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‘Reinvent yourselves so that you can reinvent the world’

May 1, 2020

Our world may be different today, Class of 2020. But your achievements are timeless.

To those on the front lines: Northeastern is with you

May 1, 2020

To the people on the front lines of this crisis, the Northeastern community is with you: Whether it’s providing housing for first responders; sharing cutting-edge models with federal agencies to get ahead of the spread of COVID-19; caring for patients in hospitals; or converting self-made businesses to make personal protective equipment. “I am confident that  Continue Reading »

Huskies From Home

April 12, 2020

In a world that’s been forced to disconnect, how does a community stay together? Northeastern students, faculty and staff describe some of the creative ways they are reconnecting with each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Aoun & the Great Carry-On Caper

December 2, 2019

President Joseph E. Aoun traveled to the U.K. to treat Northeastern students in London to Thanksgiving turkey. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

President Aoun’s 2019 Commencement Speech

May 3, 2019

The Class of 2019 is graduating into a world continuously being reshaped by rapidly advancing technology. And with the skills, knowledge, and agility that have been acquired through their experiences at Northeastern, this year’s graduates are well prepared to evolve along with it, President Joseph E. Aoun told students, families, and friends assembled at TD Garden on Friday.

President Aoun at the University of Oxford

January 26, 2018

Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence; robots can climb stairs, open doors, win Jeopardy, analyse stocks, work in factories, find parking spaces and advise oncologists. In the past, automation was considered a threat to low-skilled labour. Now, many high-skilled functions, including interpreting medical images, doing legal research, and analysing data, are within the skill sets of machines. How can higher education prepare students for their professional lives when professions themselves are disappearing?

Join Northeastern University’s President Joseph Aoun in conversation with Professor Martin Williams, Pro Vice-Chancellor Education as they discuss new ways to educate the next generation of university students to invent, to create, and to discover – to fill needs in society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot.

What does it mean to be resilient?

August 23, 2017

Carter Playground Groundbreaking

June 14, 2017

Future of the…Future

May 12, 2017

President Aoun’s banter with Frasier the Human Support Robot at Northeastern’s 2017 Commencement

May 5, 2017

Commencement remarks 2017

May 5, 2017

Boundless: Northeastern’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex

April 3, 2017

ISEC Grand Opening

April 3, 2017

A Q&A with President Aoun

March 10, 2017

President Aoun sat down with Senior Vice President for Advancement Diane MacGillivray on March 3 for a Q&A with university staff. Here are highlights from their discussion.

The Future of…Money

March 3, 2017

In Cuba, Northeastern teams with U.S. congressmen on partnerships

February 27, 2017

In February 2017 a delegation of Northeastern faculty and staff and members of Congress, led by Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun, visited Cuba. The trip included a stop at Ernest Hemingway’s house, where Aoun and U.S. Rep. James McGovern discussed the congressman’s work to preserve the hillside estate and the benefits of partnerships like Northeastern’s  Continue Reading »

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun signs an agreement with the University of Havana

February 27, 2017

President Aoun signed the agreement—the most comprehensive academic initiative by an American institution in Cuba—last week during a visit to Cuba, where he led a delegation of Northeastern faculty and staff and members of Congress. The collaboration expands upon Northeastern’s strategic partnerships in Cuba aimed at fostering novel research partnerships and educational opportunities for students.

A Tribute to the Dream: Northeastern’s Annual Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 17, 2017

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun encouraged the hundreds of students, staff, and faculty gathered in Blackman Auditorium on Jan. 17, 2017, for the university’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. convocation, to actively embrace the diversity and inclusion that are the bedrock of Northeastern’s mission.

3rd International Congress of Educational Innovation at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico City, Mexico.

December 12, 2016

President Aoun addresses the impact of AI and robotics on the economy and the workforce, lays out “robot-proof” innovation ideas for higher ed.

2016 National Competitiveness Forum

December 9, 2016

2016 National Competitiveness Forum in Washington, DC. Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun and Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush  discussed how industry and higher ed can work together to address the skills gap and develop a pipeline of talent that will help grow a stronger economy.

Inside the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex

December 8, 2016

Construction nears completion on the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) on Columbus Avenue at Northeastern University.

Innovation Imperative Series: College Disrupted – Charting a course for higher education’s future

December 8, 2016

State of the University: Northeastern 2025

December 8, 2016

The Power of the Networks. Watch as we celebrate our collective accomplishments and discuss our plans for an even brighter future.

