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Leymah Gbowee

Announcing the 2018 Seminar on Leadership, Research, and Innovation

An annual tradition in the spring semester, the Seminar on Leadership, Research, and Innovation is Northeastern’s first open-classroom style course designed collaboratively by students, and it features thought-leaders and change-makers from both inside and outside the university. The Seminar gives students insight into the groundbreaking work of Northeastern’s innovative and distinguished faculty across the disciplines, […]

Jodi Robertson

Student Launches Campaign to Promote Sustainable Diving Practices

Northeastern student Jodi Robertson discovered a passion for scuba diving during her gap year after high school. While traveling in Colombia, she met a dive instructor who piqued her interest in the activity. She was hooked after her first dive, and is now a PADI-certified dive master with more than 100 logged dives. Though Robertson […]

Alejandro Rovira

Student Helps Mothers, Infants on Puerto Rico Co-op

Earlier this year, behavioral neuroscience major Alejandro Rovira returned home to his native Puerto Rico for a transformative co-op experience. He performed extensive hands-on research to understand environmental health factors that affect pregnant women and their infants after birth. The co-op reinforced his desire to pursue a career in the medical field. “It catalyzed my […]


Outstanding Student Researchers Nominated for Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award for outstanding students in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering who are interested in pursuing careers in research. The premier award for undergraduate students in STEM fields, the scholarship was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who showed a keen interest […]

Kate Murdock

IDEA CEO Focused on Preparing Ventures, and her Organization, for Future Success

For Kate Murdock, it’s entrepreneurship all the time. She is the Altschuler-Meyer CEO of IDEA, in which she leads Northeastern’s student-run venture accelerator and manages a team of 28 students. This week, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, IDEA is holding one of its signature events, NEXPO, which showcases a handful of IDEA ventures. What’s more, Murdock is […]

Danielle Murad Waiss

Student Goes Global to Explore International Security, Government

Danielle Murad Waiss’ interest in exploring and better understanding the world stems from her multicultural background. She was born in Mexico and grew up in a family with a Mexican mother and Canadian father. She came to Northeastern eager to expand her knowledge by taking advantage of global experiences. For the past year, that’s exactly […]

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