October 21, 2013
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Graduate Student News. Produced bi-weekly by the Office of Graduate Student Life, the News is an e-newsletter of University activities and information relevant to Graduate Students and will highlight the Graduate Student Government.


The graduate student population at Northeastern is wide and varied. Students are pursuing Master's and Doctoral Degrees in more than 165 programs on a full-time or part-time basis, face-to-face in Boston, online and at our Graduate Campuses in Charlotte and Seattle. This rich community of learners and scholars adds to the fabric and vitality of the University. In addition to their work in the lab/office/classroom or studio, students are encouraged to become engaged with the University.  Be sure to check out the Upcoming Events section below including President Aoun's State of the University event on Tuesday, October 22.


Regardless of your location, in addition to the academic and support services through specific graduate programs/schools/colleges, graduate students are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous opportunities available through the University. 

Did You Know?

Tickets to Men's and Women's Basketball and Hockey home games are included in the Sports and Recreation fee paid by full-time graduate students. To claim tickets for any home hockey or basketball game, students have two options:

      1. Present your Husky ID card at the designated Student Sports Pass window at each venue on the day of the game.

      2. One week prior to each event, reserve your ticket through the Ticket Center channel on myNEU or at the Ell Hall Box Office.


All students are encouraged to claim tickets online and print out the tickets in advance to avoid waiting in lines at the arena. Also, students that have tickets in advance are encouraged to enter the arena using the red door at the zamboni entrance (directly across from the Gainsborough Parking Garage).


Part time, CPS, Law, and Evening Graduate students have the option to purchase tickets to individual games or purchase the Sports & Recreation Pass if you would like full access to student tickets. Please contact Student Financial Services to purchase the pass.

Graduate Student Government News
The Graduate Student Government is the representative voice for all graduate students at Northeastern. This column in each Graduate Student News will highlight what we are working on and how students can remain involved with the University.


Do you care about graduate student life? Want to get your voice heard? GSG is looking for Graduate Student Senators from every college! GSG Senators serve for one academic year and can be full or part time students. Don't miss your opportunity to help build a stronger graduate student community, and weigh in on important campus issues.


The Graduate Student Government holds open meetings. This means that you can join anytime and check us out. Our next Senate meeting is Wednesday Oct 30, 12-1pm, Curry 348. Lunch will be provided.


Please visit our website, stop by the GSG office at 236 Curry Student Center or contact us at We look forward to serving all Northeastern graduate students.

Graduate Campuses

The graduate campuses in Charlotte and Seattle provide opportunities for students across the country.


Entering its second year in the heart of uptown Charlotte, Northeastern University-Charlotte offers 15 masters programs in business, healthcare, education, energy, nonprofit, government, finance and technology; 3 doctorates in education and healthcare related fields; and access to unparalleled cooperative education and career services. The campus is currently home to over 200 students and recognized its first two graduates in September 2013.


The Seattle Campus opened its doors in January of 2013 in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. Innovating at the cross section of academia and industry, Northeastern University - Seattle, fosters NU's global network and strategic business partnerships, connecting students, alumni, faculty and staff to the region and beyond. The campus offers high demand graduate degrees specifically relevant to the region and its industries in science and technology, business and nonprofit leadership, and health-care innovation.


Additional information about Northeastern's Graduate Campus Strategy and the Charlotte and Seattle campuses is available on their website

Provost Office News

Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the Dissertation Completion Fellowship for Spring 2014! This award is intended to provide Ph.D. candidates with financial support so they can spend their final semester writing their dissertations. Any currently enrolled Ph.D. student at Northeastern who has completed all course requirements including comprehensive exams and dissertation proposal defense and is nearing completion of their dissertation is eligible for this fellowship. Additional information is available at the website.  


Northeastern will begin offering the nation's first interdisciplinary doctoral program in network science, an emerging field that researches the underlying complexity that governs all systems, be they comprised of atoms in a molecule or people using social media to communicate across the globe.  Additional information is available through the News@Northeastern.


In This Issue
University Resources
Upcoming Events
Emmanuel Jal: A Concert for Peace
Monday, October 21
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Curry Student Center Ballroom        

     Born in Sudan, Emmanuel Jal was a "lost boy," who was forced to become a child soldier at the age of 7. He later survived an arduous months-long escape through the desert.

Today this author, global hip-hop star, actor, and human rights activist uses music to promote his "We Want Peace" campaign.  This concert is followed by a book signing.

RSVP required.


The State of the University

Tuesday October 22
11:30 - 12:30
Solomon Court, Cabot Center
     Join President Aoun and help write the next chapter of Northeastern!.  Add your voice to the agenda on Twitter using #StateofNU. 
First Annual DPLAfest
Friday, October 25
8:00am to 5:00pm
Snell Library

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is partnering with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the Boston Public Library, and the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science to bring together librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, teachers and students, and many others to celebrate the DPLA's successful April 2013 launch, its recent milestones, and its future at the first annual DPLAfest.  Additional information and registration available.  

Graduate Student Government (GSG) Meeting
Wednesday, October 30
Curry Student Center 348
     Learn about the GSG, how to become a Graduate Student Senator, and get ready to discuss ideas with us! Visit the website for more information.

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Contact Us
For addtional information or to submit an event to be listed contact:
Dan Volchok
Assistant Dean, Graduate Student LIfe and Global Connections
(617) 373-5422
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