Northeastern University Honors Its Veterans, November 11th, 2016

December 8, 2016

President Joseph E. Aoun welcomed the 119th class to Northeastern

December 8, 2016

At the President’s Convocation on Tuesday morning, President Aoun, along with other university and student leaders, underscored the diversity of the incoming freshman class and pointed to the myriad opportunities—from global co-op, to cutting-edge research, to student organizations—that lie ahead. Read the full story: http://northestrn.me/2bY83dT

Commencement 2016

December 8, 2016

Fostering Innovation – A Leadership Imperative

November 22, 2016

Northrop Grumman Corporation CEO Wes Bush and President Joseph E. Aoun in conversation about tech innovations in the public and private security sectors, including autonomous systems.

The Future of Eating

November 18, 2016

A conversation with Mario Batali, celebrity chef and author

President Aoun talks with student entrepreneurs

November 15, 2016

President Aoun talks with student entrepreneurs Abbey Titcomb, founder of Knightly, Connor Russo, founder of Cookin, and Neel Desai, CEO of IDEA, Northeastern’s student-led venture accelerator.

The Future of Transportation

September 20, 2016

A conversation with Chris Lambert, Chief Technology Officer of Lyft

Brain Power with Beth Stevens

September 16, 2016

PreSchool President

September 8, 2016

The kids at Northeastern’s Russell J. Call Children’s Center got a special visit from President Aoun when they were learning about Northeastern. Find out what happened when he lead their “circle time.”

President’s convocation 2016

September 6, 2016

The Future of Media

March 31, 2016

A conversation with Marty Baron, Pulitzer Prize-winning editor and digital media innovator

The Future of Food

February 25, 2016

A conversation with Chris Kimball, bow-tied chef, foodie media mogul, and creator and host of America’s Test Kitchen

Because of Dr. King I am empowered

February 18, 2016

Because of Dr. King I am empowered

Leymah Gbowee & President Aoun Dancing

February 18, 2016

President Aoun shares a dance with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee during an onstage Q&A.

The Future Of Dating

February 11, 2016

A conversation with Christian Rudder, co-founder of OkCupid

A Minute in President Aoun’s Shoes

November 16, 2015

President Aoun cruises campus in his custom Chucks. Watch him whip/nae nae.

Ambassador Aoun

November 6, 2015

President Aoun leads his first tour group with help from some Husky Ambassadors feeding him lines through a hidden earpiece. Alumnus and comedian James Huessy veers from the official tour guide script.

Class of 2025

November 6, 2015

5 prospective students explore Northeastern’s campus. Are we ready for the Class of 2025?

President Joseph E. Aoun met with students during the Senior Week Carnival held on Centennial Common at Northeastern University on May 5, 2015.
September 2, 2014 - President Joseph E. Aoun greeted members of Northeastern's 117th class at "A Taste of Boston," a celebration of traditional New England fare on Centennial Common.
April 22, 2015 - Abdul Hafiz, SSH'15, took a selfie with President Joseph E. Aoun.
September 2, 2014 - President Joseph E. Aoun greeted members of Northeastern's 117th class at "A Taste of Boston," a celebration of traditional New England fare on Centennial Common.
December 8, 2014 - President Joseph E. Aoun hosted a holiday party for high-achieving students at his home.
September 2, 2014 - President Joseph E. Aoun greeted members of Northeastern's 117th class at "A Taste of Boston," a celebration of traditional New England fare on Centennial Common.
September 2, 2014 - President Joseph E. Aoun greeted members of Northeastern's 117th class at "A Taste of Boston," a celebration of traditional New England fare on Centennial Common.
April 16, 2014 - Albert-Laszlo Barabasi took a "selfie" with President Joseph E. Aoun during the Academic Honors Convocation in the Curry Student Center Ballroom.
September 2, 2014 - President Joseph E. Aoun greeted members of Northeastern's 117th class at "A Taste of Boston," a celebration of traditional New England fare on Centennial Common.
September 12, 2014 - President Joseph E. Aoun and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren took a selfie with guests at MBTA Ruggles Station.
September 2, 2014 - President Joseph E. Aoun greeted members of Northeastern's 117th class at "A Taste of Boston," a celebration of traditional New England fare on Centennial Common.
October 25, 2014 - President Aoun took a selfie with a guest following the inaugural Parents and Family Weekend fashion show.
September 2, 2014 - President Joseph E. Aoun greeted members of Northeastern's 117th class at "A Taste of Boston," a celebration of traditional New England fare on Centennial Common.
September 2, 2014 - President Joseph E. Aoun greeted members of Northeastern's 117th class at "A Taste of Boston," a celebration of traditional New England fare on Centennial Common.
September 2, 2014 - President Joseph E. Aoun greeted members of Northeastern's 117th class at "A Taste of Boston," a celebration of traditional New England fare on Centennial Common.
October 25, 2014 - President Aoun with student models prior to the inaugural Parents and Family Weekend fashion show.
October 25, 2014 - President Joseph E. Aoun took a selfie with students during the Parents and Family Weekend.
October 25, 2014 - President Aoun took a selfie with a guest following the inaugural Parents and Family Weekend fashion show.

