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.
Jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher tells women at Northeastern to embrace fear—and ambition
The Women Who Empower: Lessons in Leadership event brought together company founders, authors, and Northeastern faculty to inspire the next generation of innovators, changemakers, entrepreneurs, and leaders.
Professor’s new novel explores Civil Rights-era cold case
Michael Meltsner’s new novel, Mosaic: Who Paid for the Bullet?, dramatizes the investigation of a murdered doctor in the Jim Crow-era South. Meltsner worked on the case firsthand in the 1960s, and it was recently reopened by the U.S. Department of Justice.
First-year female engineering students outnumber men for the first time. Two alumnae share their experiences
This year, the College of Engineering has broken a record and enrolled more first-year female students—52%—than first-year male students. Two female graduates talk about engineering and their real-world experiences.