Embracing Our Global Community

Embracing Our Global Community

To Members of the Northeastern Community: On Friday evening, the President of the United States signed an executive order that restricts people from seven specific countries from entering the United States. Due to the global nature of the Northeastern community, this executive order could disrupt the lives of many students, faculty, and staff. While this … Continued

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Holocaust Awareness Week concludes with ‘powerful, deeply moving’ Morton Lecture

Holocaust Awareness Week concludes with ‘powerful, deeply moving’ Morton Lecture

On Thursday night at North­eastern, inter­na­tional lawyer Philippe Sands deliv­ered a pow­erful lec­ture exam­ining the cre­ation and devel­op­ment of two sig­nif­i­cant legal concepts—“genocide” and “crimes against humanity”—that came about to define the atroc­i­ties com­mitted by the Nazis. Sands, pro­fessor of law and director of the Centre on Inter­na­tional Courts and Tri­bunals at Uni­ver­sity Col­lege London, dis­cussed … Continued

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Holocaust commemoration speakers contend with suffering, survival

Holocaust commemoration speakers contend with suffering, survival

When Rose Zoltek-Jick set out to write her keynote address for Monday’s Holo­caust com­mem­o­ra­tion, she pur­pose­fully left her­self out. The North­eastern law pro­fessor soon found, how­ever, that the address—titled “The Search for Meaning: Sur­vivors’ Chil­dren and Their Choice of a Life in the Law”—was inex­tri­cably tied to her own life. A child of Holo­caust sur­vivors and … Continued

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‘America first’: Trump’s inauguration speech echoes campaign rhetoric

‘America first’: Trump’s inauguration speech echoes campaign rhetoric

In his inau­gu­ra­tion address on Friday, Donald Trump pledged to put “America first” and ensure that Amer­i­cans’ voices would be for­gotten no longer. Early in his address, Trump took aim at the so-called Wash­ington estab­lish­ment, saying it has worked to ben­efit itself and not its cit­i­zens. This day, he said, “would be remem­bered as the day … Continued

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Holocaust Awareness Week to explore ‘personal confrontations with the past’

Holocaust Awareness Week to explore ‘personal confrontations with the past’

Northeastern’s com­mit­ment to Holo­caust remem­brance is long and deep, dating back to 1977. Since then, the uni­ver­sity has hosted an annual week­long series of events designed to bear wit­ness to the Holo­caust while exploring issues arising out of the exter­mi­na­tion of 6 mil­lion Jews. Northeastern’s 2017 Holo­caust Aware­ness Week—presented by the Holo­caust Aware­ness Com­mittee, the Col­lege … Continued

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Torch Scholar reflects on meeting with President Obama

Torch Scholar reflects on meeting with President Obama

In spring 2016 Malachi Her­nandez received a life-changing phone call from North­eastern, informing him that he had been accepted into the university’s Torch Scholars pro­gram for first-generation col­lege stu­dents with untapped potential. “I cried out of joy and excite­ment,” recalls Her­nandez, now a first-year polit­ical sci­ence major. “My mom was so excited that she dropped … Continued

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New Gallery 360 show ‘speaks powerfully of the work of women in contemporary art’

New Gallery 360 show ‘speaks powerfully of the work of women in contemporary art’

The new show fea­tured in Northeastern’s Gallery 360 “speaks pow­er­fully of the work of women in con­tem­po­rary art,” says Edmund Barry Gaither, director of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists. The exhibit high­lights the work of two women, Mar­i­lene Phipps-Kettlewell and Rene West­brook. The artists’ work—which is on loan from the museum … Continued

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Northeastern Athletics and The Nor’Easters Unveil #RISEUPNU

Northeastern Athletics and The Nor’Easters Unveil #RISEUPNU

BOSTON – Northeastern Athletics, in partnership with The Nor’Easters, the university’s premiere co-ed a cappella group, unveiled a collaborative music video the likes of which the Northeastern community has never seen before. The event, entitled ‘RiseUpNU,’ was held on campus at Blackman Auditorium Tuesday night. The two groups joined forces with the Office of Alumni Relations … Continued

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Northeastern ‘gives life to Dr. King’s dream’

Northeastern ‘gives life to Dr. King’s dream’

Martin Luther King Jr. famously said that “faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole stair­case.” Per­haps even more pro­foundly, King did just that as a civil rights leader in the 1960s. What fol­lowed, said Tony and Grammy award winner Renée Elise Golds­berry, was gen­er­a­tions of artists who “get to … Continued

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Northeastern to celebrate life, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with weeklong tribute

Northeastern to celebrate life, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with weeklong tribute

One could argue that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights work in the mid-20th cen­tury moved the country closer to racial equality. His “I Have a Dream” speech, deliv­ered more than 50 years ago, remains one of the greatest speeches in Amer­ican his­tory. King’s tenacity, his core beliefs, and his giving “voice to … Continued

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The Promise of New Year

The Promise of New Year

Dear Members of the Northeastern Community, Last year, we came together as a community to design a map for the future of Northeastern. Approved by our Board of Trustees, the Academic Plan “Northeastern 2025” stands as a blueprint for Northeastern’s evolution in a time of revolutionary technological and social change. Beyond our vision to elevate … Continued

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Northeastern Alumnus Awarded Prestigious Rangel Fellowship

Northeastern Alumnus Awarded Prestigious Rangel Fellowship

Ter­rell Hunt’s mother, Tressa, has worked as a nurse for nearly 30 years. “She wakes up every day to help others. That really rubbed off on me,” he says. Hunt is inspired with that same pas­sion to serve, a pas­sion that he cul­ti­vated at North­eastern and steered toward a career in for­eign affairs. This fall he … Continued

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