News and Stories
In 1965, a Ford Motor Company executive invited Fred Brodsky, DMSB’66, to pilot a rare Shelby Cobra 427 roadster—when the Northeastern University co-op student was just 20 years old. Key in hand, Brodsky slipped behind the wheel, sparked the muscle car’s V8 engine, and burned rubber.
In 1984, Milliardaire Syverain was in the midst of a grueling journey—one that looked like it wasn’t going to end well.
Soon after arriving in this country from Haiti at age 19, his parents abandoned him. He was living in public housing at the foot of Mission Hill and his job prospects were bleak. That’s when he found a flier on his doorstep, inviting residents of Boston public housing to apply for scholarships to Northeastern.
A special thank you to all of our alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends. Your enthusiasm and energy make even our most ambitious dreams possible for Northeastern every day, and Giving Day 2019 was no exception. You helped bring in 14,119 gifts, which are sure to have a lasting effect on this university.
To honor Bill Simonetti’s passion for teaching, Mary and his brother James Simonetti established the William P. Simonetti Scholarship at the College of Professional Studies to support students pursuing careers in elementary and secondary education.
Northeastern University is naming its fastest-growing college the Khoury College of Computer and Information Sciences in honor of alumnus and trustee Amin Khoury.
Thermo Electron, a Boston-based company run by two brothers from Greece, invested 20 years in research and development before its landmark invention of an artificial heart in the 1980s.
In a world that is increasingly connected, that is increasingly reliant upon artificial intelligence, that is politically fractured, success has become a measure of how dynamic you can be, how nimble you are when faced with change, and how open you are to lifelong learning.
Northeastern, Industry, and Government Leaders Hail New Grant That Will Help Increase Diversity in STEM
As our society becomes more digital and connected, the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math will become increasingly intertwined with every aspect of work.
Northeastern has been a very important part of Sam and Nancy Jo Altschuler’s lives. Sixty years ago, in 1958, Sam received his MBA degree from Northeastern with Nancy Jo at his side.
Twenty Northeastern students have been named recipients of a global fellowship program.