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Easy on the eyes. Easier on the feet.

Great ideas can come to you when you least expect it. Take the shower, for example. One minute you’re soaping up the loofah, the next you’re hatching an elaborate plan for the next multi-million dollar app. Or, if you’re Vidhan Bhaiya, the light bulb goes off at a family wedding, surrounded by brightly colored saris […]

University Scholar and 2020 Marshall Scholar Wants to Fix the Big Transportation Problems in the US

  Michael Tormey, who grew up in a town of 3,622 people with no traffic lights, dreams of creating urban transportation systems that will turn congestion into efficiency, and misery into joy. As a Northeastern fifth-year student who has combined the study of civil engineering and economics, Tormey said he has developed a passion for […]

Photograph of Kritika Singh.

University Scholar Kritika Singh Is Named 2020 Rhodes Scholar

Kritika Singh, a bioengineering and chemistry University Scholar who has dedicated herself to tackling global health issues, has been named a 2020 Rhodes Scholar, considered the most prestigious academic honor for U.S. college students. “Kritika embodies what is best about Northeastern. She has absorbed everything our university has to offer, through experience, global learning, and […]

Scholars Nominated for Distinguished Fellowships

The Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell Scholarships—which fund study in the United Kingdom and Ireland—and the Knight-Hennessy and Schwarzman Scholarships–which fund study at Stanford and within China’s Tsinghua University respectively–are among the most prestigious postgraduate awards in the world. This year 11 University Scholars and alumni were selected to represent Northeastern in these award competitions, embodying the best of […]

A Family Interest in Blood Led Her to the World of Medical Devices

Her father, who worked in Bangalore for a medical device company that specializes in blood, came up with the idea for her project. Her mother encouraged and guided her to make it real. This was how University Scholar Arunika Makam, while still adapting to her life in a new country, was able to develop a […]

Three Scholars Earn Fulbrights

Three University Scholars earned Fulbright U.S. Student Awards to conduct independent research, pursue graduate study, or teach English abroad. They are part of the record number of Northeastern students — 1o in total — who earned the award this year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is America’s premier cultural exchange fellowship. Active in over 140 […]

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