Selfies with the President

July 21, 2015

It’s become a pop­ular impromptu expe­ri­ence on campus: Stu­dent sees Pres­i­dent Aoun. Stu­dent runs toward Pres­i­dent Aoun. Stu­dent asks Pres­i­dent Aoun to take a selfie. Stu­dent takes selfie. Stu­dent rejoices.

Jef Aerosol at Northeastern University

June 22, 2015

Northeastern commissioned Jef Aérosol to install a large-scale stencil on the Huntington Avenue side of Cargill Hall, as well as some of his signature stencils around campus.

Northeastern’s Public Art Initiative sprang from President Aoun’s commitment to making the campus a canvas for visual expression that is innovative, dynamic, entrepreneurial, and engaged with the world.

Topping-off ceremony for the Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Sci­ence and Engi­neering Com­plex

May 21, 2015

President Joseph E. Aoun and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh celebrated the Topping Off ceremony of the ISEC, the new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Center at Northeastern University on Columbus Avenue. The topping off tradition traces back to 2700 BC and involves hoisting the last or highest structural beam on a building.

El Mac at Northeastern University

May 20, 2015

As part of the Northeastern Public Art Initiative, artist Miles “Mac” MacGregor, aka El Mac, was commissioned to create a new mural for Meserve Hall overlooking Centennial Common.

Northeastern’s Public Art Initiative sprang from President Aoun’s commitment to making the campus a canvas for visual expression that is innovative, dynamic, entrepreneurial, and engaged with the world.

Commencement 2015

May 8, 2015

Northeastern University celebrated its 113th commencement at TD Garden in Boston. More than 3,700 graduating seniors received diplomas. David Muir, the Emmy award-​​winning anchor of ABC World News Tonight, delivered the commencement address. President Aoun shared remarks with those gathered encouraging graduates to “go against the grain.”

The Viral President

May 6, 2015

When it comes to promoting an event or surprising students, President Joseph E. Aoun is always game for a video shoot. Here is a collection of videos that feature him and his one-of-a-kind onscreen humor.

Immersive Street Arcade – Game On!

May 5, 2015

President Joseph E. Aoun met with students enjoying OhHeckYeah, a Denver-based immersive street arcade that took over Krentzman Quad with custom video games, music, and more.

Northeastern’s Public Art Initiative sprang from President Aoun’s commitment to making the campus a canvas for visual expression that is innovative, dynamic, entrepreneurial, and engaged with the world.

Gordon Prize to Pitts and Silevitch

April 10, 2015

The National Academy of Engineering and the Northeastern University College of Engineering presented the Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education to Simon Pitts, Director of the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program at Northeastern University, and Michael Silevitch, the Founding Director of the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program.

President Joseph E. Aoun joined members of the band in the Doghouse student section during the 2015 Beanpot Championship game vs. Boston University.
President Joseph E. Aoun joined members of the band in the Doghouse student section during the 2015 Beanpot Championship game vs. Boston University.
A Northeastern University student posed for a picture with President Joseph E. Aoun and Mayor Martin J. Walsh during the 2015 Beanpot Championship.
President Joseph E. Aoun cheered during Dustin Darou's third period goal to tie the game in the 2015 Beanpot Championship game vs. Boston University.

Beanpot 2015

February 23, 2015

President Joseph E. Aoun attended the 2015 Beanpot Championship game vs. Boston University, held in the TD Garden in Boston on February 23, 2015.

NortheasternGO

January 15, 2015

For the first time ever, Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun hired co-ops. Matt and Caitlin are traveling the world for 6 months, connecting with Huskies abroad as university ambassadors. Follow their journey.

MLK Convocation

January 15, 2015

Students, faculty and staff filled the Curry Student Center Ballroom for “A Tribute to the Dream,” an annual celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event featured musical performances and remarks from President Joseph E. Aoun and special guest Yoruba Richen, filmmaker and director of the documentary, “The New Black.”

