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Graduating seniors watch the commencement ceremony.

Speakers address media, artificial intelligence at commencement

A crowd of 20,000 gathered at TD Garden for the ceremony, which included speeches from Christiane Amanpour, Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun and student speaker Pankhuri Singhal.

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Christiane Amanpour, Warby Parker CEOs to deliver NU commencement speeches
Christiane Amanpour will deliver the undergraduate commencement speech. / Photo courtesy AIB London, Creative Commons

Christiane Amanpour, Warby Parker CEOs to deliver NU commencement speeches

World-renowned journalist Christiane Amanpour and the co-CEOs of the eyeglasses and sunglasses company Warby Parker will deliver commencement addresses to Northeastern University graduates this May.

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Letter: Northeastern Needs to Confront Sexual Assault on Campus

Letter: Northeastern Needs to Confront Sexual Assault on Campus

An anonymous 2014 graduate pens a letter to Northeastern regarding her experience in the wake of her sexual assault on campus.

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2014 commencement speaker: Janet Napolitano

The 112th commencement address in TD Garden will be delivered by Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California (UC) system and previous Secretary of Homeland Security in President Barack Obama’s administration, according to Northeastern’s website.

The New York native, who was ranked the eighth most powerful woman in the world by Forbes, will be presented as an honorary doctorate during the ceremony in front of 20,000 graduating students and Northeastern community members, according to the university’s website.

A former governor of Arizona, Napolitano was the first female Secretary of Homeland Security. She has led many federal and local organizations that support children and school teachers, etc. Now, as the 20th president of the UC colleges, Napolitano oversees 10 campuses and more than 234,000 students, according to the UC Office of the President’s website.

“[Napolitano’s] commitment to making an impact on society through public service is exemplary of the accomplished, fulfilled life we aspire for all Northeastern graduates to achieve,” Aoun said on the university’s website.

This will not be Napolitano’s first time on Northeastern’s campus. In November 2012, she visited Northeastern’s Neal F. Finnegan Plaza to honor Veterans Day with Aoun and gave a keynote address at the Veteran’s Day Ceremony.

More honorary doctorate recipients will be announced on the university’s website soon.

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NU graduates more likely to stay in Boston

This past March, the World Class Cities Partnership (WCCP), an urban research institution based out of Northeastern, released a report stating that 50 percent of students graduating from Boston colleges leave the city within five to seven years of receiving their diplomas.

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Column: Five glorious years

April is here, and for most students, that simply means finals, lots of rain and temperamental weather as we slowly make the change over to summer. For me and my other senior class members, however, this month is the last time many of us will set foot inside a university. It is an exciting and nerve-wracking time, where everything and nothing seems possible. As I reflect on my five glorious years at Northeastern, I guess I can say I learned a thing or two.

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Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, to speak at 2013 commencement

Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, to speak at 2013 commencement

Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank and former president of Dartmouth College, will deliver the keynote address this May at the university’s 111th commencement ceremony, Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun announced via Twitter on Tuesday evening.
Kim, a co-founder of Partners in Health and a former director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization, became president of the World Bank on July 1, 2012 after President Barack Obama nominated him to the post. Kim is the 12th president of the World Bank Group.

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Column: The Impending Dread of Graduation

The winter slump can be attributed to more than just seasonal depression. For the lucky few on co-op: Congratulations, six months off from classes. You’ll be back. For me, I am looking down the barrel of actually having time off – for the rest of my life if I’m not lucky. That’s right, I’m a senior.

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Editorial Column: Graduation – We’ll get our turn

Caps and gowns, parties and cakes, words of congratulations and questions of next steps have filled my life since the beginning of May.

But I didn’t graduate.

by × May 23, 2012 × 6 comments


Graduates urged to take risks and seek satisfying work

Northeastern’s Class of 2012 gathered for the final time as students Friday at a commencement ceremony in TD Garden led by a rousing speech from former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. The undergraduate Class of 2012 consisted of 3,200 students, according to a statement from the university.

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