Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, President Aoun, and others imparted heartfelt words of wisdom to 1,200 students from 90 countries around the world who attended CGI U 2017 at Northeastern. “The most important things in life,” Clinton told the young changemakers, “are liberty and love and the opportunity to give something to someone else.”
Professor Jonathan Mboyo Esole grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, studied at top institutions around the world, and has just been awarded a fellowship named for Albert Einstein. “I want people to change their point of view that Africa is only a place waiting for help,” Esole said. “The country’s people can help themselves pretty well and they have a lot to offer.”
Life has been a whirlwind for Laura Rivera since Hurricane Maria struck her native Puerto Rico, causing devastating damage. Rivera, a fourth-year student at Northeastern, is leading a donation drive on campus and a fundraising campaign among Boston-area college students.
Nasim Annabi, assistant professor of chemical engineering, has developed a surgical glue to replace staples and sutures. The gel-like glue, called MeTro, can also regenerate organ tissue and promote healing.
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