President Joseph E. Aoun has outlined the following series of actionable steps to advance justice and cultural literacy throughout our university community and to help end systemic racism.
The Addition of an NUPD Advisory Board
The board’s mission is to guide, inform, and strengthen NUPD’s relationship with the community—both within and outside Northeastern.
Elevation of the Presidential Council on Diversity and Inclusion
The council, formed in 2013, has been charged with finding new opportunities for Northeastern to become more diverse, inclusive, and equitable, and to advance the cause of racial justice.
John D. O’Bryant African American Institute
Supporting students of African origin and engaging the broader university community in developing student leaders.
Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project
Helping scholars, policymakers, and organizers seek justice for civil rights crimes committed during the period of 1930 to 1970.
Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy
Developing and implementing policies to improve the quality of life and social justice in urban areas.
Institute on Race and Justice
Providing critical research to influence issues of race and inequality in the criminal justice and education systems.
Every day our students, faculty, staff, and alumni put ideas into action to build a more inclusive and equitable community. It’s important to share our stories and support one other in this commitment.
Advocate’s mentorship adds up to diversity in those studying computer science
Carla E. Brodley, professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences and founding executive director of the Center for Inclusive Computing, recently became the first recipient of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Frances E. Allen Award for Outstanding Mentoring.
With an eye for cosmetics, Aniyah Smith fashions a Commencement address
Smith started a company, Push Beauty, which is developing an inclusive line of cosmetics, including products for disabled people that can be opened and used with one hand. In support of her efforts to develop Push Beauty, Smith last year received an inaugural $2,500 Innovator Award from Northeastern’s Women Who Empower inclusion and entrepreneurship initiative.
Law graduate looks to support underserved communities as intellectual property attorney
“Whenever I’m leading something or engaged in something, I ask, ‘How is this positively impacting the communities, not only that I’m a part of, but more importantly, that I’m serving?’” says Simone Yhap, who is graduating from Northeastern School of Law.