Our Networked Communities

Home to the Honors Living Learning Community (LLC), East Village houses all first-year Honors students as well as some upperclass Honors students. East Village enjoys close proximity to the center of campus, featuring both suite and apartment-style dormitory accommodations. Amenities include laundry facilities, multimedia and study lounges, on-site mail delivery, bicycle storage, and centralized air conditioning. With classrooms on the lower floors, Honors students may take some classes in their residence hall.

Two Honors Faculty in Residence live with the Honors community: Professor Michael Hoppmann (Department of Communication Studies) and Professor Tom Vicino (Department of Political Science). Professors Shan Mohammed (Department of Health Sciences) and Marilyn Minus (Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering) also play an active role in supporting Honors Living Learning Communities (LLCs). These faculty provide on-going Honors programming, and interact with students informally every day. Honors Living Learning Assistants (HLLA’s), upperclass Honors students will also live in East Village to enrich and support the student-directed programming of the Honors LLCs.

In addition to East Village, upperclass Honors students may choose to live in West Village C. This residence hall offers apartment-style accommodations, accommodating 3, 4, or 5 individual students. Amenities include laundry facilities, on-site mail delivery, and centralized air conditioning.

Honors Professor of the Practice

  • Michael Patrick MacDonald

MPMMichael Patrick MacDonald is the author of national bestseller “All Souls: A Family Story From Southie” (Ballantine, October 2000). He is the recipient of the American Book Award, New England Literary Lights Award (2000), and The Myers Outstanding Book Award administered by the Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America. He is currently writing the screenplay of All Souls for director Ron Shelton. MacDonald was also awarded an Anne Cox Chambers Fellowship at the The MacDowell Colony, a Bellagio Center Fellowship through the Rockefeller Foundation, residencies at Blue Mountain Center and Djerassi Artist Residency Program. Currently he lives in Brooklyn.

Michael Patrick MacDonald teaches HONR 1310 The North of Ireland: Conflict, Reconciliation, and the Ongoing Quest for Peace and HONR 3310 – Social Justice: The Role of Reading Writing and Understanding Non-Fiction.

Honors Faculty-in-Residence

  • Michael Hoppmann (Ph.D.), Department of Communication Studies

Hoppmann FIMichael J. Hoppmann is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. His research interests center around three areas: Classical Rhetoric, Modern Argumentation Theory and Applied Rhetoric. In Classical Rhetoric, he focuses most on historical argumentation models and structures (stasis theory, enthymeme) in Greek and Latin Rhetoric. In Modern Argumentation Theory, he is interested in Argument Schemes, Argumentative Deconstruction and Critical Questions. In Applied Rhetoric, he tries to bridge the gap between rhetorical theory and practice and is mainly concentrating on the development and implementation of rhetorical training forms such as debate, declamation and disputation. Dr. Hoppmann is author or co-author of five books, including A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric (4th edition, forthcoming), Handbook of Rhetorical Training (Trainingsbuch Rhetorik, 3rd edition 2012), Argumentative Competence (Schluesselkompetenz Argumentation, 2nd edition 2012) and Argumentative Defense (Argumentative Verteidigung, 2008).

  • Tom Vicino (Ph.D.), Department of Political Science

Vicino FIProfessor Thomas J. Vicino is an Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs. Prof. Vicino specializes in the political economy of cities and suburbs, focusing on issues of metropolitan development, housing, and demographic analysis. He is the author of four books, including: Suburban Crossroads: The Fight for Local Control of Immigration Policy (2013) and Transforming Race and Class in Suburbia: Decline in Metropolitan Baltimore (2008) and co-author of Global Migration: The Basics (2014) as well as the bestselling book Cities and Suburbs: New Metropolitan Realities in the US (2010). He has also published numerous book chapters and research articles in peer-reviewed journals. He teaches at the graduate level in the MPA Program and the Master of Urban and Regional Policy (MURP) Program. At the undergraduate level, he teaches in the political science major and the urban studies minor. Prof. Vicino proudly serves as the faculty advisor to two student organizations: College Democrats and Huskies for Alternative Transportation.

Honors Living Learning Assistants

  • Bethlehem Ashagire, Bouvé College of Health Sciences
  • Nikhil Bhat, College of Engineering
  • Christopher Conard, College of Engineering
  • Anja Deric, College of Engineering
  • Husna Ellis, Explore
  • Juliet Hoinkis, Explore
  • Lilia Merbouche, College of Science,
  • Larissa Morikawa, Bouvé College of Health Sciences
  • Amanda Murray, College of Science
  • Fareeha Naim, D’Amore-McKim School of Business
  • Alex Neamtu, College of Science
  • Nubia Wilson, College of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Amy Wu, College of Science

Honors Living Learning Consultants

  • Christina Alch, Residence Life 
  • Kate Berge, N.U.in
  • Nathan Blake, College of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Lauren Currie, NU Community Service
  • Duncan Davis, College of Engineering
  • Allen Feinstein, College of Arts, Media and Design
  • Gianna Goode, University Athletics
  • Lroan Hayward, Bouvé College of Health Sciences
  • Michael Hoppmann, College of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Francesca Ingelse, College of Arts, Media and Design
  • Sam Maron, College of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Cheryl Mitteness, D’Amore-McKim School of Business
  • Brian O’Connell, College of Engineering
  • Barbie Papalios, University Honors
  • Shannon Pittman, University Honors
  • Rebecca Riccio, Social Impact Lab
  • Brian Robison, College of Arts, Media and Design
  • Jaclyn Ruybalid Krueger, University Honors
  • David Tamés, College of Arts, Media and Design
  • Jenna Thrash, University Honors Program
  • Tom Vicino, Department of Political Science