Voices from CPS Fall 2011 Graduation

College of Professional Studies Fall 2011 Graduates share their experiences, plans after graduation, and advice to current CPS students pursuing their degrees.

Interim Dean John LaBrie delivers graduation address

  Graduation Speech Interim Dean John LaBrie, EdD Northeastern University College of Professional Studies September 17, 2011                                                                   Congratulations, Graduates. Congratulations, parents, daughters, sons, spouses, in-laws and friends. Although this is a celebration of the graduate’s accomplishments, it is, as well, a celebration for all of us in this room and beyond. In addition to you, […]

Alumni Profile: Making the Machines that Simulate Deep Space

Keeping it cool is a big part of Tom Foley’s (BS, Industrial Technology, University College ’87) business. He’s the chief executive officer of Hingham, Massachusetts-based Dynavac, a manufacturer of high vacuum systems for thin film deposition, space simulation, and custom-engineered applications. The company has developed an expertise working in a cold climate. Among the company’s current […]

A time to reflect and remember

“The Witness Project”, a series of charcoal drawings that depict the mournful presence and convey the hopeful resurgence of Ground Zero, will be on display in Gallery 360 until Sept. 13. Photo by Christopher Huang. Members of the Northeastern community will gather at 10 a.m. in the Cabral Center today to observe the tenth anniversary […]

Rapping an inspirational message

Peter Plourde, aka Professor Lyrical, is a math instructor who teaches in Northeastern’s Foundation Year program as well as a rapper and hip-hop musician.

Northeastern rated a standout among the best

Northeastern was recognized by The Princeton Review in its Green Honor Roll for sustainability and also ranked number 2 for Best Career Services.

Q&A with Carl Zangerl

Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies has launched a new concentration in social media as a complement to its Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication. This new concentration recognizes the growing demand for communications professionals; savvy social media strategists who can integrate social media into communications and marketing, leveraging its power and potential to inform and […]

3Qs: Video game ruling may strengthen alignment of two industries

  Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a California law banning the sale of violent video games to children is unconstitutional. Here, Cynthia Baron, academic director of the digital media program at Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies, discusses First Amendment cases in the gaming industry, how the newest ruling may affect the video game rating […]

CPS adopts University’s online attendance verification process

As part of the College of Professional Studies’ (CPS) continuous efforts to streamline the student registration and enrollment processes, CPS is adopting the University’s online attendance verification process called “I Am Here”. Starting at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, the first day of the summer 2011 quarter, all students will be required to verify […]

3Qs: A ‘history’ lesson for educators

Shaunna Harrington, CPS lecturer and former Boston high school teacher, assesses how educators can help boost students’ slumping test scores. America’s students know less about U.S. history than any other academic subject, according to newly released test results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress. We asked Shaunna Harrington, a former high school history teacher in […]