Profiles In Innovation: Claire Chase

November 19, 2014

Pres­i­dent Aoun hosted Claire Chase, the anom­alous flutist, arts entre­pre­neur, and 2012 MacArthur Fellow who per­formed in the Curry Stu­dent Center Ball­room and then gave a talk titled “Debunking, Dis­rupting, & Rethinking Entrepreneurship.”

The event was part of Profiles in Innovation, the speaker series created and hosted by President Aoun to bring the world’s most creative minds to campus for conversations on innovation and entrepreneurship.

State Of The University 2014

November 19, 2014

At the annual State of the University Event, President Joseph E. Aoun was joined by Stephen Director, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Richard Daynard, chair of the Faculty Senate Agenda Committee and University Distinguished Professor of Law, and Noah Carville, SSH’16, Student Body President in the Student Government Association.

At the event, three big announcements were made: the launch of TrueNortheastern, a new social impact council, and the highly anticipated outcome of the student contest to become President Aoun’s first co-op, which was awarded to Caitlin Morelli, SSH’16, and Matt Bilotti, DMSB’15

Innovation Imperative: Meet Generation Z

November 18, 2014

North­eastern partnered with Mar­ket­place to orga­nize Meet Generation Z, which fea­tured a panel dis­cus­sion focusing on this next gen­er­a­tion of stu­dents, workers, and inno­va­tors. Kai Ryssdal, host of Mar­ket­place, mod­er­ated the dis­cus­sion which included Joseph Aoun, President of Northeastern; Amy Scott, edu­ca­tion cor­re­spon­dent for Mar­ket­place; Bridget Terry Long, the Saris Pro­fessor of Edu­ca­tion and Eco­nomics at the Har­vard Grad­uate School of Edu­ca­tion; and Keyaun Hey­darian, a 17-​​year-​​old high school senior.

Northeastern University’s Innovation Imperative series, powered by the president’s thought leadership on transforming higher education, is helping shape the national conversation and drive policy reform on key issues affecting higher education and the global economy.

Profiles In Innovation: Marc Raibert

October 15, 2014

Marc Raibert’s talk, “Dynamic Robots: Mobility, Agility, and Speed,” revealed how he creates innovative and functional robots inspired by the grace, swiftness, and natural movements of animals.

The event was part of Profiles in Innovation, the speaker series created and hosted by President Aoun to bring the world’s most creative minds to campus for conversations on innovation and entrepreneurship.

President Joseph E. Aoun was joined by student entrepreneurs and leaders during the Parents and Family Weekend President's Welcome in Blackman Auditorium.
President Joseph E. Aoun greeted families, students and friends near Centennial Common during Parents and Family Weekend.
President Joseph E. Aoun greeted families, students and friends near Centennial Common during Parents and Family Weekend.
President Joseph E. Aoun greeted families, students and friends near Centennial Common during Parents and Family Weekend.
President Aoun with members of SCOUT, the student-run design group, prior to the inaugural Parents and Family Weekend fashion show, which was organized by SCOUT and featured outfits by NYC-based designer and Northeastern parent Kathleen McFeeters.
President Joseph E. Aoun spoke with NYC-based designer and Northeastern parent Kathleen McFeeters following the inaugural Parent & Family Weekend fashion show.
President Joseph E. Aoun was joined by student models and guests following the inaugural Parent & Family Weekend fashion show, which featured outfits by NYC-based designer and Northeastern parent Kathleen McFeeters.

Parent & Family Weekend 2014

October 15, 2014

President Joseph E. Aoun greeted families, students and friends during Parents and Family Weekend.

Profiles in Innovation: Ross Cagan

September 12, 2014

Dr. Ross Cagan joined Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun for a fas­ci­nating con­ver­sa­tion about fruit flies and the poten­tial to find a cure for cancer.

The event was part of Profiles in Innovation, the speaker series created and hosted by President Aoun to bring the world’s most creative minds to campus for conversations on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Carlston Cookout

September 11, 2014

President Joseph E. Aoun greeted and handed out hats to members of the Northeastern University Facilities Staff during the Carlston cookout.

East Village Dormitory Complex

September 11, 2014

President Joseph E. Aoun toured the new East Village dormitory complex, which is nearing completion behind the Huntington Avenue YMCA.

Taste of Boston

September 2, 2014

President Joseph E. Aoun greeted members of Northeastern’s 117th class at “A Taste of Boston,” a celebration of traditional New England fare on Centennial Common following the President’s Convocation in Matthews Arena.

