Will NFL protests be seen as the moment “The tide turned” on race, social justice?

Will NFL protests be seen as the moment “The tide turned” on race, social justice?

It’s a complicated issue for people who conflate the flag and the national anthem with “honor, glory, sacrifice, and in many cases, their own loss,” said Northeastern’s Martin Blatt, professor of the practice in history and director of the university’s Public History program. Blatt, whose research includes a study of the significance of historic monuments, … Continued

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UConn’s McNair Scholars visit Northeastern

UConn’s McNair Scholars visit Northeastern

Several University of Connecticut students visited Northeastern as part of their preparation to apply to PhD programs. The group of McNair Scholars had the opportunity to meet with College of Science and Bouvé College of Health Sciences faculty to talk about their focus and research topics. The McNair Scholars Program is a national initiative funded … Continued

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Marine Science Center partners with Massachusetts Promise Fellowship

Marine Science Center partners with Massachusetts Promise Fellowship

Congratulations to the Northeastern University Marine Science Center for being awarded an AmeriCorps member from the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship (MPF) to support its Beach Sisters program for the seventh year! The program will also benefit in the coming year from a $5,000 award from the Department of City and Community Affairs at Northeastern University, which will help it to meet MPF’s required … Continued

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How Can Journalism ‘Move the Conversation Forward’ On Race”

How Can Journalism ‘Move the Conversation Forward’ On Race”

In the wake of racially charged rallies like the one in Charlottesville, Virginialast month, and as cities take stock of their histories by way of statutes, landmarks, and street names such as Yawkey Way in Boston, Northeastern’s School of Journalism hosted a media gut-check to examine how journalists should be covering these events. The consensus? There are no easy … Continued

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Northeastern Honored Again With National Award for Diversity and Inclusion

Northeastern Honored Again With National Award for Diversity and Inclusion

For the second consecutive year, Northeastern University has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversitymagazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The national honor recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. Northeastern is one of only 80 higher education institutions in the country—and … Continued

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What the future of gaming might look like

What the future of gaming might look like

On Wednesday nights, a few dozen Northeastern students convene in 346 Curry Student Center to hang out and play video games like “Mario Kart” and “Super Smash Bros. Melee.” They’re members of Northeastern Entertainment System, the university’s video game club, and they’re part of a growing trend that’s seen video games become a ubiquitous part … Continued

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Renaming Yawkey Way: The power of sports in social justice

Renaming Yawkey Way: The power of sports in social justice

Amid escalating racial tension across the nation, Red Sox principal owner John Henry advocated for the renaming of Yawkey Way—the well-known Boston street outside Fenway Park named after former team owner Tom Yawkey. While Yawkey was at the helm, the Red Sox were the last team in Major League Baseball to integrate. The team passed on … Continued

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Turning Ideals Into Action

Turning Ideals Into Action

September 4, 2017 To all members of the Northeastern Community: Tomorrow morning at convocation, our students, faculty, and staff join together from every corner of the globe to begin the new academic year. Our countless different backgrounds, beliefs, and identities are the foundation of Northeastern’s excellence and our most precious resource. Yet we find, today, … Continued

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Northeastern math professors bridge the gap for high school calculus programs

Northeastern math professors bridge the gap for high school calculus programs

In 1994, Northeastern math professor Robert Case was concerned with the lack of advanced math courses in the BPS, primarily composed of underrepresented minorities, including African American and Hispanic students. Not only were there not many of these advanced courses, there were also many students with gaps in their math education, preventing them from reaching calculus by … Continued

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Northeastern veterans find confidence with improvisation workshops

Northeastern veterans find confidence with improvisation workshops

Northeastern University is offering veteran students improv workshops to help them find their voice as they come back into the civilian world. Improv for Northeastern veterans was the idea of Air Force veteran Andrew McCarty, the director of the university’s Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers.”When I got out, for some reason, I … Continued

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City of Boston posts signs depicting how to help defuse Islamophobic situations

City of Boston posts signs depicting how to help defuse Islamophobic situations

City workers are putting up PSA posters around Boston in a new initiative to show people how to safely step in and help stop incidents of Islamophobic harassment. The step-by-step instructions, city officials said, encourage bystanders to quickly strike up conversations with Muslims being assailed by strangers, in hopes the actions will help disrupt the abuse, … Continued

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Northeastern architecture aluma Juliet Chun strives for equity in the design profession

Northeastern architecture aluma Juliet Chun strives for equity in the design profession

Learn about Juliet Chun’s journey as a designer and how she founded the Girl UNinterrupted project. Juliet Chun: The mission of the project is to further enhance equity within the profession, while connecting knowledge between young designers and experienced leaders. What can younger staff do to jump start their careers? What kind of mentorship do they need? … Continued

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