Inspiring The Next Generation of Marine Scientists

Inspiring The Next Generation of Marine Scientists

The sea raven, a bottom-dwelling fish with spiny scales and sharp teeth, lay on a slab in room 346 of the Curry Student Center, its innards exposed. Six Boston-area high school students hunched over the specimen, one probing for its ear stones, called “otoliths,” with the dissecting knife. “They’re learning about fish age and growth,” … Continued

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Journalism Student Selected For New York Times Global Reporting Experience

Journalism Student Selected For New York Times Global Reporting Experience

Northeastern journalism major Aneri Pattani has worked in newsrooms across the country, amassing an impressive reporting portfolio. She has covered breaking news for The Boston Globe, written health and technology enterprise pieces at CNBC, and unearthed compelling stories at The Texas Tribune, including coverage on the aftermath of a Supreme Court decision to overturn restrictions … Continued

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New Exhibit Promotes Women’s Rights, Challenges Gender Stereotypes

New Exhibit Promotes Women’s Rights, Challenges Gender Stereotypes

The newest exhibit in Northeastern’s Gallery 360 harnesses the innate story-telling qualities of graphic design to explore the gender discrimination facing women at home and abroad. Titled “Women’s Rights are Human Rights: International Posters on Gender-based Inequality, Violence, and Discrimination,” the exhibit offers a sometimes-difficult look into the varying challenges women face around the globe. … Continued

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Looking Through the Glass Ceiling: Symposium Examines State of Women’s Advancement

Looking Through the Glass Ceiling: Symposium Examines State of Women’s Advancement

How far have women advanced in the fields of leadership, entrepreneurship, and public policy? It’s a question that a half-day symposium at Northeastern sought to answer Friday. The answer, based on presentations by a wide-ranging group of stakeholders, seems to be that while progress has certainly been made, there’s still a long way to go. … Continued

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MacArthur Fellow, Poet & Playwright Claudia Rankine

MacArthur Fellow, Poet & Playwright Claudia Rankine

Join us for an evening with 2016 MacArthur Genius, Claudia Rankine. Widely considered to be one of our finest living poets, she is certainly the most prominent and politically engaged, creating an audience for poetry far beyond its conventional readership (her book Citizen holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a New York … Continued

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University Offers Spring Break Travel Advice for International Trips

University Offers Spring Break Travel Advice for International Trips

Spring break officially begins on Saturday, when scores of students, faculty, and staff will pick up and travel to far-flung corners of the world. With that in mind, and in response to President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration, which have created some confusion for those traveling internationally, the Northeastern police and Student Affairs office … Continued

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President Aoun Visits Co-op Students in Cuba

President Aoun Visits Co-op Students in Cuba

President Aoun signed an agreement with the University of Havana—the most comprehensive academic initiative by an American institution in Cuba—last week during a visit to Cuba, where he led a delegation of Northeastern faculty and staff and members of Congress. This story is the second in a five-part series covering the visit. Northeastern’s global leadership … Continued

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Northeastern Students “Inspire and Encourage” The Next Generation at Science Club for Girls

Northeastern Students “Inspire and Encourage” The Next Generation at Science Club for Girls

Melanie, a fifth-grader at Channing Elementary School, in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, reaches out to touch the back of a Jonah crab that Andrew Madanjian, S’18, a member of Northeastern’s Marine Biology Club, suspends above a tub of water. Inside are a lobster, a hermit crab, and other crustaceans collected at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center. “It … Continued

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Northeastern Supports International Students and Scholars

Northeastern Supports International Students and Scholars

Information and resources regarding executive orders on immigration. On Jan. 27, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order suspending immigrant and non-immigrant admissions to the U.S. for at least 90 days for individuals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The order also suspended the U.S. refugee admissions program for 120 days and … Continued

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Cultural Critic Jeff Chang Talks Race, Activism

Cultural Critic Jeff Chang Talks Race, Activism

Near the end of their 45-minute Q&A on the intersection of race, art, and politics in modern-day America, Northeastern social movements scholar Sarah Jackson asked Stanford cultural critic Jeff Chang a pointed question: “Are we going to be alright?” It was Friday afternoon at Northeastern, in the event space on the 17th floor of East Village, … Continued

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Announcing the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern

Announcing the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern

Dear Colleagues,   I am delighted to announce the establishment of the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern.  This new institute is a university-wide initiative involving all nine colleges and will be led by Professor Stephen Flynn as its founding director.  Its mission is to devise and deploy interdisciplinary resilience solutions that allow individuals, communities, systems, … Continued

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Northeastern, Massachusetts Universities File Amicus Brief Against Travel, Refugee Ban

Northeastern, Massachusetts Universities File Amicus Brief Against Travel, Refugee Ban

Northeastern jointly filed an amicus brief on Friday afternoon in opposition to President Donald J. Trump’s executive order banning travelers and refugees of certain countries from entering the U.S. Northeastern joins seven other Massachusetts colleges and universities—Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, collectively, … Continued

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