Decision Day June 26, 2015: Marriage at the Supreme Court

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By Dan Urman The Supreme Court issued a landmark 5-4 opinion on June 26, 2015 that calls for marriage equality across the United States. In soaring and emotional language, Justice Anthony Kennedy, speaking for the majority, declared that no state or locality can prevent same sex couples from marriage. The opinion, based on the 14th Amendment, entrenches marriage equality in the ... Read More »

Global Engagement: Higher Education’s Calling


By: Philomena Mantella There has never been a time like the present, when the need for a population with cross-cultural understanding was so critical. That’s why Northeastern University was pleased to support NAFSA in organizing an important conference, which brought together thousands of individuals from across the world with the goal of advancing international education and exchange. Convening to focus ... Read More »

Experts Debate the Current and Future State of International Higher Education

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By Marissa Lombardi International education experts recently gathered at Northeastern University College of Professional Studies for a discussion and debate on global higher education. Over 250 faculty, staff, and students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston College, and Northeastern University communities participated, both on-ground and virtually, to engage in an illuminating keynote by leading international education scholar, Dr. Philip Altbach ... Read More »

Marriage at the Supreme Court

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With U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments on same sex marriage set for April 28, 2015, Dan Urman, lead faculty for the law curriculum in the Doctor of Law and Policy program, answers a few questions about how this moment has arrived, and what it means. Urman teaches about same-sex marriage litigation in his doctoral courses to illustrate how law reflects ... Read More »

Adeptly Adopting Adaptive @ SXSWedu

Kevin Bell (second from left) at the annual SXSWedu conference in Austin, TX, on March 10 with Tiffany Mfume of Morgan State University (left), Dr. Jill Biden, educator and spouse of Vice President Joe Biden (second from right), and Lawrence Morales of Seattle Central Community College (right) on a panel hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

By Kevin Bell, Executive Director of Curriculum Development and Deployment, Lecturer Last month I was happy to be back in Austin, TX, for the 5th annual SXSWedu conference. This year I felt embraced by the “little brother” nature of the event — appreciating it for what it is — the palate clearer in Austin before Lady Gaga and/or Snoop Dog/Lion swing ... Read More »

Grad School: Why Enroll and What to Watch Out For


Students share their experience Making the decision to pursue a graduate degree isn’t easy—nor should it be. The investment is as much emotional as it is financial and will affect the next two to three years of your life. “You need to make it work for you,” said Iona Tice, a Master of Public Administration candidate, on Saturday, March 14, ... Read More »

The Transnational Teaching Experience

From left to right: Current student Uyen Ha Phan, Jane Vo, a prospective student who was visiting Nancy's class, and Nancy

By Nancy Pawlyshyn, Senior Faculty Fellow, School of Education, Special Academic Officer to the Dean It is a long trip to Southeast Asia from Boston, 20 hours of flying time, but surprisingly, the time passes quickly. I alternate between sleeping and reading a history of Vietnamese culture in anticipation of the four weeks when I will be teaching in the Global ... Read More »

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Graduate Open House


Going back to school is a big decision. Not only will you need to ask yourself if you are ready to commit your time and your finances, but you’ll also need to do your due diligence to compare universities and their individual programs to make sure you select the right one for you. One way to help you make your ... Read More »

From GED to EdD: Seeing Challenge as Opportunity

When you meet Dawn Mackiewicz, you see an energetic, passionate, workhorse of a woman. You see an accomplished online instructor who not only teaches her own students, but teaches other online instructors how to be more effective in the online format. Mackiewicz current is a student in the Doctor of Education program who, in addition to working full-time in higher ... Read More »

Traveling Around the World to Build a Career in Regulatory Affairs


Shrenik Desai is keenly aware of his role in the complex ecosystem of modern-day healthcare delivery. On one side are millions of cancer patients seeking new hope from the latest life-extending treatments. On the other side are the pharmaceutical and biotech companies developing, testing, and commercializing those treatments. In the middle, there are people like Desai, a 2012 graduate of ... Read More »

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