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Elena Getsios’s beekeeping co-op might have led to her first ever sting at the age of 20, but she’s still sweet on her experience working with bee colonies for Best Bees in Boston’s South End. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

The Class of 2021 celebrated Commencement in a year like no other in a venue like no other, Boston’s iconic Fenway Park. The Northeastern community observed a moment of reflection for George Floyd. The warm weather brought with it a slew of outdoor activities, as well as plenty of pollen, to the delight of a co-op that’s the bee’s knees. See all this and more through the lenses of Northeastern’s award-winning photographers.

Graduating seniors visit some of the interactive displays along the procession route on the Boston campus, which started at West Village and concluded at Matthews Arena. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Students enjoy warm spring weather on Northeastern's Boston campus. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Dwayne Gyateng, who studies business, juggles a soccer ball at William E. Carter Playground. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
With a glimmer of post-pandemic normalcy on the horizon and a message to use their new legal skills to work towards social justice across the world, graduates from the Class of 2021 school of law celebrated a sunny in-person Commencement ceremony on Parson’s Field. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, joins the graduating student procession just days before the Commencement exercises on May 8 and 9. Each weekday, students have donned their caps and gowns to proceed along a route through campus to enjoy interactive exhibits of sights and sounds created just for them. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Tackling climate change will require a widespread transition to renewable energy sources. Diego Rivera, who earned his engineering degree from Northeastern this spring, is working to ensure that this transition, driven by science and technology, is implemented equitably. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A woman kneels at the Moment of Reflection for George Floyd
The Northeastern community gathers for a moment of reflection for nine minutes and 29 seconds in memory of George Floyd on Centennial Common. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Elena Getsios’s beekeeping co-op might have led to her first ever sting at the age of 20, but she’s still sweet on her experience working with bee colonies for Best Bees in Boston’s South End. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
The Northeastern Class of 2021 celebrated Commencement across five ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday in the unique setting of Fenway Park in Boston. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Graduating seniors visit some of the interactive displays along the procession route on the Boston campus, which started at West Village and concluded at Matthews Arena. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Students enjoy warm weather on Northeastern's Boston campus. Photos by Matthew Moddono/Northeastern University
A husky puppy visits Centennial Common for Commencement Week festivities. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
The Northeastern Class of 2021 celebrates Commencement at Fenway Park in Boston. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Bilge Erten, assistant professor of economics, poses for a portrait. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Students gatherer in-person for one last time at the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute’s annual Baccalaureate ceremonies. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
There hasn’t been a noticeable improvement in mental health struggles since the pandemic started, according to a new survey of U.S. residents published by researchers from Northeastern, Harvard, Northwestern, and Rutgers. Even as COVID-19 numbers decrease, sleepless nights, depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts are on the rise. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
The Northeastern Class of 2021 celebrates Commencement at Fenway Park in Boston. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Cooper, a 6-month-old golden retriever puppy, will be on the Boston campus and ready to offer a soft paw or a warm snout as a community resource dog in the fall. He’s training with his handler, Northeastern University Police Department officer Joseph Matthews, at a company called Golden Opportunities for Independence in Walpole, Mass., that provides service dogs and community resource dogs. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Prospective students and visitors participate in a campus tour on Northeastern’s Boston campus. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A student strolls by the Boston campus water feature. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Construction continues on the EXP building, which will be an eight-story, 350,000-square-foot research center on Columbus Avenue. The building will include teaching and research labs, a cafe, a faculty club, and landscaped green space between Ruggles Station and ISEC. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A student kicks back with a book at Richardson Plaza on Northeastern’s Boston campus. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

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