Commencement 2014

May 2, 2014

Northeastern University celebrated its 112th commencement exercises on May 2, 2014. More than 3,500 seniors received diplomas at the ceremony at TD Garden in Boston where Janet Napolitano, the commencement speaker, LL COOL J, and former NFL player Wade Davis II received honorary degrees.

Inno­va­tion Imper­a­tive: Enhancing the Talent Pipeline

April 30, 2014

The Inno­va­tion Imper­a­tive: Enhancing the Talent Pipeline panel com­prised of Northeastern University President, Joseph E. Aoun; Gary Got­tlieb, pres­i­dent and CEO of Part­ners Health­care; Jeff Selingo, con­tributing editor to The Chron­icle of Higher Edu­ca­tion; and was mod­er­ated by Kara Miller, host and exec­u­tive editor of Inno­va­tion Hub on WGBH.The event focused on the rela­tion­ship today between higher edu­ca­tion and industry, and how CEOs and C- Suite exec­u­tives view the readi­ness of col­lege graduates.

Northeastern University’s Innovation Imperative series, powered by the president’s thought leadership on transforming higher education, is helping shape the national conversation and drive policy reform on key issues affecting higher education and the global economy.

Profiles in Innovation: Sir Harold Kroto

April 15, 2014

Sir Harold Kroto’s talk, “Carbon in Nano and Outer Space,” recounted how his investigations into the atmosphere of a giant red star launched a revolutionary breakthrough at the nanometer scale.

The event was part of Profiles in Innovation, the speaker series created and hosted by President Aoun to bring the world’s most creative minds to campus for conversations on innovation and entrepreneurship.

A Message from Northeastern University President, Joseph E. Aoun

April 14, 2014

Today, as we mark the one-year anniversary of the day Boston — and all of us —were brought together in tragedy, may we also reflect on the collective support, individual perseverance and enormous strength of our community that have enabled us to move forward.

Sir Richard Roberts Lecture at Northeastern University

March 27, 2014

Roberts deliv­ered his lec­ture titled “Why I love bac­teria,” describing not only why bac­teria are impor­tant to sus­tain human life but also how they are so aes­thet­i­cally pleasant. The sev­eral hun­dred tril­lion micro­scopic indi­vid­uals helping to keep each of us alive and healthy, Roberts said, only scratches the sur­face of the extreme bio­di­ver­sity encap­su­lated in  Continue Reading »

Profiles in Innovation: The Next Generation of Electronics is a Press-​​on Tattoo

March 17, 2014

John Rogers, inventor of novel technologies that combine electronics with human biology, discussed his research and the future of wearable electronics with President Joseph E. Aoun.

The event was part of Profiles in Innovation, the speaker series created and hosted by President Aoun to bring the world’s most creative minds to campus for conversations on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex Groundbreaking

February 24, 2014

Hundreds of members of the Northeastern University and surrounding communities gathered at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the ISEC, or Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC), on Columbus Avenue. President Joseph E. Aoun joined New Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who represented the City of Boston, in the ceremony. Video by Craig Laplante and Ursula August.

Homecoming Weekend and Empowerfest

November 16, 2013

The Northeastern community celebrated the university-wide launch of its $1 billion Empower campaign with Empowerfest, an exciting showcase featuring dozens of interactive exhibits that served as the centerpiece of Homecoming Weekend.

State Of The University 2013

October 22, 2013

At the annual State of the University event, President Joseph E. Aoun was joined by Stephen Director, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Richard Daynard, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Diane MacGillivray, Senior Vice President for University Advancement and Nick Naraghi, Student Body President in the Student Government Association.

Profiles In Innovation: Aereo, Inc.

October 21, 2013

President Joseph E. Aoun speaks with Northeastern graduate and founder of Aereo, Inc., Chet Kanojia as part of the Profiles in Innovation Series inside Raytheon. Kanojia is breaking new bounds with his online TV platform which is changing the way we watch and pay for television.

The event was part of Profiles in Innovation, the speaker series created and hosted by President Aoun to bring the world’s most creative minds to campus for conversations on innovation and entrepreneurship.

GrandMarc Topping Off Ceremony

October 18, 2013

President Joseph E. Aoun and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino celebrated the Topping Off ceremony of the GrandMarc, the new student residence hall at Northeastern University adjacent to the YMCA building and New England Conservatory.

Welcome Week 2013

September 2, 2013

Welcome Week is an exciting time on campus where incoming students can meet their fellow classmates, mingle with President Aoun, explore Boston, and learn their way around campus.

