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September in photos: A new normal that is full of activity

President Joseph E. Aoun and other university leaders welcomed incoming freshmen, Northeastern's class of 2025, to campus at the President's Convocation, held in Matthews Arena. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

September meant a very welcome “fully present” start to the academic year, a new normal just as exciting and enriching as the old one. Matriculation has been in full force as students enjoyed the late summer and early fall weather. Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun led the annual convocation for incoming freshmen while doctoral students and master’s degree students at D’Amore-McKim celebrated receiving their degrees. The university marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included remembering Candace Lee Williams, a student who died in the attack. The university’s annual Civic Experience series featured former Obama White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes; and a new eatery launched on Columbus Avenue. Enjoy these images from News@Northeastern’s award-winning photography team.

khailah griffin
khailah griffin
khailah griffin
Khailah Nichole-Robin Griffin drew from her own experiences while launching UnorthoDOCx, a nonprofit organization that helps non-traditional pre-medical students. Khailah is among 19 winners of inaugural Innovator Award offered by the university’s Women Who Empower diversity and entrepreneurship. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Student standing with arms up and shoes hanging around him.
Yuhong Su, a business administration and design major at Northeastern, is the founder of the Huskick's Sneakers Club, which has kicked off this semester. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
students walking on northeastern campus
Students walk past the Curry Student Center. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
syringes stuck into a globe
syringes stuck into a globe
Why can't we vaccinate the world? With 7.9 billion people worldwide, some 5.57 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally. But in low-income countries, only 1.9% of the population has received even one dose. At the root of that vaccine inequity, say Northeastern experts, is an issue of who is calling the metaphorical shots and why. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
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northeastern student moving in
students walking through ruggles station
students hugging each other
Students move-in on Northeastern's Boston campus for the start of the Fall semester. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
woman hugging
Nia Grace, owner of The Underground Cafe + Lounge, receives a hug during the grand opening event. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
student operating their robot
student operating a robot
Computer engineering graduate student Rui Luo operates the robot that will be entered into the September 2021 semifinals of a $10 million global robotics competition. Photos by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
northeastern students walking through campus
students walking through northeastern campus
students walking through northeastern campus
students walking through northeastern campus
Students walk through Northeastern’s Boston campus. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
person walking up stairs in snell library
A member of the Northeastern community walks up the stairs in Snell Library. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

 

gold northeastern graduation tassel
northeastern doctoral graduate holds her baby daughter to her chest while receiving their hood
masked northeastern doctoral graduates taking a selfie at hooding ceremony
northeastern doctoral graduate crosses stage holding hands with her daughter
The Northeastern doctoral hooding ceremony takes place in Matthews Arena. Photos by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
ben rhodes frowning while speaking and gesturing with his hands
students in the audience of ben rhodes event
ben rhodes book after the fall
students reading ben rhodes book after the fall
masked audience listens to ben rhodes speak
Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security adviser to President Barack Obama joins Mai'a K. Davis Cross, the Edward W. Brooke professor of political science and international affairs, for the Civic Experience discussion in Northeastern’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Photos by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
northeastern rotc student walking through campus
A member of the ROTC program walks through campus. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
audience of students at northeastern convocation ceremony
students wearing neon purple wristbands at presidents convocation
northeastern presidents convocation ceremony
masked students at convocation ceremony
President Joseph E. Aoun and other university leaders welcomed incoming freshmen, Northeastern's class of 2025, to campus at the President's Convocation, held in Matthews Arena. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
aniyah smith with glittering purple makeup look
aniyah smith purple makeup look
aniyah smith wearing purple makeup
Aniyah Smith’s strong showing in the Husky Startup Challenge inspired her to launch a startup, Push Beauty, that is developing inclusive and accessible cosmetics for a diverse population. Photos by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
students working on lab assignment
lab assignment measurement
Sheila Sossavi, left, and Joseph Labrador, both students in the bioengineering measurement, experimentation, and statistics course, work on a lab assignment in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
mohamed abanoor standing outside of police department
mohamed abanoor adjusting hearing device
mohamed abanoor signing in sign language
Mohamed Abanoor, a criminal justice student at Northeastern, is planning to change what are often fraught interactions between police and deaf people—by becoming an officer himself. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
person holding a white rose
students at candace lee williams memorial ceremony
candace lee williams memorial
students at candace lee williams memorial ceremony
Members of the Northeastern community attend the Twentieth Anniversary Time of Remembrance: September 11, 2001 event held at the Candace Lee Williams Sept. 11th Memorial Marker, between Ell Hall and the D’Amore McKim School of Business on Sept. 11, 2021. The event included moments of reflection, a reading of the names, and remarks by students, faculty, and staff. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A new sustainability seminar lets students propose their own sustainability program. They learn to think critically and propose solutions, says Jacob Glickel, who works in the Office of Sustainability. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
elton john impersonator performing
elton john impersonator wearing sequined union jack bow tie
Elton John impersonator performs outside the Curry Student Center in Snell Quad during the London Festival. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
london fest on snell quad
students taking selfies at london fest
london style street lamp with london landmark signs
beatles impersonation band
Snell Quad is transformed for a London Festival to showcase the global experience in London option for Northeastern students. Photos by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
aliyah jackson
Aliyah Jackson, a second-year psychology major, says her work with young adults with disabilities opened her eyes to the many obstacles they have to navigate every day. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
masked northeastern students at graduation ceremony
masked northeastern graduate
northeastern graduates walking across stage
northeastern graduates hugging each other
Northeastern University hosted the D’Amore-McKim School of Business graduate ceremony in Matthews Arena. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
student studying outside on a picnic blanket
students walking in front of ruggles station
student walking up stairs to bouve college
student sitting in glass hallway of kariotis hall
Students return to Northeastern's campus—here, there and everywhere. Photos by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University

 

Kobe the husky and Bean the dachshund meet at Northeastern's Fall Fest. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University

 

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