November 5, 2013

As we move through the Fall semester, it is time to start thinking about the Spring. The "Did You Know" section highlights two items related to next semester. Through November 15, graduate students are eligible to purchase discounted passes for the MBTA bus, subway commuter rail or boats. These special, semester length passes offer up to an 11% discount.  Second, the International Student Scholar Institute (ISSI) hosts a two month long cultural celebration in February and March. Planning for these events is underway. Graduate students are encouraged to join the planning committee to help showcase the rich cultural diversity of the Northeastern community.

     One last Spring semester item of note. Registration for Spring courses opens on Friday, November 15. Course listings are currently available through Banner.

     If you have any question, comments or suggestions for the Graduate Student News, feel free to contact Dan Volchok via e-mail or at 617-373-5422.

Did You Know?

Semester Discounted T Pass Program - Students are eligible to purchase T Passes for the bus, subway, commuter rail and boats at an 11% discount.  The program provides for unlimited rides from January 1 through April 30, 2014.  T passemay be ordered through your myNEU account by selecting NUPay.  Payment may be made via electronic check, Mastercard, Visa, American Express or Discover.  The deadline to purchase a Spring Semester T pass is Friday, November 15, 2013 at 3pm.  If you have any questions regarding the discounted pass program, please call the MBTA at 617-222-5218 or visit the MBTA Website.


ISSI CARNEVALE 2014 - The International Student Scholar Institute (ISSI) has begun planning the ISSI Carnevale 2014, a two month-long cultural celebration.  If you have ideas for new Carnevale events or want to help plan and organize cultural events, come and join the planning committee meetings.  Meetings are held every Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in ISSI Lounge, 405 Ell Hall.  To join the committee click here  For more information about ISSI Carnevale, please visit the ISSI Carnevale Website.

Graduate Student Government News

Call for Graduate Senators!

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) is looking for senators! Come represent the interests of your college and fellow graduate students! We have a particular need for Senators from the College of Art, Media & Design and the College of Computer and Information Science.


As a GSG Senator, you will be able to have an official vote on GSG business. You will be asked to represent your college and attend our bi-weekly meetings (scheduled for Wednesdays at noon). Our meetings serve as a forum to conduct official business, hear from special guests, hear from our graduate student senators and other students, as well as plan and organize events and initiatives to improve graduate student life at Northeastern! Senators serve on committees to advocate for other graduate students.


If you're interested in getting involved as a senator, please visit our website and see the "join us" tab.


The next GSG Senate Meeting is Wednesday, November 13th, 12-1pm in Curry Student Center 348.  Come learn about what the GSG is doing for graduate student life and suggest ideas! Lunch will be provided!

Graduate Campuses
Seattle is proud to be celebrating the launch of the Master of Science in Biotechnology degree program. The MS in Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary degree offered through a collaboration of Northeastern's College of Science and Bouvé College of Health Sciences, combining advanced training in biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, and pharmaceutical science with the development of high-value business skills critical to success in the today's dynamic workplace.

Graduate students taking classes at Northeastern University-Charlotte are working professionals with five to ten years work experience. Our experiential learning model gives ambitious professionals a high quality education without sacrificing a career, personal life, volunteer or family commitments. Whether taking courses online or in hybrid format from our 18 graduate degrees Charlotte students come from various fields and backgrounds. While located miles from Boston, the Charlotte campus observes many of the same traditions, such as the painting of the campus husky. For our second anniversary we invited Charlotte alumna Joanna Schimizzi to be the first to put her "paws on Paws." As a recent graduate of the Master of Education and local teacher, she has left her mark on Northeastern University and Charlotte. 

Provost Office News

Office of the Provost is pleased to announce a raffle for students who submit an application to the National Science Foundation - Graduate Research Fellowship Program. To enter, send a screenshot of the submitted application form to by 5:00 pm November 22, 2013. Raffle prizes will be $10.00 gift cards to the Northeastern Bookstore. Winners of the raffle will be announced at the end of November.  

In This Issue
University Resources
Upcoming Events

Beyond Borders Luncheon: Mexico

Tuesday, November 12


442 Curry Student Center

Join the International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI), Co-op Connections, and the Office of Alumni Relations for lunch and a global discussion as we explore the life and of Mexico and enjoy delicacies from the region! This luncheon serves as an opportunity for American and international students to meet others with similar interests in a casual setting. Students, faculty, staff and friends are all welcome.  Pre-registration is required,


GSG Senate Meeting

Wednesday, November 13


348 Curry Student Center

Additional information available on the GSG Website.


Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 18 - 20, 2013

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the largest celebration of innovators and entrepreneurs in the world.  Through various programs and events, GEW week stimulates entrepreneurial spirit - inspiring people to create their own startup companies and giving existing entrepreneurs an opportunity to share their expertise.


Startup and Entrepreneurship Career Fair

Wednesday, November 20 12:00-3:00 pm

Indoor Quad, Curry Student Center

The Startup and Entrepreneurship Fair provides the opportunity to learn more about being part of an entrepreneurial venture and make connections with growth-oriented companies.  A select group of regional ventures will showcase their initiatives and network with talent from the Northeastern University community.


ISSI Thanksgiving Dinner with special guest Professor William Fowler
Tuesday, November 26

12:00 - 2:00PM

Curry Student Center Ballroom

Registration will be available on the ISSI website on November 12.


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(617) 373-5422
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