Northeastern receives funding to aid in closing diversity gap in tech

Northeastern receives funding to aid in closing diversity gap in tech

Northeastern University has received funding from Pivotal Ventures, the executive office of Melinda Gates, to expand its Align program. Align focuses on closing the diversity gap in tech by giving students from any academic background the ability to earn a master’s degree in computer science. The funding will pay for the first semester of study for … Continued

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Music Department spearheads diversity initiative through Full Spectrum

Music Department spearheads diversity initiative through Full Spectrum

The College of Arts, Media and Design’s Music Department is spearheading an initiative, called Full Spectrum, to spark research, exploration, and conversations surrounding diversity. Full Spectrum is devoted to making the fields of music industry and music technology more diverse and inclusive, with the goal of creating both awareness and solutions to some of the existing … Continued

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Faced with a Housing Crisis, Chinatown Residents Note the Absence of Media Coverage

Faced with a Housing Crisis, Chinatown Residents Note the Absence of Media Coverage

NU Journalism student Jasmine Wu reports on the lack of media coverage on Chinatown’s housing crisis and gentrification: Gentrification has become a factor of everyday life in Chinatown. But for a neighborhood located in the heart of downtown Boston, this burgeoning issue receives little coverage from major media organizations. And the stories that do cover … Continued

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Civil rights activist Shaun King outlines strategy for making change happen

Civil rights activist Shaun King outlines strategy for making change happen

“There’s a lot to be furious about,” said Shaun King, the political commentator and civil rights activist. “But I’m also hopeful.” King is widely known for using Twitter and Facebook to tell micro-stories of injustice, influencing how people learn of those impacted by racism and police brutality. On Friday, he discussed everything from healthcare policy … Continued

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Have you visited a black-owned restaurant this month?

Have you visited a black-owned restaurant this month?

It’s Thursday night and Suya Joint is hopping. The Dudley Square West African restaurant smells amazing and sounds like a party. A DJ queues up The Whispers as groups of friends, couples young and old, and families with little kids share plates of jollof rice, meat pies, and other specialties. This is the kickoff party … Continued

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Journalism student earns reporting fellowship with New York Times

Journalism student earns reporting fellowship with New York Times

Tyler Blint-Welsh’s co-ops, internships, and fellowships at newspapers across the country have prepared him for a career as a reporter. He’s written lengthy features on Maine’s public education system for the Bangor Daily News, profiled professional athletes for the Los Angeles Times, and investigated the decline of yellow cabs in New York City for The New York Times’ Student Journalism Institute. But his next job, he … Continued

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Delia Cheung Hom wins national awards for leadership, mentorship

Delia Cheung Hom wins national awards for leadership, mentorship

Delia Cheung Hom does it for the students. As director of Northeastern’s Asian American Center for the past 10 years, she’s developed award-winning programs, mentored countless young scholars, and tackled big issues like social identity. “I want to be a resource and a role model,” she says. Her work has not gone unnoticed. Last month, Hom won two … Continued

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A next gen Ms.Frizzle aims to interest girls in STEM

A next gen Ms.Frizzle aims to interest girls in STEM

Sophie Shrand, S/AMD’11, liked science as a kid, but didn’t have female scientists to look up to—except Ms. Frizzle, the red-haired, 4th-grade science teacher in The Magic School Bus animated TV series. Twenty years later, “we still don’t have enough real live female role models in STEM,” says Shrand. So, after graduating from Northeastern with degrees in … Continued

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A Tribute to the Dream: Expressions of race and identity in society

A Tribute to the Dream: Expressions of race and identity in society

Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” It’s a sentiment about hope, about meeting adversity with compassion. And it’s how Northeastern journalism professor Dan Lothian—former CNN Boston bureau chief and White House correspondent—opened a wide-ranging conversation … Continued

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Drawn to exploration: New exhibit, talk by international artist Shantell Martin

Drawn to exploration: New exhibit, talk by international artist Shantell Martin

“Who are you at the core? That’s something we all struggle to figure out,” she said. For Martin, however, figuring it out doesn’t mean putting herself in a box. Martin is a queer artist of color, raised in working-class London, though those descriptions are far too narrow. “I see those as boxes,” she said. “Yes, we … Continued

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The edge of humanity

The edge of humanity

“I grew up in a refugee camp and will die in a refugee camp.” Those are powerful words for an undergraduate to hear during her first foray into in-person research. Maisam Alahmed, SSH’16, heard them from a man named Mahmoud in Jordan’s CyberCity refugee camp, an abandoned cluster of industrial buildings surrounded by miles of … Continued

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Column: With U.S. life expectancy gains down, tax bill will make things worse

Column: With U.S. life expectancy gains down, tax bill will make things worse

The Republican tax bill approved by Congress this week will create financial headaches for millions of taxpayers trying to navigate all the new rates and rules. But the legislation now headed for President Donald Trump’s signature also will have this grim impact: thousands of additional, preventable deaths every year. Daniel Kim, a social epidemiologist and … Continued

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