Education ‘stakes have never been higher’

Under Sec­re­tary of Edu­ca­tion Ted Mitchell deliv­ered his final speech as a senior member of the Obama admin­is­tra­tion on Thursday morning at North­eastern, saying that inno­va­tion in higher edu­ca­tion is crit­ical to the suc­cess of the nation’s democ­racy. “Our col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties must strive each day to embody the highest aspi­ra­tions of this country,” he noted.

Jan. 09, 2017 - BOSTON, MA. Devesh Tiwari, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering poses for a portrait on Jan. 9, 2017. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
02/04/16 - BOSTON, MA. - Students attend the career fair in Cabot on Feb. 4, 2016. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

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3Qs: What can we expect in the new congressional session?

The latest leg­isla­tive ses­sion is only hours old, but already wrought with con­tro­versy. Nicholas Beauchamp, an expert in U.S. pol­i­tics, says this is only the begin­ning, and advises onlookers to keep an eye out for ten­sion, dis­cord, and the deploy­ment of uncon­ven­tional polit­ical tac­tics over the coming year.

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A Tribute to the Dream

Words like ‘tenacity,’ ‘believe,’ and ‘voice’ can be used to describe the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. For one stu­dent, his impact is best summed up with the word ‘trust.’ “It starts with trust and that’s how we start working together,” she says. Join Pres­i­dent Aoun and Tony Award winner Renée Elise Golds­berry in cel­e­brating the life and legacy of King during A Tribute to the Dream on Jan. 17.

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Seen around (and around, and around)

A stu­dent walks up the stairs in the Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Sci­ence and Engi­neering Com­plex on Thursday. Photo by Matthew Modoono/​Northeastern University

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