April 22, 2014
With nearly 2,000 graduate students set to receive their degrees next week, this time of year gives us the opportunity to reflect on our goals and recognize students who have achieved excellence in their academic and community endeavors.  
The Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo (RISE: 2014), provided the opportunity for students across the disciplines to showcase their research and innovative thinking.  At the REACH: 2014 Awards Reception following the Expo, a number of graduate students received awards:
Excellence in Research: David Walsh (COS), Juliette Kassas (COS)
Excellence in Innovation: Chris Marciano, Ryan Matthew, Mark Munroe
Excellence in Scholarship: Sean Kocur
Greatest Entrepreneurial Potential: Amir Farjadian, Qingchao Kong, Elica Farjadian, Constantinos Mavroidis
Outstanding Research Awards: 
Computer and Information Sciences: Ceyhun Karbeyaz, David Lazer, Waleed Meleis, Alan Mislove, Brian Keegan
Engineering and Technology: David Walsh, Juliette Kassas
Health Sciences: Sean Kocur
Humanities and Arts: The Millennial Village. Chris Marciano, Ryan Matthew, Mark Munroe
Interdisciplinary: Jodi Belz, Stacey Markovic, Rajiv Kumar, Mark Niedre, Srinivas Sridhar
Physical and Life Sciences: Jennifer Woodring
Social Sciences, Business and Law: Mollie Ruben, Adriana Jodoin, Isabelle Nichols, Judith Hall
Graduate Innovator Award (presented by the Graduate Student Government): Amirah Aly (Bouve)
At the Student Life Awards ceremony, presented by Student Affairs, the Graduate Women in Science and Engineering Club was awarded the Husky Award for Organizational Excellence.  They were recognized for their academic and social events, promoting the holistic well-being of women, sharing resources on presentation skills, tips for
the job search process, and networking across their male-dominated industries.  Accepting the award were members of the GWISE Executive Board, Jessica Weaver - President, Noreen Rizvi - Vice President and Sydney Shaw - Treasurer.  
A number of graduate students were recognized at the annual Academic Honors Convocation.  Award recipients were:

Graduate Research Awards:

Sujeet Akula (COS), Mollie Ruben (COS), Ziyao Zhou (COE)

Graduate Teaching Awards:

Christopher Baillie (COS), Kristi Girdharry (CSSH)

Graduate Community Service Awards

Jessica Weaver (COS)

Graduate Experiential Learning Awards

Justin Bioc (Bouve)

Fulbright U.S. Student Awards

Jesse Fenichel (CSSH)

Did You Know?

Summer Sublets

The Off Campus Student Services Office is available to assist you if will not be in Boston this summer or need a place to stay before your new lease begins.  They have information about what you need to know about subletting.  Tips include:

Subletting your room while you're away:

1. Check your lease: Does your lease allow you to sublet?  Read the addendum too. Some landlords require a fee or prohibit subletting.

2. Talk to your roommates: Tell them early that you will be leaving and subletting your room, especially if your room is shared. Things will go smoother if there are no surprises!

3. Create a profile to list your room: The Office Campus Student Services' Housing Database is a great tool to post your available room!

Looking for a place to sublet?

1. Figure out what you need: Do you have a preference for location, price or number of roommates?

2. Create a profile to find a room: The Housing Database is a great tool to look for an open room.

3. Ask around: You would be surprised how effective word of mouth can be! A friend may be looking to sublet their room.

Need help? Email the office at

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

Laura Valerio (DMSB) - Vice President of Finance

The Executive Board have already met to begin planning for next year including the Fall Semester Welcome Event, the selection of  new senators and other events.  Be sure to check this newsletter over the summer for additional details.

If you have any questions regarding the GSG, please email the Executive Board at

Graduate Campuses
Northeastern University- Seattle is excited to announce the addition of a new student position - Admissions Coordinator. This position will be staffed by student Vishal Rajesh,  The Seattle team is eager to welcome him. This brings the total student positions at the Seattle campus to two and represents huge growth within our ranks. As our student population continues to grow and our needs advance more and more will we be adding and joyously welcoming students into our staff. 
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Dan Volchok
Assistant Dean, Graduate Student Life and Global Connections
(617) 373-5422
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Upcoming Events

Education: Empowering Girls One Book at a Time

Wednesday, April 23, 6:30 PM
Blackman Theater
    Join us for a special panel discussion with leaders in gender equality and literacy for women and girls across the globe.

Haiti Benefit Concert
Saturday, April 26, 8:00 PM
Fenway Center, 77 St. Stephen St.
    The Korean Graduate Student Association invites you to join us in raising money for the 2014 Haiti Benefit Concert! All proceedings from this concert will be used to send a 40ft food container via cargo ship to Haiti. This food package will be used to feed the poorest neighborhoods in Cap Haitien, Haiti and consist of rice, beans, flour, sugar, and other essential foods. Please help us raise as much money as possible!

Northeastern POPS featuring Train
Thursday, May 1, 7:30PM
Matthews Arena
     The Northeastern community will welcome the renowned Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and special guest, three-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum band Train, to Matthews Arena! This is a fantastic celebration featuring an abundance of Northeastern spirit, beautiful music by the Pops, conducted by Keith Lockhart, H'98, and the pop smash hits of Train. The Pops will kick off the evening with a selection of gorgeous classics and melodies before Train joins them on stage after intermission. Ticket and additional information is available on the Alumni Website.

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