We discovered something amazing
“This innovative and unconventional breakthrough is precisely the kind of research Northeastern brings to the world.”
In January, Northeastern University professors Kim Lewis and Slava Epstein and their research colleagues published work detailing the discovery of a new antibiotic— teixobactin—that kills pathogens without encountering any detectable resistance. The discovery was made possible by the iChip, an invention that has opened up a new frontier of drug discovery, and the research generated international attention and was covered by news outlets across the globe.
In the News
- New York Times: From a pile of dirt, hope for a powerful new antibiotic
- Boston Globe: Northeastern researchers discover new antibiotic in a Maine soil sample
- Wall Street Journal: Scientists discover potent antibiotic, a potential weapon against a range of diseases
- The Atlantic: A new drug in the age of antibiotic resistance
We went dancing
In March, the Northeastern men’s basketball team earned a bid to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 24 years. The excitement captivated the entire Northeastern community, and signified another step in the university’s steady path to national prominence.
We made our campus a canvas
From Los Angeles-based street muralist El Mac’s masterpiece on the side of Meserve Hall, to internationally-renowned street graffiti artist Jef Aerosol’s work throughout campus, to Los Angeles-based pop surrealist artist John Park’s mural in East Village, President Aoun’s Public Art Initiative turned our entire campus into a canvas.
|El Mac mural from start to finish||Open-air museums||New faces around campus||Campus muralist at work|
We opened a new residence hall
We expanded our global network
Northeastern University pioneers new learning model in Silicon Valley
“Northeastern’s Silicon Valley hub builds on our approach of seeing businesses as partners and new regions as opportunities to empower human potential,” said President Joseph E. Aoun as the university launched a pioneering new learning model in the San Francisco Bay area.
Northeastern University opens regional campus in Toronto
Building on the success of its regional campus network in selected U.S. cities, Northeastern announced the launch of its first international campus. Northeastern will open a location in Toronto, Ontario, in 2016.
We invested in our community
Northeastern will invest $26 million to transform city park
In a unique public-private partnership, Northeastern announced that, with the City of Boston, it will build a state-of-the-art athletic complex that will expand recreation opportunities for both Northeastern students and Boston residents.
Northeastern Crossing formally unveiled
Members of the Northeastern and Boston communities celebrated the opening of Northeastern Crossing at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 29. The center is the university’s first formal venue dedicated to fostering dialogue, creative collaboration, and new connections between city residents and Northeastern faculty, staff, and students.
We invested in our veterans
In honor of Veterans Day this year, the university announced the launch of the Center for Advancement of Veterans and Service members. The first-of-its-kind center offers a range of resources and benefits, including mentorship opportunities, assistance with the transition to civilian life, and help securing meaningful careers following graduation. The center continues Northeastern’s long-standing commitment to our nation’s veterans.
We invested in our families
We invested in research
We experienced the world
President Aoun’s first two Global Officers, Matt Bilotti and Caitlin Morelli, said that their global expeditions shaped their career paths. After returning to campus, they shared personal anecdotes and life-defining lessons.
A shark-infested co-op experience
Northeastern student named Rhodes scholar
Why they loved their global co-ops
#iheartcoop from anywhere: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab
We had fun
|Welcome Week highlight reel||Gingerbread Disaster||Campus sights as fall semester begins||Northeastern 5K Color Run|