May 13, 2014
SUMMER IS HERE (we thought we were never going to be able to say that!).  The Graduate Student News will publish every three weeks until early September.  While some graduate students are continuing their research or taking classes, there always seems to be time to explore the city.  Check out some of these close to home activities:

1. New England Aquarium has finished renovating their Giant Ocean Tank, adding 40  new species to the tank featuring the new Yawkey Coral Reef Center!  Check out the time-lapse video of the huge renovation.
     Super Saver: Get discounted admission and IMAX theater tickets with your student ID!

2. Franklin Park Zoo with its gorillas, pygmy hippos, lemurs and giant anteaters is closer than you think! Only 3 miles away!
     Super Saver: Pay the kids admission rate ($11) the first Saturday of every month from 10 AM - 12 PM!
     Special Event: Uncorked! First annual wine tasting event for guests 21+. Sample wines while mingling with the wildlife!

3. The Greenway Open Market returns to the Rose Kennedy Greenway, along with the Carousel and Labyrinth Walks! The Greenway Open Market is every Saturday starting on May 24.

Did You Know?


Summester is a series of events sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Some events, such as free ice cream most Wednesday afternoons are free, while others require pre-registration.  Registration for Summer 1 events is ongoing.  Registration for Summer 2 events will open on June 30.  Check out the full schedule on the Summester Website.  


Off Campus Student Services 

The Off Campus Student Services Office provides great information on leasing and subletting off-campus housing.  They have information on local utility companiesstorage facilities and lease or sublet agreements.  For more information, stop by their office in 226 Curry Student Center, consult their website or e-mail them at

Graduate Student Government News

Calling All Senators - In anticipation of a new slate of Senators, all current Senators need to confirm their interest in renewing their senate seat.  Please do this through the form available on OrgSync. Information and the application for current students who are interested in becoming a Senator are also available on OrgSync.


Funding for conference, competition, and activity travel is provided on a reimbursement basis for associated expenses, including registration fees, travel and lodging. Students are eligible for funding up to the amount of $375 per academic year.  Please note the deadlines for applying for funding as they are well in advance of the date of the event.  The deadline for any travel in June or July is this Friday, May 16.  Additional information is available on the GSG Website.


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

Graduate Campuses
Northeastern University - Charlotte - Success is always easier to achieve when you have support. In a recent post on the Charlotte blog NetworkedIn two Charlotte students discuss how they are working together academically and emotionally to get through their degree program. Sonja Hawkins and Yolanda Sallie have known each other since their undergraduate days at North Carolina State University where they were roommates, majoring in electrical engineering.  Once again they will graduate together - this time from Northeastern University each with a master's degree in Project Management.  Hawkins and Sallie agreed to share their story of partnership, perseverance, and achievement. This inspiring interview is sure to warm your heart. Read the full interview here!  
Provost Office News

The Graduate Dissertation Completion Fellowships provides Ph.D. candidates who are nearing completion of their dissertation the financial support to spend their final semester writing. The duration of the award is one semester.  Recipients for the Fall 2014 semester are:

Jonathan Entis, Bouvé College of Health Sciences 
Tim Smith, College of Computer & Information Science 
Leila Keyvani Someh, College of Engineering 
Sindhu Ghanta, College of Engineering 
Daniel Blustein, College of Science 
Katrina Uhly, College of Social Sciences & Humanities 
Kristin Bell, College of Social Sciences & Humanities
Congratulations to this latest group of awardees.
Additional information regarding the fellowships is available on the Research Website.


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Summester Keepin' it Cool

Wednesdays, May 14, 21, 28

11:45 am - Centennial Common

   Swing by Centennial Common (rain location: CSC Indoor Quad) on Wednesdays between 11:45 AM and 1 PM.  Cool off with free ice cream and chill tunes! 


Summester Trips

New York CityFriday May 16 

Martha's Vineyard - Friday, May 23

Portland, Maine - Friday, May 30 

Enjoy the day visiting an area outside of Boston.  Additional information available on the website.  Tickets are available for purchase on myNEU.


Boston Calling

Saturday May 24

Sunday May 25 

   This music festival is a two-day, two-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music. The event will be one big party with easy access to both stages, food, services, and more. Check out the list of acts at Tickets available via myNEU.

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