Her family history inspires her to help aspiring doctors from nontraditional backgrounds

Her family history inspires her to help aspiring doctors from nontraditional backgrounds

Khailah Nichole-Robin Griffin realized last year that preparing for and applying to medical school was more difficult and expensive than she had imagined—and that the admission system was tilted against people from unusual backgrounds. She responded to those challenges by creating UnorthoDOCx, a nonprofit organization that provides resources for nontraditional pre-medical students.

Olympic gold medalist Madison Mailey: “I’m living the athlete’s dream”

Olympic gold medalist Madison Mailey: “I’m living the athlete’s dream”

Madison Mailey, DMSB‘18, didn’t try rowing until her junior year of high school. “I was a dancer for 10 years,” she said. “It gave me a pretty good background of working hard.”

What she didn’t know at the time was that not really “fitting in” with the dance world – “I was so tall,” she said – gave her the opportunity to fall in love with rowing, and eventually become an Olympic gold medalist.

A Tribute To Nonnie S. Burnes

A Tribute To Nonnie S. Burnes

Nonnie S. Burnes, a former Trustee of Northeastern and associate justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, died on Saturday of kidney cancer at age 79. Her life was devoted to her husband, Richard Burnes, and their three children, as well as to the many people who...

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