Co-op: An education like no other

May 30, 2013

Experiential learning has become the hot phrase in higher education. But here at Northeastern University, it’s more than a phrase—it’s who we are.

Commencement 2013

May 13, 2013

Northeastern University celebrated its 111th commencement at TD Garden in Boston. More than 3,200 graduating seniors received diplomas. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank President, delivered the commencement address to a crowd of about 20,000.

Torch Luncheon

May 2, 2013

The 2013 Torch Luncheon celebrated the accomplishments of the third class of Torch scholars. President Joseph E. Aoun made remarks alongside student speakers.

MLK Convocation

January 24, 2013

During the Annual Dr. Martin Lurther King, Jr. Convocation at Northeastern University, President Joseph E. Aoun welcomed Newton Mayor Setti D. Warren as the guest of honor.

President Joseph E. Aoun hosts a forum, entitled “Innovation Imperative: The Future of Higher Eduction” at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Photo by Paul Morigi.
President Joseph E Aoun (center) poses with panelists during the higher eduction forum. Photo by Paul Morigi.
President Joseph E. Aoun hosts a forum, entitled “Innovation Imperative: The Future of Higher Eduction” at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Photo by Paul Morigi.

Innovation In Higher Ed Summit

November 27, 2012

Northeastern University released a national opinion survey about the public’s attitudes toward the future of higher education in the U.S. The release of the results was followed by a panel discussion on the same topic.

Northeastern University’s Innovation Imperative series, powered by the president’s thought leadership on transforming higher education, is helping shape the national conversation and drive policy reform on key issues affecting higher education and the global economy.

November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2015 - Northeastern University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country.
November 11, 2014 - Northeastern University observed Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial at the Neal Finnegan Plaza.
November 11, 2014 - Northeastern University observed Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial at the Neal Finnegan Plaza.
November 11, 2014 - Northeastern University observed Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial at the Neal Finnegan Plaza.
November 11, 2014 - Northeastern University observed Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial at the Neal Finnegan Plaza.
November 11, 2014 - Northeastern University observed Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial at the Neal Finnegan Plaza.
November 11, 2013 - Northeastern University observed Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial at the Neal Finnegan Plaza.
November 11, 2013 - Northeastern University observed Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial at the Neal Finnegan Plaza.
November 12, 2012 - Northeastern University observed Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial on campus. President Joseph E. Aoun welcomed Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano as the guest of honor.
November 12, 2012 - Northeastern University observed Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial on campus. President Joseph E. Aoun welcomed Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano as the guest of honor.
November 12, 2012 - Northeastern University observed Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial on campus. President Joseph E. Aoun welcomed Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano as the guest of honor.
November 12, 2012 - Northeastern University observed Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial on campus. President Joseph E. Aoun welcomed Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano as the guest of honor.
November 11, 2011 - Northeastern University observed Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial on campus. President Joseph E. Aoun welcomed General David D. McKiernan as the guest of honor.
November 11, 2011 - Northeastern University observed Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial on campus. President Joseph E. Aoun welcomed General David D. McKiernan as the guest of honor.
November 11, 2011 - Northeastern University observed Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial on campus. President Joseph E. Aoun welcomed General David D. McKiernan as the guest of honor.
November 11, 2011 - Northeastern University observed Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial on campus. President Joseph E. Aoun welcomed General David D. McKiernan as the guest of honor.
November 11, 2011 - Northeastern University observed Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial on campus. President Joseph E. Aoun welcomed General David D. McKiernan as the guest of honor.

Veterans Day Ceremony

November 12, 2012

Every year the North­eastern com­mu­nity gathers for a Vet­erans Day cer­e­mony to honor all who have served in the U.S. mil­i­tary, espe­cially North­eastern stu­dents and alumni.

The annual Vet­erans Day cer­e­mony is held at the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Vet­erans Memo­rial located on the Neal Finnegan Plaza adja­cent to the Egan Research Center. The memo­rial bears the names of the men and women from North­eastern who gave their lives serving in the military.

D’Amore-McKim Naming Ceremony

September 28, 2012

President Joseph E. Aoun and the Board of Trustees host faculty, students, staff and alumni during the official naming ceremony of the new D’Amore-McKim School of Business, formerly the College of Business Administration, in Blackman Auditorium. Northeastern alumni Richard D’Amore, BA’76, and Alan McKim, MBA’88, joined forces to make the largest philanthropic investment in the university’s history.

