News and Stories
Dona Bertarelli is the fastest woman to sail around the world, but that isn’t her only feat. She’s also a renowned philanthropist and activist who has helped protect more than a million square miles of ocean, with the goal of saving many more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Northeastern University is naming its fastest-growing college the Khoury College of Computer and Information Sciences in honor of alumnus and trustee Amin Khoury.