The Women of Color in the Academy Conference, hosted by Northeastern University, was held in the Curry Student Center at Northeastern University on Friday, March 22, 2019. This conference, open to women faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and graduate students, aimed to facilitate a more diverse academy by enhancing a timely career progression. Attendees had the opportunity … Continued

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Northeastern students represent their countries at the UN commission on the status of women

Northeastern students represent their countries at the UN commission on the status of women

For four Northeastern students, volunteering at a United Nations commission is more than just a course assignment; it’s a chance to represent their countries on the world stage. Barbara Alcena, Movlan Aliyev, Aislinn Mangan, and Juan Ning, graduate students in Dr. Tatjana Kobb’s public diplomacy class, are volunteering at the 63rd annual United Nations Commission on the … Continued

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Racial Bias on Crowdfunding Sites

Racial Bias on Crowdfunding Sites

When it comes to success on a crowdfunding site, race matters. According to new research by Venkat Kuppuswamy, who is an assistant professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at Northeastern University, customers are less willing to pay top dollar for a product made by a black entrepreneur than they are for the same product made by a white entrepreneur. … Continued

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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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