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November 2021 in photos: A long-awaited Commencement, plus bright colors herald change

2020 graduates attend their Commencement ceremony on Nov. 13, 2021. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University

November 2021 brought 2020 graduates back to campus for in-person Commencement ceremonies in Matthews Arena, and also saw veterans honored, leaves falling, and an 8-year-old joining the Huskies hockey team—experience all this and more through the lenses of News@Northeastern’s award-winning photographers.

A member of the Northeastern facilities team polishes the plaques in the Veterans Memorial in preparation for the university's Veterans Day ceremony. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
Chris DeWitt, a Northeastern alum and a former U.S. Army infantry officer, has a new job at Northeastern advising students on their post-military civilian careers. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
The Veterans Day event marked the 70th anniversary for Northeastern’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, as well as the 15th anniversary of the dedication of the plaza on which the university’s Veterans Memorial stands. Photos by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
Nia Grace, owner of The Underground Cafe + Lounge poses for a photo with Michelle Wu, newly elected mayor of Boston, inside Grace’s cafe on Northeastern’s Boston campus the day after after election night. Wu, who won in a landslide, took office Nov. 16. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Foliage is seen through a macro lens on Northeastern’s Boston campus. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern University announced the signing of 8-year-old Simon Valencia-Devin as the newest member of the Huskies men's ice hockey program at Matthews Arena on Nov. 15, 2021. Simon comes to Northeastern through a partnership with Team IMPACT, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

 

Artists Terri Chiao and Adam Frenzza, together known as CHIAOZZA, install the latest art exhibit at Northeastern University, Lumpy Notes, in Richardson Plaza. The installation, two years in the making, revolves around seven large, colorful sculptures. Photos by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
Koi fish swim amid fallen leaves in the pond next to Curry Student Center. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Scenes from the 2020 Commencement. Photos by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
Northeastern University celebrated its undergraduate and graduate 2020 Commencement ceremonies at Matthews Arena on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, Speakers included Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, Ming Tsai, a James Beard Award-winning chef, as well as student speakers. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

 

Northeastern University celebrates its undergraduate and graduate 2020 Commencement ceremonies at Matthews Arena. Speakers included Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, Ming Tsai, a James Beard Award-winning chef, as well as student speakers. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Sarah Bernt, who graduated from Northeastern in 2019, has been selected for the George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which sends future American leaders to the island of Ireland for a year of graduate study. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
President Joseph E. Aoun and Ming Tsai cook something up for the 2020 Commencement ceremony. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Autumnal scenes from Northeastern University's Boston campus. Photos by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
man wearing black suit and blue bow tie
Ravi Sarathy, professor of international business and strategy, predicts fewer flights this holiday travel season, a move by airlines to ensure those flights are full. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
Members of Northeastern’s facilities division clean leaves on the Boston campus. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern University on Nov. 11, 2021 held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country. Remarks were given by Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts, U.S. Army as well as other distinguished speakers. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A member of the Northeastern Community skateboards to the Ruggles T station with his suitcase before Thanksgiving break. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University

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