News @ Northeastern
“Rescinding the rule announced last week benefits everyone—international students, universities, and the United States as a whole,” said Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern. “We must continue to make our universities, and our nation, a welcome place for students and scholars from all over the world.”
The pandemic has exposed raw inequality and devastated entire industries. But business leaders from the region, in a panel discussion organized by Northeastern’s Young Global Leaders, expressed optimism that Latin America may one day compete on a global scale, and even pose a threat to China as a wordwide trading partner.
As the first Black selectperson in Stoughton, she wants to prioritize diversity
Northeastern graduate Debra Roberts, recently elected as the first Black member of the governing body of Stoughton, Massachusetts, a town 20 miles south of Boston, has been recognized by the commonwealth for her contributions to the community. She plans to start her three-year term by tackling the lack of diversity in the town’s workforce.
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In The Media
When Lisa Gozbekian reads a picture book, normally, there would be an audience of excited preschoolers sitting in front of her. During the pandemic, she records herself reading in an empty room for Jumpstart, an organization that teaches literacy and social skills to preschoolers from communities that do not have adequate access to reading materials.
When major sports leagues shut down or were postponed earlier this year, the move was a powerful message for many that the COVID-19 pandemic needed to be taken seriously. Their reopening could also serve to amplify a powerful message: this time, for racial justice, says Dan Lebowitz, executive director of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern.