Articles by: Glenn Billman

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Aoun’s “Robot Proof” lays out a plan for educators

Aoun’s “Robot Proof” lays out a plan for educators

Joseph E. Aoun: A man who has said his fourth language is rap and also has been honored by the French government for his contributions to academia. So what does a book penned by Northeastern’s president look like? How many times does he say “experiential learning?” As it turns out, it’s a surprisingly good read with only 28 mentions over 149 pages.

by × November 29, 2017 × 0 comments

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Nobel Physicist encourages students to follow their passions
John Michael Kosterlitz, who won the 2016 physics Nobel prize, discusses his path to condensed-matter physics Friday./ Photo by Brian Bae

Nobel Physicist encourages students to follow their passions

Hundreds of students and faculty gathered in West Village F Friday afternoon to hear physicist John Michael Kosterlitz speak about his path to earning the 2016 Nobel prize for his work with topological phase transitions.

by × November 23, 2017 × 0 comments

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ROTC cadets Aleksandra Pirog, a fourth-year mechanical engineering major, and 
Hyungseup Brent Schin, a third-year international affairs major, lay a wreath on the Veterans Memorial in honor of those who have served./ Photo by Brain Bae
ROTC cadets Aleksandra Pirog, a fourth-year mechanical engineering major, and Hyungseup Brent Schin, a third-year international affairs major, lay a wreath on the Veterans Memorial in honor of those who have served./ Photo by Brain Bae

Northeastern renames veterans center, updates memorial

University President Joseph E. Aoun announced the veteran center on campus will be endowed by and renamed for the Dolce family at a ceremony honoring Northeastern’s veteran community Friday.

by × November 15, 2017 × 0 comments

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Paradise Papers tie Northeastern to offshore fossil fuel investments
The issue of divestment from fossil fuels gained national attention after the Guardian revealed Northeastern and several other universities funneled money to the fossil fuel industry via offshore investments./ File photo by Lauren Scornavacca

Paradise Papers tie Northeastern to offshore fossil fuel investments

Leaked Paradise Paper documents revealed Northeastern and several other universities have invested part of their endowments in fossil fuels via an offshore hedge fund, according to an article published in the Guardian Wednesday.

by × November 11, 2017 × 1 comment

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Northeastern put on the fourth annual Reach(OUT) conference, the only LGBTQA+ career conference at the undergraduate level./ Photo by Dylan Shen

Reach(OUT) promotes discussions on gender, sexuality and careers

Almost 90 students from eight universities gathered Oct. 13 and 14 for the fourth annual Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ Career Conference, the only conference for LGBTQA+ professional development at the undergraduate level in the nation.

by × October 23, 2017 × 0 comments

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Education nonprofit founder and MIT doctoral candidate Danielle Olson spoke Monday about diversity in STEM. /Photo by Alex Melagrano
Education nonprofit founder and MIT doctoral candidate Danielle Olson spoke Monday about diversity in STEM. /Photo by Alex Melagrano

STEAM nonprofit founder shares story, advice

More than three dozen students gathered in West Village F Monday to learn about education nonprofit Gique founder Danielle Olson’s path to computer science and participate in a discussion on the power of artificial intelligence and computer science to promote social change.

by × October 19, 2017 × 0 comments

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Members of Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity pick up trash with the Breakfast Club as part of their mandatory community service hours./ Photo by Glenn Billman

Breakfast Club volunteers clean up Boston neighborhoods

Dozens of students hit the streets surrounding campus Sunday to beautify the Fenway and Mission Hill neighborhoods after a weekend of partying and littering. The group, called the Breakfast Club, meets almost every Sunday of the school year to pick up trash and give back to the community.

by × September 27, 2017 × 0 comments

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A panel of five past and present union members discussed Graduate Employees of Northeastern University's push to unionize.  / Photo by Brian Bae
A panel of five past and present union members discussed Graduate Employees of Northeastern University's push to unionize. / Photo by Brian Bae

Graduate students continue to push for unionization

Graduate Employees of Northeastern University hosted a panel Tuesday to discuss the effects of unionization on students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics as the group continues to attempt to create a union for graduate-level on-campus employees in conjunction with the United Autoworkers Union.

by × September 13, 2017 × 1 comment

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Northeastern's 120th class waits for Convocation to begin. / Photo by Glenn Billman
Northeastern's 120th class waits for Convocation to begin. / Photo by Glenn Billman

Convocation welcomes 120th class to campus

  By Glenn Billman, deputy news editor  President Joseph E. Aoun and Student Government Association President Suchira Sharma welcomed Northeastern’s 120th class Tuesday at Convocation by reminding them to stay innovative and stand up for their values. The hour-long ceremony, held in Matthews Arena, was a compilation of videos, a […]

by × September 7, 2017 × 0 comments

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Sam Mulcahy, third-year theatre major, will star as Randle Patrick McMurphy in Boston Children’s Theatre’s production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” / Photo courtesy Boston Children's Theatre
Sam Mulcahy, third-year theatre major, will star as Randle Patrick McMurphy in Boston Children’s Theatre’s production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” / Photo courtesy Boston Children's Theatre

Student stars in play based on ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’

Burgess Clark, director, said Mulcahy’s professionalism and maturity inspired the other young actors in the cast.

by × April 20, 2017 × 17 comments