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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Reaffirming Our Core Values

Reaffirming Our Core Values

To all members of the Northeastern University community:   For the past decade, we have joined together to make Northeastern a truly global university. In doing so, we have set forth a series of core values such as the value of inclusivity and a bedrock belief that diversity makes our community stronger.   I find the president’s … Continued

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Black History Month to Honor Contributions of African Diaspora

Black History Month to Honor Contributions of African Diaspora

Northeastern University’s celebration of Black History Month will feature a range of educational events, including a panel discussion with African American executives, a conversation with an exonerated member of the Central Park Five, and Jeopardy!-style black history trivia. The monthlong series, which is organized by the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, will honor the … Continued

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Northeastern University to Host Clinton Global Initiative University

Northeastern University to Host Clinton Global Initiative University

Northeastern University will convene a global community of students, faculty, social entrepreneurs, and policymakers this fall for the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative University. Hosted at Northeastern’s Boston campus on Oct. 13-15, and live-streamed to Northeastern’s regional campuses across North America, the three-day conference will bring together more than 1,000 college students from more than 75 … Continued

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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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