President Aoun hosts Washington reception

June 19, 2012

President Joseph E. Aoun hosted a reception in Washington for members of Congress, Department of Education leaders, faculty and alumni. Earlier in the day, Aoun chaired his first American Council on Education meeting, and later met with lawmakers on issues important to higher education.

President Aoun attends first DHS council meeting

March 20, 2012

President Joseph E. Aoun joined fellow members of the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano at the council’s first meeting on March 20 in Washington, D.C.

The future of globalization and higher education

February 16, 2012

President Joseph E. Aoun recently spoke on a Council on Foreign Relations panel “Globalization and Higher Education: Implications for the Future,” at the Council’s New York headquarters.

Shaping the future of higher education

January 9, 2012

In his keynote address at the annual College Board colloquium, Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun outlined how American institutions can meet the challenges of the 21st century.

President Aoun honored with MIT alumni award

October 27, 2011

President Joseph E. Aoun is presented with the Robert A. Muh Alumni Award in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the Bartos Theater at MIT. This honor celebrates MIT alumni who have made outstanding contributions in multiple academic fields.

President Aoun’s message from London

October 22, 2011

President Aoun checked in live from London to greet families who gathered on the Boston campus for Parents and Families Weekend. He was surrounded by Northeastern students studying in London.

2011 State of the University

October 12, 2011

President Aoun outlines strategy behind University’s current, unprecedented successes in education and research during his State of the University address. Photos by Christopher Huang.

Northeastern convenes financial aid meeting in Washington

June 14, 2011

Continuing his leadership on national higher education issues, President Joseph E. Aoun meets with federal education officials to discuss fate of Perkins Loan Program. Photos by Brendan Hoffman

Philomena Mantella works the ice cream station at the Northeastern's Year End Celebration.
President Aoun works the ice cream station at Northeastern's Year End Celebration.
President Aoun works the ice cream station at Northeastern's Year End Celebration.
President Aoun works the ice cream station at Northeastern's Year End Celebration.
John McNally receives ice cream from President Aoun.
President Aoun works the ice cream station at Northeastern's Year End Celebration.
Northeastern faculty and staff gather in the Curry Student Center for the Year End Celebration.
Northeastern faculty and staff gather in the Curry Student Center for the Year End Celebration.
Sierra Rosenand Carolyn Buckley-Coopper.

Serving up an end of year celebration

May 9, 2011

President Aoun helped dish out ice cream to the Northeastern community at the university’s end of year celebration, held at the Curry Student Center. Photos by Mike Mazzanti

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of Global Development Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks to graduates at the afternoon commencement ceremony for graduate students. Burwell received an honorary degree, Doctor of Philosophy.

Commencement 2011—afternoon ceremony

May 6, 2011

Northeastern University’s Class of 2011 graduate students received their master’s and doctoral degrees in afternoon exercises at Matthews Arena. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Global Development Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, delivered the commencement address to graduates. Photos by Mary Knox Merrill

Torch Scholars Luncheon

May 5, 2011

Students in the inaugural class of Torch Scholars were honored at a pre-graduation luncheon where family, friends, and Northeastern staff affiliated with the Torch program celebrated their impressive accomplishments. Actor, musician, and philanthropist, Todd Smith, aka LL Cool J, was the keynote speaker at the luncheon where he imparted words of inspiration and personal experience to guide the students as they set off into the real world. Photos by Mary Knox Merrill

Students thanked for life-saving actions

April 26, 2011

President Aoun thanked students Danielle Pesko and Samantha Cook for their quick actions to save the life of Northeastern facilities department employee Jerry Foster who collapsed in April and required CPR. Photos by Mike Mazzanti

President Aoun meets with Goldwater Scholar Jose Orozco and his professor Erin Cram.
President Aoun meets with Goldwater Scholar Jose Orozco and his professor Erin Cram.

Undergraduate honored with prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

April 26, 2011

President Aoun congratulated junior Jose Orozco for winning a 2011 Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious honor that recognizes outstanding undergraduate academic achievement in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Photos by Mike Mazzanti

Pictured from left: Andrew Mazzotta, Bryan Keen, Associate Professor Jeffrey Ruberti, Elizabeth Duffy, President Aoun, Jameson Stark, Provost Steve Director, Dave Christianson.
Pictured from left: Andrew Mazzotta, Bryan Keen, Associate Professor Jeffrey Ruberti, Elizabeth Duffy, President Aoun, Jameson Stark, Provost Steve Director, Dave Christianson.

