As a child, Dr. Lauren Speeth’s family moved from New York to New Delhi, where her parents co-founded a school for Dalits, people who occupy the lowest echelon of Indian society. “That experience opened my eyes to poverty, inequality, neglected diseases, and illiteracy,” says Speeth. It also propelled her to lead a purposeful life. Today, she’s supporting Northeastern students as they become environmental advocates, researchers, and leaders.
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Northeastern will host its fourth annual Global Leadership Summit in Accra, Ghana, from Wednesday, March 8, to Saturday, March 11. The summit will provide networking and learning opportunities, foster understanding of Ghana’s historical sites and events and their global effect, and offer ways to create collective action and invest in the local community.
During the late 1800s and early 1900s, thousands of Native American children were wrested from their tribes by the U.S. government and sent to boarding schools as a method of forced assimilation. Six-year-old Charles Belgarde was one of them.
At Networked For Life celebration, the annual volunteer leadership summit, Northeastern honored six trailblazers for their service toward furthering the university’s mission.
Northeastern’s Roux Institute, an innovation hub devoted to deepening and expanding the digital economy of Maine, has received a $100 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation.
The year was 1943 and Northeastern welcomed its first class of women. Grace McKinlay Mattern was one of a handful enrolled in that class.
A $100 million gift from David and Barbara Roux is launching a graduate education and research campus in Portland, Maine. The institute is designed to educate generations of talent for the digital and life sciences sectors, and help drive sustained economic growth.
Northeastern has been a very important part of Sam and Nancy Jo Altschuler’s lives. Sixty years ago, Sam received his MBA degree with Nancy Jo at his side. Two months later they were engaged, one month later they bought a new home, and on November 15, 1958, they were married. What a great year!