April 8, 2014
Next week will mark the one year anniversary of a day that, whether it be directly or indirectly, has affected us all: The Boston Marathon Bombing. Since May a team of Northeastern faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduates have been working on  Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital ArchiveOur Marathon is a crowd-sourced collection of stories, photos, videos, and social media related to the Marathon bombings and their aftermath. The website is a way to allow a wider range of important stories about these events to be told and shared. It is also a long-term memorial, preserving these records for students and researchers and providing future historians with invaluable, local windows into an important national event. The project was started by Elizabeth Maddock Dillon and Ryan Cordell, instructors in Northeastern's English Department. Our Marathon's Project Co-Directors are Alicia Peaker and Jim McGrath, Ph.D candidates in the English Department.


This month, the Our Marathon team will be hosting several "Share Your Story" events at various libraries and institutions in the Boston area, including the Boston Public Library April 16 - 19 from 12 - 4 pm. Submissions to Our Marathon will also be featured in "Dear Boston: Messages from The Marathon Memorial," an exhibit that will run at the Boston Public Library through May 11. An exhibition of images and stories from Our Marathon will be displayed at Northeastern's International Village from April 10-30. Additionally, clips from a collection of oral histories archived on Our Marathon began airing on WBUR.  Graduate students are encouraged to visit the

website and share their stories, photos, videos, and social media content.



Did You Know?

Study Rooms in Snell Library 

    Snell Library provides a number of dedicated study spaces and services for graduate students.  Graduate students who are working on a thesis or dissertation and would like access to an individual study room in the library may apply online through the library website. Rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to those with a need and did not have a study room the past semester.   For questions or additional information contact Rhiannon McCarthy at Snell Library


ISSI End of Year Banquet Speaker Competition

  The ISSI invites you to share your cultural experiences at the ISSI End of Year Banquet on April 29!  Student speeches should highlight the cultural diversity and experiences here at Northeastern. We want to hear what makes you unique, how you've transformed our campus, and what makes you a global citizen. Written speech submissions will be accepted until April 11. Three speeches will be chosen by April 18 and selected candidates are required to give the speech in person. This competition is open to ALL students, international and domestic, undergraduate and graduate who will be graduating in May 2014 or have graduated in December 2013.  Additional information is available on the website.  Registration information for the banquet will be available shortly.

Graduate Student Government News

Congratulations to the recently elected Graduate Student Government Executive Board for the 2014-15 academic year:

Rini Ghosh (CSSH) - President

Jessica Hubbard (CSSH) - VP of Student Affairs

Lara Lewis (COS) - VP of Academic Affairs

Mitasvil Patel (COE) - VP of Programs & Administration 

Vijayeta Singh (CSSH) - VP of Media & Membership

GSG will hold its final Senate Meeting of the year on Wednesday, April 9 at noon in Curry 342!  At this meeting we will be electing the VP of Finance 
as well as thanking our outgoing executive members:
Courtland James (Bouve) - President
Jonathon Whitson (Law) - VP of Finance
Jack Korpob (Bouve) - VP of Media and Membership
All Senators are encouraged to attend this meeting. Lunch will be provided!


If you have any questions, please email Jack Korpob, VP of Media & Membership, at

Graduate Campuses
Within in a few short weeks spring term will have come to close. For many, this will bring an end to their life as a student of Northeastern University. Many Charlotte students will head to Boston this May, some for the first time, in order to make the official transition from student to alumni at Commencement.  Returning to Charlotte with the new status of "alum", our recent graduates will take part in the Charlotte tradition of putting their paws on Paws! This June, for the second year Charlotte graduates will commemorate the completion of their degree by leaving their colorful, signed handprint on the school mascot displayed in the campus's Welcome Center. Currently the white husky garnishes only one red handprint belonging to the campus's first graduate Joanna Schimizzi. By July Paws will be even more colorful! 
Provost Office News

RISE 2014 - Research Innovation and Scholarship Expo

     RISE 2014 is a large exhibit displaying the breadth and depth of innovative thinking at Northeastern University as well as a celebration of scholarly research and fundamental discoveries that can be translated into real-world applications. RISE 2014 is this Thursday, April 10 from 10 am to 2 Cabot Cage followed by the Reach Awards Reception at 3 pm in the Egan Research Center. 
    The Graduate Student Government is sponsoring a graduate innovator award where graduate student posters will be judged by GSG senators for innovation and impact.
     For more information about RISE 2014, consult the RISE website.
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Thursday April 10, 6:30 PM

Curry Student Center Ballroom

     The Student Life Awards ceremony is a way to recognize the profound work students (and student organizations) put forth throughout the year.  The various awards fall under three categories: Curry Student Center Awards, Off Campus Student Services, and Student Organization Awards.  Plan on attending to help recognize fellow graduate students.


OTP Q&A Sessions

Thursday April 10

Wednesday April 16

Both sessions at 2:00 PM

Curry Student Center

     The International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI) at Northeastern University offers OPT Question and Answer Sessions to assist those students who are applying for Optional Practical Training. The sessions have been created to clarify any questions that may exist after reviewing the OPT Online Training Session. They will be held for one and a half hours. It is encouraged that students arrive at the beginning of the Q & A session.



Wednesday April 16, 7 PM

McLeod Suites

     Rainbow Graduation is a festive end-of-year celebration honoring LGBTQA graduates, staff, faculty, and their allies, who have positively impacted the campus.  For more information, visit their website, or contact the LGBTQA Resource Center by phone (617-373-2738) or email.



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