Seniors go green with capstone

April 12, 2011

President Joseph E. Aoun meets with engineering students who designed a low-cost bioreactor for their capstone project. Photos by Mike Mazzanti

CEO breakfast forum

April 12, 2011

David Mondragon, MBA’85, CEO and President of Ford Motor Company of Canada, spoke at Northeastern University’s CEO Breakfast Forum. Mondragon discussed the changing landscape of the auto industry and described how Ford has positioned itself to succeed in North America and around the globe. Photos by Mary Knox Merrill

President Aoun meets with ROTC members

April 6, 2011

President Joseph E. Aoun meets with members of Northeastern University’s ROTC, as well as ROTC Command Commanding General, MG McDonald.  Photos by Mary Knox Merrill

100 Most Influential Seniors Event

April 6, 2011

President Aoun meets with the 100 Most Influential Seniors. The students are nominated by their peers, the faculty and staff for the impact they have made at Northeastern and around the world. Photos by Mike Mazzanti

Research and Scholarship Expo 2011

April 6, 2011

At the Research and Scholarship Expo 2011, more than 300 presentations highlighted innovative student and faculty research projects in various disciplines and colleges throughout the University. Photos by Mary Knox Merrill

Truman Scholar

April 6, 2011

President Joseph E. Aoun meets with Matthew Cournoyer, recipient of the Truman Scholarship, and faculty advisor Bruce Wallin, Associate Professor of Political Science, at Northeastern University. Photos by Mary Knox Merrill

University leaders and U.S. Senators Roundtable

March 31, 2011

President Joseph E. Aoun met with other university leaders and U.S. Senators on March 31 at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. to discuss the important role university-based research in science plays in sparking innovation and economic growth. Photos by Mary Knox Merrill

NU Science Magazine

March 17, 2011

President Joseph E. Aoun meets with students from NU Science Magazine and faculty advisor Geoffrey Davies, professor in chemistry and chemical biology. Photo by Mary Knox Merrill

Estonian Delegation

March 14, 2011

Higher education leaders from Estonia visited Northeastern and met with members of the University’s faculty and administration.program met with President Joseph E. Aoun after they returned from their award-winning performance in Washington, D.C. Photos by Mary Knox Merrill

Linguistics Lecture

March 7, 2011

President Aoun participates in a linguistics class as a guest lecturer. Photos by Mary Knox Merrill

International Model NATO Competition

March 7, 2011

tudents from Northeastern’s International NATO program met with President Joseph E. Aoun after they returned from their award-winning performance in Washington, D.C. Photo by Mary Knox Merrill

CEO Breakfast Forum

February 25, 2011

David Mondragon, MBA’85, CEO and President of Ford Motor Company of Canada, spoke at Northeastern University’s CEO Breakfast Forum. Mondragon discussed the changing landscape of the auto industry and described how Ford has positioned itself to succeed in North America and around the globe. Photos by Mary Knox Merrill

Beanpot Championship

February 14, 2011

President Joseph E. Aoun joined members of the Northeastern community to watch the hockey team compete in the Beanpot Championship. The team came close to winning, but fell to No. 1 ranked Boston College 7-6 in overtime. Photos by Mary Knox Merrill

Hockey team prepares for the Beanpot championship

February 10, 2011

Members of the hockey team talk with President Joseph E. Aoun at a practice session in advance of the Beanpot championship game against Boston College. Photos by Mary Knox Merrill

Celebration of Scholarship

February 9, 2011

Dean Georges Van Den Abbeele and Dean Murray Gibson celebrated the accomplishments of four Northeastern scholars. President Joseph E. Aoun, assistant academic specialist Heather Littlefield, associate professor Janet Randall, and retired professor John Frampton each recently published a book in the field of linguistics. Photos by Mary Knox Merrill

Beanpot Tournament

February 7, 2011

President Aoun and members of the Northeastern University cheer the hockey team to a 4-0 victory over Harvard in the first round of the Beanpot Tournament.  Photos by Heratch Photography

Reception for Facilities’ Snow Team

January 31, 2011

President Aoun hosted a reception to thank members of Facilities’ snow team for all their efforts to keep the campus clear this winter. Photos by Mary Knox Merrill

Northeastern MLK Convocation 2011

January 19, 2011

The Honorable Roderick Ireland, PHD’98, H’98, recently confirmed as the chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, delivered the keynote address at the University’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation.

Northeastern students named “Emerging Leaders”

January 19, 2011

President Aoun and Professor Jerome Hajjar, chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering department, congratulate Ann Polaneczky and Matt Walsh, who were named “Emerging Leaders” by Engineers without Boarders-USA for their work in Honduras and Uganda.